Game Grumps is a Let's Play web series hosted by Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan. The series, which was started in 2012 by co-hosts Hanson and Jon Jafari, focuses on the hosts' gameplays. Jafari was replaced by Avidan when he left the program in 2013 to concentrate on his own YouTube web series, JonTron.
Arin Joseph Hanson, also known online as Egoraptor, is a voice actor, animator, and Internet personality from the United States. Leigh Daniel Avidan, also known online as Danny Sexbang, is an American musician, actor, comedian, and Internet personality. Jonathan Aryan Jafari is an American YouTuber, comedian, reviewer, and internet personality better known online as JonTron.
Since Jafari's departure, the channel has grown to now feature additional hosts in addition to the two main ones. These extra hosts have come and gone as a result of spin-off programs over time. These people include various guest hosts, Ross O'Donovan, Barry Kramer, Suzy Berhow, and Brian Wecht.
In addition to writing the young adult novels Ghost Hunters Adventure Club and the Secret of the Grande Chateau, and Ghost Hunters Adventure Club and the Express Train to Nowhere, Game Grumps also created and released two of their own video games, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator and Soviet Jump Game.
|Name||Arin Hanson||Dan Avidan|
|Profile Name||Game Grumps|
|DOB (Age)||Arin Hanson: January 6, 1987 (35 years)||Dan Avidan: March 14, 1979 (43 years)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||July 10th, 2012|
|Net Worth||Arin Hanson: $2 million||Dan Avidan: $3 million|
|Nationality||Arin Hanson: American||Dan Avidan: American|
Jon “JonTron” Jafari and Arin “Egoraptor” Hanson started Game Grumps with a video of themselves playing Kirby Super Star that was posted on July 18, 2012. According to Jafari and Hanson, the two were debating whether or not the fighting game character Wolf from Super Smash Bros. Brawl was too similar to the character Fox in terms of their fighting styles, when they had the idea for the show. Hanson had the idea for a podcast centered around the two of them being “grumpy” with each other over video games after animator Ross O’Donovan revealed this to them. However, the show eventually evolved into a YouTube video series rather than a podcast.
“Kirby Super Star - Spring Breeze ADVENTURES! - GameGrumps” is the first video that was uploaded on the Game Grumps channel. In this video, the two original hosts of the channel play the game Kirby Super Star.
The lead singer of Ninja Sex Party, Dan Avidan, took over as co-host of the main show after Jafari left. Additionally, Ross O’Donovan and Avidan worked together as co-hosts of the PC gaming show Steam Train. A new show called Grumpcade, featuring any combination of co-hosts playing console games, was introduced in January 2015 to commemorate reaching two million subscribers. The show also includes YouTube personalities as guests, such as the game critics ProJared, The Completionist, and Markiplier. A short while later, in February 2015, GrumpOut was founded as a channel devoted to entertainment and live-action video projects.
In recent years, Game Grumps have diversified its content to include videos either barely related to video games or completely unrelated to them. These include the live-action comedies 10 Minute Power Hour and Good Content, as well as the YouTube Premium-only series Good Game. Two books by Game Grumps- Ghost Hunters Adventure Club and the Secret of the Grande Chateau, and Ghost Hunters Adventure Club and the Express Train to Nowhere, are also included. Permuted Press published the first book, which was made available on March 10, 2020.
According to various sources, Dan Avidan has a net worth of $3 million, and Arin Hanson has a net worth of $2 million. Both Hanson and Avidan earn a good chunk of the Game Grumps channel income, and they also earn in their separate individual ventures. Hanson partakes in voice acting and commentates on YouTube. Avidan produces series on YouTube premium, and both Hanson and Avidan produce music.
Hanson's mother had pulled him out of high school on the first day of his junior year. He pursued and eventually earned a GED. In July 2009, Hanson relocated from his parent's home in West Palm Beach, Florida, to California. Currently, Hanson and his wife, Suzanne "Suzy" Berhow, reside in Glendale, California.
Late in 2002, in response to a Craigslist advertisement, Avidan joined the Philadelphia-based indie rock group the Northern Hues. Avidan is an American musician, actor, comedian, and Internet personality also known by his stage name Danny Sexbang. He and Brian Wecht make up the musical comedy duo Ninja Sex Party. On a Game Grumps episode that was posted on February 2, 2022, Avidan made the announcement of his marriage to longtime girlfriend, Ashley Anderson.
Since Jafari's departure in 2013, Game Grumps has amassed a variety of hosts, editors, and other staff members. Every member has made appearances in roles other than their primary one.
Game Grumps produce content for other platforms besides their YouTube channel.
The duo has 1.25 million subscribers on Instagram with 22,932 average likes. They announce their merch on the channel as well as post pictures of both of them.
On Twitter, they have over 2.2 million followers with a plethora of likes and retweets.
The duo has 235k followers on Twitch even though they haven’t streamed in 4 years.
Game Grumps uploads videos on their channel daily. Their content revolves around playing video games and commentating on different aspects of video games.
This is a short animation video of the two hosts of the show.
This video is a short animation with the audio clip of one of their previous videos.
The duo watches old videos of Game Grumps.
Hanson and Avidan play a beauty game.
A. The Game Grumps company created and released the visual novel game Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, in which you take on the role of a single dad looking to date other single dads. Vernon Shaw and Leighton Gray wrote the script and made the game.
A. Barry was one of the editors of Game Grumps. Apart from the actual recording, his responsibilities included editing, scheduling, uploading, and creating the episode titles, descriptions, and thumbnails. Barry announced on his Twitter account that he was leaving Game Grumps after five years on December 21.
A. Game Grumps' former editor was Benjamin "Ben" Anderson. When Matt Watson and Ryan left in May 2019 to concentrate on SuperMega, he took their places. In December 2021, Tony took his place.