Morenstein speaking at the 2014 VidCon
July 20, 1985
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||Host of Epic Meal Time, actor, producer, YouTube personality|
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Years active||October 2010–present|
Harland "Harley" Morenstein (born July 20, 1985) is a Canadian actor, Internet personality and vlogger. He co-created, produces, and hosts the YouTube show Epic Meal Time and its FYI television spin-off series Epic Meal Empire. He also runs a successful vlog channel. He is one of the three remaining original members of the show along with Ameer Atari and Adam Lemco.
Life and career
In 2010 he co-created Epic Meal Time with Sterling Toth. The channel has over 7 million subscribers, and over 300 installments, 2 spin-offs, and has had guest stars such as Seth Rogen, Smosh, Tony Hawk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Kevin Smith, who directed the movie Tusk, in which Morenstein had a cameo appearance. He produces the show with his brother, Darren Morenstein, under company name Nexttime Productions. As of 2014, he stars in the TV adaptation of the show called Epic Meal Empire on FYI, which ran for two seasons. In 2015, in the wake of the departures of Dave Heuff and Josh Elkin, he overhauled the show, adding more footage of the other members cooking and eating the food and buying the food in stores. The show has seen a decline in viewership over recent years. The show's decline in popularity has been attributed to failure to break new ground as well as ferocious competition in the cooking genre of YouTube; nevertheless, it still maintains a loyal audience, and the quality of the show has remained consistent.
Morenstein became famous on Vine in 2013 with his Vine on beard shaving. Since then he has been prevalent on Vine, and in 2015 after sporadically Vlogging on YouTube since 2014, he began Vlogging full-time, with videos featuring his girlfriend, dog, and the other members of EpicMealTime. He has amassed nearly 300,000 subscribers on his vlog channel.
Morenstein featured in one of Destorm's songs called "Epic wRap", which was uploaded on YouTube December 18, 2011. He has also been featured in fellow YouTube celebrity Freddie Wong's video web series Video Game High School, and appeared with Shane Dawson in a commercial for Just Dance 4.
After appearing in an episode of the show, and an episode of the TV show, Kevin Smith offered Morenstein a cameo role in Tusk, which was followed by a cameo in Yoga Hosers. He starred in Smith's portion of the anthology movie Holidays. He will be in one of the lead roles in Smith's denouement to the Canadian Horror Trilogy, Moose Jaws. Morenstein was cast in the 2015 zombie film Dead Rising: Watchtower. He had a guest role on an episode of Nickelodeon's Game Shakers, in his first television role. Morenstein also made a cameo at the end of Rhett and Link's "Rub Some Bacon On It" music video in 2012
In October 2017 he appeared as the host of the Food Network special series Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror.
|2013||M Is for Misotheism||Bum||Short film|
|2014||HOBOrculosis||Epic Hobo||Short film|
|2015||Dead Rising: Watchtower||Pyro|
|2015||Smosh: The Movie||Mailman|
|2016||Yoga Hosers||Toilet Paper Man|
|2011||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Himself||with Epic Meal Time cast|
|2013||The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange||Cabbage (voice)||Episode: "Everybody Loves Cabbage"|
|2014–present||Epic Meal Empire||Himself||12 episodes|
Also executive producer
|2014||@midnight||Himself||Contestant, with Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig|
|2016||Game Shakers||Big Vicious||One episode, guest role|
|2017||Halloween Wars Hayride of Horror||Host|
|2010–present||Epic Meal Time||Himself||Also creator, producer, and writer|
|2012–2014||Video Game High School||Dean Ernie Calhoun||From season 1 (episode 2) to season 3 (last episode)|
- "Official EpicMealTime Website". EpicMealTime. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
- "EpicMealTime with Harley Morenstein". Vokle. August 24, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- Boone, Mike (January 19, 2011). "Men gone wild -with food". The Gazette. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Horowitz, Julia (January 25, 2011). "Montrealers grab YouTube fame with Epic Meal Time". The Brock Press. Archived from the original on August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- "VGHS«Rocket Jump". Rocket Jump. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
- Carrasco, Ed (January 23, 2013). "Spread Your Wings and Fly, My Eagles: 5 TV Commercials Featuring YouTube Stars". NewMediaRockstars. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
- Morenstein, Harley (June 17, 2015). "Couldn't really mention this before, but since it's now on IMDB I guess it's public knowledge. Kevin Smith asked me to be the lead in Moose Jaws. The conclusion to his Canadian Horror Trilogy". Facebook. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
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