Proving they have what it takes to do more than vlogging, quite a few YouTube stars have starred in movies as well. While most of them have yet to leave their YouTube careers behind (though some have quit YouTube and returned), they've all taken huge strides in other directions, building off their internet stardom. Sure, some of these top YouTubers are just getting their feet wet with smaller films, but others have already hit the silver screen several times whether in YouTube Premium movies or Hollywood blockbusters.
YouTubers starring in movies should really come as no surprise. Considering their mass followings, these are motivated individuals who already have great experience on camera. Though it may not always be acting in their own content, they've all managed to make the smooth transition from making videos to starring in full-fledged movies. Take popular female YouTuber Grace Helbig for instance. Not only has she played roles in various TV shows, she's also taken on characters for movies like Trolls and Camp Takota. Jimmy Tatro, Lisa Schwartz, and Shane Dawson (among many others) have all landed movie roles as well.
Curious as to who the YouTubers starring in movies are? Check out the list below and vote up your favorites.
Ryan Higa is an American YouTube personality and actor of Japanese descent. He is known for his YouTube comedy videos, which have been viewed over 2.1 billion times. As of April 2015, Higa's YouTube channel, nigahiga, has over 14 million subscribers. ...more on Wikipedia
Credits: Tell Me How I Die
Ian Hecox is part of the web-based comedy duo Smosh. ...more on Wikipedia
Elizabeth Koshy (born March 31, 1996) is an American actress, YouTube personality and comedian. She stars as Violet Adams in the Hulu original television series Freakish (2016–present). Among other roles, she played Aday Walker in Tyler Perry's horror comedy film Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) and The Explorer in the YouTube Red original series Escape the Night (2017). She co-hosts the MTV television series Total Request Live and is set to star in and co-produce a YouTube Red series, Liza on Demand, premiering in 2018. As of March 2018, Koshy's main YouTube channel had more than 14 million subscribers and 1.5 billion views. She won two Streamy Awards and a Teen Choice Award. Koshy began ...more on Wikipedia
Credits: FML, Boo! A Madea Halloween,
Andrew B. Bachelor (born June 26, 1988), better known by his online alias and persona King Bach, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and internet personality, known for being the most followed person on the video sharing service Vine. ...more on Wikipedia
Credits: The Babysitter, When We First Met, We Are Your Friends, Fifty Shades of Black, Meet the Blacks, + more