The award-winning media personality, Herschel “Guy” Beahm, popularly known as Dr Disrespect is a well-known Twitch streamer who has amassed over 3 million followers on the live streaming video platform with more than 120 million total views. On YouTube as well, the internet sensation has gathered an impressive following – more than a million subscribers with over 50 million total views.
Having previously served as a community manager and level designer for Sledgehammer Games, Beahm returned to his gaming profession in a unique style as he acquired the entertaining character of Dr Disrespect, a parody of an aggressive male gamer with trademark features of a black mullet wig, sunglasses, oversized moustache, and red or black tactical vest. His favorite choice of games include Fortnite Battle Royale, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Black Ops 4: Blackout, among others.
The skillful gamer has been publicly recognised for his great contributions to the gaming industry as he received Streamer of the Year Award at the 2017 Esports Industry Awards and an award for The Trending Gamer at the Game Awards, in the same 2017.
Who Is Dr Disrespect? (Bio, Age and Background Details)
Dr Disrespect was born as Herschel Beahm IV on 10th March 1982 in United States of America. He has not made information regarding his parents, siblings, childhood and basic education available to the media. Well, it is known that he graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
In January 2010, Dr Disrespect started uploading his gameplay videos of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on YouTube, with the help of his roommates. Soon after, he caught the attention of a gaming channel called Machinima that mainly plays Call of Duty and they began to feature him in several videos for the gaming channel.
By March 2011, the talented Twitch streamer was hired by an American video game developing company by the name of Sledgehammer Games, Inc. situated in Foster City, California. They specialise in co-developing Call of Duty video games. During that time, Beahm worked as a community manager for the video game developing company. He later rose through ranks to become a level designer and aided in the creation of the multiplayer maps like Instinct, Ascend, Horizon for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
By late 2011, Dr Disrespect became inactive on YouTube as he stopped posting his gameplay videos on the social media platform. After having four-year wonderful working experience at Sledgehammer Games, Inc., Beahm retired from the company in order to focus on his video game live streaming job, having that he joined Justin.tv, which is now known as Twitch.tv while still working at the video game developing company.
He gained prominence on Twitch as a result of him playing battle royal games like H1Z1. He further switched to playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and later moved on to Fortnite Battle Royale and Call of Duty: Black OPs 4. This attributed to him enormous following as he has garnered over 3 million followers on the live streaming video platform which is bound to inflate on a daily basis as he has captivated millions with his sensational gaming abilities.
While he has attained much popularity for his great works, Dr Disrespect is also a well-known controversial figure, having been involved in many controversies, with the latest one happening on 11th June 2019, as his Twitch channel seemed to be temporarily suspended following his in real life, streaming activities at the 2019 Edition of the Electoral Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, that reportedly violated Twitch’s Privacy rules.
What is Dr Disrespect’s Net Worth?
Dr Disrespect is a client of Creative Artists Agency as he was signed by the talent and sports agency in 2019. He has also closed some endorsement deals with popular brands like Gillette, Razer, and Asus. Beahm is ranked as one of the wealthiest gamers in the world, thanks to his successful endeavors. His financial value is penned at $3.5 million.
Dr Disrespect’s Family – His Wife, Is He Cheating?
The award-winning gamer is a married man, though he has not revealed the real identity of his wife. In 2014, he welcomed a daughter named Alana together with his wife. Unfortunately, Beahm’s wife miscarried their second child in 2018.
Dr Disrespect publicly announced in 2017 that he had been cheating on his wife and because of the wreckage it had caused in his marriage that he would take some time off to be with his family. After two months, he went back to his video game live streaming job and surprisingly, with his wife who assumed the character of Mrs. Assassin. The pair are still staying together at Encinitas, California.
The professional gamer is quite a tall man, most likely one of the tallest people in the YouTube/Twitch game streaming business. He stands at a gigantic height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m).