Birthday: July 24, 1974
Age: 46 Years, 46 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Leo
Also Known As: Steven Jay Williams
Born in: St. Paul, Virginia
Famous as: YouTube Personality
Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Males
Spouse/Ex-: Desiree Williams
father: Carl Williams
mother: Wanda Williams
siblings: Bryan, Karla
U.S. State: Virginia
Steven Jay Williams, better known by his online pseudonym, Boogie2988 or just Boogie, is a YouTuber known for his gaming videos and rants about video games. He is the man behind the super-famous fictional character “Francis,” who is an embodiment of the stereotypes typically assigned to video game players. Through this character, Williams often parodies trending video game news, nerd culture, and pop news. Francis, who is based on the gamer’s early experiences, is someone netizens love to hate and is the major reason behind Williams’ massive online popularity. With the number of subscribers on his YouTube channel ‘Boogie2988’ touching a whooping 4 million, this guy is definitely one of the most popular YouTubers in the entire United States. His videos range from absurd and hilarious rants to serious discussions about fat shaming, domestic abuse, and dealing with depression. Though a successful person today, Williams had been through some really horrible times in the past and has emerged a winner. His perseverance and never-say-die attitude makes him even more special to his fans who already adore him for his funny rant videos. He won the Trending Gamer award at The Game Awards 2016, which stands as a testimony to his tremendous popularity.
Steven Jay Williams had a very difficult childhood and thus he never got the opportunity to properly plan for his career. His miserable childhood gave way to a troubled adolescence and many times he found himself depressed and even on the verge of suicide. He was also very overweight due to which he suffered from low self-esteem. Thankfully, he received some help from his elder brother with whose guidance he learned to code and became a web designer. However, he did not find much success in this career and before long, found himself broke and unemployed. In the mid-2000s, unhappy and dejected in life,
Steven Williams turned to social media and made a channel on YouTube called ‘Boogie2988.’ Little did he know at that time that this channel would literally rescue him from the pathetic life he was living and catapult him to fame, wealth, and glory! The first video he posted on the channel was a simple gameplay video. As he posted more videos, he realized that he was gaining a following. Many people commented on his videos, offering words of praise and encouragement. This gave the depressed young man much hope and he began uploading a wider variety of content related to gaming. One day lady luck smiled on him and he was given a shoutout from the popular YouTuber Ray William Johnson which changed his fortunes for the better.
Over the course of his online career, he developed the fictional character of “Francis,” a childish adult with lisps. Following the shoutout, the number of subscribers on ‘Boogie2988’ shot up steeply, bringing widespread popularity to the hitherto relatively unknown YouTuber. As it often happens with well-known YouTubers, his fame spread beyond the video sharing website and he was invited to post his content on Twitch.tv as well; he streams on Twitch.tv 3-5 times a week as of today.
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Steven Jay Williams was born on July 24, 1974 to Wanda and Carl Williams as one of their three children. His father was a coal miner while his mother was a teacher. He grew up in a highly dysfunctional family with an alcoholic absentee father and an abusive mother. Young Steven’s childhood was a hell and he sought solace in food, often binge eating. His eating habits made him fat and unhealthy while his abusive parents made him emotionally sick.
As a youngster he often suffered from depression and had a very low level of self-confidence. With the help of his elder brother he somehow managed to become a web designer but his low self-esteem and health issues prevented him from becoming successful in this profession. Eventually his life took a turn for the better when he discovered YouTube and started posting videos on it. After much struggles, he was finally able to achieve all the success and wealth he had ever wished for. Life is yet not perfect for Williams as he still suffers from various health issues, but it is definitely going on the right track now.
On the romantic front, he met a lady named Desiree who loved him for who he was despite his obesity and health problems. The couple got married in 2013.