McLoughlin at PAX West in 2018
|Born||Seán William McLoughlin|
7 February 1990
|Residence||Brighton, England, United Kingdom|
|Also known as|
|Total views||10.7 billion|
|Network||Polaris (Disney Digital Network)|
|Catchphrase(s)||"Top of the mornin' to ya laddies", "Like a boss", "High fives all (a)round", "Speed is key", "Positive Mental Attitude"|
|Subscriber and view counts updated as of 19 March 2019.|
As of November 2018[update], his channel has over 10 billion views and over 21.5 million subscribers, currently ranked the 54th most-subscribed YouTube channel as well as the most-subscribed channel in Ireland.
- 1 Career
- 2 Criticism of YouTube
- 3 Philanthropy
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Gameography
- 7 References
- 8 External links
YouTube channel format
McLoughlin uploads once a day to his YouTube channel, usually a Let's Play or vlog style of video. McLoughlin has claimed an inclusive community is an important part of the Jacksepticeye channel stating "one of the main things I wanted to do on YouTube is to keep people together".
McLoughlin calls himself the "most energetic video-game commentator on YouTube". McLoughlin has also described his content as an "assault on the senses" that people "either love or hate". In an interview with Irish Independent McLoughlin described the format of his videos as him playing and talking over video games, with a lot of swearing. He has cited his use of swearing as a key aspect to his success saying, "There’s lots of swearing. The more you swear the better. People react very positively to that apparently."
2012–2016: Start of YouTube career
McLoughlin joined YouTube on 24 February 2007, but didn't start uploading videos until November 2012 when he started to work on his channel under the name "jacksepticeye", posting gameplay videos. In 2013, McLoughlin was mentioned in a PewDiePie video, causing him to gain mass popularity; he went from 2,500 subscribers to 15,000 in four days.
During the month of July 2014, McLoughlin's channel gained over 57 million views. At the time, his channel had only 800,000 subscribers. By February 2015, the channel had reached one billion views and 3.2 million subscribers.
Early 2017: Scare PewDiePie controversy
McLoughlin co-starred as the antagonist of the second season of the YouTube Red show Scare PewDiePie. However, the season was cancelled before its release due to controversy surrounding PewDiePie. The series was planned to premiere on 9 March 2017.
On 18 February 2017, McLoughlin released a video called "Let's Talk!" to his YouTube channel which discussed PewDiePie being cut from Maker Studios for his use of anti-Semitic imagery. In it he clarified that while he had tweeted in support of PewDiePie he did not condone his actions and believed he could have been more apologetic. Overall, McLoughlin states, "You can still be friends with someone but not agree with something they do. I don't think the world is that black-and-white."
However, the next day he tweeted that he regretted focusing on criticising PewDiePie in the video saying that he had been "naive". In a Tumblr post he said his main regret was not commenting on the mainstream media's reporting of the controversy stating, "there were some unethical practices at play with the media, a lot of misquoting and misrepresentation."
Mid 2017–present: Other ventures and touring
In June 2017, Polaris, a division of The Walt Disney Company, announced that McLoughlin would be featured on D | XP, a television programming block on the channel Disney XD. The title of the series featuring McLoughlin is Polaris: Player Select. He and YouTuber Strawburry17 hosted the Level Up! games panel at the D23 Expo 2017. In July 2017, it was announced that McLoughlin would be a playable character in the strategic prison-escape game The Escapists 2. In September 2017, McLoughlin was featured on the RTÉ 2 Rich List in the "top 30 under 30" category. McLoughlin toured throughout September-October 2017, in the US with the How Did We Get Here tour, and then returned to the UK and Europe to tour with the Game Grumps for the Ready Player 3 tour.
In January 2018, it was announced McLoughlin would produce exclusive content for Twitch as part of a multi-year deal with Disney’s Digital Network. In February 2018, McLoughlin released dates for a US and Canada run of the How Did We Get Here tour. In April 2018, it was announced McLoughlin would be a part of the comedy line-up for the HowTheLightGetsIn Festival. In May 2018, McLoughlin uploaded a video of him and Ryan Reynolds playing the Deadpool video game.
