Steven Crowder

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Steven Crowder
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Born Steven Blake Crowder
(1987-07-07) July 7, 1987 (age 29)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, comedian, political commentator
Years active 1999–present
Movement Conservatism
Spouse(s) Hilary Crowder (m. 2012)

Steven Blake Crowder (born July 7, 1987) is an American conservative political commentator, actor, and comedian.[1] He is the host of Louder with Crowder,[2] a podcast covering news, pop culture, and politics, streamed on YouTube and Conservative Review's streaming service CRTV; at LouderWithCrowder.com, and on Facebook, SoundCloud, iTunes and terrestrial radio. He is also a former contributor at Fox News,[3] a regular guest on TheBlaze, and frequently featured on The Glenn Beck Program and The Dana Show.

Early life and career[edit]

Crowder was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Greenfield Park, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. At age 12, Crowder began working as a voice actor for the character Alan "The Brain" Powers on the children's television series Arthur. He began performing stand-up comedy at age 17, and performed at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. He then acted in a number of films, including the role of Doug Moore in the 2009 movie To Save a Life. Crowder was a political writer for Breitbart News between January 2009 and February 2012. Later, he became a frequent guest as an opinion panelist on television news programs. Crowder posts satirical, opinion, and news videos to his YouTube channel. After an absence from the medium, Crowder returned to YouTube in May 2013, and produced videos in partnership with Liberty Alliance, LLC.[4]

Political activity[edit]

By 2009, Crowder regularly posted satirical videos on politically conservative media, including Pajamas Media[5] and later at Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood. Crowder served as the master of ceremonies at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference,[6] and generated some controversy with a rap video he premiered at CPAC 2012.[7] In October 2012, Crowder's YouTube video parodying Lena Dunham's ad endorsing Barack Obama was mentioned in the conservative magazine The American Spectator.[8] In 2016, Crowder created a short video for the educational website Prager University in which he criticizes democratic socialism.[9]

December 2012 union protest[edit]

In December 2012, Crowder and members of Americans for Prosperity were involved in an altercation at a demonstration in Michigan concerning the state's recently passed right-to-work law.[10] The incident began with an attempt by union activists to tear down the Americans for Prosperity tent, which was eventually successful. During the altercation, Crowder was punched several times by a union activist. A video of the incident released by Crowder was found to have been selectively edited, as Crowder cut footage of the alleged assailant being pushed to the ground by Crowder and getting back up, right before throwing the punches at Crowder.[11] Crowder then released an unedited copy of the video.[12]

An AFL–CIO spokesman, Eddie Vale, stated that the organization did not condone the tearing down of the Americans for Prosperity tent or the violence against Crowder and his group.[13]

In March 2013, Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III declined to press charges against anyone involved in the December 2012 altercation. According to Dunnings, his office was originally sent an edited version of the video of Crowder's altercation. However, upon reviewing the unedited version, the prosecutor's office decided not to pursue the case.[14] Dunnings stated that "It's pretty clear the person that they wanted to charge was acting in self-defense."[15]

After Fox News[edit]

In October 2013 Fox News dropped Crowder. This was announced shortly after Crowder made negative statements about Fox News host Sean Hannity.[3] In 2017, the Louder with Crowder program became a daily program featured on Conservative Review's new streaming service, CRTV.

Personal life[edit]

Crowder was married in August 2012, and wrote about the benefits of remaining abstinent prior to his marriage.[16] Crowder is a fan of mixed martial arts (MMA) and participates in martial arts competitions. He was a proponent for the legalization of MMA in New York.[17]

Crowder is a Christian.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
2000–2001 Arthur Alan 'The Brain' Powers (voice)
2000 Arthur's Perfect Christmas Alan 'The Brain' Powers (voice)
2001 Two Summers Friend
2004 Arthur's Halloween Alan 'The Brain' Powers (voice)
2005 3 Needles Depanneur Manager
2006 The Covenant Party Kid
2007 The Secret Classroom Boy
2008 Bend & Break Blake
2008 The Velveteen Rabbit Baseball Boy #1
2009 To Save a Life Doug Moore

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steven Crowder, conservative comedian, draws Prophet Muhammad on YouTube channel". Washington Times. Retrieved 2017-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Homepage » Louder with Crowder". 
  3. ^ a b "Exclusive–Fox News: Steven Crowder Attacking Hannity Confirms 'Decision to Part Company with Him'". Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Steven Crowder is Coming Back May 2!". Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pajamas TV Reporter Tracks Stimulus Spending". Hannity. Fox News. August 11, 2009. 
  6. ^ "CPAC 2011: Schedule of events" (PDF). Conservative Political Action Conference. 
  7. ^ Crowder, Steven (February 13, 2012). "Stop Lying and Let Racism Die". Huffington Post. 
  8. ^ Kaminsky, Ross (October 27, 2012). "Steven Crowder Wrecks Lena Dunham". American Spectator. 
  9. ^ PragerU (October 31, 2016). "Democratic Socialism is Still Socialism" – via YouTube. 
  10. ^ Wemple, Erik (December 11, 2012). "Fox News contributor attacked at Michigan union protest". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ Mackey, Robert. "Selective Editing by Fox News Contributor Revealed by Fox News". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Fox News contributor releases unedited footage of fight at union rally". Fox News Channel. December 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ McMorris-Santoro, Evan (December 11, 2012). "AFL–CIO: 'Of Course We Do Not Condone' Ripping Down Of AFP Tent In Michigan". Talking Points Memo. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ Wemple, Erik (March 8, 2013). "Fox News's Steven Crowder fistfight case: No charges". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ "The Union Protester Who Punched Fox News Comedian Steven Crowder Was Acting in Self-Defense, Will Not Be Prosecuted". 
  16. ^ "Waiting till the wedding night—getting married the right way". Fox News. September 14, 2012. 
  17. ^ Crowder, Steven (March 19, 2012). "LEGALIZE MMA IN NY!!" – via YouTube. 
  18. ^ "Yes I'm a Christian. Yes, I Carry a Gun. No, It's not 'Hypocritical'...". Louder With Crowder. 2015-12-21. Retrieved 2017-04-14. 

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