Hayes Grier

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Hayes Grier
Benjamin Hayes Grier

(2000-06-08) June 8, 2000 (age 19)
OccupationInternet personality
Years active2013–present

Benjamin Hayes Grier (born June 8, 2000)[1] is an American Internet personality. He became known for his popularity on the Vine, a now-defunct video sharing service.

Hayes is the third child of four in his family. His oldest brother, Will, completed his college football career in 2018 as the starting quarterback for West Virginia University and was chosen by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has another older brother, Nash, who is also known for posting videos on Vine.[2]

Grier was a celebrity contestant on the 21st season of Dancing With The Stars, partnering with Emma Slater. He is the youngest male contestant to have ever been on the show.[3] On October 26 (Week 7), Grier and Slater were eliminated and finished the competition in 8th place, with the show's co-host, Tom Bergeron, remarking that he was "leaving on a night when he excelled."[4] Shortly after leaving the show, Grier signed a deal with Creative Artists Agency for media and publishing exposure[5] and announced that he'd be joining the Dancing With The Stars Tour in early 2015.[6] Hayes is also in the Hulu TV show called Freakish season one and has a reality show on the app go90 called Top Grier.[citation needed]

On July 28, 2016 it was reported that Grier was involved in a dirt bike accident and was sent to the hospital.[7] He had several broken bones but was released two days later on July 30.[8]

In November 2016, Grier released his first novel, Hollywood Days with Hayes.[9]

In 2017, Verizon renewed Top Grier for two more seasons. The show revolves around the life of the 17-year-old digital influencer and his family and friends.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2013 "I Look Good On You" by Bera Himself Music video
2015 "Can't Feel My Face" parody by Bart Baker Himself Featured in video
2015 "I Really Like You" parody by Bart Baker Himself Featured in video
2015 Dancing with the Stars Himself Contestant (season 21)
2016 Freakish Noodle Recurring role (season 1)
2016–present Top Grier Himself Lead role


  1. ^ "Happy Birthday: Celebrate Hayes Griers 15 Cutest Pics". Twist Magazine. June 8, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Anglis, Jaclyn (September 8, 2015). "Who Are Hayes Grier's Siblings? This Family Definitely Represents #SiblingGoals". Bustle. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Hayes Grier now a star in more ways than one". The Charlotte Observer. September 11, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "'DWTS': Social Media Star Hayes Grier Booted From Ballroom". ABC News. 2015-10-26. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
  5. ^ Stanley, T. L. "'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Halloween Night scares away Hayes Grier". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
  6. ^ "Hayes Grier & Alek Skarlatos Join the 'DWTS' Tour!". Hayes Grier & Alek Skarlatos Join the ‘DWTS’ Tour! | Alek Skarlatos, Dancing With the Stars, Hayes Grier : Bustle. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  7. ^ Allison Takeda (July 28, 2016). "Hayes Grier Hospitalized after Crash with Fractured Ribs, Bruised Lung". Us Weekly. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "Hayes Grier on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  9. ^ AOL.com editors (16 October 2016). "Hayes Grier opens up about his new show, new book and new chapter in life". AOL News. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  10. ^ Spangler, Todd (2017-09-07). "Hayes Grier's 'Top Grier' Renewed for Two More Seasons on Verizon's Go90". Variety. Retrieved 2018-01-03.

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