Danny Duncan (comedian)

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Danny Duncan
  
Personal information
Born (1992-07-27) July 27, 1992 (age 28)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • YouTube personality
  • Sketch comedian
  • Prankster
  • Vlogger
Websitewww.dannyduncan69.com
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2014–present
GenreComedy
Subscribers4 million
(July 3, 2020)
Total views824 million
(July 3, 2020)
Updated February 5, 2020

Daniel Duncan (born July 27, 1992) is an American YouTube personality, sketch comedian, prankster and vlogger. In 2018, he acquired the trademark for his Virginity Rocks clothing brand.[1]

Early life and education

Danny's hometown is Englewood, Florida. He graduated from Lemon Bay High School in 2010.[2] His first job was at his local Walgreens.[3]

Athletics

Throughout and after school Danny was an avid distance runner. In 2014, he gained enough notoriety for his 5k and triathlon events that he was sponsored by New Balance.[4] His passion also led him to volunteer as coach for Florida Elite Track Club to benefit local youth.[5]

Duncan Strength & Conditioning

After high school, Danny started training professional skateboarders. In 2014, as he became more sought after within the skating community, he made the business decision to relocate to Los Angeles, California.[6]

YouTube

Danny created his YouTube channel in March, 2014.[7] He often made videos with his established YouTuber friends Chris Chann[8] and Andrew Hales.[9] These collaborations helped him gain traction to grow at the start of his YouTube career. His first video to pass the 1 million view threshold was "Falling With 30,000 Pennies," which remains his most viewed video today with over 38 million views.[10] Danny has held events and made videos, with Steelers' Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.[11] Today he has over 4 million subscribers.[12]

Business Ventures

Killer Merch

In 2016, Danny chose "Killer Merch" as the distributor for his merchandise.[13][14]

World Tour

Leveraging the popularity of his online videos, he announced a live tour titled the "Virginity Rocks World Tour"[15] and had it's successor the next year.[16]

Virginity Rocks Controversy

In April of 2018, a high school student in Roseburg, Oregon was sent home for wearing Duncan's shirts dawning the Virginity Rocks slogan.[17] Duncan responded by driving cross country to the school, and giving out hundreds of free shirts to students before class.[18] "Freedom of speech for free!" exclaimed one local paper.

Zumiez Partnership

After an incredibly successful trial run, the clothing chain Zumiez announced it would be carrying select Virginity Rocks clothing at all their physical locations as well as online.[13][19][20]

Ketnipz

Danny Duncan co-founded the clothing brand Ketnipz with Harry Hambley.[21] The mascot for the brand, "Bean," amassed wide recognition after their collaboration with Instagram stories.[22]

Personal Life

In 2019, Danny purchased a Los Angeles home for $3.5 dollars.[3]

In his videos, Danny shows off a bi-coastal lifestyle. Going back and forth from his homes in Englewood, FL[1] and in Los Angeles, CA.[3]

Danny Duncan in the Media

                 

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "TESS -- Error". tmsearch.uspto.gov. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  2. Writer, ALEXANDRA HERRERA Staff. "YouTube prankster banned from Lemon Bay High". Sun Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 McClain, James; McClain, James (2019-11-22). "YouTuber Danny Duncan Buys Contemporary Beverly Grove House". Variety. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  4. Correspondent, BARBARA BOXLEITNERSun. "Duncan picks up sponsor, momentum". Sun Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  5. Correspondent, Barbara BoxleitnerSun. "Florida Elite Track to hold tryouts Friday". Sun Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  6. Correspondent, BARBARA BOXLEITNERSun. "Local trainer to take talents to L.A." Sun Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  7. "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  8. "Skateboarder falls off bridge attempting a 50-50". Men's Journal. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  9. "Featured Box for Danny Duncan Box for dannyduncan69 Sorted by Most Views". socialblade.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  10. "Falling With 30,000 Pennies".
  11. "Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster shows up at crowded mall, starts playing football with fans". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  12. "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "YouTube Prankster Danny Duncan To Launch 'Virginity Rocks' Merch Line At Zumiez". www.tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  14. "Partners". Killer Merch Store. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  15. "VICE - Danny Duncan's 'Virginity Rocks' Tour Is YouTube Come to Life". www.vice.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  16. "DANNY DUNCAN: Virginity Rocks World Tour 2". Eventbrite. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  17. "The Roseburg Beacon - Home - Roseburg High Student Sent Home for Promoting Abstinence". www.roseburgbeacon.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  18. "The Roseburg Beacon - Home - Freedom of Speech for Free!". www.roseburgbeacon.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  19. Maheshwari, Sapna (2020-03-16). "American Teenagers Are Declaring 'Virginity Rocks'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  20. Garcia, Tonya. "Zumiez shares jump after better-than-expected sales". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  21. Deacon, Thomas (2017-09-30). "A teenager who spurned university is now working with Instagram". walesonline. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  22. Ryall, Gemma (2018-02-04). "Teen cartoonist takes Instagram by storm". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-07-05.

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