Lucas Cruikshank is an internet personality famous for portraying the persona of Fred Figglehorn, a 6-year-old kid with anger management issues. During this time, YouTube wasn’t an established platform and Fred was at one point the most popular channel. But since he’s retired the character, fans are asking, what happened to Fred?
Who Is Lucas Cruikshank?
Lucas “Fred” Cruikshank was born to Molly Jeanne and Dave Alan Cruikshank on August 29, 1993. He is of Scottish, German, and Irish ancestry. Cruikshank resides in Columbus, Nebraska and has seven siblings, five sisters and two brothers, Jacob and Ethan Cruikshank.
In 2013, Cruikshank reveleaved in a video that he is gay and that his family is aware of it. Currently, he is dating Matthew Fawcus and the couple began dating around 10 years ago.
How Did He Get Famous?
In 2005, Lucas started making YouTube videos. He was uploading on JKL production, a company founded by Lucas and his twin cousins, Jen and Katie Smet. They initially introduced Fred in a Halloween video while they were still testing out new characters. And that’s when the imaginary figure suddenly became popular.
By 2008, Fred’s popularity had grown to the point where Lucas launched the independent Fred channel in the same year. The series hinted at themes like family instability and anger control. It got a lot of attention, and with the silver play button, he became the first most subscribed YouTuber in 2009.
Nickelodeon recognized Fred’s accomplishments and produced a film based on the YouTube series in 2010. It later became a franchise and they revealed a few sequels due to its popularity. After the initial release of Fred: The Movie, he made a name for himself in acting, even starring in multiple hit shows, like iCarly and Monsters Vs Aliens.
What is he Doing Now?
Lucas was nominated for the People’s Choice Awards and won the Teen Choice Awards, earning him the title of Choice Web Star. He also won a YouTube Creators Award in 2010. But after all this grandiosity and some failed experiments, he abandoned the Fred Channel in 2015.
In recent years, other YouTubers have surpassed Fred’s prominence, yet the old channel continues to attract visitors. Since his retirement, Lucas Cruikshank has played Fred in a few skits. However, there are no plans to make a comeback.
Lucas is still a YouTube content creator, but on his own channel, “Lucas,” he now stars in vlogs as himself. The account currently has 3.27 million subscribers.
What is his Net Worth?
Lucas is a prosperous young guy. YouTube ad revenue and brand endorsements account for the majority of his wealth. Through his films and television shows, he promotes a variety of products. His Fred Movies royalties also contribute significantly to his income. That’s why his net worth is estimated to be $5 million.