Harley Morenstein

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Harley Morenstein
Harley Morenstein by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Morenstein speaking at the 2014 VidCon
Born Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Host of Epic Meal Time, actor, producer
Years active October 2010–present

Harley Morenstein is a Canadian actor and Internet personality. He co-created, produces, and hosts the YouTube show Epic Meal Time and its FYI television spin-off series Epic Meal Empire.

Life and career[edit]

Morenstein was born to English speaking Jewish-Canadian[1] parents in Montreal, Quebec.[2]


In 2010 he co-created "Epic Meal Time" with Sterling Toth. The channel has 6.8 million subscribers, and over 300 instalments, 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, which Morenstein had a cameo appearance in. 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 has since been picked up for a second season.

Acting career[edit]

Morenstein featured in one of Destorm's songs called "Epic wRap" ft. Harley (Epic Meal Time), which was uploaded on YouTube December 18, 2011.[3] He has also been featured in fellow YouTube celebrity Freddie Wong's video web series Video Game High School.,[4] and appeared with Shane Dawson in a commercial for Just Dance 4.[5]

Following his cameo in Kevin Smith's Tusk, Morenstein was cast in the 2015 zombie film Dead Rising: Watchtower, and will appear in the upcoming Kevin Smith films Yoga Hosers and Moose Jaws, in 2015 and 2016 respectively.



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Tusk Border Agent
2015 Dead Rising: Watchtower Pyro
2015 Smosh: The Movie Mailman
2016 Yoga Hosers Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself with Epic Meal Time cast
2013 AXS Live Himself
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

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011–present Epic Meal Time Himself Also creator, producer, and writer
2013 TableTop Himself
2012–2014 Video Game High School Dean Ernie Calhoun 6 episodes


  1. ^ "EpicMealTime with Harley Morenstein". Vokle. August 24, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Boone, Mike (January 19, 2011). "Men gone wild -with food". The Gazette. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "VGHS«Rocket Jump". Rocket Jump. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ Carrasco, Ed (January 23, 2013). "Spread Your Wings and Fly, My Eagles: 5 TV Commercials Featuring YouTube Stars". NewMediaRockstars. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 

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