Freddie Wong Bio
(Filmmaker, VFX Artist, Gamer, Musician)
Birthday: September 13, 1985 (Virgo)
Born In: Seattle, Washington
Freddie Wong, or simply FreddieW to his friends and colleagues, wears many hats as a successful professional including that of a filmmaker, YouTuber, gamer, visual effects (VFX) artist, and musician. Freddie achieved widespread acclaim for the first time as a competitive gamer when he participated in ‘World Series of Video Games’ competition held in Dallas where he stood first in the ‘Guitar Hero 2’ contest in July of 2007. Hugely inspired by the stupendous success, Freddie started uploading gaming videos on YouTube that became very popular largely because of their sardonic content. He also constituted a rock band ‘Helanor Brozevelt’ in 2007 that was exclusively devoted to video games. Wong’s career received a big boost when he co-founded a production firm ‘RocketJump’ along with Desmond “Dez” Dolly and Matthew Arnold, in 2010. Freddie uploaded ingeniously crafted videos on YouTube (via the ‘RocketJump’ channel) that went viral, notching up more than 1 billion views. He also played a stellar role in launching the prime web video series ‘Video Game High School’. Freddie Wong was also actively involved in the founding of two other YouTube channels, ‘BrandonJLa’ and ‘Node’ under the banner of RocketJump. Besides RocketJump, Freddie has also established a media entity named ‘Overcrank Media’ based in Los Angeles which he owns and oversees. Wong made his mark as an indie filmmaker when he produced a feature film titled ‘Bear’ for the first time in 2010. Freddie is a mentor to his younger brother, Jimmy Wong who is a YouTuber, actor, and musician.