• Alex Meyers is an American YouTuber born in 1988 in Sioux City, Iowa
• Moved to Japan in 2006, working in the technical sector
• Started his YouTube channel in 2015, focusing on movies, series, games, anime, music and politics
• Since 2018, his channel has been growing exponentially, thanks to his first animated video and reviews of series and movies
• Started his own podcast in 2020 and gave relationship advice to his subscribers
Alex Meyers is an American YouTuber born on May 17, 1988 in Sioux City, Iowa. He is known for his animation videos and reviews of series and movies.
Not much is known about Alex Meyers’ early life, including his family and educational background. It is only known that he used to be a chubby kid, though he lost weight during his early teens.
In 2006, he moved to Japan after saving money from his call center job. He is said to have worked in the tech sector ever since, although it is unknown if he received any higher education in Japan.
His YouTube subscribers are curious about his life in Japan and his experiences there. In one of his videos he confirmed that there is nothing abnormal about his life abroad: “It’s hard for me to really quantify what would be ‘weird’ or different for you because I’m so used to it at the moment, that when I go back to the US I’m like ‘this place is weird’.’
While he’s gotten used to the Japanese lifestyle over the years he’s lived in the Asian country, Meyers admits there are several things about the place that he sometimes finds odd. He confirms that Japanese people treat him “like a walking free English lesson” by talking in the foreign language when they see him in public places: “Whenever I see this happen I’m always really confused about how they imagine this scenario. to suggest’ .
Since 2012, Alex Meyers has been working in a pharmaceutical company in Tokyo. He is part of that company’s information technology (IT) department, and while he admits that his job today consists of working on internal technical support, his start in the company was not a peaceful one, as his job was to answer ” calls from troubled people’. customers.
Start on YouTube
In 2015, Alex Meyers started his self-titled YouTube channel.
The first video he uploaded in July of that year was titled “The History of GFW Radio”, and was dedicated to the legendary “Games For Windows”, one of the internet’s first podcasts created to help PC gamers . Meyers’ second and third videos were a continuation of this topic, and the video saga eventually led to him getting his first 100 subscribers.
For the next two years, Alex Meyers’ videos covered a variety of topics, including movies, series, games, anime, music, and even politics. At that time, he was still looking for his niche content and main format that would make his videos stand out from other YouTubers.
However, the fact that he focused on such a wide variety of themes and didn’t decide on his trademark fast enough didn’t prove to be a positive for his channel. His audience was growing, but not as fast as he would have liked: “Nothing worked, you know, nobody really cared what I did.”
With his channel still far from becoming big and famous, Meyers focused on learning animation as a way to improve his professional portfolio. His first cartoon video was uploaded a few months later, when he couldn’t find a way to criticize the second season of the “Riverdale” series with a serious format: “I can’t do a serious motion graphic video essay on something and just talk about how stupid it is,” Meyers said in a video commemorating his third birthday on YouTube, also adding that he assumed people would hate the video because the animation was “crappy.”
Meyers could not have imagined that things would turn out differently for him. After sharing the video for several hours, he woke up to hundreds of notifications from people who loved him: “Everyone was watching my video. I’ve gotten a lot of emails. Everyone was like ‘this is funny’, ‘this is hilarious’, ‘do another one’.
The positive reception his video critique of “Riverdale” garnered was followed by a sudden surge in subscriber numbers. This new audience also supported the content that Meyers subsequently uploaded, which greatly helped him maintain his focus on just one niche.
Grow on YouTube
Alex’s YouTube channel has grown exponentially since 2018 thanks to his first animated video. He went from about 2,000 subscribers in 2017 to nearly 500,000 subscribers in less than a year.
Since then, Alex has focused on giving his audience in-depth yet entertaining reviews of series and movies. However, this does not mean that he wants to change the way these productions are made, on the contrary, as he said Medium: “I think a lot of people think my videos/comments are trying to ‘fix’ these movies, but I think they should exist exactly as they are.”
The work Alex is doing on YouTube these days is well appreciated by his fans and casual audiences. His greatest reward when it comes to his own content, however, is being able to create with total freedom: “I have a style, format and audience to consider, but for the most part I can cartoon about whatever I want.” want to. , or video essays, or live streams.’ He calls his life as a YouTuber his “dream job.”
To date, Alex Meyers’ channel has been viewed over 300 million times and now has over two million subscribers. Regardless of his fame, he has remained humble and open to criticism.
In August 2020, Alex Meyers started his own podcast – “Doin’ The Devil’s Tango” – which is aimed at providing relationship advice to his subscribers, who send him emails with their personal stories.
Although his podcast episodes – which are uploaded on his own YouTube channel – have not been viewed as much as his other content, he has been well received by a segment of his loyal audience interested in these types of topics.
Marriage & Divorce
Alex Meyers introduced his girlfriend – unknown by name – on his YouTube channel in early 2016. At the time, he pointed out that they had been dating for several months.
The girl – who was apparently Japanese and fluent in English – appeared in several videos on his channel. However, when Alex changed his content to focus on series and movie reviews, she stopped appearing. However, the couple got married in early 2018 as Alex announced Twitter in June of that year, after being asked by a fan why he wore a ring on his fourth finger, “We got married in January but had the rings custom made so it took a while.”
Hi. hope you’re doing well out there pic.twitter.com/UZRfN2oUHD
— Alex Meyers (@JudgeOfTheKings) November 24, 2020
Sadly, Alex and his now ex-wife divorced in early 2020 for unknown reasons. Alex announced the divorce during a video live stream on his channel.
Several months after the divorce, Alex tweeted that he had a new girlfriend, and in November 2020, his fans finally met the girl when he posted a photo of them together.
Alex Meyers has an estimated net worth of $800,000 which is a result of his career as an IT technician and the income he has earned from his YouTube videos.
Alex Meyers is a man of white ethnicity with dark brown hair and blue eyes. His height and current weight are unknown.
Because Meyer’s most viewed videos are animations, people new to his content assume that he doesn’t reveal his face to his audience. However, this assumption is incorrect as he has been open about showing his face in his videos since his early years on YouTube.
He and his ex-wife used to have a dog named Charlie. However, after the divorce, she left with the dog.
He confirms that he was not considered physically attractive in his teenage years.
“Sharkboy & Lavagirl” is a movie he says he doesn’t want to see again after reviewing it.
When asked what he would do if he were CEO of YouTube, he said he would change the platform’s handling of copyright issues, as he sees the current process as “unfair.”
He thinks moving to Japan so young helped him improve as a person: “I never had that ‘crazy early twenties’ time that most people have, but I feel like it made me a much better person in the long run.”