Who is Dax Flame?
Dax Flame was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio on 5 November 1991, in Dallas, Texas, USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is White. He is a YouTuber, a social media star, vlogger, and an actor, real name Madison Patrello. However, he uses his moniker on his eponymous YouTube channel, which is the one that has brought him fame and popularity since 2007, when he created his channel on 2 January, and on the same day uploaded his first video “My First Diary Entry“. The video gained over 200,000 views in only a few days, and at the present, has more than 600,000 views. Dax’s channel has more than 450,000 subscribers, and has gained over 64 million views of all his videos combined.
On 30 December 2020, he uploaded the video “My Plan to Dominate YouTube in 2021”, in which he stated that if his channel doesn’t gain one million subscribers in a year, he will stop uploading videos from that day.
Early life, family, and education
Dax was raised in Dallas by his parents, whose names are unknown to the public, and there is no information about his siblings either, however, it’s widely known that he is a grandson of Samuel Patrello, a famous nightclub and movie comedian, who was best known as Jerry Lewis’s impersonator.
Dax attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2009, he entered Pace University in New York State, from which graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 2013.
Most viewed videos
Dax started uploading his videos when he was a teenager; he self-proclaimed himself “King of socially awkward boys on the web“. He was an insecure, young boy who mostly talked about how poor he was, but often mentioned his girlfriend, and his best friend Jacob. His appearance and the way his voice sounded were the reasons why the YouTube community had been making fun of him.
However, this didn’t stop him from uploading his videos almost every day, so as of September 2021, his most viewed video is “Diary 30: Superman is coming to school”, which he uploaded on 2 March 2007, and has gained over five million views, with over 350,000 likes; in the video, he wears a Superman costume, and talks about how he is going to school dressed as Superman, so he would be able to approach Sophia (his dream-girl) and ask her does she want to be saved.
However, in the end he was humiliated, and in his second most viewed video, he talks about how other students were laughing at him; this video – “Diary 31: Humiliation“ – has gathered over four million views since it was uploaded on the same day as the first, when he got back from school.
In July 2020, Dax uploaded a pilot episode of a game-show which he created, entitled “Smoothie Madness“, and the video has gained over 60,000 views. His game-show is still popular, and he has been uploading an episode of his game-show each week, in which three contestants compete in various smoothie-themed challenges to win the prize, which is $100 in cash.
Career as an actor
Dax Flame has five acting credits to his name; he made his debut appearance in the 2012 movie “Project X“, playing the character Dax, alongside Jonathan Daniel Brown, Thomas Mann and Oliver Cooper.
In the same year, he was cast to play Zack in the movie “21 Jump Street”, acting with Ice Cube, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum in this action comedy about two undercover police officers who are sent to a local high school to find drug dealers; the movie had 21 award nomination and won 11 awards. In 2014, he appeared in the sequel entitled “22 Jump Street“, acting with the same crew; this movie had 25 award nominations and won seven awards.
Dax had a minor role in the comedy drama movie “The Watch”, which starred Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Vince Vaughn, and was directed by Akiva Schaffer.
In 2016, he portrayed Jasper “Jazz” Papadakis in the movie “Another Evil”, a horror comedy directed and written by Carson Mell; the movie had three award nominations.
Love life and relationships
In his videos, Dax has spoken about female friends, however, he hasn’t spoken about his relationships with them; he talked about Sophie, a girl from his high school, and it’s known that he was in love with her, but her feelings for him are unknown. Later, in his videos he talked about another girl from his class, but didn’t reveal her name.
On 27 May 2008, an anonymous girl uploaded the video “DAXFLAME’S GIRLFRIEND” on YouTube, in which she claimed that she was his girlfriend, however, Dax didn’t react to her video.
There were various rumors considering both his sexual orientation and love life, but as of September 2021, Dax is probably single, or is perhaps keeping his love life secret.
Hobbies and other interests
Dax is into writing and traveling, and has been to a couple of US states, while he’s also traveled to India, Italy and Mexico; in his book “I’m Just Sitting on a Fence: The Secrets of Life”, he wrote about all his journeys. His book was published on 9 December 2014, and besides his traveling, he also wrote about his experience in Hollywood, his nervous breakdowns, and his everyday life. He has mostly traveled as a volunteer of an orphanage.
He also wrote the book “Ice Cream Man“, based on his experience when he worked in an ice cream shop; his third book is “Dax Flame’s Guide to Making Money as an Influencer“.
Dax’s favorite travel destination is Iceland, and his dream travel destination is China.
He likes to watch movies in his spare time – his favorite actresses are Penelope Cruz and Sandra Bullock, and his favorite actors are Ryan Gossling, Tom Cruise and Channing Tatum.
Dax is active on his Instagram account, on which he has over 17,500 followers; he also has accounts on Twitter, TikTok and Twitch.
Dax also has an interest in producing, and has produced the documentary movie “Indoor Garden“, in which he played himself in an attempt to sell his new invention to earn money to pay the rent, and his wish to make the world a better place to live in.
Age, height, and net worth
Dax is 29 years old, he has blonde hair and his eyes are blue; he is 5ft 7ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs around 132lbs (60kgs).
He’s revealed that he has earned about $300,000 from his acting career, however, it seems that the money didn’t last long, as he’s now struggling with financial problems, and has thus begun working at a restaurant as a waiter.
His salary is unknown, however, he has stated in an interview that he has enough money to pay for food and rent. It seems that his fortunes changed since he was a fifteen-year-old boy, when he was in 16th place on the list of the most successful YouTubers.
His YouTube channel’s net worth has been estimated at $52,000.