Michael Balalis, popularly known as Mikey Bolts, is a YouTube star. He became a popular comedian after he opened his own YouTube channel called Mikey Bolts in 2008. He is well known for his funny facial expressions, ‘Stewie’ impressions, and humour. He regularly uploads videos, commenting on current events, pop culture, and his life experiences. He also does “Family Guy” impressions of popular songs like ‘Rap God’ by Eminem, ‘The Monster’ by Eminem ft. Rihanna, and ‘Happy’ by Pharrell. He also runs another channel called Mikey, which he had started in 2005. He has a strong online fan base, which is growing steadily. Mikey is also a popular social media personality, with 99k fans on Twitter, 186k on Instagram, and 363k followers on Facebook. He stays connected with his fans through regular Q&A sessions and by sharing details of his personal life with them.
Rise to Stardom
Michael Balalis started his YouTube channel “Mikey Bolts” on January 3, 2008, and has since then, amassed 2.9 million subscribers and 320 million views, as of June 2018. He also has a second channel called ‘Mikey,’ which was started on October 3, 2005. It has 145k subscribers and 263k views as of June 2018.
Bolts is particularly famous for his talent of performing ‘Family Guy’ impressions of hit pop songs. The video where he sang the song ‘Timber’ by Pitbull and Ke$ha became hugely popular and amassed 2.3 million views within a few months. He does an excellent ‘Stewie’ impression and has won Fox’s ‘I Am Stewie’ contest for his queer Stewie vocals. As a winner, he also got an opportunity to hang out with the cast of ‘Family Guy’, and to appear as Stewie on one of the episodes. In an interview Bolts stated that he would continue doing Stewie impressions to entertain millions of his fans. He also wishes to do the same with his own music. Bolts also collaborates with fellow YouTubers, such as Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla to create comedic videos.
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Mikey Bolts was born on October 8, 1991, in Sacramento, California, the USA. He has a younger brother. He majored in journalism at the California State University, Long Beach. As his grandmother had passed away due to breast cancer, Mikey Bolts wanted to do something to make a difference. So he decided to raise $5000 for the breast cancer research institution, Susan G. Komen Foundation, by participating in Darelicious, which is like Kickstarter, but in a more entertaining way. In 2014, he had stated that if he successfully raised $5000, he would jump out of a plane dressed like a Power Ranger. His father had also promised that if Bolts is successful in raising the money, then he would also jump out of the plane with him. However, the YouTuber did not share any updates regarding this later on.