Lucas Cruickshank is a famous YouTube star hailing from the United States of America who became known for his hilarious comedy vlogs. Lucas created a comedy character named Fred Figglehorn and used him as the main character of his popular “Fred” series.
Lucas is very hardworking and he soon became famous due to his interesting character and the energy he spreads around his persona.
Lucas was born on August 29, 1993 and was given a name Lucas Alan Cruikshank.
His birth occured in the town of Columbus in Nebraska, United States.
Lucas grew up surrounded with many siblings and his parents Dave Alan Cruikshank and Molly Jeanne. His father has spent his time working as an engineer and his mum was a very responsible and carrying medical nurse.
Lucas was never lonely or bored since he grew uo with five sisters and two brothers.
His parents were very devoted to their children so they never felt like they were alone and could always turn to their parents if they came to some problems.
Lucas was used to live with a lot of pets and had to take care of them just like other members of their family.
They used to have dogs, cats and birds so Lucas knows a lot about animals.
He was a teenage boy, just 13 years old when he received a camera as a gift. He soon learned how to handle it and started filming a lot of things around him.
In 2009, Lucas has graduated from Lakeview High School, where he was a very good student. He had no problems in school other than he hated science of any kind.
After he learned how to get the most out of his camera, Lucas started filming the family and all the interesting and awkward things that happen to them during one year.
In 2005, Lucas wanted to upload his first video on YouTube, but he didn’t. He just opened his account but haven’t worked on it for a while.
He made up an interesting character named Fred Figglehorn. He used it to share comedy content about everyday problems and confusing situations with elements of humour.
In 2008, he finally started being more serious about Youtube so he opened a channel titled “Fred Channel” which turned out to be a great career move for him.
How did Fred come to life as a character? Fred created him for one Halloween video and everybody who watched it liked Fres very much.
Lucas decided to use Fred as his main character and focus on it because he noticed that he was very likeable.
After a while, the number of subscribers on his channel grew and everybody was leaving great reviews about Fred and the content of his channel.
This was a big motivation for Lucas, who tried even harder in making interesting content and pleasing the viewers with his character. He has realized that he could make a big career out of it.
In a very short period of time, Lucas managed to reach the number of one million subscribers on his channel.
It was in 2009 and was considered as a big success in the world of Youtubers. The popularity of his character lead him to filming a movie about him.
“Fred: The Movie” was released on Nickelodeon in 2010 and it was a huge success. Lucas was shocked by the growing number of his fans and children who started recognizing him wherever he went.
This popularity made the producers to think about a sequel so soon “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred”was released in 2011.
But that hasn’t stopped Lucas alias Fred: the third part of this saga was released just one year later, in 2012.
Lucas became recognized as a great actor, creator and comedian so he was invited to guest in many films and series such as “Big Time Rush”, “Marvin Marvin” and “Monsters vs. Aliens.”
He has released a popular Christmas comedy album titled “It’s Hackin’ Christmas”. It was one of the most popular comedy albums that Christmas.
He managed to cash in his big popularity by advertising a big number of various products and a lot of movies too.
Zipit, a popular brand of bags and cases became his main endorserer so he used it in every ocassion he could.
He has released his own set of products, and Fred T-shirts were the most selling item he had. Today he has his own line of clothes and various merchandise which can be ordered and bought on his own website.
Lucas also advertised a lot of movies on his website. “City of Ember” and “Year One” are just two of many he promoted.
Lucas is a great singer too and he sings in a lot of his Fred videos. “Christmas is Creepy” became one of his most popular songs ever.
He appeared on Nickelodeon several times, sometimes as Fred and sometimes as Lucas.
He had an appearance on a popular “iCarly” show in 2009. The episode was named “iMeet Fred” and gained a lot of positive reviews both for Lucas and Carly.
Lucas made an appearance on a known TV series called “Hannah Montana” and the episode was called “Come Fail Away”. The episode was released in 2009.
In 2009 he was invited to be a host of the 2009 Teen Choice Awards and the next year he hosted 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards. Lucas also gave the awards to the winners.
In 2011, he appeared in one episode of a popular Cartoon Network series called “Supah Ninjas”.
In 2012 and 2013 he appeared in a TV show on Nickelodeon Channel called “Marvin Marvin”. It was an interesting experience for him because he had a role of teenager who came from space.
When his career just started he was a part of “JKL Productions”. J stands for Jon, K stands for Katie and L stands for Lucas. The three of them are cousins.
Back in 2008, Lucas decided to leave this production trio and create his own channel under his own name “Lucas”.
Since 2013 he has been uploading his vloggs on this channel and he has over 3 million subscribers on this page.
In 2018, Lucas appeared on a video called “Four Million Subscriber Freakout” where Brandon Rogers celebrated this great number of subscribers.
In 2009, Lucas become a nominee for People’s Choice Awards. He was nominated in the category “Favorite User Generated Video”.
In 2009, Lucas has won the Teen Choice Awards in the category of Web Star.
He has an Instagram channel with almost 0.5 M followers and his Youtube channel has almost 3 M subscribers.
His Instagram channel is filled with his photos, and the photos of his boyfriend.
In 2013, Lucas decided to share his intimate thoughts and facts about himself, so he declared that he is gay. It was in one of his Youtube videos.
His family already knew it because he told them three years before, in 2010, so they were happy for him and the fact that he has decided not to hide it.
His boyfriend is Mathew Fawcus, a boy he has met over Facebook. After that online communication they have met in real life in a club.
Mathew is today also an internet celebrity, thanks to Lucas. Matthew comes from Australia but decided to relocate to LA in 2014. Interestinlgy enough he has met Lucas the very first year he came to America.
Lucas has an older brother who was very supportive all their childhood and helped Lucas to cope with his sexuality. His brother is also gay so it was easier for Lucas to cope with it.
His family is of German, Irish and Scottish descent so he has a little of European looks in him.
Lucas has his favorite food: it is Mexican and he can eat a lot of it although he us very thin.
Lucas loves animals and he and Matthew bought themselves a little dog and the dog can be often seen on their online photos.
Lucas has a good relationship with his mother Molly. She has created her Instagram channel and she uses it to post photos of her precious children.
Lucas loves comedy and he found his role models in the famous Jim Carrey and Steve Martin.
His favorite series is “Dexter” and he knows everything about it.
His older sister is named Stephanie Lierman and she is especially important to Lucas because she was his biggest supporters. She supported him through rough times.
Lucas also has a good friend Jennifer and she sometimes appears in his videos.
Full name: Lucas Alan Cruikshank
Date of birth: August 29, 1993
Birthplace: Columbus, Nebraska, United States
Profession: Youtuber, actor, vloger, influencer
Height: 1,73 m
Weight: 65 kgs
Net Worth: $5 million