Chris O'Neill (YouTuber)

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Chris O'Neill
Personal information
BornChristopher Luke O'Neill
(1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 32)
NationalityIrish
Occupation
Height6'3" (190.5 cm)
YouTube information
Also known asOneyNG
Channels
Years active2008–present
Genre
  • animation
  • comedy
Subscribers
  • 2.5 million (OneyNG)
  • 1.1 million (OneyPlays)
[1]
Total views
  • 485 million (OneyNG)
  • 766 million (OneyPlays)
[1]
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2010 (OneyNG)
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers
  • 2013 (OneyNG)
  • 2022 (OneyPlays)

Last updated: 1 November 2022

Christopher Luke O'Neill (born 21 November 1990), also known by his Internet pseudonym Oney (/ˈni/) or OneyNG, is an Irish animator, Youtuber, voice actor, musician, and video game designer.[2] He is known for his flash animations and being the founder and host of the YouTube Let's Play web series OneyPlays. He is also the owner of the video game production company OneyWare.

Career[edit]

O'Neill began his online career on the American entertainment website Newgrounds, creating an account on March 28, 2006.[3] He created a YouTube channel at age 17,[4] and by 2013, it was ranked as Ireland's most successful YouTube channel with a total of 240 million views.[5][6] The channel's content includes animated music videos, video game parodies, and original series, such as Leo and Satan and Hellbenders, the latter of which was made with fellow Newgrounds animator Zach Hadel.[5][4]

In 2014, O’Neill began posting Let's Play video content to the Oney's Video Hole channel, later renamed OneyPlays. The channel became prominent in 2017 for starting the Crash Bandicoot "Woah" internet meme based on a common sound-effect from the classic PlayStation series,[7] spawning many song parodies and animations, including one where Crash is inserted into the anime Attack on Titan.[8] The meme also reappeared as an easter egg in the 2020 video-game Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.[9] The channel initially included the duo Ding Dong & Julian Marcel, but later included other internet personalities such as Zach Hadel, Joshua Tomar, and Lyle Rath. The channel would also have guests, such as Matt Watson of SuperMega, Mick Lauer, and Jon Jafari.

YouTuber Jason Gastrow, known online as videogamedunkey, mentioned in a 2015 Reddit thread that O'Neill designed his YouTube channel profile picture.[10] O'Neill would later make appearances on Gastrow's channel.[11][12]

In 2019, O'Neill created the game studio OneyWare. A gameplay trailer for Bowlbo: The Quest for Bing Bing, an upcoming video game developed by OneyWare in collaboration with AlbinoMoose, was released in March 2019.[13][14]

O'Neill collaborated again with Hadel when he and animator Michael Cusack created the Adult Swim animated show Smiling Friends. In 2020, O'Neill created the ending credit music for the pilot episode of the series as well as 3D modeling and animation.[15] He later also voiced multiple background characters when the show was picked up for a full season.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2020, 2022–present Smiling Friends Various Also animation, music composition, and modeling work.

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008–present Oney Cartoons Various Also animator and director
2010–2011, 2020–present Eddsworld Eduardo, Self, various
2010–2011 Leo and Satan Leo Also animator, composer, co-writer, co-director, and co-creator.

Spin-off of Oney Cartoons.

2012, 2015 Game Grumps Self
2012–2013 Ninja Sex Party Party Victim ("Best Friends Forever!") Music videos "Unicorn Wizard" (animation) and "Best Friends Forever!"
2012–2015 Hellbenders Chris Also co-writer, co-director, composer, and storyboard artist
2013–present Oney Videos Various Also director
2013 TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise Chroney
2014 Improvable Various Also animator, spin-off of Oney Cartoons.
2014–2019 SleepyCast Self Host
2014–present OneyPlays Self Host, former editor
2015 JonTron's StarCade Self Also co-writer, composer, and Special Thanks
2016 Smart Guys Videya Gamez XXXpo 24 Goer 1 episode
2016–2017 SuperMegaCast Self Guest, 4 episodes
2017 GrumpCade Self Guest, 2 episodes
Doodle Doods Self Host
The Official Podcast Self Guest
My Two Lovely Uncles Uncle Fungus Also composer
GAMEBOY ADVANCE SP BLUE EDITION CREEPYPASTA All roles Also writer and producer.

Parody of video game creepypastas.

2018–present Slightly Artistic Self Host
2018–2019 Ultimate Recap Cartoon Intro Voice 3 episodes
2019 JonTron Self
The Cyanide & Happiness Show Announcer 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About OneyNG". YouTube.
  2. ^ "From beauty vloggers to Minecraft: Ireland's top YouTube earners". Irish Examiner. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Oney - Newgrounds". Archived from the original on 5 August 2008.
  4. ^ a b Tucker, David (3 April 2013). "Wexford's Chris a web sensation". Enniscorthy Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b Hearne, John (28 March 2013). "Irish reveal how to make a career out of YouTube". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  6. ^ "240 million views - the Wexford man behind Ireland's most successful YouTube channel". JOE.ie. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  7. ^ Frank, Allegra (3 August 2017). "Crash Bandicoot's 'woah' is the internet's new obsession". Polygon. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  8. ^ Vincent, Britanny (3 August 2017). "'Crash Bandicoot' "Woah" Memes: These videos are sweeping the internet". Mic. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  9. ^ Cuatero, Patricia (7 October 2020). "Crash Bandicoot 4: 10 References Only Hardcore Fans Caught". TheGamer. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  10. ^ "r/videogamedunkey - Comment by u/bunkley on "I am Dunkey AMA"". reddit. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  11. ^ r/OneyPlays - Dunkey made a Worms video featuring Chris, retrieved 14 August 2022
  12. ^ r/OneyPlays - Oney in Dunk's latest video, retrieved 14 August 2022
  13. ^ Kimberly, Kenny (6 March 2020). "OneyWare's Bowlbo: The Quest for Bing Bing Gets A Steam Page Ahead Of Launch". HappyGamer. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  14. ^ Kratky, Otto (2020). "Bowlbo From Oney Drops First Gameplay Trailer". Dualshockers. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  15. ^ "oneysc on Instagram". Instagram. 1 April 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ Smiling Friends (Animation, Short, Comedy), Six Point Harness, Williams Street, 1 April 2020, retrieved 13 January 2022

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