Freddie Wong was bornon 13 September 1985 in Seattle, Washington, United States, American, is Filmmaker, VFX Artist, Gamer, Musician. Freddie Wong, or simply FreddieW to his friends and colleagues, wears many hats as a successful professional including that of a filmmaker, YouTuber, gamer, visual effects (VFX) artist, and musician. Freddie achieved widespread acclaim for the first time as a competitive gamer when he participated in ‘World Series of Video Games’ competition held in Dallas where he stood first in the ‘Guitar Hero 2’ contest in July of 2007. Hugely inspired by the stupendous success, Freddie started uploading gaming videos on YouTube that became very popular largely because of their sardonic content. He also constituted a rock band ‘Helanor Brozevelt’ in 2007 that was exclusively devoted to video games. Wong’s career received a big boost when he co-founded a production firm ‘RocketJump’ along with Desmond “Dez” Dolly and Matthew Arnold, in 2010. Freddie uploaded ingeniously crafted videos on YouTube (via the ‘RocketJump’ channel) that went viral, notching up more than 1 billion views. He also played a stellar role in launching the prime web video series ‘Video Game High School’. Freddie Wong was also actively involved in the founding of two other YouTube channels, ‘BrandonJLa’ and ‘Node’ under the banner of RocketJump. Besides RocketJump, Freddie has also established a media entity named ‘Overcrank Media’ based in Los Angeles which he owns and oversees. Wong made his mark as an indie filmmaker when he produced a feature film titled ‘Bear’ for the first time in 2010. Freddie is a mentor to his younger brother, Jimmy Wong who is a YouTuber, actor, and musician.
4 billion video viewsFreddie Wong was named as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood by Forbes magazine in its 2015 “30 under 30” listing
The trio worked together on a web/internet video series known as ‘Video Game High School’ and started uploading episodes under the banner of ‘Rocket Jump’ from May 2012 onwards
In 2011, Wong teamed up with Matthew Arnold and Desmond “Dez” Dolly both graduates of USC (University of Southern California) to set up ‘Rocket Jump’- a film production studio
Freddie’s vocation as an indie filmmaker began to take root from 2010, underscored by the support he provided to ‘Joe Penna’ in filming an advertisement for McDonald’s
This accomplishment inspired Wong to upload humorous and engrossing video games on YouTube frequently as well as encouraged him to form ‘Helanor Brozevelt’—a rock band oriented around gaming—in the year 2007