Born In: Los Portsmouth, VA
Melvin Gregg is an American actor and YouTuber who first gained popularity as a successful Viner. However, Vine was not the first online networking platform that interested Gregg; according to the reports Melvin joined YouTube in 2009, much before Vine came into existence. The oldest YouTube video from Melvin, that is still available on the platform, was published in 2013, four years after he first appeared on the video sharing platform. In 2011, he debuted his acting career on television with the show “Whatever”. He also appeared in a number of other shows and starred in multiple movies between 2013, and 2016. While he was exploring mainstream acting, his popularity on multiple social media accounts sky rocketed and after Vine was discontinued in January 2017, he has shifted his full focus to YouTube and mainstream acting. Melvin Gregg is also a popular face in the advertising world and he has worked for some of the most respected brands of the world at a national level.
Melvin Gregg joined YouTube on November 1, 2009. However, there is no information available about his earliest postings. The first post from Melvin, which is still available on YouTube was uploaded on November 10, 2013. The video is titled as “Melvin Gregg Vine Compilation (part 2)”. Melvin was amongst the early birds on Vine and his videos got quick popularity making him an online figure. He quickly earned over 3.8 million subscribers on Vine and became one of the top 100 personalities on the platform. With regular posts of various comedy videos that displayed the range of his vast acting ability, he also made a strong foot hold on YouTube and amassed over 470,000 subscribers in no time. He has a strong presence on Instagram where he has gathered over 2.8 million followers.
However, by 2013, when he first became conscious about his online popularity, he had already debuted in TV shows and feature films. He first appeared in a show with four episodes, named ‘Whatever’ in 2011, and 2012. He also landed roles in films like ‘A House Is Not a Home’ and ‘Alpha House’ in the subsequent years. ‘Freakish’ and ‘The Land’ are his latest series and movie respectively that were released in 2016. Gregg also has a promising career in advertising and he has appeared in over a dozen of commercials for reputed brands like Sony, Nike and Google, which has helped him to gain the status of a national level professional in the field. Currently, Melvin is concentrating on his acting as well as online career.
Melvin Gregg was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on September 22,1988, to Constance Gregg and Melvin Vaughan. He has six sisters and he lived with his family in his hometown Portsmouth before moving to Los Angeles. Before he moved to LA, he studied Marketing in the Old Dominion University. Melvin has also declared on Twitter that he has a steady girlfriend but he has not yet revealed her name or face.
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