Criticism of YouTube
McLoughlin has been critical of the changing algorithms and policies at YouTube, voicing his dissatisfaction. In April 2018, McLoughlin responded to YouTube pulling ads from "unsuitable content" stating "This is people's careers. To completely switch how you do things and not tell anybody is a sh-ty [sic] thing to do." In May, McLoughlin responded to a surprise algorithm test from YouTube which changed the order of videos displayed in its subscription feed by stating that "People use the subscription tab to mainly avoid this sort of algorithmic behavior... Please keep that to the home page and recommendations."
In December 2016, McLoughlin was a part of the Revelmode charity holiday livestream #Cringemas, with PewDiePie, Markiplier, Emma Blackery and PJ Liguori. The group raised over $1.3 million under the hashtag #EndAIDS, with matching donations from the Gates Foundation and YouTube.
In December 2017, McLoughlin hosted two charity streams to raise money for Save The Children, with Blackery and Liguori. In the second stream Blackery revealed that over $260,000 had been raised for the charity.
Throughout 2018, McLoughlin hosted various charity livestreams for charities such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, GameChanger, a charity with the stated aim of "[leveraging] technology and innovation to empower patients to play, learn, and socialize", AbleGamers, a charity which creates custom gaming setups for disabled gamers, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Crisis Text Line raising a total of over $1 million for charities in 2018.
McLoughlin grew up in Athlone, Ireland where he was given the nickname Jacksepticeye. Whilst at college, McLoughlin was the drummer for the metal band, Raised to the Ground. He currently lives in Brighton, England. In October 2018, McLoughlin announced that he had split from his Danish vlogger girlfriend Signe Hansen, better known as "Wiishu". He posted on Twitter that it was "not an easy decision to make".
|15 July 2017||Polaris: Player Select||Disney XD||Himself|
|23 February 2018||The Late Late Show||RTÉ One||Guest|
|2015||Your Grammar Sucks||Himself||Episode: YGS 100|
|2015, 2016||Did You Know Gaming?||Himself (voice)||2 episodes|
|2016||Chilling Tales for Dark Nights||Himself (voice)||Episode: 12 Creepypastas|
|2016||Grump Cade||Himself (voice)||2 Episodes|
|2016||Youtube Rewind||Himself||Was also asked to take part in 2017 and 2018, but declined|
|2017||asdfmovie||Guy with camera (voice)||Episode: "asdfmovie10"|
|2017||The Official Podcast||Himself (voice)||2 episodes|
|2018||YouTubers React||Himself||8 episodes|
|2018||After React||Himself||2 episodes|
|2018||Good Mythical Morning||Himself||Episode: Tasting Nasty Video Game Food ft. JACKSEPTICEYE|
|2018||Good Mythical More||Himself||Episode: LET'S PLAY: Overcooked 2 ft. JACKSEPTICEYE|
|2018||H3h3 Podcast||Himself||Episode: #78: Jacksepticeye|
|2018||SuperMegaCast||Himself||Episode: "Generation Battle"|
|2018||Game Grumps: Ten Minute Power Hour||Himself, Trivia Boy||4 Episodes, 3 cameos|
|Cancelled||Scare PewDiePie (Season 2)||Himself||YouTube Red|
|2017||Pinstripe||Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS||Drunk Man 2 "Jack"|
|Bendy and the Ink Machine||Shawn Flynn|
|2018||Monster Prom||Mr. Pheel the Eel|
- "How Well Does Jack Know America!? (YouTube video; Timestamp: 14:10)".
