Michael Biggins (born Michael Bigansky) is an American film actor, YouTuber, and radio show host who performs under the stage name Blackout in a variety of pranks.
Early life and education
Biggins was born in Queens, New York, and moved to Florida at a young age. He got the nickname Blackout and made his debut as a performer on Piper High School high school radio station WKPX in Sunrise, Florida when he was 13. While on air, lightning struck the transmitter antenna, causing an electrical blackout and as a result he was given the nickname Blackout and it stuck. He eventually made it part of his legal name and trademarked it with a logo. He began original prank calls and creating elaborate stories and characters, including procuring a 1-800 number which was a voice mail box and eventually became known as "Blackout's Box".
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