Lucas Cruikshank was bornon 29 August 1993 in Columbus, Nebraska, American, is YouTube Personality. Lucas Cruikshank is an American YouTube personality who has played a vital role in popularizing the video sharing platform. At the age of 13, he created and played the character of Fred Figglehorn, a 6 year old boy with anger management issues, and released the videos on YouTube. These videos got quick popularity which encouraged him to start a video series on an exclusive Fred channel in 2008. This channel was the first YouTube channel to get over 1 million subscribers. Banking on the huge popularity of Fred, Nickelodeon, a satellite television network currently owned by Viacom, aired spin-off shows of Fred between 2010 and 2012. At present, the Fred channel is out of new production but the old videos still enjoy a considerable number of views. Lucas Cruikshank currently runs his own YouTube channel by the name “Lucas” and apart from creating and posting YouTube videos he is also exploring a career in mainstream acting and dancing.
The second Fred movie “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred” and the third “Fred: The Show” were aired in 2011 and 2012 respectively
In 2009, Cruikshank shot “Fred: The Movie”, but instead of releasing on YouTube, this time it aired on Nickelodeon in the month of September 2010
By 2008, Fred had become such a popular show that Lucas came up with the exclusive Fred channel in the same year
In the same year he appeared in the episode “Come Fail Away” of the American musical comedy television series Hannah Montana (2006-2011)
However, none of the videos clicked until the first video of Fred, called “Fred on Halloween” was uploaded by JKL productions in 2005