Jake Paul

Last updated on 19 October 2017

Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997)[1] is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose to significant fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul is known for playing the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.

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Early life

Jake Paul was born in Cleveland,[1][2] and grew up in Westlake, Ohio. He is the son of Greg Paul, a realtor, and Pam Stepnick, a registered nurse.[8]


Paul began his career in September 2013 posting videos on Vine. By the time Vine shut down, Jake Paul had 5.3 million followers and 2 billion plays on the app.[9]

In 2015, it was announced that Paul would be starring as Dirk in Disney Channel's new comedy series Bizaardvark.[10]

On January 5, 2017, Paul was among the invited guests at an event at the White House centering on social media. As a stunt for his YouTube vlog channel, he hid in a bathroom there before sneaking out of the White House at 3:30am without being confronted by security.[11][12]

On January 17, 2017, it was reported Paul had launched Team 10 with $1 million in financing to create influencer marketing management and creative agency around teen entertainment.[13] Investors include Danhua Capital, Horizons Alpha, Vayner Capital, Sound Ventures & A-Grade Investments, and Adam Zeplain.[14]

On May 30, 2017, Paul released a song and music video[7] alongside Team 10, titled "It's Everyday Bro", which achieved over 70 million views on YouTube in its first month and has become the fifth most disliked video on YouTube. The song peaked at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart dated June 24, 2017.[15]

On July 22, 2017, during the middle of filming the second season of Bizaardvark, the Disney Channel announced that Paul would be leaving the series, saying in a statement "We've mutually agreed that Jake Paul will leave his role on the Disney Channel series 'Bizaardvark'. On behalf of the production company, the cast and crew, we thank Jake for his good work on the TV series for the past 18 months and extend our best wishes to him."[16] The announcement followed a KTLA 5 news report[4] about public complaints from Paul's neighbors regarding the noise generated by Paul's pranks, parties, fire hazards and the large crowds of Paul's fans congregating in their neighborhood.[17][18][19] Paul later confirmed the news on his Twitter page, saying he would now focus more on his personal brand, his YouTube channel, his business ventures, and more adult acting roles.[16] Paul later revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he was actually fired from Bizaardvark by Disney who wanted to expedite the process of weaning him off the show due to the KTLA segment.[20]

Legal issues

On July 18, 2017, it was reported that Paul's neighbors in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles were meeting with city council members and police officials regarding whether to file a class-action public nuisance lawsuit against Paul.[21] This came after Paul had made his home address public,[21][3][19] leading crowds of fans to gather outside Paul's residence, and noise complaints by neighbors.[3][4][22][23]

Personal life

As of July 2017, Paul and his collaborators[17] rent a $17,000.00 USD a month mansion[3] in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles.[3][4]


TV series

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Bizaardvark Dirk Mann Main role, 2016–present [24]
The Monroes Conrad [25]
Walk the Prank Himself Special guest with Logan Paul [26]
2017 The Price is Right Himself Special guest model


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Lyin' Ryan Tim
2016 Dance Camp Lance
2016 Mono Dugan Cameo
2016 Airplane Mode Himself



Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2015 "Shakey"
(with Greg Cipes)[29]
Non-album singles
2017 "It's Everyday Bro"
(featuring Team 10)
94 91
"Ohio Fried Chicken"
(featuring Chance Sutton and Anthony Trujillo)[30]
(with Erika Costell featuring Uncle Kade)
86 76
"That Ain't on the News"[31]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.


Year Award-giving Body Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music Web Star JakePaulProductions Won [32]
Choice Youtuber Won



