Gone are the days when entertainment was limited to the cinema and shows on television sets. The growth of technology has expanded the forms of entertainment and today, it includes sophisticated video games and social media platforms like YouTube. A combination of those two forms of entertainment has resulted in another form of entertainment – game streaming and it has made personalities like Jason Gastrow famous.
Along with Twitch, YouTube has become a leading platform for gamers to stream their gameplays for teeming fans of video games who would either enjoy watching game plays or are looking to pick up tricks for their own personal play. Jason Gastrow has been able to build a massive audience through his provision of this service.
Here is a closer look at his life, his YouTube career and other interesting facts about him.
Jason Gastrow – Biography
Jason Gastrow, who is known to members of the YouTube community as Dunkey was born on the 30th of January, 1991. Much of his childhood life is unknown, including the identity of his parents but he is believed to have been born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Being a millennial, it is safe to say that Jason Gastrow has always had an affinity for video games and it only grew as they became more advanced and sophisticated. With an interest to share his passion and interest with the world, Jason created his YouTube channel, Videogamedunkey on the 21st of October, 2011.
His channel, as described by name has been mostly dedicated to sharing his game plays with fans, and infusing his comedic talent as commentary. The content has been noticeably well received by members of the YouTube community and he has been able to build a subscriber base of over 5 million users.
He has always expanded beyond YouTube, establishing himself on the leading gaming streaming platform, Twitch via the account Dunkstream where he has amassed over 300,000 followers.
He is a lover of all kinds of video games and a look through his videos has seen him play games such as the GTA series, Red Dead Redemption, the Metal Gear series, Hitman: Absolution, Super Mario 64, DotA 2, the Halo series and many others. However, through the plethora of games that have featured on his YouTube channel, he is most known for League of Legends.
Not wanting to be one thing, Jason Gastrow has also expanded his content offering to video game and movie reviews. Over the course of his time as a YouTuber, Jason has collaborated with other YouTubers like PaperBatVG, and a couple of others. His girlfriend, Leah Bee, who is also a YouTuber has also featured in some of his videos.
Outside of YouTube and Twitch, Jason Gastrow also has a presence on other social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
There is a stereotype about gamers which suggests they are outcasts who are socially reclusive and have no romantic love in their lives. If that stereotype is true in any form, it most definitely does not apply to Jason Gastrow who has been in a relationship with Leah Bee for multiple years, so long that they decided to take their relationship to the next level in October 2017 when Jason proposed to her and got engaged.
Although there is no confirmation on whether the couple has headed to the altar yet, they are very much still together as shown by Jason’s social media pages.
Jason Gastrow’s YouTube career is firmly placed in one of the most popular genres of YouTube content, gaming. The genre, which is an offshoot of the video gaming industry which is estimated to be worth over $20 billion has seen Jason tap into it, amassing over 5 million subscribers on his channel, along with several million views to go with it.
As a result of his online status, Jason Gastrow is well placed to earn considerable sum in ad revenue from YouTube and combined with advertisement and endorsement revenue, it is no surprise that he is estimated to be worth $2 million.
Other Interesting Facts About Jason Gastrow
- He has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and an accompanying body weight of 85kg.
- Apart from being an avid gamer and a YouTuber, he is also known to sing and has a couple of songs to his name.
- Before settling on his channel, Videogamedunkey, he had two other channels – jmonkey21 and Meatwadsprite.