Youtuber Spotlight: Markiplier
By Jada B.
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Markiplier, whose real name is Mark Fischbach, is a popular YouTube personality who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He was born on June 28, 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Markiplier made his YouTube debut in 2011 with his original channel “Markiplier.” However, in 2012, Mark had to create an entirely new channel, which he named “MarkiplierGAME.” He also livestreams on the website Twitch under the account Markiplier.
The oldest video on his MarkiplierGAME YouTube channel, Amnesia Reaction Compilation, was posted in 2012 and has 1,205,968 views as of November 3, 2015. His newest video as of November 3, 2015, CHILD OF MERCY | Undertale – Part 2, already has 46,837 views and counting. He, at this time, has over 10,255,000 subscribers, over 3,000,000,000 views, and has raised over $900,000 for charity.
Five Facts about Markiplier:
- He has an older brother named Thomas Jason Fischbach who creates webcomics.
- He has an alter ego named Wilford Warfstache, which is where the Warfstache originated.
- Mark began as an aspiring voice actor before becoming obsessed with video games. However, he hasn’t left voice acting out of the picture.
- Markiplier suffers from both automatonophobia and trypophobia.
- Mark made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, alongside MissesMae.