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What's up, Greg? Welcome back to another episode of…

―Danny's usual intro

Daniel James "Danny" Gonzalez (born: June 12, 1994 (1994-06-12) [age 27]) is an American comedy and commentary YouTuber, initially best known for his presence on the now-defunct app, Vine.

History

Growing up, Danny would make YouTube videos with his friends for fun.[1] He started editing videos when he was thirteen. As a high schooler, Danny would often create funny skits and parodies for his school.[2]

In 2013, while attending college, he created an account on Vine, a popular 6-second video sharing app. His first post, “Target headphones like what up,” was created as a way for him to test out the app and see how it worked. Overtime, he made more Vines and gained more followers. Throughout his Vine career, Danny collaborated with several Viners, including BigNik, Esa Fungtastic, Brennen Taylor, Thomas Sanders, and others. Additionally, he would often create special effects for other Viners' videos.[3]

Danny later participated in Camp Unplug, a 2016 Vine mini-series about a camp, during which he met Drew Gooden. He, along with the rest of the cast, received a Streamy nomination for Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series.[4] When Vine shut down, he had accumulated around 2.9 million followers.

YouTube Content and Style

In 2014, while he was still on Vine, Danny created and started uploading videos to his YouTube channel. After Vine shut down, he turned his focus to YouTube, and experimented with a number of different genres to see what stuck. He eventually settled with commentary.

The videos that launched Danny's channel into immense popularity were his 2018 Troom Troom reaction videos, specifically his video "Trying Troom Troom's Awful Pranks."[5] The video gained popularity a few weeks after he uploaded it, bringing his number of subscribers from under 700,000 to 1.2 million over the course of a month.

Danny's videos mostly provide comedic commentary on general aspects of current media culture, such as other YouTubers or YouTube videos, TikTok and Instagram content, low-budget movies, and advertisements. He tries to bring humor and skepticism to the topics he discusses. In addition to commentary videos, he will occasionally upload longer videos in which he makes an attempt at some sort of experiment.

Danny's second channel, named 2 Danny 2 Furious, is where he uploads more low-effort content. His second channel has since gained over 1 million subscribers. He also sometimes uploads edited versions of his Twitch streams to his gaming channel, Danny GAMEzalez.

He has been nominated for several awards for his YouTube content, including a Shorty Award nomination in 2018 for best YouTube comedian,[6] and a Streamy Award nomination in 2019 for best breakout creator.[7] In both 2020 and 2021, he was also nominated for a Streamy Award in the Commentary category. [8][9]

Fan Base

The name of Danny Gonzalez's fanbase is Greg. The name was originally created in the video "I Don't Like Jake Paul's New Music Video (Jake Paulers Reaction)", in which Danny tries to find a new name for his fanbase by looking up "strong names'' on Google. He finally decides on the name Greg after picking it out from an article titled "85 Strong and Powerful Baby Names With Great Meanings''

Danny often jokingly states that Greg is the fastest growing army on YouTube, (but nobody is allowed to look it up), that members of Greg are blood-related and immortal, and that the enemies of Greg are Craig.

Famous members of Greg include Disney actor Jack Dylan Grazer. When Danny uploaded a review of the film Scales: Mermaids Are Real, Jack, who played the role of Adam Wilts, commented his approval underneath[10].

This is Danny's explanation of Greg, which is in the description of most of his videos: "WHY DO I CALL MY FANS GREG? Greg is the strongest family on the internet, we're the fastest-growing channel on YouTube, and we make fire content. So, instead of making up some pun using my name and calling my fans that, I decided to use a different name entirely. A name so strong, haters tremble when it is spoken. WE ARE GREG. AND WE ARE TAKING OVER THE INTERNET. And all you have to do to join is hit subscribe and turn on notifications."

Music

Danny has created many comedic songs like "Hop Out The Whip" and "Spooky Boy" and many songs for various videos like "SLIME" for the video titled "The Weirdest Children's Channel On YouTube" and "I'm Gonna Kill Santa Claus" for the video titled "The Worst Christmas Movie Ever Made". Danny even gave himself a name for his rapper alter-ego: Young Face. The name is a joke about how people frequently mistake him for a younger age.

On April 26, 2019, he released an EP called Bump This, which consisted of six comedy songs. The EP peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes comedy album charts.[11]

Tour

In 2019, he and Drew Gooden headlined the "We are Two Different People" comedy tour with Kurtis Conner as the opener. The tour was named as such due to the similarities between Drew and Danny, both being self-described "skinny white guys on the internet". They performed many comedy sketches, similar to their videos, as well as stand up comedy and live music. Danny, Drew, and Kurtis are close friends in real life, and created multiple videos together while they were touring. The tour consisted of 29 shows across the USA, many of which sold out.

Tour promotional photo

Personal Life

Danny attended Wheaton North High School in Wheaton, Illinois where he participated in theater, and was on the school's speech and debate team. In 2016, he graduated with a degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Danny has always been pretty quiet about his family, but he has shared some information. In one of his old music videos, the credits mention that his parent's names are Dave and Judi Gonzalez.

Danny married Laura Fuechsl on July 1st, 2017. They started dating in high school when he was 16 and she was 17.[12] Laura is very supportive of Danny's career and appears in some of his videos. The couple currently lives together in Illinois, with their dog, Sundae.

Quotes

  • "Hey Greg, its me Danny and welcome back to another video"
  • "Subscribe and turn on notifications to join Greg, Greg is our family here on YouTube, we are the fastest growing army on YouTube, don't look that up"
  • "Damn, you got that yummy yum"
  • "Where the fuck do you get a little cactus"
  • "MY BONES ARE GETTING SQUISHY"
  • " Yes! I wish i could do this every day of my life! stick pictures of old women on my wall"
  • "Lets Complain, Its Complaining Time"
  • "Danny Dan"
  • "Just so excited about wearing red to school today"
  • "Its very rude to get pregnant....... by me"
  • "my girlfriend is prickle nut"
  • "Hahaha i have to seriously prevent my self from murdering people, i am one funny guy"
  • "Help Let Me Go"
  • "MY NIPPLES ARE NORMAL OKAY!!!
  • "I'm so bad my mommy take away my mad toys"
  • "F*ck the dentist he's a scary dude"
  • "Did you laugh yet? if so you have click off the video, you're only allowed one laughter"
  • "Please don't call me daddy, that's gross"
  • "Welcome to another episode of beggars can be choosers"
  • ''Let's together sad"
  • "Dan Dan the Mermaid Man"

Milestones

Subscriber Milestones

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

  • 1 million subscribers: August 16, 2018
  • 2 million subscribers: January 25, 2019
  • 3 million subscribers: October 22, 2019
  • 4 million subscribers: August 29, 2020
  • 5 million subscribers: November 20, 2021

Video view milestones

  • 100 million views: November 11, 2018
  • 200 million views: April 5, 2019
  • 300 million views: August 22, 2019
  • 400 million views: January 17, 2020
  • 500 million views: May 3, 2020
  • 600 million views: August 14, 2020
  • 700 million views: January 4, 2021
  • 800 million views: May 10, 2021
  • 900 million views: October 2, 2021
  • 1 billion views: February 13, 2022

Trivia

  • Danny has two guinea pigs.
  • As a running joke between fans of both YouTubers, discussing Danny Gonzalez and/or Drew Gooden usually results in the two becoming interchangable, if not jokingly assumed to be one person.
  • He keeps a plastic toy soldier named "Little Nutcracker Guy" in the background of his videos

Gallery

References

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