Elliott Morgan

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Elliott Morgan
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Morgan at VidCon 2012
Personal information
Born Elliott Christopher Morgan
(1987-02-22) February 22, 1987 (age 30)
Winter Haven, Florida
Nationality American
Residence California
Occupation actor, writer, producer, host, internet personality
Height 6'2"(74 in)
YouTube information
Channel ElliottMorgan
Years active 2012–present
Subscribers ~158,000
Total views 8.6 million
Network Collective
Associated acts
Subscriber and view counts updated as of August 17, 2016.

Elliott Christopher Morgan (born February 22, 1987) is an American actor, writer, host, producer and YouTube personality. Morgan is best known for being a co-host of the YouTube channel SourceFed. Morgan attended the University of Florida.

Early life[edit]

Morgan was born on February 22, 1987.[1][2] Morgan attended the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, graduating in 2005, and the University of Florida, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology.[1][3]

Career[edit]

SourceFed years (2012–2014)[edit]

In 2011, YouTube began its funding of original channels, which was launched in 2012. One of these channels was SourceFed, which was created by YouTube celebrity Philip DeFranco, who also created the popular Philip DeFranco Show.[4] DeFranco hired three hosts, Morgan being one of them, to write, produce, and present news videos that would be known as 20 Minutes or Less.[5] The series would later be known as SourceFed, named after the channel. Morgan was hired after he came into casting and DeFranco "instantly fell in love" with him and SourceFed co-host Lee Newton.[6] Around the channel's launch, Morgan began posting videos on his personal channel as well. SourceFed began airing other programs, such as One on One, which Morgan was a recurring host on.[7] The channel grew, reaching 500,000 subscribers in August 2012.[8] In June, Morgan obtained management representation with The Collective.Later in the year, Morgan joined DeFranco and SourceFed co-host Meg Turney, during the channel's live program, Election Night 2012 #PDSLive. Morgan also appeared in videos breaking down political parties and debates, as part of YouTube's "Election Hub".[9]

In 2013 the SourceFed channel and its live event during YouTube's Election Hub were nominated for a total of four Streamy Awards, winning the Audience Choice for Best Series.[10] Morgan's podcast, The Morganism,[11] launched on March 20, 2013, debuted at #23, and peaked at #10 on the U.S. iTunes charts.

On July 22, Morgan launched a new show on his personal channel, "Happy Hour", in which he broaches a topic stand-up comedy style all the while drinking a beverage "someone over the age of 21 would drink, or someone under the age of 2."[12][13] In November, Morgan began a series of guest co-host appearances on the webseries Live from E!, one of which was replayed on TV on the E! Network on November 11, 2013.[14]

"It's like, there's a line from Jeff Winger in last week's Community episode, which you should watch if you haven't, where Jeff Winger says, 'Yeah, I mean it's over, but on the other hand it's over.'"

—Morgan discussing his departure from SourceFed, 2014.[15]

On April 2, 2014, Elliott announced his resignation from the SourceFed channel on his Facebook fan page, writing, "This is one of the most difficult decisions I've ever made and certainly the most bittersweet. I absolutely love the people I work with, and I'm incredibly proud of the content we’ve created over the past two plus years, not to mention the amazing audience that has supported me."[16][17] During his time on SourceFed, Morgan appeared on the popular Internet series The Annoying Orange as Special Agent Cheese, on the web series H.A.C.K.S. as Lucas, and on an episode of SoulPancake's The FlipSide as Ryan.[18][19][20] Aside from appearing, producing, and writing several Internet series, Morgan also appeared in the television series, Marvin Marvin.[21]

Post-SourceFed (2014–present)[edit]

On April 11, 2014, Morgan appeared in his final video on the SourceFed channel, although on April 13, blooper footage of Morgan, along with co-hosts was uploaded. Since his departure, Morgan has continued his Happy Hour series.[22] Beyond Happy Hour, however, Morgan is uncertain of what his future activities will include.[17] On April 12, 2014, Morgan began hosting the newly launched Mashable Minute on Mashable's YouTube channel.[23] The series is produced by Collective Digital Studio.[24] Morgan's Mashable Minute videos appear on corresponding Mashable internet articles.[25] Morgan later hosted Monumental, a second online series produced by CDS under Mashable's online catalogue.[26]

As of 2015, Morgan hosts the weekly series, "Misconceptions", on the Mental Floss YouTube channel, as well as "The Study" on the SourceFed channel. In December, he performed in his first stand up comedy special entitled "Premature[27]" which premiered on Vimeo On-Demand December 10 with SUPERGRAVITY Pictures producing. The well received hour long show touched on topics ranging from the creation of the world to goat sex. Elliott used this special to kick off his comedy tour while still making time to regularly update his personal YouTube channel and appear as a host on other channels.

