Harley Morenstein

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Harley Morenstein
Harley Morenstein by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Morenstein speaking at the 2014 VidCon
Personal information
Born (1985-07-20) July 20, 1985 (age 31)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Host of Epic Meal Time, actor, producer, YouTube personality
YouTube information
Years active October 2010–present

Harley Morenstein 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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Morenstein was born to English speaking Jewish-Canadian[2] parents in Montreal, Quebec.[3] He was a substitute teacher for a number of years at Lakeside Academy in Lachine, teaching history.

Internet career[edit]

EpicMealTime[edit]

In 2010 he co-created "Epic Meal Time" with Sterling Toth. The channel has over 7 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, 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 has since been picked up for a second season. 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.

Vlogging career[edit]

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 fulltime, with videos featuring his girlfriend, dog, and the other members of EpicMealTime. He has amassed 275,000 subscribers on his vlog channel.

Acting career[edit]

Morenstein featured in one of Destorm's songs called "Epic wRap", which was uploaded on YouTube December 18, 2011.[4] He has also been featured in fellow YouTube celebrity Freddie Wong's video web series Video Game High School,[5] and appeared with Shane Dawson in a commercial for Just Dance 4.[6]

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.[7] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Sync Ghost
2013 M Is for Misotheism Bum Short film
2014 HOBOrculosis Epic Hobo Short film
2014 Tusk Border Agent
2015 Dead Rising: Watchtower Pyro
2015 Smosh: The Movie Mailman
2016 Holidays Ian
2016 Yoga Hosers Toilet Paper Man

Television[edit]

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
2016 Game Shakers Big Vicious One episode, guest role

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010–present Epic Meal Time Himself Also creator, producer, and writer
2013 TableTop Himself
2012–2014 Video Game High School Dean Ernie Calhoun 6 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official EpicMealTime Website". EpicMealTime. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "EpicMealTime with Harley Morenstein". Vokle. August 24, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Boone, Mike (January 19, 2011). "Men gone wild -with food". The Gazette. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "VGHS«Rocket Jump". Rocket Jump. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ Carrasco, Ed (January 23, 2013). "Spread Your Wings and Fly, My Eagles: 5 TV Commercials Featuring YouTube Stars". NewMediaRockstars. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ 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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