  1. ^ a b c d e Jake Paul (December 31, 2016). Draw My Life – Jake Paul. YouTube. Event occurs at 0:46. Retrieved August 13, 2017. My parents made it roughly in 1996. Nine months later I was born on January 17, 1997, in Cleveland, Ohio. My parents named me Jake Joseph Paul, and I was a savage from day one.
  2. ^ a b Dawidziak, Mark; Dealer, The Plain (June 18, 2016). "Cleveland native Jake Paul jumps from social media stardom to Disney Channel's 'Bizaardvark'". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e Barragan, Bianca; Chandler, Jerry (July 24, 2017). "Social media ‘star’ Jake Paul renting $17K/month McMansion and driving neighbors mad". Curbed.
  4. ^ a b c d Wolfe, Chris (July 17, 2017). "In Beverly Grove, Social Media Star Jake Paul’s Antics Stir Up The Neighborhood". KTLA 5 (Los Angeles).
  5. ^ Jake Paul & Erika Costell’s “Relationship” is Moving Freakishly Fast. clevver.com. Published on 2017-06-27. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  6. ^ YouTubers Accuse Each Other of Cheating While Still Living in the Same House. clevver.com. Published on 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  7. ^ a b Paul, Jake (2017-05-30), Jake Paul - It's Everyday Bro (Song) feat. Team 10 (Official Music Video), retrieved 2017-08-11
  8. ^ Gomez, Patrick (2016-12-20). "Jake Paul on His Social Media Fame: ‘Within 6 Months We Were Making More Money Than Our Parents’". People. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  9. ^ Shamsian, Jacob (July 20, 2017). "6 things to know about Jake Paul – the viral video star who's at war with his neighbors". Insider.
  10. ^ Kowalski, Kristine Hope (March 9, 2016). "Jake Paul joins Bizaardvark". Twist.
  11. ^ Murphy, M. (January 11, 2017). "YouTuber Jake Paul had a sleepover in the White House after sneaking past guards". The Sun.
  12. ^ Paul, Jake (January 6, 2017), WHITE HOUSE 24 HR OVERNIGHT CHALLENGE *NOT CLICKBAIT*, YouTube
  13. ^ Shieber, Jonathan (January 17, 2017). "Social media star Jake Paul raises $1 million to become a social media mogul". TechCrunch. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  14. ^ Takahashi, Dean (January 17, 2017). "19-year-old raises $1 million for TeamDom to monetize influencers". VentureBeat. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. June 24, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  16. ^ a b Knapp, JD (July 23, 2017). "Jake Paul Exits Disney Channel's 'Bizaardvark' Mid-Season". Variety. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  17. ^ a b Wood, Lucy (July 24, 2017). "YouTuber Jake Paul axed by Disney after bragging about turning his neighbourhood into a 'war zone'". Metro.
  18. ^ Malone Kircher, Madison (July 24, 2017). "Disney Drops YouTuber Jake Paul Amid Neighborhood-Terrorizing Drama". Select All.
  19. ^ a b Bradley, Laura (July 25, 2017). "Why Disney Just Severed Ties with a Famously Obnoxious YouTuber". Vanity Fair.
  20. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (2017-08-24). "YouTube Star Jake Paul on Getting Fired by Disney, Feuding With Neighbors: "I Feel Like a Zoo Animal"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  21. ^ a b Lorenz, Taylor. "Social media star Jake Paul accused of turning LA neighborhood into a 'living hell' and 'war zone'". Mic. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  22. ^ Bromwich, Jonah Engel (July 21, 2017). "Jake Paul, a Reality Villain for the YouTube Generation". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.
  23. ^ "Jake Paul Could Be Facing a Class Action Lawsuit In His Future". Express Newsline. July 21, 2017.
  24. ^ Lakeitcha Thomas (April 26, 2016). "Bizaardvark Fact Sheet". Disney ABC Press. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  25. ^ On set today with @NikiKoss #wekilledit #themonroes. Jake Paul on Twitter. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  26. ^ Walk The Prank - Prank or Treat, Prank Up Marathon With Jake and Logan Paul. REtrieved 2017-10-19.
  27. ^ "Jake Paul – Chart history (Billboard Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  28. ^ "Jake Paul – Chart history (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  29. ^ "Shakey – Single by Jake Paul on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  30. ^ "Ohio Fried Chicken (feat. Chance Sutton & Anthony Trujillo) – Single by Jake Paul on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  31. ^ "That Ain't On the News – Single by Jake Paul on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  32. ^ Logan And Jake Paul Took Home 2 Teen Choice Awards Apiece Last Night. www.tubefilter.com. Published on 2017-08-14. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  33. ^ "You Gotta Want It Hardcover – October 11, 2016". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2017-08-25.

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