Anthony Padilla is the co-founder of the Sketch Comedy YouTube Channel, Smosh. With the aid of his friend, Ian Andrew Hecox, he developed the channel into one of the most popular channels on YouTube as well as the most subscribed channels. Following his passion to pursue independent ventures, he left sketch comedy group and launched a self-named channel on YouTube.
Having produced numerous videos uploaded on his YouTube channel, Padilla has grown to become one of the most popular internet figures with more than 3 million subscribers. He has also plied his trade in acting as he has featured in the animation action-comedy film, The Angry Birds Movie and the comedy-fantasy film, Smosh: The Movie. Anthony is also a TV personality who serves as the host of the talk show, Throw Back with Nickelodeon. Read on to find out more about his background (ethnicity) and career of the young video producer.
Who is Anthony Padilla? (Age/Ethnicity)
The YouTube star who is the son of Dan and Leezah Padilla was born on 16th September 1987 in Sacramento County, California, United States. When he was two years old, his parents went their separate ways and remarried. He has three siblings; Matthew Woorel, Brandon Woorel, and Antonietta Padilla. Concerning his ethnicity, Anthony Padilla is of mixed ethnic background which comprises of Spanish, Filipino, and English. He is a graduate of Del Campo High School. He tried to further his education at the American River College situated in Sacramento but eventually quit his studies after spending two years in the school.
While in high school, Padilla participated in some sports events including playing tennis but had to quit from playing tennis following an incident that caused his tooth to fall out as a racket was mistakenly slammed up his chin by his best friend Hecox while they were playing. The two friends went to the same high school and college. At the age of 15, he was diagnosed with Henoch-Schonlein Purpura which confined him to bed for four months. It was during such time that Padilla created the Smosh website for making flash animations.
Then in early 2013, he gained recognition following the creation of extraordinary flash animations on Tom Fulp’s website, Newgrounds. Later in 2005, Hecox joined him in posting videos on the Smosh YouTube Channel that they jointly created. Soon after, the channel became very popular as it amassed millions of subscribers. It experienced three different spans as the most subscribed channel on YouTube. The first period spanned from May to June 2006, the second spanned from April 2007 to September 2008, and the third span lasted from January to August 2013.
Having encountered such success, Anthony Padilla was shot to fame as he became a globally recognized Internet figure. However, in 2017, he uploaded a video titled, Anthony is Leaving Smosh on his YouTube channel that he created a day before leaving the sketch comedy group. Since then, he has posted numerous videos which include Draw My Life, Celebrity Hair Stylist Fixes My “Horrible” Hair, From Smosh Movie to Disney Princess, I Wasted an Hour Cooking Horrifying Vegan Hot Dogs, I Spent a Day with Pokémon Card Collectors, among several others. On two separate occasions, Padilla was rumored to be dead, he then went on to create a video titled, R. I. P. Anthony Padilla in October 2018, featuring The Odds1sOut, Shane Dawson, Brandon Rogers, Lilly Singh, and Guara Juice.
He has additionally made guest appearances on other videos on YouTube including Annoying Orange: The Exploding Orange, Agents of Secret Stuff, I Just Held Hands, Killing Spree, Brag Call, The Animals are Loose!, Huge Guns, Artist Vs TMNT, Nerdy Mummies and others. From his endeavors, Anthony Padilla has accumulated impressive earnings as his net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Padilla was very close to tying the knot with his then-beau, Kalel Cullen, a beauty blogger and animal rights activist, in 2013 when they got engaged. The two, however, got separated the next year. He then moved on and began having an affair with Instagram star, Mielmonster in 2015. He publicized the affair on social media in 2017, and they are still together to date.
Height – How Tall is Anthony Padilla?
The young TV personality is a tall handsome dude who stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.55 m). As of 2013, Padilla weighed 71.6 kg (158 lb) but currently, his body mass is about 74.7 kg (164.9 lb).