Shane Dawson is an American YouTuber, writer, comedian, actor, director, musician and media personality. He was one of the first characters to become famous on the YouTube video sharing site and has since maintained an online presence. In 2008, when Dawson was 19, he signed up for YouTube and started making videos. He gained fame on the site, garnering more than half a billion views in 2010. In 2015, Dawson began his conspiracy show on YouTube, a series of videos in which he discusses various conspiracy theories. Since 2019, he runs an active channel, Shane, which is one of the 100 most subscribed YouTube channels with 22 million subscribers and over 5 billion views.
Shane Lee Yaw
Shaney Boy, Shane D-Tv, Papa Bear, Shaney, Shaney Bird, Shane DawsonTV, Queen, Basket, Pig
YouTuber, Actor, Author, Actor, Singer, Director
Parody, Comedy, Pop Rock, Electronic Dance, Dubstep
Collective digital studio
Anniversary / Date of birth
Shane Dawson was born July 19, 1988 in Long Beach, California, USA.
He is currently 31 years old.
Sign of the sun
He is of Dutch, Welsh, English and Swedish descent.
Shane Dawson attended the Lakewood High School in Los Angeles.
- Father – Kyle Yaw Jr.
- Mother – Teresa Yaw
- Brothers and sisters – Jerid Yaw (older brother), Jacob Yaw (older brother)
- Relatives – Kyle Eugene Yaw (paternal grandfather), Nancy Lou Welch (paternal grandmother)
Boyfriend / spouse
Shane Dawson dated –
- Nadine Sykora (2010-2011) – Shane began dating travel blogger Nadine Sykora in the last months of 2010. Their relationship was made public after being spotted. They decided to separate by November 2011.
- Lisa Schwartz (2011-2015) – Shane had a relationship with YouTuber Lisa Schwartz in December 2011. He would describe the first year of their relationship as the best year of his life. The problems began to appear in the second year, when his bisexual tendencies began to invade him. His attraction to the boys made him feel guilty. He became depressed and even hired a therapist, who eventually helped him understand that he was bisexual. After about two and a half years together, their relationships became visible as he decided to leave.
- Garrett Watts (2016) – Shane was dating his social media star, Garrett Watts, in 2016. They came together working together to create YouTube videos. However, their relationship lasted only one year.
- Ryland Adams (2016-Present) – In October 2016, he used his Instagram account to reveal that he was attending the host and producer of the Web series, Ryland Adams. The speculations about these appointments existed for months before he finally reveals his relationship. After more than 2 years of outings, the couple got engaged in 2019.
- In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
- In centimeters – 183 cm
- In meters – 1.83 meters
- In kilograms – 79 kg
- In pounds – 174 lbs
One of the most popular YouTuber with over 22 million subscribers and 5 billion views.
Dawson released his first single, SUPERLUV! March 31, 2012 on iTunes. The song managed to rank at 87 in Ireland, 16 on the British Indie Chart, 163 on the British Singles Chart and 28th in the US iTunes Pop Chart ranking. He also posted a video clip for the song on his YouTube channel.
Shane Dawson made his movie debut in 2012 with an American physiological horror film, Smiley, for his role as Binder.
In 2012, Dawson won the role of Christmas Past / Popcorn in the series of live action scenes, The Adventures of High Fructose of Annoying Orange.
He has appeared in television commercials for Taco Bell and McDonald's.
- Dawson was criticized for his racial comedy, particularly for his use of blackface and racial Niger slig in several old sketches and for his jokes about ghetto jokes at VidCon in 2012. In 2014, YouTuber Franchesca Ramsey criticized Dawson on Tumblr, writing that Shane did his modern minstrel show number AT VIDCON and suffered no repercussions. It would be nice for him to admit why these problems are problematic, apologize to his audience and stop doing so. Dawson later apologized for the jokes in a video, stating that he viewed the controversy as a learning experience.
- Dawson was later criticized for his 2018 documentaries, The Mind of Jake Paul and Jeffree Star's The Secret World, with some claiming that Dawson was too sympathetic to the racist scandals of both subjects. Some Twitter users have used the #ShaneDawsonisOverParty hashtag after the last part of The Mind of Jake Paul.
- In 2018, Dawson is the subject of controversy over the comments he had made on pedophilia during a 2014 episode of his podcast Shane and Friends, in which he published a apology video comparing his comic style to the era of shock jocks. The same comments were also the subject of controversy in March 2019, as well as a controversy about the comments he had made during an episode of 2015 of the same podcast about his sexual activities with his cat.
- Dawson has also been criticized for his content on conspiracy theory, as some believe that his videos on the flat Earth, the hoax of landing on the moon and the conspiracy theories about the 9/11 hoax contribute, among other things, the misinformation problems generated by YouTube.
Awards and nominations
|2010||Streamy Prices||Best Vlogger||Won|
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Web Star Choice||Won|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Web Star Choice||Appointed|
|2017||People's Choice Awards||Favorite YouTube Star||Appointed|
|Streamy Price||Creator of the year||Appointed|
|2018||Streamy Price||Collaboration||To change your life with a blind person with Molly Burke||Appointed|
|Creator of the year||Won|
|Documentary||For the truth about Tanacon||Won|
|Edition||For the truth about Tanacon with Andrew Siwicki||Won|
|People's Choice Awards||The social star of 2018||Won|
|2019||The Shorty Awards||Youtuber of the year||Won|
Shane Dawson Favorites
- Favorite show – Friends (1994-2004)
- Favorite city – New York City
- Favorite song – Push and Shove by no doubt
- Favorite kind of movie – Horror
Shane Dawson net worth
Shane Dawson has a net worth estimated at $ 12 million dollars from 2019.
Social media profiles
Some lesser known facts about Shane Dawson
- His growing days were particularly difficult because he was regularly physically and mentally abused by his alcoholic father.
- In adolescence, he was often bullied. In addition, he had a lot of sticks to come from a poor background.
- In August 2008, Shane, her mother, her brother and six other co-workers were fired by Jenny Craig for watching a pole dance video on the office's premises.
- In 2010, Forbes magazine ranked it 25th in the Web's celebrity rankings.
- In 2015, Dawson published a memoir entitled I Hate Myselfie: A collection of essays. The paper was published by Atria Books / Keywords Press.
- In July 2015, Dawson became bisexual in a video posted on Shane Dawson TV. This announcement also confirmed his separation with his now ex-girlfriend, Lisa Schwartz.
- In March 2015, his non-fiction book, I Hate Myselfie: A collection of essays was published by Simon & Schuster. He talked about his childhood and his success in social media in a series of essays.
- He was described as racist after denouncing ABC's desperate attempt to hire more Hispanic-based players to strengthen the TRP.
- He has also been accused of being racist towards the African-American community because of the content of his videos.
- In July 2016, Dawson published another memoir entitled It Gets Worse: A collection of essays. It was published by Atria / Keywords Press, a print of Simon & Schuster.
- He has 2 named dogs, Uno and Honey and a cat named Cheeto.
- In July 2019, Dawson returned to YouTube for an hourly documentary video on the Internet sensation, Eugenia Cooney.