Jeffrey Ridgway Jr. is a famous American YouTuber who rose to fame with his younger brother Jesse’s YouTube ‘Psycho Series’. Jeffrey was seen playing several different characters in the series, mostly the anti-hero version of him. This led to a substantial growth in his popularity but all was not well between the brothers, so Jeffrey established his own YouTube channel in the year 2015, which amassed hundreds and thousands of subscribers in the first few days itself. Jeffrey uploaded the first video on 12th April 2015 with the title ‘Welcome to Big Brudda’, which was an introductory one minute long video. As his popularity increased, he started making money off his YouTube videos, and left his accounting job and started doing YouTube full time. Although it started as a rival channel to his brother’s, the content is very different on both the channels. Jeffrey mostly uploads skits, pranks, vlogs and fan-mails on his channel. The total number of subscribers to his YouTube channel is close to a million.
Rise to Fame
He and his brother, Jesse, shared more or less the same interests in cameras and video editing. Jesse later grew up to become a popular YouTuber with the channel ‘McJuggerNuggets’. Jeffrey made some appearances on the channel, which gave the audiences a glimpse of the weird ways the family expresses their love and anger.
On Christmas 2012, Jeffrey took the things a bit far when he pranked Jesse by filming him playing video games on TV and showed it to his father. The rivalry further intensified when Jeffrey broke Jesse’s camera on his 21st birthday.
As a result of this, Jeffrey’s laptop was destroyed by his father, following which Jeffrey went insane and the rivalry between the brothers and their father further intensified.
Their ‘psycho dad’ destroyed the 1,00,000 play button from YouTube and it enraged the brothers, who then destroyed their father’s childhood trophies. This ugly feud ended with Jesse getting banished from the house. Things got further uglier when Jesse was caught getting a few video games from his gaming lair, upon which his father destroyed the lair.
Some days later, Jeffrey came out with his own YouTube channel and uploaded his first video in April 2015. He made the full out of his popularity gathered from Jesse’s channel and gained more than 500,000 subscribers in 3 days time. It became the fastest growing YouTube channel, overshadowing Wiz Khalifa.
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Upon starting his YouTube channel, Jeffrey kept working as an accountant for a local company. In the early stages he uploaded very few videos but slowly he got very regular with it and left his job to concentrate more on his YouTube career.
He uploaded everything from pranks, skits, vlogs and while his brother’s channel frequently showcased the rivalry between the brothers and their father’s shenanigans. Jeffrey stayed away from that stuff for the most part.
The most viewed videos on his channels are titled ‘Psycho Dad Flattens Gaming Lair’ and ‘Want more Psycho Footage?’, which clearly showed that his audiences were mostly interested in the weirdly funny happenings that took place in the family.
Jeffrey further took on every opportunity to grow his channel by constant planning and plotting in order to get his ‘psycho dad’ to always be hateful towards Jesse. As of now, Jeffrey’s channel ‘BigBrudda’ has a little over 9,10,000 subscribers while Jesse is way above him with close to 3 million subscribers.
Family & Personal life
Jeffrey Ridgway Jr. was born on January 22, 1989 in New Jersey to Jeffrey Ridgway Sr. and Theresa Abrahams.
Jeffrey Ridgway Jr. frequently comes across as a guy who doesn’t like his brother Jesse, but on many occasions he is seen feeling bad for him when his father mistreats him. Many say that it’s just a setup and the brothers fool the world by coming across dysfunctional.
The real turning point in brothers’ life came when their parents divorced, and this was the time when they both came closer to each other on a personal level.
Mellissa and Kate were two known girlfriends of Jeffrey, which is evident through his videos.