Mikey Murphy is known for his YouTube channel ‘MikeIsAverage’, where he posts his vlogs and hosts various challenges. He created his first YouTube channel called ‘The Original Fiction TV’, along with his school friend Liam to publish a project assignment. Mikey liked what he was doing as he was fond of photography and filming since the time he was a toddler. Later, he teamed up with another YouTube star, Luke Korns, and produced a lot of collaborated videos which fetched him good attention for his now-main YouTube channel, ‘MikeIsAverage’. Mikey has now moved on to Los Angeles, California, to be closer to the filming industry. There are rumors that Mikey and Luke might be working on another on-platform series. He is also known as the ‘average internet vlogger’ for his videos like, “What I do when I’m home alone”. His frequent visits to fame street, made channels like “AwesomenessTV” notice his talents. He can often be seen in their channel, hosting events and in a series called “Royal Caribbean”.
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
Back when Mikey started the channel for his school project, he got a lot of criticism from his classmates which eventually made him drop out of school. That never stopped him from pursuing his dreams of being an actor/YouTube personality. As he says in one of his videos, he enjoyed social interactions on his channel. He then met Luke Korn who also has a YouTube channel called, “UncleKornicob” at the “Playlist Live” event and they both made a lot of videos together, ranging from challenges to pranks. After Mikey moved to Los Angeles, he is working on with Jonah Green and is represented by talent representation companies like, ‘Big Frame’ and ‘Creative Artists Agency’. On November 30, his channel reached a million subscribers and he thankfully posted the same as a vlog in his channel. As of January 2017, his channel has over 1.1 million subscribers and over 45 million video views.
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What Makes Mikey Murphy So Special
Although Mikey is younger than most YouTube stars, he manages to produce content appropriate for most age groups. In his ‘Draw My Life’ video, he says that he started talking and walking before he was 1 year old which can be why he is mature enough to provide consistent and well-accepted content. Mikey wasn’t a professional when he started off with vlogging his everyday life with people online but he now creates vividly-creative videos making use of some really innovative camera angles. He is also known to be working with consumer-based companies like M&Ms and BurgerKing.
Mikey has over 58 thousand followers on Vine and 643 thousand followers on Instagram. As a triburte to their earlier days on YouTube, Luke Korn and Mikey launched a compilation of their favorite songs on itunes and the album is called “From the stories we tell”. Mikey, when asked what his fans can expect in 2017, he said, “Oh so many and they’re going to hate that all I can say is “soon”. I am writing and directing a few major projects and starring in a few films that I cannot wait to talk more about, oh and of course YouTube! It is going to be a very exciting year!”
Behind The Curtains
Mikey Murphy was born on May 12, 1998 in New Jersey, to Monica and Michael. His mother is a nurse and his father is an Occupational Therapist at a special school for kids. He has a sister called Sydney who is two years younger than him. As he mentions in one of his vlogs, Sydney and Mikey didn’t get along well during childhood but they support each other in all things at this point. His was in a relationship with another famous YouTuber, Griffin Arnlund. They were together since September 2015 and mutually ended their relationship during the last quarter of 2016. Mikey also supports a lot of good causes like the “Thirst” which aims to end the global water crisis. He was seen at the 7th Thirst gala which was hosted at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hill, California on June 13, 2016.