Dr DisRespect

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Dr Disrespect
Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV
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Dr Disrespect at PUBG PGI Berlin 2018
StatusActive
Born (1982-03-10) March 10, 1982 (age 37)
HometownEncinitas, California[1]
NationalityAmerican
Games
Nickname(s)DrDisRespect, (the) Doc, (the) Two-Time
Official website

Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV (born March 10, 1982), more commonly known by his online alias, Dr Disrespect, is an American Twitch streamer and internet personality.

Beahm has garnered over 3.3 million followers on the platform,[2] and is most famous for playing battle royale video games, such as H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Fortnite Battle Royale, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Apex Legends.

Career[edit]

The Dr Disrespect character originated from Beahm playing Halo 2 on the Xbox, which had proximity voice chat, where players could engage each other, in real-time. This created an opportunity for Beahm to showcase a "dominant character" as he was fairly good at the game and could "back up the talk, which made it more genuine."[3]

Beahm and his roommates began posting content to YouTube on January 5, 2010. His first video was posted on January 11, showing gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. He was featured in multiple videos for the gaming channel Machinima, mostly playing Call of Duty. Beahm went inactive from YouTube in late 2011 and did not release any content for nearly five years.

On March 16, 2011, Beahm was appointed as the community manager of Sledgehammer Games.[4] He was promoted to level designer and helped create many of the multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.[5]

Beahm joined Justin.tv (now Twitch) while he was working at Sledgehammer. He quit Sledgehammer in 2015 to focus on a full-time streaming career.

Beahm gained a following from playing battle royale games, starting with H1Z1 before switching to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and then moving on to Fortnite Battle Royale and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.[3]

In December 2017, he took a two-month hiatus from streaming to tend to his relationship with his wife, after having admitted to being unfaithful to her.[6] He returned on February 5, 2018, with a total peak of 388,000 concurrent viewers.[7][8][9] His popularity has led to sponsorship deals with Gillette, ASUS, Razer and G Fuel.[10]

According to Beahm on September 11, 2018 an unknown person shot at his house and hit an upstairs window. This was reportedly the second time that someone shot at his house.[11][1]

On January 10, 2019 Creative Artists Agency signed Beahm as a client.[10]

On February 18, 2019 Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward joined Dr Disrespect on his stream.[12]

Characteristics[edit]

Beahm is not characterized as a professional gamer, but regarded as an entertainer in the streaming industry. He has been described by ESPN as "a WWE character in the competitive gaming world", and has himself said "I created a character who plays multiplayer video games, and he's considered the most dominating gaming specimen." Beahm is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) tall.[13]

When playing as the Dr Disrespect character, Beahm wears a black mullet wig, sunglasses (Google prototype scopes),[14] a red or black long sleeved athletic moisture-wicking shirt, and a red or black tactical vest. One of his most notable catchphrases is "I'm on top of the mountain, and I'm only halfway up!", and his motto is "Violence. Speed. Momentum". He sports a mustache he has named "Slick Daddy" aka "The Poisonous Ethiopian Caterpillar".[15]

Education[edit]

Beahm graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he played Division II NCAA basketball.[16]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
1993 Blockbuster Video Game World Championships Blockbuster Video Game Champion of the World (NBA Jam) Won [13]
1994 Blockbuster Video Game World Championships Blockbuster Video Game Champion of the World (NBA Jam) Won [13]
2017 Esports Industry Awards Streamer of the Year Won [17]
2017 The Game Awards Trending Gamer Won [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Winkley, Lyndsay (September 11, 2018). "Encinitas home of famous online gamer 'DrDisRespect' shot at with BB gun". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "drdisrespect's Live follower count". SocialBlade. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Wright, Steven T. (2018-02-26). "Twitch's Most Notorious Champion Opens Up About Family, Fame". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  4. ^ Sledgehammer Games (March 16, 2011). "Sledgehammer Games welcomes new Community Manager, Guy Beahm". Sledgehammer Games. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  5. ^ Call of Duty (November 4, 2014). "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" (PDF). Call of Duty. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Alexander, Julia (2018-01-20). "Popular streamer DrDisrespect will return to Twitch in early February". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  7. ^ Their, Dave (2018-02-06). "DrDisrespect's Record-Breaking Stream Shows That Twitch Loves A Comeback Story". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  8. ^ Alexander, Julia (2018-02-06). "Dr. DisRespect sets huge new Twitch streaming record, beating Tyler1". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  9. ^ Partin, Will (2018-02-12). "The return of Dr Disrespect and the struggle for 'authenticity'". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  10. ^ a b "CAA Signs Twitch Streamer DrDisrespect (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  11. ^ DrDisrespect (2018-09-11). "DOCS HOUSE GETS SHOT". Twitch. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  12. ^ "DrDisRespect Plays with NBA Star Gordon Hayward (Celtics) in Apex Legends". YouTube. February 18, 2019.
  13. ^ a b c Kwilinski, Darin (2017-11-11). "The Doc will see you now -- meet the mind behind Dr DisRespect". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  14. ^ "Dr Disrespect on Twitter".
  15. ^ Yohan, Dashran (2017-10-03). "The 'Face of Twitch' Cries Meeting Fan During Stream". screenrant.com. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  16. ^ "National Collegiate Winter Championships" (PDF). NCAA.org. 2003-11-01. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  17. ^ Porter, Matt (2017-11-14). "All the winners from the Esports Industry Awards 2017". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  18. ^ Faulkner, Jason (2017-12-07). "The Game Awards 2017 Winners: All Categories and Nominees". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2018-05-02.

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