Jonathan Aryan Jafari, best known online as JonTron, is an American YouTuber, comedian, reviewer, and internet personality. He was born on March 24, 1990. He is best known for his self-titled YouTube web series JonTron, in which he critiques and mocks many forms of media.
Jafari also co-created the video game entertainment website Normal Boots and served as a co-host of the Let's Play web series Game Grumps. His YouTube account JonTronShow has 6.6 million members and 1.2 billion views as of August 2022.
|Name||Jonathan Aryan Jafari|
|DOB (Age)||March 24, 1990 (age 32)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||September 1st, 2010|
|Net Worth||$1.37 million|
|Residence||Queens, New York City, New York|
In 2003, Jafari registered as "BirdmanXZ6" on Newgrounds and published five animations featuring anthropomorphic onions. He created a YouTube account with the same name in 2006. In 2010, Jafari posted videos on Screwattack.com evaluating games like GoldenEye 007, where he also met the site's founder, Austin "PeanutButterGamer" Hargrave.
Jafari launched the JonTronShow YouTube channel on August 31, 2010. He claimed that the show was originally going to be called JonTron 2.0 but changed it since JonTron was "reminiscent of technology", similar to "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!".
"Daikatana review - JonTron (Part 1)" is the first video on Jafari's channel. In the video, he reviews the game Daikatana.
Jafari evaluates single-player games as well as games with a certain theme, series, or genre in each episode of JonTron. His green-cheeked parakeet, Jacques, who has a synthetic voice, is usually with him. For these episodes, Jafari frequently uses aspects of sketch humor to show his reactions to the video game he is reviewing.
Early on, when reviewing video games, he expressed a preference for Nintendo games and those created by the British game developer Rareware, especially those from the 1990s. He was, however, very critical of games created after then, such as Star Fox Adventures and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. For the NES, relatively obscure titles like Monster Party and Takeshi's Challenge, as well as several video game versions of well-known franchises like Hercules, Barbie, Home Alone, Star Wars, and Conan the Barbarian, have been reviewed by Jafari.
Jafari claims that JonTron started gaining popularity after a post on Reddit showcasing Jafari's review of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System game DinoCity rose to the top of the website.
JonTron's StarCade is a spin-off web series that Jafari published on his YouTube channel in May 2015. In it, he reviews video games that are inspired by the Star Wars saga. Several Internet stars and actors, including Egoraptor, Markiplier, Nathan Barnatt, Ross O'Donovan, and Kyle Hebert, made brief appearances in the web series. The nine-episode series was created by Maker Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company, and ended in December 2015.
Jafari has continued to expand the scope of media discussed on his show beyond just conventional video games throughout 2019 and 2020. Flex Tape, Soulja Boy's SouljaGame system, actress Gwyneth Paltrow's company Goop and its web series The Goop Lab, actor Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka line, and the 2007 television programme Kid Nation are a few notable instances of subjects.
Jafari has worked with a number of YouTube channels, including the h3h3Productions channel run by Ethan and Hila Klein. Hila Klein worked as a producer for JonTron from October 2015 to August 2016. On James Rolfe's Let's Play programme James & Mike Mondays, Jafari has made an appearance.
Jafari has provided voice overs for "Did You Know Gaming?" segments focusing on Disney franchise games as well as The Legend of Zelda, Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong, Pokémon, and Pikmin.
Animator Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson, who Jafari had been a fan of since the early 2000s, messaged him on YouTube not long after his review of DinoCity became well-known. They subsequently grew close, and in July 2012, Jafari and Hanson announced in videos on both of their channels that they would be starting a Let's Play series called Game Grumps. Jafari quit Game Grumps to concentrate on JonTron on June 25, 2013, and Dan Avidan, the singer of Ninja Sex Party, took his position on the same day.
Before leaving Game Grumps, Jafari and Hanson made an appearance in a Polaris-produced Pacific Rim promotional film from the year 2013. Jafari had an appearance in the Hanson-helmed music video for "Let's Get This Terrible Party Started" by Ninja Sex Party around the same period.
According to Net Worth Spot, Jafari is worth $1.37 million as of August 2022. There are roughly 136.1k views on the JonTronShow YouTube channel per day. On average, YouTubers can get $3 to $7 for every thousand video views. According to Net Worth Spot, the JonTronShow YouTube channel brings in $244.9k in annual ad revenue and $16.3k every month. Ad income might bring in as much as $440.9k per year for JonTronShow if he or she makes the top salary.
Jonathan Aryan Jafari was born in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on March 24, 1990, to Afshin and Irene Jafari. He has Iranian ancestry on his father's side and Hungarian ancestry on his mother's side. He met fellow YouTubers Jirard "The Completionist" Khalil and Barry Kramer while he was a student at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School from 2004 to 2008. Barry Kramer also served as the initial editor for "Game Grumps."
On October 23, 2019, Charlotte "Bear" Claw and Jafari were united in marriage.
Jafari has a massive following on social media. On Twitch, he has over 65k followers as of August 2022. However, he hasn’t streamed in over 6 years. He has over 998k followers on Instagram, where he posts pictures with his wife, solo photos, selfies and more. He has over 3.4 million Twitter followers and gets several likes and retweets.
Jafari has an irregular upload schedule on his channel. His videos get several million views thanks to his millions of subscribers. His videos are mostly centered around comedic commentary and reactions to various content on the internet.
Jafari reacts to various commercials of Flex Tape.
Jafari talks about plug-and-play consoles made by different companies.
Jafari creates a cover of Firework by Katy Perry.
Jafari reacts to even more commercials of Flex Tape.
A. According to SocialBlade, Jafari earns $2.5K to $40.2K per month and $30.1K to $481.9K per year.
A. On January 27, 2017, Jafari spoke about politics at a webcast emceed by Carl Benjamin. On March 12 of the same year, Jafari tweeted in support of a statement made by Iowa representative Steve King regarding the country's immigration policy, saying, "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." His remarks sparked a backlash among his followers, and there was a slight decline in subscribers as a result.
A. On a Twitch stream in June 2014, Jafari played Banjo-Kazooie to raise money for Teach For America's GoFundMe campaign. Jafari promised to perform a cover of Katy Perry's song "Firework", initially recorded for his 2011 review of DinoCity, if the $25,000 suggested target was achieved.