Matthew Robert Patrick (born November 15, 1986), better known by his screen name MatPat, is an American Internet personality and the creator and narrator of the YouTube web series The Game Theorists (known better as Game Theory).
The Film Theorists, also known as Film Theory, and The Food Theorists, also known as Food Theory, were both created by MatPat and are both narrated by him. The logic, scientific validity, and lore of various video games and the gaming industry are just a few of the topics covered by game theory. The study of cinema/internet filmography and food franchises focuses on film theory and food theory, respectively.
Patrick launched GTLive, one of the first live gaming channels on YouTube, in 2015 and MatPat's Game Lab, a YouTube Premium series, in 2016. On the third season of Joey Graceffa's YouTube Premium series Escape the Night, MatPat appeared alongside other YouTuber guests.
|Name||Matthew Robert Patrick|
|Profile Name||GT Live|
|DOB (Age)||November 15, 1986|
|DOJ (YouTube)||September 14th, 2015|
|Schedule/Status||3-4 videos per week|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
In 2009, Patrick first opened a “MatthewPatrick13” YouTube account. He posted many videos of himself performing and going through musical theatre auditions, one of which featured him singing “It Takes Two” from the show Hairspray. He posted the first episode of Game Theory on April 18, 2011, outlining the connection between reality and gaming in terms of science, math, and culture.
He created Game Theory with the intention of creating “Tangential Learning” to demonstrate his abilities to businesses that might be watching his channel. Game Theory was inspired by the Extra Credits episode “gaming’s tangential learning experience”, uploaded on March 23, 2011.
Patrick launched his second show, Film Theory, on a second channel he founded on May 12, 2015, called The Film Theorists. Similar to Game Theory, Film Theory concentrates on movies, television shows, and the film industry as a whole rather than video games. Additionally, YouTube-only web series have been covered by Film Theory before.
On August 26, 2015, Patrick launched a Let’s Play series called GTLive, in which he and his wife Stephanie primarily stream gameplay and video reactions on the GTLive channel they established on September 14, 2015. Streams begin at 4:00 PM PST regularly.
The producer of GTLive Jason, the co-producer Chris, who joined the streams after filling in for Jason during his wedding, the Patricks’ cat Skip, also known as “CatPat,” Peepachu, a cushion in the shape of a yellow, rabbit-shaped Peep, and a llama plushie known as “Drama Llama” are all frequent guests on the streams.
“GTLive: Flappy Mario Maker? JUST DO IT! (HIGHLIGHTS)” is the first video on the GT Live channel. In the video, Patrick and his wife play Super Mario Maker.
As of 2019, GTLive streams on average three days per week. In order to attend VidCon Europe and scout potential filming locations, Patrick declared on April 3, 2017, that the show would take a brief break until April 25, 2017. By 2022, the GTLive channel was still primarily uploading unedited, previously recorded material, including Five Nights at Freddy’s gameplay.
The Food Theorists, the third Theory channel and the fourth overall started putting out videos in July 2020. The Food Theorists combines food science with psychology, physiology, and conspiracy in the same manner as its predecessors. Prior to its debut, the channel had been in development for two years.
As of July 2022, Patrick has a net worth of $25 million, as per various sources. The majority of Patrick’s wealth comes from the advertisements on his four YouTube channels. But as the show’s host, he earns about $50,000 annually. Additionally, Patrick makes a fortune working as an actor. From GT Live, Patrick can earn $2K to $31.4K per month and $23.5K to $376.3K per year.
Matthew Robert Patrick was born on November 15, 1986, in Medina County, Ohio. Patrick developed a passion for the arts as a child, particularly musical theatre. He graduated from high school as valedictorian and received a scholarship to Duke University, where he studied psychology and theatre. He received a summa cum laude diploma and was a Phi Beta Kappa member.
Patrick moved to New York City after graduating to pursue a career in acting, but after two years of almost complete unemployment, he uploaded the Game Theory promotional trailer and, four days later, the first episode, which detailed the veracity of the time-travelling feature in the SNES game Chrono Trigger.
Patrick met Stephanie Patrick while attending Duke University, and they are now married. Following the creation of The Epic of Stew, a parody of The Legend of Zelda, the two grew close. They exchanged vows on May 19, 2012 and have one son named Oliver, who was born in 2018.
Patrick’s fame on his several YouTube channels has helped him get fame on other social media platforms as well. On Instagram, he has 1.2 million followers with 94,106 average likes and posts memes, selfies, pictures with his family, and pictures of various activities he takes part in. He also has 5.54 million followers on Twitter and gets several likes and retweets.
Patrick uploads 3-4 videos a week on the GT Live channel. Most of the content is made up let’s play of various games and reactions to scary videos on the internet.
Some of the most popular series on this channel are Five Nights at Freddy’s, Deltarune, GT Live with friends, MatPat reacts, Life is Strange, and Banned Pokemon.
Patrick plays Five Nights at Freddy’s VR live.
Patrick plays Kindergarten with his wife.
Patrick plays Five Nights at Freddy's: Pizzeria Simulator.
Patrick plays Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted.
A. Patrick has stated several times in his career as a social media personality that he has an IQ of 140.
A. While Patrick was hosting a charity stream to support children who had been affected by COVID-19, requests to have him fired started trending. This was because of a video he made, in 2020, titled "Who Will Survive [CENSORED] Virus?" in which he made predictions about which video game characters would fare the best in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It saw some internet users calling for Patrick to be fired. Opposers of the video contend that it trivialises a sensitive subject and that Patrick's choice to downplay the pandemic was offensive.