He was born an only child in Medina, Ohio. After graduating from college in 2009, he auditioned for theatrical roles in New York.
Between September of 2013 and December of 2014, his Game Theorists YouTube channel blew up from 500,000 subscribers to 3.5 million subscribers. It now boasts more than 9 million subscribers.
He met his Future wife Stephanie at Duke University. Together, they created a Legend of Zelda Parody called The Epic of Stew. They announced they are expecting their first child together in March of 2018.
He has been a guest of Pat Contri on Contri's YouTube channel Pat the NES Punk.