- ""He's Not A Native Of Athlone" - Jacksepticeye's Mum". Midlands 103. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
- "YouTube Top 100 Most Subscribed Channels List - Top by Subscribers". Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- "Top 250 YouTubers Channels in Ireland - Socialblade YouTube Stats | YouTube Statistics". socialblade.com. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
- Ó Fátharta, Conall (21 February 2015). "Top Irish YouTuber details rise to stardom". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- O'Reilly, Quinton. "This Irish YouTuber went from 2,500 to 1.5 million subs in the space of a year". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- Beres, Damon (5 February 2015). "YouTube Stars' Huge Earnings Will Make You Question All Your Life Choices". The Huffington Post. AOL Tech. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- "'If I ever buy a Lamborghini, someone can shoot me' - Irish YouTube millionaire Jacksepticeye - Independent.ie". Independent.ie. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- Kelleher, Lynne (13 September 2017). "Young millionaire swears by YouTube". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "Top 100 Most Viewed YouTube Gaming Channels Worldwide • July 2014". Tubefilter. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
- "PewDiePie Launches Own Network – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- Dredge, Stuart (13 January 2016). "YouTube star PewDiePie forms 'squad' to play games – and make them". the Guardian. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "PewDiePie Threatens To Leak Cancelled Second Season Of His YouTube Red Show". Tubefilter. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
- "Jacksepticeye Clarifies Position On PewDiePie Controversy – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "PewDiePie Calls Revelmode Shutdown "Worst" Consequence Of Anti-Semitic Controversy - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Disney XD Taps Maker's Jacksepticeye, ParkerGames, Strawburry17 For Summer TV Block". Tubefilter. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
- "D23 Expo Level Up! Panel Showcases The Walt Disney Company's Upcoming Games Line-Up". marketwatch.com. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
- D23, Disney [@disneyd23] (7 July 2017). "Just announced! @Jack_Septic_Eye and @Strawburry17 to host the Level Up! Games Panel at #D23Expo on Saturday, July 15, at 1pm.pic.twitter.com/cdETXHkeny" (Tweet). Retrieved 24 July 2017 – via Twitter.
- "JackSepticEye, DanTDM, and InTheLittleWood to Appear in Game – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- Pattison, Brynmor (14 September 2017). "Jacksepticeye tour 2017: Irish gaming YouTuber's dates". irishmirror. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
- "Jacksepticeye, Markiplier and more gaming personalities to produce exclusive content for Twitch". www.polygon.com. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
- jacksepticeye (16 February 2018), How Did We Get Here!?, retrieved 10 May 2018
- "JackSepticEye Announces Second And Third Leg Of American Tour – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
- "Laughter line-up revealed". Ludlow Advertiser. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- "Watch Ryan Reynolds play the 'Deadpool' video game for first time". EW.com. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
- "YouTubers say crackdown on offensive videos has gone too far". New York Post. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- Foxx, Chris (28 May 2018). "YouTube stars' fury over algorithm tests". BBC News. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
- "Five YouTubers Raised $1.3 Million For Charity In The Weirdest Way Possible". We The Unicorns. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "Jacksepticeye Charity Stream Raises Over $260,000 – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "Jacksepticeye Live Stream Raises Over $225,000 for Charity – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- "JackSepticEye Had A $200,000 Response To Logan Paul". We Theorns. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "JackSepticEye Raises Over $110,000 With Charity Livestream – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- "JackSepticEye Live Stream Raises Over $150,000 For Charity – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "GameChanger Charity". Game Changer Charity.
- "Jacksepticeye Raises Over $150k for AbleGamers Charity". thenerdstash.com. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
- "JackSepticEye Just Raised An INCREDIBLE Amount Of Money For Charity". We The Unicorns. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
- "Jacksepticeye Raises Over $1 Million For Charity in 2018 – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". Retrieved 2019-03-19.
- "Jacksepticeye Hosts January Livestream for Make-a-Wish Foundation – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". Retrieved 2019-03-19.
- "Here's what some of the top YouTubers listen to". Alternative Press. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
- "Jacksepticeye Net Worth 2018 – How Rich is the YouTube Celebrity Gamer". Gazette Review. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "YouTubers Jacksepticye and Wiishu confirm 'emotional' split". BBC News. Retrieved 10 October 2018.