Jack Gilinsky, a successful YouTuber & internet superstar, rose through the ranks to become one of the most recognized YouTubers in the world and is now one of the most successful online musicians around.
If you’re a fan of Jack & Jack, here are 40 fun facts about half of the duo, Jack Gilinsky.
Jack Finnegan Gilinsky is 26 years old and was born on September 10, 1996.
He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, which is the same hometown as world-renowned actor Marlon Brando.
Jack’s star sign is Virgo. Virgo’s are often focused on independence and using intelligence to drive themselves forward.
Jack’s family consists of his mother, Katherine, his father David, and his two older sisters, Molly and Laura.
Gilinsky is Jewish.
Jack met his best friend and future business partner Jack Johnson in kindergarten when both children showed up in the same shirt on the first day.
The first dip into the world of online comedy came when the duo (known as Jack & Jack) created the YouTube channel MotherFalconQuagmire which posted lip-sync and parodies of popular music.
In 2013, Jack & Jack started to post 6-second videos on the social network site Vine.
Their breakout came when their Vine The Nerd Vandals went viral.
Their most popular Vine series was Whenever This Song Comes On.
The duo has been nominated for numerous awards, including a 2014 Teen Choice Award nomination for Most Popular Viner and a 2015 MTV Woodie Award nomination for Top Social Climber.
The Huffington Post hailed their most popular vine mentioned above The Nerd Vandals as apparently “the perfect Vine”.
In 2013, Jack announced that they would be going on tour with other YouTubers & Vine artists (including Nash Grier, Shawn Mendes & Cameron Dallas), who are known as Magcon.
Jack Gilinksy is 5’8” tall (1.78 meters).
Jack is a very big advocate of Starbucks, his favorite drink being a Caramel Macchiato.
Jack has said that wherever he walks, he counts the number of steps.
If Jack could be any celebrity for a day besides himself, he would be Bruno Mars.
Jack’s favorite movie genre is Comedy, the favorite film being the Box Office hit.
Jack & Jack’s first original song Distance was released in January 2014.
In 2014, Jack & Jack’s Single Wild Life secured no’ 87 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
The Jack’s single, Doing It Right made it to number 7 on the US Hip Hop chart, putting them with the likes of DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino.
In June 2014, Jack graduated from Omaha Westside High School.
After the Magcon tour, the Jack’s went to Los Angeles to work on their headline tour, DigiTour Jack and Jack. 14 out of the 18 shows completely sold out.
In December 2014, following the duo’s headline tour, a full-length documentary movie of their tour was released online by DigiTour Media.
In 2015, Jack & Jack made their TV debut after appearing on ABC singing Tides on their popular show The View.
When asked which artist is his biggest inspiration on Ask FM he chose Pablo Picasso.
Jack is a big NSync fan, after given the choice of NSync or Backstreet Boys, his answer was “NSync forever, no competition”.
Over 75% of the music Jack has released has appeared on an array of Billboard Charts.
In March 2015 Jack and his co-star sang on one of the biggest stages in the UK; Wembley Arena, in London.
The Instagram account @thelifeofcub was made for Jack’s Pomeranian-Maltese-husky Libby, Jack captioned one photo “Finally got this little guy an account of his own”.
On July 24, 2015, Jack & Jack’s first EP, Calibraska hit number 1 on the iTunes charts within hours of its release.
In September 2016, Jack Gilinsky was arrested for “accidentally” walking out an airport store with a sweatshirt without paying for it. After the manager refused to let Jack pay for the items, the police were called. Jack’s other half (Jack Johnson) started the Twitter hashtag #freegilinsky, which was trending in the US. Gilinsky was released 4 hours later.
Jack & Jack released a very strange iPhone App called Let it Goat, a free platform game that seems to combine many of the favorite Appstore classics including Mario, Temple Run, and numerous others.
Jack Gilinksy & Madison Beer have been dating since summer 2014. They announced their relationship to fans during the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber in March 2015. Generally, they keep their relationship very private.
At DigiTour 2015 and CitiField, Jack & Jack took to the stage alongside other acts including Trevor Moran & Demi Lovato.
In September 2016, Jack & Jack met up with fans for the debut of their first book “You Don’t Know Jacks”. The book is an inside look at their lives, as told by the guys themselves.
Jack Gilinksy has abs. He often posts topless photos on his Instagram.
For 2016, Jack let his girlfriend Madison do his Halloween makeup.
Jack & Madison have a pet dog called Cub.
His Snapchat, Twitter & Instagram profile names is jackgilinsky.
Whatever your opinion of this musical YouTuber, you have to give the guy some respect, if not for his personality then solely for his musical ability and his entrepreneurial success.