Sean Klitzner

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Sean Klitzner
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Sean Klitzner at VidCon 2012
Born Sean Michael Klitzner
(1983-06-14) June 14, 1983 (age 34)
Miami, Florida,
United States
Occupation Actor, YouTuber and Comedian
Years active 2004-present
Spouse(s) Noelle Kilegl (m. 2012)
Children 2
Website www.seanklitzner.com

Sean Michael Klitzner (born June 14, 1983) is an American internet personality and comedian.

Online Video[edit]

CollegeHumor[edit]

Klitzner Started his career in online video on CollegeHumor. Every week him and his college friends would create a video in a series they called the Weekly Fix. Some of the videos Sean originally created for his weekly fix were edited and reposted to his YouTube Channel. These videos include "Wilbur Lister", "Gladiator Adventures" and "Speed Marries Iron".

YouTube[edit]

On February 19, 2006, Klitzner created a YouTube account. It was only a few years later that he was uploading regular content. On the December 20, 2010, Klitzner uploaded The Fixify, his first regular YouTube show in which he would talk about pop culture. One of Klitzner's videos featuring himself debunking a scene of the eleventh episode of the fourth season of Jersey Shore was featured on a NowPublic article.

In 2012, fans tweeted at Klitzner to tell him to join YouTube's Next Up Comic Contest. He did, and he was chosen as one of the 16 winners and was given the prize of $5,000 worth of video equipment, $10,000 worth of channel promotion and 3 months of educational workshops being mentored by professionals from CollegeHumor and GloZell.[1]

In September 2012, Klitzner appeared as Mitt Romney on Whatstrending's Obama Style, a parody of the viral video Gangnam Style.[2]

In October 2012, Klitzner collaborated with Thomas Ridgewell on an episode of Klitzner's A Killer Song!. During the same month, Klitzner appeared as a guest host on SourceFed.[3]

Other channels[edit]

On December 9, 2011, Klitzner uploaded his first vlog on the YouTube channel SeanKlitzner2. In these vlogs, Klitzner often has motivational "one on one" sessions with his audience; he has addressed and helped fans deal with depression, self hatred, and low self-esteem.

In early 2011, Klitzner created a YouTube channel named MrDreamtastic. Klitzner would leave his camera by the side of his bed each night, and in the morning, after a dream he would turn on his camera and present his dream to the camera. After about 30 episodes of his dream vlogs, Sean decided he was unable to maintain long and interesting dreams for the vlogs. This was due to some pesky chickens that lived nearby who kept making noises and waking him up in the night. So Sean stopped creating dream vlogs. Then in 2012 Sean started having dreams suitable for making videos again, but instead of uploading more vlogs onto his MrDreamtastic Channel, he decided to delete the Dream Channel and upload each Dream vlog again one by one to his main Channel on a schedule of every other Monday. After all of the Dream vlogs that were originally posted onto the Dream channel are put onto the Main channel, Sean intends to upload new Dreams from 2012 onto his channel.

On October 3, 2011, after speaking to Toby Turner who suggested he make a gaming channel, Klitzner uploaded his first gaming video on a channel called "KlitznerGames". Klitzner wanted to have his own style, so he chose to only play "Old School" video games, he chose to dress up as the main character of each game he plays and he sets his camera to record him every time he plays so you can see what costume he is wearing. Also, he can only play 2-dimensional games because Klitzner gets sick if he play 3-dimensional games.

Hosting[edit]

American Idol Experience[edit]

Klitzner is a former host of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios.[4] Klitzner started hosting the American Idol Experience in August 2008.

Acting and film[edit]

University of Miami[edit]

Klitzner is a University of Miami alumnus.[5] At the University of Miami, Klitzner graduated in only three years with a double major in film production and theater.[6]

Television[edit]

Klitzner appeared in ABC Family's television series Switched!.

In 2005, Klitzner appeared in an episode of Barbershop. In 2010, Klitzner appeared in five episodes of VH1's Undateable television series.

In 2011, Klitzner was a cast member of the Disney Channel series PrankStars.

Commercials[edit]

In 2010, Klitzner created a commercial for the Doritos and PepsiMAX Crash the Super Bowl Commercial Contest.[7]

Klitzner has appeared in several commercials including a commercial for Slim Jim that featured him in intensive care.[8] Klitzner has also been in commercials for IHOP, Polaroid, and the Florida Panthers.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Sean married Noelle Kilegl privately in 2012. On December 29, 2013, the couple had a formal ceremony to celebrate their marriage. Fellow YouTubers Ross Everett and Jack Douglass were groomsmen at the ceremony. The couple's first child, Brooklyn Violet Klitzner, was born at 12:50pm on September 11, 2014. The couple's second child, Harlee Rayne Klitzner, was born on April 23, 2017. Sean also has 2 stepsons from one of Noelle's previous relationships.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lau, Austin (August 2, 2012). "LOL: Introducing the 16 YouTube Next Comics!". YouTube Global. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lazar, Shira (September 21, 2012). "Obama (Alphacat) Takes on Gangnam Style (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Batman Arrested?!". YouTube. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Frost, John (May 29, 2012). "Sean Klitzner’s Interactive Disney’s Hollywood Studios Visit". Disney Blog. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ Doup, Liz (February 22, 2003). "Meet Sean!". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Gil, Virginia. "Pushing the edge for that '10 feeling'". The Communique. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ Tinney, Amanda (November 15, 2010). "Former Disney’s American Idol Host Sean Klitzner Makes Funny Superbowl [sic] Doritos Commercial". Disney Everyday. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ Tinney, Amanda (July 27, 2011). "American Idol Experience Host Sean Klitzner Snaps Into a Slim Jim". Disney Everyday. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ Klitzner, Sean. "Commercials". Retrieved June 29, 2012. 

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