Zach Hadel, also known as PsychicPebbles, is an American YouTuber, writer, director, animator, voice actor, and storyboard artist. As a man of many talents, Zach rose to fame quickly for his funny and equally sarcastic animations on YouTube and Newgrounds. He is also known for being a member of the web series Oney Plays.
Find out more about the American internet personality in the biography below.
Early Life, Family, Educational Background
Zach Hadel was born on 13 May 1990, under the zodiac sign of Taurus, in Kansas, USA. His ancestry is a mix of Caucasian and German ethnicity, but he holds American nationality.
As a young boy, Zach loved to draw comic characters. Along the line, his simple expression of art metamorphosed into flash animations.
There are currently no details of his family, parents, siblings, nor educational background. We’ll be sure to update this article accordingly if we get more information.
Zach started his career as a flash animator at Newgrounds in 2008, and worked his way up. In November that year he uploaded his first flash animation film, “Tribute to Easter” onto the official website.
He also worked closely with fellow animator Chris O’Neill (also known as OneyNG) in the early years of his career; they co-created the animated web series “Hell Benders”, and later they created the animated music video “Unicorn Wizard” for the famous comedy rock band Ninja Sex Party.
Between 2016 and 2016, Zach wrote several episodes of JonTron, and all the episodes of his podcast, “Shmucks”.
Zach storyboarded “The Grill is Gone”, an episode in the 11th season of the Spongebob SquarePants animation series.
In 2020, he partnered with Michael Cusack to create “Smiling Friends”, an animated pilot focused on self-help for Adult Swim, initially aired during Adult Swim’s April Fool’s Day Stunt.
The pilot generated over 1.3 million views, making it the most-watched episode on Adult Swim’s website.
Zach and Christian O’Neill started Oney Plays in 2012, using their animations to create complete web series that they uploaded on the channel. Zach left Oney Plays for a while, but rejoined the channel in 2018 after his former colleagues, Julian and Ding Dong, left. With his voice and charisma, Zach attracted a lot of viewers to OneyPlays. Evidence attests to this fact that the channel’s second most popular video is a six-hour-long compilation of Zach in his element, captioned “Best of Zach”; the video has over 4.6 million views.
In “Smiling Friends”, the cartoon series he created for Adult Swim, Zach voices a heterosexual character (named Charlie) for the first time.
Zach is particularly known for his funny celebrity impressions, one of them being the Donald Trump impression that he does during live stream sessions.
On 17 February 2011, Zach created a YouTube channel under his nickname, PsychicPebbles, and three days later uploaded his first video, a sarcastic compilation captioned, “How to be a YouTube Famous VBlogger”.
His earliest videos were primarily short and funny, some of which are “Osama Bin Laden Death Footage” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 10 seconds” both in 2011, and “R.I.P Steve Jobs” (2012), among others.
Over time, Zach built a YouTube audience that would give him millions of views on every upload. Some of his most popular are “Arrow to the Knee” (2011), “Hell Benders- Applooza” (2012), and “Get Out of My Car” (2017), which have 20, 17 and 51 million views respectively.
Although Zach has never shown his face on his YouTube videos, he does most voiceovers by himself. His channel now 1.43 million subscribers, 46 videos, and over 200 million views.
In 2017, PsychicPebbles started his comedy podcast “Shmucks”, which involved hilarious interviews with famous YouTubers and content creators.
In the first year, he featured Michael Stevens (VSauce), JonTron, and Ethan Klein, however, the podcast went dormant after its first few episodes.
In May 2019, he joined Niall Murray and Mick Lauer to host a SleepyCast episode featuring his content creator friends, Cory and Jeff, on the SleepyCabin podcast. Zach went on to host 81 other episodes on The SleepyCabin.
On 15 May 2020, Zach was a featured guest on The Create Unknown podcast, hosted by Matthew Tabor and Kevin Lieber, on which he shared details of his recent stint with Adult Swim; Zach has also been featured on The Official Podcast.
Through his fame on various digital platforms, Zach soon became an internet celebrity. On Patreon, he has over 200 patrons who support his creative process for a monthly fee. Although Zach doesn’t have an Instagram account, he has a Twitter handle (@psychicpebble), on which he interacts with over 300,000 followers.
Personal Life, Relationship
Many people believe Zach Hadel is mysterious because he hardly reveals his face on camera. However, he stated his reason for keeping his appearance from the media as ‘he would rather be known for his work than his appearance’.
However, despite his apparent discretion, Zach has revealed himself several times at conventions, where he’s been invited to discuss his career.
One thing that sets PsychicPebbles apart from his colleagues is his nasal-sounding voice. Fans and foes alike have rumored that his weird voice is due to an accident that resulted in a deviated septum. However, Zach refuses to address rumors about his voice, describing it as a sensitive subject.
Zach ‘PsychicPebbles’ Hadel currently lives with his artist girlfriend, Nikki, in California.
Appearance, Clothing Style
Zach Hadel is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). He has a short mop of dark brown hair and brown eyes. His clothing style is laid back, as he loves wearing hoodies and sweatpants.
Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Interesting Facts
- Zach Hadel enjoys public speaking.
- His favorite food on the Wawa menu is the turkey sandwich with lettuce and tomato.
- He is known for making jokes about Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
- He loves dark humor and video games.
- His best animations are “Rick and Morty” and “Family Guy”.
Net Worth and Salary
In late 2021, Zach Hadel has an estimated net worth of $5 million, which apart from his direct efforts on the previously mentioned web sites, he’s earned from collaborations with prominent brands, Google Adsense, and other personal endeavors. Property owned by the 31-year old internet personality remains under wraps for the time being.