DeLaGhetto in 2008
|Birth name||Tim Chantarangsu|
|Also known as|
|Born||Billings, Montana, U.S.|
|Origin||Long Beach, California, U.S.|
Tim Chantarangsu, known professionally as Timothy DeLaGhetto and formerly Traphik, is an American rapper, comedian, actor, and internet personality. Aside from rapping, he produces and acts in comedy videos which are uploaded to his YouTube channel. He is a former cast member on the improv comedy show Wild 'N Out on MTV and MTV2 and the host of Goin Raw with Timothy DeLaGhetto on Fullscreen.
Tim Chantarangsu was born in Billings, Montana to parents of Thai heritage. His legal first name is "Tim"; it is not a short form of "Timothy". He was raised in Long Beach, California until the age of nine, and later moved to the city of Paramount, where his parents opened a Thai food restaurant. He attended Paramount High School and went on to attend California State University, Long Beach, but eventually dropped out in order to pursue an entertainment career.
In 2011, DeLaGhetto was fired from his job at a California Pizza Kitchen in Long Beach for tweeting that their new uniforms were "lame". As a child, he developed a business plan modeled after Will Smith, which he called the "Fresh Prince Format"; the plan outlined three career objectives: get a record deal, a television show, and a movie deal.
DeLaGhetto's main YouTube channel has over 4 million subscribers and over 789 million video views as of June 7, 2019[update]. It features original skits, parodies, rants, and a series called Dear DeLaGhetto.
As of June 7, 2019[update], DeLaGhetto has produced over 800 vlogs, and has garnered approximately 1.2 million subscribers and over 195 million video views on his vlog channel. The channel consists of collaborations with other musical artists, songs from his albums and mixtapes, and a series called Weekly 16's. In 2017, he retired his rap alias "Traphik" and now raps under his current stage name.
His style channel, also known as The Bakery, has over 234,000 subscribers and over 16 million video views. The channel is composed of his fit-of-the-day videos, clothing collections and style videos and interviews with fellow sneaker fans called "Kickin' It". One of his newest video ventures includes an animated web series named Powerhouse in which he plays himself.
- Rush Hour (2010)
- The First Mixtape (2006)
- Will Rap for Food (2007)
- MixedApe (2010)
- Cruise Control (2012)
- No Jokes (2014)
- High School Sucks: The Musical Soundtrack – 2011
- "Charlie Sheen" (with Jin and Dumbfoundead)
- "Chillin Here in the Atmosphere"
- "Magnetic" (with Tori Kelly)
- "Airplanes & Terminals" (with Andrew Garcia and G Seven)
- "Shut It Down" (with Chris Miles)
- "My Fresh" (with Joanlee)
- "Pajama Pants" (with Nick Cannon, Migos, and Future)
|2006||Thai Smile||Tim||Main Role|
|2015||The Pizza Joint||Thomas||Main Role|
|2011||The Timothy DeLaGhetto Show||Himself (Host)||Star|
|2013–2018||Wild 'N Out||Himself||Cast member|
|2014||Love That Girl!||Co Star|
|2014||Million Dollar Maze Runner||Himself (Host)|
|2012||Awkward Black Girl||Waiter||Episode: "The Waiter"|
|2016||Escape the Night||The Mobster||Main role; YouTube Red series: 8 episodes|
|2017||Goin Raw with Timothy DeLaGhetto||Himself||Main role; Fullscreen Original series|
|2014–present||JustKiddingNews||Himself||Main role; Web series: various episodes|
|2018||Basic to Bougie||Himself||Main role; Co-host with Darren Brand|
|2019||Escape the Night||The Con Man||Main role; YouTube Red series: 3 episodes|
- "The Wedding Day Vlog!". Youtube. August 21, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
- "Timothy DeLaGhetto on Twitter: fun fact of the day- I was born in Billings, Montana". Twitter. February 5, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
- "What Kinda Asian Are You?!". Youtube. June 17, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
- "New Event: Changing Da Game". Center for Asian American Media. March 9, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
- Car Thieves Steal Car, Find Kid In It, Takes Him To School ft. TimothyDeLaGhetto
- Ko, Nalea (Nov 28, 2011). "Now, This is A Story About Timothy DeLaGhetto". Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Facebook & free speech: what rights do workers and students have to speak their minds online? - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
- Truong, Kevin (January 22, 2015). "Q&A: Timothy DeLaGhetto talks becoming YouTube sensation, mainstream star". Daily Bruin. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
- Timothy DeLaGhetto About page - YouTube
- on YouTube
- "Timothy DeLaGhetto's LIFE in VLOG form". YouTube. December 30, 2012.
- "Traphik Musik". YouTube. September 2, 2012.
- "Timothy DeLaGhetto's Style Channel". YouTube. September 2, 2012.
- "Powerhouse". YouTube. April 25, 2012.
- "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 75-51!". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- "El Cartel Thai Smile DVD". 24 February 2011.
- "Telemundo Takes Audiences on a Modern Sci-Fi Adventure With ISA". 19 March 2014.
- "The Timothy De La Ghetto Show on MyxTV". February 4, 2011.