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 30)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Hollywood, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Florida State University
Occupation Actor, director, comedian
Website Official website

Andrew B. Bachelor (born June 26, 1988), 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 now-defunct video sharing service Vine.[1] In his Vines, Bachelor portrayed an exuberant caricature of himself, King Bach, as well as other recurring cartoon-like characters.[2] Andrew appears regularly in short Instagram Skits with his former vine friends like Amanda Cerny, Lele Pons and others. He also played in the Sidemen football charity match.

Early life[edit]

Bachelor was born in the neighbourhood of Rexdale in Toronto, Ontario, to Jamaican parents, accountants Ingrid Mourice and Byron Bachelor.[3] He has one younger sister named Christina. He was two years old when he moved with his family to West Palm Beach, Florida. His "strict" parents raised him in a Christian household.[4]

He attended Coral Springs Charter School for both middle school and high school. After graduating, Bachelor enrolled at Florida State University, where he competed in the high jump.[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] He then studied improvisational theatre at The Groundlings.[8]

Career[edit]

Bachelor earned 17 million followers and over six billion loops on Vine, ranking first on the app for number of followers.[1] He took the title of most-followed person on Vine in March 2015.[9] Though best known for Vine,[1] Bachelor is also known for his YouTube channel, BachelorsPadTv.[10] The channel and its videos have been covered by several online publications, including FSU News.[11][12][13] Bachelor has stated that he turned down most requests to upload sponsored Vines.[14]

Bachelor's Vine stardom led to him signing with UTA, and landing a recurring role in House of Lies.[15][16] In addition, he at one point was a recurring cast member on Wild 'n Out on MTV2. He was also on a series regular on the Adult Swim series Black Jesus,[4] 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 and Juanpa Zurita; they all collaborate with one another to create their videos.[17]

Bachelor has been noted to have a calm demeanor, contrasting with his exuberant Vine persona.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 SuperCrew Young Drizzle Short film; executive producer
2012 Agent Steele Agent Steele Short film; writer, director, executive producer
2014 Facebook Is Not Your Friend Sean Groomes Short film
2015 We Are Your Friends King Bach Cameo
2016 Fifty Shades of Black Jesse
Meet the Blacks Freezee
2017 Grow House Andy
Get Out of the Closet Chris Washington Short film
Shot Caller Tony Uncredited cameo
The Babysitter John
Where's the Money Del Goodlow Executive producer
Angry Angel Leonard
2018 When We First Met Max
Game Over, Man! Hotel guest Cameo
To All the Boys I've Loved Before Greg Rivera
2019 Rim of the World Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 House of Lies Chris 4 episodes
2014–2015 The Mindy Project Dr. T.J. Gigak 5 episodes
2014–present Black Jesus Trayvon 21 episodes
2015 Key & Peele Buddy #1 Episode: "MC Mom"
The Soul Man Travis Fontana Episode: "Oh Snow You Didn't"
Punk'd Himself Co-host
Resident Advisors Sam Parker 7 episodes
2016 TripTank Various voices Episode: "The D.O.N.G."
Easy Andrew Episode: "Art and Life"
2017 Workaholics Colt Episode: "Trainees' Day"
Angie Tribeca Aaron McLaren Episode: "Brockman Turner Overdrive"
Dead House Frank Shabazz Episode: "Human Lives Matter"
Writer, director, executive producer: 6 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Madden 19 Tito Flavors Longshot: Homecoming Mode

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Vine Users". Rankzoo. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  2. ^ William Stanley (April 20, 2014). "King Bach Gets His Audience". New York. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "Andrew Bachelor, a.k.a. King Bach, Is the Kiof Vine – And Comedy's Next Big Thing". The Daily Beast. August 29, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Will Staley (April 20, 2014). "King Bach Gets His White Audience". New York. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  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. ^ "Vine Royalty King Bach is Going Hollywood". New York Film Academy. March 16, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Eric Jaffe (September 18, 2012). "FSU alum takes us back to 'King Bachelor's Pad'". FSU News. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  11. ^ Eric Jaffe (March 2, 2013). "Andrew Bachelor 'un-Chainz' 'Django'". FSU News. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Watch: Andrew Bachelor Spoofs Flight, New Sketch Co-Starring Neil Brown Jr. Debuts". Black Actors. December 1, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  14. ^ Jefferson Graham (October 23, 2013). "Talking Tech: Performers connect to brands on Vine". USA Today. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  15. ^ Dorothy Pomerantz (October 16, 2013). "The Next Generation Of Movie Stars Are Already On YouTube". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  16. ^ "Andrew Bachelor Inks With UTA; Lesley Nicol Signs With Bauman Redanty & Shaul". Deadline. October 18, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  17. ^ 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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