Bachelor at the Fifty Shades of Black premiere in January 2016
June 26, 1988
|Alma mater||Florida State University|
Andrew B. Bachelor (born June 26, 1988), better known as King Bach, is a Canadian-American internet personality, actor, and content creator who was the most followed user on the now-defunct video sharing service Vine with 11.3 million followers.
Early life and education
Bachelor was born in the neighbourhood of Rexdale in Toronto, Ontario to Jamaican parents, accountants Ingrid Mourice and Byron Bachelor. 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.
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. He also took part in a club called 30in60 which is an elite collegiate comedy sketch troupe. 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. 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. He then studied improvisational theatre at The Groundlings.
Bachelor earned 11.3 million followers and over six billion loops on Vine, ranking first on the app for number of followers. He took the title of most-followed person on Vine in March 2015. Though best known for Vine, Bachelor is also known for his YouTube channel, BachelorsPadTv. The channel and its videos have been covered by several online publications, including FSU News. Bachelor has stated that he turned down most requests to upload sponsored Vines.
Bachelor's Vine stardom led to him signing with UTA, and landing a recurring role in House of Lies. 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, 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. 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".
|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|
|Get Out of the Closet||Chris Washington||Short film|
|Shot Caller||Tony||Uncredited cameo|
|Where's the Money||Del Goodlow||Executive producer|
|2018||When We First Met||Max|
|Game Over, Man!||Hotel guest||Cameo|
|To All the Boys I've Loved Before||Gabe Rivera|
|2019||Rim of the World||Logan|
|2020||Coffee & Kareem||Rodney|
|The F**k-it List||Jasper Zim|
|TBA||Love, Weddings & Other Disasters||Post-production|
|TBA||The Babysitter 2||John||Post-production|
|2012||House of Lies||Chris||4 episodes|
|2014–15||The Mindy Project||Dr. T.J. Gigak||5 episodes|
|2014–15||Black Jesus||Trayvon||21 episodes|
|2015||Key & Peele||Buddy #1||Episode: "MC Mom"|
|The Soul Man||Travis Fontana||Episode: "Oh Snow You Didn't"|
|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
|2020||The Walking Dead||Bailey||Episode: "What We Become"|
|2020||Real Bros of Simi Valley||Himself||Episode: "Back in High School"|
|2018||Madden NFL 19||Tito Flavors||Longshot: Homecoming Mode|
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