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Jack Dunlop

(1994-04-23) April 23, 1994 (age 30)
Other namesCouRage
EducationTowson University (B.A.)
Organization100 Thieves
YouTube information
Years active2015–present
Subscribers4.32 million (main channel)[1]
Total views622 million (main channel)[1]
100,000 subscribers2017, 2020, 2021, 2022
1,000,000 subscribers2018, 2022
Twitch information
Years active2013–2019
  • Gaming
  • Let's Play

Last updated: January 30, 2022

Jack Dunlop (born April 23, 1994), better known as CouRageJD or CouRage, is an American YouTuber, commentator and streamer. He streams his gaming experiences live on YouTube. He is also a content creator for and co-owner of 100 Thieves, a lifestyle brand and esports organization.

Early life[edit]

Jack Dunlop was born on April 23, 1994, in New Jersey, where he grew up with his sister.[2] He graduated from Towson University with a degree in Electronic Media and Film.[3]


Dunlop created his Twitch account in 2013, but didn't start streaming until 2018.[citation needed]

Dunlop began his career playing Halo and eventually won an internship at MLG through various contacts and friends that he had made through the game. During his career at MLG, he was chosen to host the daily MLG live show as a replacement for his colleague Chris Puckett, who was unwell. According to the league, Dunlop "did such a good job" that he was later permitted by the league to co-host for the next six weeks.[citation needed] From 2014 through 2018, Dunlop hosted and cast many major Call of Duty esports events[4] including the Call of Duty World League Championship in 2016, 2017, and 2018, MLG tournaments Pro League in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and UMG tournaments in 2015 and 2016.[5]

On March 2, 2018, he announced his transition from MLG to the Call of Duty franchise. On March 12, he signed with OpTic Gaming as a content creator. In November, he left OpTic to pursue a solo career.[6]

On April 20, 2019, it was confirmed that Dunlop would be both casting and playing in the Fortnite World Cup.[7][8] On June 16, Dunlop took part in the Fortnite Pro-Am 2019, partnering with celebrity Brendon Urie.[9]

On May 28, 2019, Dunlop was announced as a content creator for and official member of esports organization 100 Thieves. Although the secret was leaked a few days before the announcement by Ninja, his signing had been suspected by his fanbase, as he was already living in the team's content house with friends and fellow streamers Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag and Rachell "Valkyrae" Hofstetter.[10]

After developing an online friendship with artist Ariana Grande, Dunlop went on to make a parody of Ariana Grande's song "Boyfriend", to which she replied, "You're perfect."[11] Dunlop and his girlfriend were also featured in Grande and Justin Bieber's music video "Stuck with U".[12]

On November 4, 2019, Dunlop announced his switch from streaming on Twitch to streaming on YouTube through a comedic skit featuring other 100 Thieves house members.[13] He cited reasons like stability and "the fear of being tied down just for a sub count button", along with other factors like conveying a wider range of content, as the main reasons for his departure from the platform.[14] On April 23, 2020, during a twelve-hour charity birthday stream with the purpose of raising money for coronavirus relief, Dunlop received a total of $250,000 in donations within the first four hours of the stream and ended the stream with approximately $503,254 donated to the CDC.[15]

On April 7, 2021, Dunlop was announced as a co-owner of 100 Thieves alongside Hofstetter.[16][17] They join Scooter Braun, Dan Gilbert, Drake, and Haag. As co-owners, Hofstetter and Dunlop will receive equity in the company, which Forbes magazine recently valued at $190 million.[16]

On June 9, 2022, Dunlop appeared in the Fall Guys segment of Mediatonic's Summer Game Fest 2022 trailers as himself.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2022 Alpha Betas Best Buy Manager 2 episodes [citation needed]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Ref.
2020 "Stuck with U" Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber [citation needed]
2021 "Inferno" Bella Poarch and Sub Urban [citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Result Ref.
2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 Games Included [18]


  1. ^ a b "About CouRage". YouTube.
  2. ^ James, Ford (January 17, 2020). "Who is CouRageJD? Everything explained from Ariana Grande to YouTube". GamesRadar+. Archived from the original on January 18, 2020. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "Jack Dunlop". Towson University. 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Biswas, Souhardya (April 28, 2020). "The worst in any Call Of Duty game EVER". EssentiallySports. Archived from the original on April 30, 2020. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "Casting History". Gamepedia. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Barth, Nicholas (November 16, 2018). "Twitch Streamer CouRage Parts Ways with OpTic Gaming". Twin Galaxies. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  7. ^ Reames, Mitch (April 19, 2019). "CouRage JD will be casting the Fortnite World Cup". Fortnite Intel. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Heck, Jordan (May 15, 2019). "Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am results: Airwaks, RL Grime win $1 million top prize". Sporting News. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  9. ^ Goslin, Austen (May 15, 2019). "Here are all the players for the 2019 Fortnite celebrity Pro-Am". Polygon. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  10. ^ Esguerra, Tyler (May 28, 2019). "100 Thieves welcomes CouRageJD to its content creator team". Dot Esports. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  11. ^ Webb, Kevin (November 6, 2019). "Amazon's livestreaming service Twitch just lost another big star, and this time it's YouTube doing the poaching". Business Insider. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  12. ^ Rao, Matt (May 11, 2020). "Ninja And CouRageJD Appear In A Music Video Full Of Stars Like Justin Bieber And Ariana Grande For Coronavirus Charity". GuruGamer. Archived from the original on May 16, 2020. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  13. ^ Gartenberg, Chaim (November 4, 2019). "Twitch's top streamer exodus continues as CouRage announces YouTube Live deal". The Verge. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  14. ^ Peskett, James (November 7, 2019). "CouRageJD reveals the reason behind his move to YouTube Gaming". Tracker Network. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  15. ^ Stavropoulos, Andreas (April 23, 2020). "CouRage hits $250,000 goal 4 hours into charity stream for coronavirus relief". Dot Esports. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  16. ^ a b Hawgood, Alex (April 7, 2021). "Valkyrae Gets a Big Chair in the Gaming World". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 8, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  17. ^ Knoop, Joseph (April 7, 2021). "Streamer Valkyrae Becomes Co-Owner of 100 Thieves Esports Alongside CouRage - IGN". IGN. Archived from the original on April 7, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  18. ^ "Forbes 30 Under 30 2023: Games". Forbes. Retrieved March 18, 2024.