Garrett Hilbert is an American YouTuber who co-founded the extremely popular channel ‘Dude Perfect.’ As of December 2018, the channel has attracted over 36 million followers. Known for featuring trick shots and exciting stunts, the channel is a one-stop destination for sports entertainment lovers. Besides Hilbert, the other co-founders of the channel are Coby and Cory Cotton, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney. As of now, ‘Dude Perfect’ is the most subscribed channel in America and the 2nd most subscribed sports channel on the platform. Hilbert, being an important part of the channel, is an extremely talented person who always gives his best while shooting and developing the videos for the channel. Also known as “The Purple Hoser” or “The Red Head,” he believes in creating unique and entertaining content for his viewers. The Texas native is a very funny and crazy guy behind the scenes. He is a married man who enjoys basketball, reading, watching TV and hanging out with his family and friends.
Rise to Stardom
Garrett Hilbert and his pals Cody, Coby, Cory and Tyler launched the channel ‘Dude Perfect’ on 16 March 2009. The story behind their first video is an interesting one. The friends were once betting on sandwiches via basketball shots while playing together. They recorded a video of their gameplay and posted it on their channel. Within a week of its upload, the video went viral. After this, Hilbert and his friends posted a trick shot video from a summer camp which too became a hit. After garnering a moderate level of popularity on YouTube, Hilbert and his pals were contacted by ESPN's ‘E:60’ for a segment. The segment was later aired on multiple television shows, such as ‘Around the Horn,’ ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ and ‘SportsNation.’ The segment was much loved by the audiences around the world and ultimately gained ‘Dude Perfect’ further fame.
Soon after, the team started to receive calls for professional endorsements. They then traveled to UK for a video segment with the players of renowned football teams, including Manchester City F.C and Chelsea F.C. They also worked with a number of famous personalities, including actor Paul Rudd, NBA star Chris Paul, volleyball star Morgan Beck and country singer Luke Bryan.
In 2011, Hilbert and his friends launched a mobile game called ‘Dude Perfect’ for Android and iOS. This was followed by another version called ‘Dude Perfect 2.’ In the year 2015, they were contacted for a TV series titled ‘The Dude Perfect Show’ which first premiered on CMT in 2016 and was later aired on Nickelodeon for its second season.
Till date, the Dude Perfect team has created a number of world records, including the longest basketball shot from the 3rd deck of the football stadium Kyle Field, the longest pea blow (one breath) and the longest lego walk (barefoot). The last two records were created in 2018. Also, the group’s 2017 video titled ‘Ping Pong Trick Shots 3’ was ranked at #3 on YouTube's ‘top 10 trending videos of 2017’ list.
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Garrett Hilbert was born on May 13, 1987 in Plano, Texas, USA. He was a student of Texas A&M University. He married a lady named Kristin in the year 2011. The couple has two sons, Owen and Lincoln, as well a daughter named Iris.