As of 2016, Morgan is represented by Super Artists Agency.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Morgan married in 2007 when he was 20 years old (proposing at 19) to his wife, Tiffany, whom he met at 14. Elliott announced on his podcast "Shooting Stars" that he and Tiffany had separated in September 2015 and have filed for divorce.[29]

On October 17 2016, Morgan published a video endorsing Gary Johnson for President in the 2016 election. This video was primarily a response to Casey Neistat's controversial video endorsing Hillary Clinton.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I Got Married... A Long Time Ago!". ElliottMorgan. YouTube. April 30, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "For my birthday...". Twitter. February 22, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gay Moose Sex, Cancerous Cunnilingus, and The Garden of Eden, it's". SourceFed. YouTube. June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jeff Klima (February 28, 2013). "SOURCEFED YOUTUBE PERSONALITIES". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Chloe Penfold. "My YouTube Subscription Top 10 (7 and 8)". New to YouTube?. BU Journalism. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ Joshua Cohen (January 26, 2012). "Is 'SourceFed' 'The Daily Show' for the YouTube Generation?". Tubefilter. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "EPIC HARLEY MORENSTEIN TIME - One on One". SourceFed. YouTube. March 25, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ Joshua Cohen (August 1, 2012). "Phil DeFranco's 'SourceFed' Celebrates 500,000 YouTube Subscribers". 'Tubefilter. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Sam Gutelle (October 1, 2012). "YouTube To Stream Presidential Debates With Analysis From 8 Channels". Tubefilter. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ "3RD ANNUAL NOMINEES & WINNERS". Streamys. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Morganism". iTunes. March 20, 2013. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ Elliott Morgan (July 22, 2013). "I Am Not the Cool Kid: Happy Hour, Ep. 1". Happy Hour. YouTube. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ Sam Gutelle (July 22, 2013). "Elliott Morgan Is Uncut In New ‘Happy Hour’ Series". Tubefilter. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Live from E! 11-06-13". Retrieved November 12, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ Morgan, Elliott (April 14, 2014). "The Past - Why I Left SourceFed". Happy Hour. YouTube. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ Morgan, Elliott (April 2, 2014). "After several months of self-reflection...". Facebook. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Cohen, Joshua (April 3, 2014). "Elliott Morgan And Meg Turney Are Leaving SourceFed". Tubefilter. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Annoying Orange - Mac & Cheese". The Annoying Orange. YouTube. July 20, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  19. ^ "H.A.C.K.S., Episode 1: Welcome to H.A.C.K.S.". HACKStheseries. YouTube. March 11, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  20. ^ Sam Gutelle (April 13, 2013). "SourceFed’s Elliott Morgan Walks 30 Miles On Soul Pancake". Tubefilter. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  21. ^ Ashley Rose (April 22, 2013). "Big Time Rush: New Photos on the Set of 'Marvin Marvin'! (EXCLUSIVE!)". Cambio. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  22. ^ Morgan, Elliott (April 11, 2014). Random Thoughts. YouTube. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  23. ^ Schroeder, Stan (May 12, 2014). "Mashable Minute: Today's Top Stories in Your YouTube Feed". Mashable. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  24. ^ Gutelle, Sam (May 13, 2014). "'Take A Minute' To Watch Elliott Morgan’s New Show With Mashable". Tubefilter. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  25. ^ Schroeder, Stan (May 30, 2014). "Is This the End of Twitter?". Mashable. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  26. ^ Brouwer, Bree (August 20, 2014). "Mashable Releases ‘Monumental’ Debate Series With Elliott Morgan". Tubefilter. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  27. ^ Pictures, SUPERGRAVITY. "Premature". Premature: Elliott Morgan's Comedy Special. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  28. ^ "Contact". Elliott Morgan. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  29. ^ "Foskey / Morgan". The Ledger. March 4, 2007. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  30. ^ Elliott Morgan (2016-10-17), Who I'm Voting For (Responding To Casey Neistat) | Elliott Morgan, retrieved 2016-10-26