Philip DeFranco Bio


Birthday: December 1, 1985 (Sagittarius)

Born In: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

Philip DeFranco is a popular American YouTuber who rose to fame with his YouTube channel sxephil (stylized as sXePhil), which boasts millions of subscribers! Along with his primary channel, where he talks about the news and pop culture in a hilarious and ironic manner, he also runs other channels on the video-sharing platform. Having joined YouTube in 2006, DeFranco’s rise to fame has been slow and steady. Four days a week, he hosts the hugely popular The Philip DeFranco Show in which he discusses issues like current events, politics, pop culture, and celebrity gossip, and offers his sarcastic commentary on them. The show has been so popular that it has received sponsorships from Netflix, Ting, and State Farm. DeFranco’s personal vlog channel and his family channel, featuring his wife and son, are also extremely popular. The famous social media personality is also the recipient of several awards and honors.

Quick Facts

Age: 38 Years, 38 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Lindsay Jordan Doty (m. 2015)

father: Philip Franchini, Sr

children: Philip

Born Country: United States

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

More Facts

education: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College


Philip DeFranco began his YouTube career while still a student at East Carolina University. The year was 2006 when he opened his first YouTube channel, sxephil. At that time, there weren’t many people posting online content and it was relatively easier to gain notice with one’s videos. Within a short span of time, DeFranco was able to gain a small but loyal following that mostly comprised teenage girls. His channel became even more popular following the premiere of The Philip DeFranco Show in 2007. The next year, he co-starred with Jessica Rose and Kevin Wu in Hooking Up, an HBOLabs web series. In January 2012, he created a news website and YouTube channel SourceFed, which was originally produced by James Haffner. This new channel mainly focused on news, popular culture, and technology. The channel proved to be an extremely successful one and had accumulated over 1.6 million subscribers and 907 million video views before being canceled in March 2017. His self-titled YouTube channel has amassed over 6.36 million subscribers. Philip DeFranco is also popular on other social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok where he has 653,000 followers and 2.7 million followers respectively.

Over the years, Philip DeFranco’s fame climbed to greater heights, and in 2012, he signed a deal with Revision3, an internet television network. The following year, DeFranco's assets, including The Philip DeFranco Show, were acquired by Revision3, and he was made the Senior VP of a new Revision3 subsidiary, Phil DeFranco Networks and Merchandise. Later in 2013, he launched another channel, ForHumanPeoples, which is basically a YouTube channel dedicated to his merchandise line. In addition to his social media career, DeFranco has also organized live shows and meet-up events in locations such as Arizona, Los Angeles, and Toronto. In May 2017, DeFranco created DefrancoElite, a fan-fun initiative through the popular fan-funding website Patreon. He is now an independent creator and no longer associated with any MNC. Right now, he is also focused on building his own Philip DeFranco Network. He has another channel named ‘Philly D.’ While the channel is no longer active, it is still supported by over 1.12 million subscribers.

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Awards & Achievements

Philip DeFranco is the recipient of several awards. He was named the Sexiest Geek by the Wired magazine in 2008. His channel SourceFed won the Streamy Award for Audience Choice for Best Series of the Year in 2013. His popular series, The Philip DeFranco Show, won the Streamy Awards for Best News and Culture Series and Audience Choice for Best Show of the Year in 2016.

Personal Life

Philip DeFranco was born Philip James Franchini, Jr. on December 1, 1985, in the Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S. He studied at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, University of South Florida. Later, he moved to East Carolina University but dropped out of college without completing his studies. One sad fact about this jovial YouTuber is that he suffers from polycystic kidney disease which he inherited from his father and grandfather.

He dated Lindsay Jordan Doty for a long time before marrying her in 2015. Their wedding received vast media coverage. They have two sons, namely Philip "Trey" DeFranco III and Carter William DeFranco. About his political ideology, he describes himself as “fiscally conservative, socially liberal, for the most part.” He was initially far-left liberal but later his ideology shifted more toward the center.

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