Ian Hecox is a partner in the popular sketch comedy duo ‘Smosh’ along with Anthony Padilla. The two have been creating comic videos and sketches for entertainment for over a decade now. Ian is also one of the top YouTubers of all time, with 22.5 million subscribers tuning into his channel for some hilarious videos. Known to be one amongst the first few to become a famous YouTuber, he has come a long way and has produced, directed and acted in movies too. Ian had his own separate YouTube account called ‘IanH’, but owing to the time he had to dedicate towards Smosh, he converted his channel to ‘Smosh Second Channel’. He has never failed to impress his viewers with his brilliant acting skills and web based comedy sketches. Unsurprisingly, his videos have more than 6.2 billion views! He is also famous on other social sites, such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, where he has 1.9 million, 1.94 million, and 1.7 million fans respectively.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Ian met Anthony when they were in sixth grade during a science class. The two got along well, beginning an era of friendship together. Anthony created the website Smosh.com, and both Ian and Anthony used to upload videos on their website. Their friends and supporters began sharing these videos on their own ‘My Space’ accounts, allowing several people to view these videos. Their Pokémon video became so popular that it went viral and was uploaded to a new website called ‘YouTube.’The duo was amused to read positive and encouraging comments and eventually they created their own channel ‘Smosh’, which ended up doing pretty well. Around that time the duo also converted Anthony’s bedroom into a merchandise factory and began selling T-shirts for extra income. Ian went on to take up further studies in college, but was offered a chance to be a part of YouTube’s first wave of Ad Program along with Anthony in 2005. They accepted the offer, and began making more YouTube videos and earned a substantial income from it. Six months later, Ian and Anthony dropped out of college and took up YouTube full-time. Ian has also co-produced, directed and acted in movies such as ‘Smosh-The Movie’ and ‘Ghostmates’, along with several series running on their channel. He has also voiced the character of Bubbles in ‘The Angry Birds Movie.’
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What Makes Ian Hecox So Special
Ian is as ravishing as one can be with his dark brown hair, blue eyes and pale skin. He simply fits perfectly as “Prince Charming” for all young ladies. The 29-year-old guy is suave and breathtakingly handsome. With his groomed looks and honest smile, he has won a huge female fan following. But apart from being good-looking, Ian is also a wonderful human being. He has stood by his best friend Anthony through his worst times and has supported him throughout his anxiety disorder phase. Not only is he a doting friend, but he is also a wonderful son and brother and takes full responsibility of his family. He is grateful for the support extended by his fans and promises to work hard to keep their aspirations and his dreams alive.
Ian Hecox is a fun loving and outgoing man. He loves food, sports and hanging out with his friends and family. He is also a dog lover and owns a German shepherd. He is the more immature of the duo and likes to take things as they come; he calls himself childish too. He loves his pink frosted sprinkled donuts a lot and can go to war (in jest) with Anthony for the same! He is afraid of bees and spiders. Ian suffers from Asthma and ADHD.
Behind the Curtains
Ian was born in California and went to regular school. He has a dog named Daisy. He was more of an “outsider” in school until he met Anthony. Since then, Ian has always been supportive of, and a good friend to Anthony. The two studied at Del Campo High School together, and after finishing school, went on to study at American River College. Around one year into college, Ian and Anthony were offered the chance to work with YouTube, causing them to leave their education and pursue their YouTube career. Ian’s family has been highly supportive of his endeavors, especially his mother who enacts various characters in his videos. Ian dated Melanie Moat from 2007;the couple broke up in 2014.In 2015 Ian met Pamela Horton and started dating her.The two are deeply in love and Ian posted a picture of them on his Instagram account calling her “The love of his life.”