King Bach

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King Bach
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Bachelor at the Fifty Shades of Black premiere in January 2016
Born Andrew B. Bachelor
(1988-06-26) June 26, 1988 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality Canadian, American
Alma mater Florida State University
Occupation Actor, director, comedian
Website Official website

Andrew B. Bachelor (born June 26, 1988),[1] better known by his online alias and persona King Bach, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and internet personality, known for being the most followed person on the video sharing service Vine.[2] In his Vines, Bachelor portrays an exuberant caricature of himself, King Bach, as well as other recurring cartoon-like characters.[3]

Currently King Bach is in a new feature film Where’s The Money. Bachelor plays a street-smart slacker who rushes a lily-white fraternity at USC in order to recover stolen money.Also featured in the film -- Logan Paul, rapper-actor Method Man, former NFL star Terry Crews, Mike Epps, and Kat Graham of The Vampire Diaries fame.

Early life[edit]

Bachelor was born in Toronto, Ontario to Jamaican parents, Ingrid Mourice and Byron Bachelor, both of whom are accountants.[4] He has one younger sister, Christina. At age two, his family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. Bachelor's "strict" Caribbean parents raised him in a Christian household.[3]

He attended Coral Springs Charter School for both middle school and high school. After graduating, Bachelor enrolled at Florida State University, where he was a high jump star athlete.[5][6] He graduated from Florida State University in 2010, with a degree in business management. While at Florida State, Bachelor became a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.[5] Afterwards, he enrolled in a graduate program at the New York Film Academy, but dropped out in his last semester because he wanted more options in life, and moved to Los Angeles.[7] Bachelor has been noted to have a calm demeanor, contrasting with his exuberant persona portrayed on Vine.[3]

Career[edit]

Bachelor earned 16.1 million followers and over six billion loops on Vine, ranking first on the app for number of followers.[2] He took the title of most-followed person on Vine in March 2015.[8] Though best known for Vine,[2] Bachelor is also known for his YouTube channel, BachelorsPadTv.[9] The channel and its videos have been covered by several online publications, including FSU News.[10][11][12] Bachelor has stated that he turned down most requests to upload sponsored Vines.[13]

Bachelor's Vine stardom led to him signing with UTA, and landing a recurring role in House of Lies.[14][15] In addition, he has become a recurring cast member on Wild 'n Out on MTV2. He is also on a series regular on the Adult Swim series Black Jesus,[3] and had a recurring role on The Mindy Project. Bachelor also had a role in the spoof comedy film Fifty Shades of Black, and was a special guest host for the revived version of Punk'd on BET. He appeared as a fictional version of himself in the 2015 film We Are Your Friends.

Bachelor was introduced to Vine by Brittany Furlan, before uploading his first Vine video on April 19, 2013.[7] He starred in several of Bart Baker's parodies of music videos, portraying Big Sean in "Problem" and "Break Free", Pharrell Williams in "Happy", Juicy J in "Dark Horse", and Tupac Shakur in the parody for Sia's "Big Girls Cry".

Personal life[edit]

As of October 2015, Bach lives in the same apartment complex in Hollywood as fellow social media celebrities Amanda Cerny, Juanpa Zurita and Logan Paul, who collaborate with one another on their videos.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 We Are Your Friends King Bach Cameo
2016 Fifty Shades of Black Jesse
Meet the Blacks Freezee
2017 When We First Met Max In post-production
2018 To All the Boys I've Loved Before Greg In post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 House of Lies Chris 4 episodes
2014–2015 Black Jesus Trayvon 21 episodes
2014–2015 The Mindy Project Dr. TJ Gigak 5 episodes
2015 Key & Peele Buddy #1 Episode: "MC Mom"
2015 The Soul Man Travis Fontana Episode: "Oh Snow You Didn't"
2015 Punk'd Himself Co-host
2015 Resident Advisors Sam Parker 7 episodes
2016 TripTank Various voices Episode: "The D.O.N.G."
2016 Easy Andrew Episode: "Art and Life"
2017 Workaholics Colt Episode: "Trainees' Day"
2017 Angie Tribeca Aaron McLaren Episode: "Brockman Turner Overdrive"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janet Silvera (July 6, 2014). "Happy Birthday to the King". Gleaner Company. 
  2. ^ a b c "Vine Users". Rankzoo. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d Will Staley (April 20, 2014). "King Bach Gets His White Audience". New York. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Andrew Bachelor, a.k.a. King Bach, Is the King of Vine – And Comedy's Next Big Thing". The Daily Beast. August 29, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Andrew Bachelor. "About Andrew Bachelor". Andrew Bachelor. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Andrew Bachelor". Seminoles. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Marlow Stern (August 29, 2013). "Andrew Bachelor, a.k.a. King Bach, Is the King of Vine—And Comedy's Next Big Thing". The Daily Beast. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ Taylor Lorenz (March 15, 2015). "King Bach is now Vine's most popular celebrity and he has big plans for Hollywood". Business Insider. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ Eric Jaffe (September 18, 2012). "FSU alum takes us back to 'King Bachelor's Pad'". FSU News. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ Eric Jaffe (March 3, 2013). "Andrew Bachelor 'un-Chainz' 'Django'". FSU News. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ Mark Lisanti (November 28, 2012). "It's Flight, But on a School Bus, and You Must Watch It Right This Minute". Grantland. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Watch: Andrew Bachelor Spoofs Flight, New Sketch Co-Starring Neil Brown Jr. Debuts". Black Actors. December 1, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ Jefferson Graham (October 23, 2013). "Talking Tech: Performers connect to brands on Vine". USA Today. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ Dorothy Pomerantz (October 16, 2013). "The Next Generation Of Movie Stars Are Already On YouTube". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Andrew Bachelor Inks With UTA; Lesley Nicol Signs With Bauman Redanty & Shaul". Deadline. October 18, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ Bill Whittaker; Brit McCandless (October 23, 2016). "Social media influencers turn followers into dollars". 60 Minutes. CBS News. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 

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