Jason Yevgeniy Gastrow (born January 30, 1991), known online as videogamedunkey or simply dunkey, is an American YouTuber known for his YouTube skits and video essays that blend crude humour with video game criticism.
Since 2003, Jason has been editing videos. Gastrow produced Flash animations which he uploaded to the website Newgrounds under the username "Meatwadsprite", as he detailed in his review of the 2017 video game Cuphead. His first video, "Great Yoshi Migration", and a parody of the Village People song "Y.M.C.A." are two examples. In an interview, Jason stated that when he was younger, he desired to become an animator.
|Name||Jason Yevgeniy Gastrow|
|DOB (Age)||January 30, 1991 (31 years)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||Oct 21st, 2010|
|Schedule/Status||1 video per week|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
In 2010, Jason launched his current YouTube channel, videogamedunkey, with a clip of him playing the 1991 video game Battletoads in a timed-out state. “Battletoads, One Life Speedrun” is the oldest video available on Jason’s channel. He plays Battletoads in the video and tries to finish the game without losing a life.
Jason had a channel before videogamedunkey and Gastrow recalled that while playing Left 4 Dead with a friend, the name “videogamedunkey” came to him. Gastrow has pages on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter, in addition to being active on YouTube. He and his wife Leah also manage the online store Dunkey’s Castle.
On his channel, Jason focuses primarily on video games, posting reviews, playthroughs, video essays, and montages. He has also written reviews for movies like The Shining. Gastrow gained popularity for his coverage of the 2009 multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends during the early years of his channel.
Jason “had a special place in the League of Legends universe for consistently producing some of the best, and definitely the funniest, material in the game’s massive community”, according to Yannick LeJacq of Kotaku. However, he stopped producing League videos in September 2015 after being banned for engaging in “toxic” behaviour, such as repeatedly insulting teammates in-game.
Jason published a video in December 2020 in which he announced he would stop creating “good videos” and instead adopt a daily schedule. After that, he regularly released shorter videos with clickbait titles and satire of his own plans.
For instance, in a fictitious Minecraft video, Jason appeared as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s standard Steve character. His wife claims that he changed the format of the content because he was “feeling frustrations about the current YouTube landscape and worried about the future”, where past curated content from his and other channels has been “overshadowed by the latest trends and low effort stuff” from larger channels.
According to Jason, he would sometimes creates a script for a video and records voice-overs afterwards, and other times he records as he performs. Jason’s videos depicting League of Legends and Overwatch (2016) are examples of the latter; he stated in an interview that he “would try to cut out the funniest parts.”
As per various sources, Jason has a net worth of $5 million as of July 2022. Every day, there are approximately 951.46 thousand views on the videogamedunkey YouTube channel. Per a thousand video views, YouTube channels can make anywhere from $3 to $7. According to Net Worth Spot, videogamedunkey makes $114,18,000 per month or $1.71 million annually.
Jason Gastrow was born on January 30, 1991 and he has resided in Wisconsin's Milwaukee and Madison. Gastrow wed Leah Bee, a fellow YouTuber, in September 2019. Jason's race is a frequent misunderstanding and running joke on the channel, which Bee attributes to his voice and the fact that he hardly ever shows his face in videos.
Jason is followed by millions of people on the different platforms he’s active on. He has 945k followers on Twitch, where he streams various games, including WWE crush hour, Alan Wake, Cuphead and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s revenge. He has 1.3 million followers on Twitter, where he gets several likes and retweets.
Jason has a variety of content on YouTube. He has 7.61 million followers and over 3 billion views. His content includes reviewing games, satirical reviews of games, a compilation of parts of games, and commentary videos on different aspects of video games. Some of his most famous series are Dunkey’s greatest hits, League Vids, More Bunkey and Demo Disc.
Jason plays several different mods of Skyrim.
Jason plays several different parts of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild.
Jason plays Undertale and gives satirical commentary over it.
Jason makes a funny compilation of Dark Souls 3.
A. When Jason first signed his contract, Machinima, Inc. took a sizable chunk of his advertising revenue. After seeing a decline in revenue in 2013, Jason became more and more anxious because he had just agreed to a pricey apartment lease. As a result, he produced as many videos as he could. He changed from Machinima to Maker Studios, which made the lease payment promise but never followed through and took more money than Machinima.
A. In exchange for Jason creating four videos for Xbox Live's Summer of Arcade, Microsoft offered to pay for the first two months of his lease. Microsoft removed the video and cancelled the deal soon after Jason posted the first video, in which he berated the game he was playing.