• Anthony Padilla is an American YouTuber best known as the co-founder of the comedy sketch channel Smosh
• He was born in 1987 in California and attended Del Campo High School and American River College with childhood friend Ian Hecox
• The two created the Smosh YouTube channel in 2005 and Anthony left in 2017 to focus on solo career
• His solo channel has amassed 6M subscribers and 420M views, and his net worth is estimated to be $5M
• Padilla is an avid comic book and animated movie fan, and suffers from Henoch-Schonlein Purpura and panic attacks
Who is Anthony Padilla?
Anthony Padilla is an American YouTuber best known to the world as the co-founder of the comedy sketch channel Smosh, with his childhood friend Ian Hecox. He left Smosh and focused on his solo career in 2017, and has become a star in his own right.
Anthony Padilla Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Daniel Anthony Padilla was born on 16 September 1987 under the Virgo zodiac sign, in Sacramento, California USA. He is the son of Leesah and Dan Padilla, who divorced when he was a child; he has two half-siblings from his mother’s previous relationship, Mathew and Brandon, while on his father’s side, he is a half-brother to Heimlich Padilla.
He attended Del Campo High School where he met Ian Hecox, and after matriculating, the two friends enrolled at American River College, but dropped out after two years to focus on a YouTube career.
Anthony was interested in the IT world from an early age, and while the two boys were in high school, he created the chat application so the two friends could communicate through the internet after school hours. The application was then turned into a website, and eventually into the eponymous YouTube channel.
Their first video was uploaded in 2005 entitled “Power Rangers Theme”, which shows the two 17-year-olds dancing and imitating moves by the popular actors from TV series. They continued making similar parody videos, such as “Mortal Kombat Theme”, fighting in a funny way, then “The Epic Battle: Jesus vs Cyborg Satan”, and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, among others.
The two friends were turning into a sensation as the YouTube community expanded, and they started attracting like-minded people who wanted to join them.
Rise to Prominence
Gradually, the Smosh channel increased in popularity and soon the duo launched new channels, including ElSmosh and Smosh Games, with the latter being hosted by Mari Takahashi, David Moss, Joshua Ovenshire, and Matthew Sohinki. Anthony remained on the channel until 2017 when he left and started pursuing fame on his own. By then, Smosh and the gang have been through several ups and downs, with Padilla talking about the abuse he suffered by Defy Media, the actual owners of Smosh brand and channel since 2011 when the duo sold it, such as being financially exploited and taking over his Facebook account. Some of the most popular videos of Anthony in Smosh are “Beef ‘n Go”, “Pokemon in Real Life!”, and “Magic Keyboard”, among many others.
Additionally to success with Smosh, Anthony has pursued his own ideas. He started his channel back in 2006, but his first video was uploaded only in 2009, entitled “LOLCOMMENTS”, which now has around 1.5 million views. He’s been uploading new content ever since, and so far has amassed around six million subscribers, and his videos have been viewed more than 420 million times; some of the most popular include “Whi I Left Smosh” with over 16 million views, in which he has talked about all the reasons behind his decision to leave the company, then “I Spent a Day With Multiple Personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder)”, with 15 million views, and “English vs Spanish (w/ German Garmendia)”, with around 11.5 million views, among many other videos that have attracted millions of views.
Actor, Director, and Producer
As a member of Smosh, Anthony worked with Ian on several projects, including the films “Smosh: The Movie”, then “Ghostmates”, and some of the short comedy skits that the two created together, such as “Every | Blank | Ever”, and “If | Blank | Were Real”, among others.
As of late 2021, Anthony Padilla’s net worth has been estimated to be around $5 million, earned through his successful career as an online content creator.
Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?
When it comes to his personal life, Anthony has often talked about his personal life through his YouTube channel.
Back in 2010, Anthony started dating YouTube star Kalel Cullen, and the two even became engaged in June 2013, but broke-up before taking their romance to the next level. Padilla talked about their relationship later, saying that she was manipulative, and diminished his personality and confidence.
In 2015, Anthony started a relationship with social media star Miel Bredouw but he only presented their romance to the public eye in 2017, but unfortunately, they broke-up in 2019. Since then, he has found a new love in special effects make-up artist Mykie, known also as Glam&Core.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The popular YouTuber is known for his emo-styled black hair, which he eventually changed, while his eyes are hazel. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.8m), weighs approximately 154lbs (70kgs), with vital statistics of 40-13-30.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
In 2013 and 2015, Anthony was the subject of a death hoax; it was reported that he’d died in a car accident both times, and the rumors spread virally online until he made a statement to reassure his fans that he was fine.
In 2013 he started exercising and having vegan-based diet, and in 2014 he fully switched to the vegan diet as he felt that it helped his overall health status. When he was 15 years old, he was diagnosed with Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, which causes small blood vessel inflammation, and was bed-ridden for four months to recover. Moreover, Anthony suffers from panic attacks, but has kept the condition under control.
His main interests are comic books and animated films and series – “Toy Story” is his favorite movie franchise.