|“||Arin: Hey, I'm Grump!
Dan: I'm Not-So-Grump!
And we're the Game Grumps!
―Game Grumps' Intro
GameGrumps is an American gaming collaboration channel founded by YouTubers Jonathan Aryan Jafari (born: March 24, 1990 ) (JonTronShow), and Arin Joseph Hanson (born: January 6, 1987 ) (Egoraptor). Jafari would later be replaced by Leigh Daniel "Dan" Avidan (Ninja Sex Party) (born: March 14, 1979 ) as a full-time member since 2013.
The channel primarily produces Let's Play videos or gaming videos. The channel has grown since its creation and now harbors multiple segments, including Game Grumps, Game Grumps VS, Steam Train, Steam Rolled, and Grumpcade.
- 1 Segments
- 2 Members
- 3 Former Members
- 4 Controversy
- 5 External links
- 6 References
The Game Grumps channel features a few different shows. Each is different from most Let's Play channels, as there are no face cams and only the game footage is shown on screen.
The original and first show, Arin and Dan (who has replaced Jon in 2013). They play through various games.
Game Grumps VS
Arin and Dan play and fight against each other in a multiplayer video game, usually a party, racing, fighting or golf games.
A separate show introduced after Jon left. The show is hosted by Dan and Ross. They play PC games together. Arin, Barry, and Suzy occasionally make appearances on the show.
The show focuses on console games and features any combination of the Grumps playing, with the most so far being a group of four.
Similar to Game Grumps VS, it's a 4 player versus series, which introduced Barry and Suzy onto the show.
Suzy and Barry host a tabletop game-centric show. The guests brought in are mainly those affiliated with the Polaris gaming website and the Game Grumps themselves.
10 Minute Power Hour
Arin and Dan interact with various toys and products in a ten-minute (or more) live-action format. It is previously available at the "Game Grumps" channel, but now available at "The Grumps" channel.
A segment where the Grumps play games with a special guest.
The Game Grumps team currently consists of a lot of members.
Suzy's husband, known as popular animator Egoraptor, he is one of the original creators of Game Grumps along with Jon. Arin has the title of Grump on the show.
Jon's replacement and the current Not-So-Grump, and a member of the band NinjaSexParty as "Danny Sexbang". Danny hosts alongside Arin, and with Ross on Steam Train, another show on the channel. He also has a strong love for Skittles.
Known for his animator name RubberRoss, he joined around the time Danny did to host Steam Train, and also on Steam Rolled. He is originally from Australia but has lived most of his life in America. He is the group butt monkey and is constantly picked on by other members, in jest. "Goddammit Ross" is usually uttered by the others whenever Ross says or does something stupid during a playthrough. He was married to Holly (WeCrowingHens) from 2012 to 2018.
Arin's wife, She runs her own YouTube channel called Mortem3r, which focuses on her personal vlogs and makeup tutorials. During the Jon Era of Game Grumps, Jon referred to her as Suzy the Goose. She made her first physical appearance during the 75th episode of their Sonic 06 playthrough and was first heard during their 4th episode of Chulip. Later, she made her Game Grumps debut in the Rayman Legends: Kung Foot Steam Rolled and has appeared several times since. She also co-hosted Table Flip with Barry.
One of the editors and writers of the Grumps, he has recently become a larger member. He is also known as "Ninja Brian" and is a partner to Danny in NinjaSexParty. He was introduced to be a host of the show in the Grumpcade episode "Burger Time" on November 5, 2015.
Vernon used to work at Maker Studios, working on various projects. It was here that he met the Game Grumps. Vernon was first revealed to be a member of Game Grumps on in a tweet late in January 2016. Vernon soon appeared on the Undertale live stream, "Final Showdown", hosting alongside Ross, Barry, and Brian, and later on KittyKatGaming with Suzy in a Slime Rancher playthrough.
Jory is a member of the Game Grumps office and a developer on the Dream Daddy team. He has appeared on multiple streams and podcasts but his first time physically being shown was on the 10 Minute Power Hour episode "WHO DONE IT?!" where he was the one who took the dinosaurs they were looking for, and also in the episode "Dare Jenga."
Allie is the social media manager of the grumps. She appears on some streams along with Hanna.
Ben (born August 11, 1993SuperMega.) is the current editor for Game Grumps. He replaced Matt Watson and Ryan in May 2019 when they left to focus on
Brent is the manager of both the Grumps and NinjaSexParty. He has a large phillange. His duties are basically keeping the Grumps on track and organized, as, without management, the Grumps are known to get distracted.
Hanna manages the streams and checks the chat.
Ike is an intern for the Grumps from Texas. He was introduced in the part 6 stream for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Jack is an Irish film-maker working for the Game Grumps as an intern. Not to be confused with jacksepticeye, as Ross was before meeting him for the first time.
Known as video game reviewer JonTron, he is one of the original creators of Game Grumps as the original Not-So-Grump along with Arin. He hosted the channel with him for around a year; the last Game Grumps episode to star Jon was Super Star Wars: Attack of the Back – Part 5 – Game Grumps, before he was replaced by Danny on June 25, 2013. He stated that while he did have a good time working with Arin, his schedule left him far too busy to keep up with JonTron and GameGrumps content at the same time, so he left GameGrumps entirely to put all of his focus onto the JonTron channel.
Barry was the editor of the Game Grumps videos starting in September 2012 to allow Jon and Arin to focus more on the gameplay aspect of the show. Barry's role as a silent one until the Battletoads episode when Jon and Arin acknowledged him. Since then, Barry has been regularly asked by Jon, Arin, and Danny to crop in pictures during their recordings or respond to something they're saying. Barry usually "spoke" through yellow text whenever he was acknowledged during the show. He made his Game Grumps debut in the very first Steam Rolled episode, Quake III Arena. Barry was no longer the editor of Game Grumps from November 2014 but became a regular cast member of the show. He also co-hosted Table Flip with Suzy.
In December 2017, Barry had left the channel to pursue his own work.
Kevin was one of two (now three) editors of Game Grumps and Steam Train. He was announced on November 21, 2014, in the episode "Domino Rally."
In Summer 2016, Kevin left Game Grumps to pursue his interest in trailer editing.
Matt is a YouTube game commentator, online sketch producer, American Let's Player, and editor. He is the co-host of YouTube gaming channel, SuperMega, and the sketch comedy channel, Kids w/ Problems, alongside Ryan Magee.
He and Ryan were the editors for the Game Grumps and KittyKatGaming channels.
Ryan is a YouTube game commentator, online sketch producer, and co-founder as well as a former member of the sketch comedy duo Cyndago. Ryan is also the co-host of the gaming channel, SuperMega, alongside Matt Watson, who operated KidsWithProblems, a sketch comedy channel on YouTube. He and Matt were the editors for the Grumps and KittyKatGaming channels.
Graham (also known as TeddyGramEsq) was the lawyer, business developer and tabletop strategist for the Grumps. Graham did the legal work while Brent does the actual managing. He worked for them from November 2013 to October 2014.
Holly is an artist and cosplayer. She was married to Ross from 2012 to 2018.
Leadfoot Doxxing Incident
During one of the Knuckles stages in Sonic Adventure, the Grumps decided to use a guide to help them find the pieces of the master emerald. The author, however didn't seem to know that the pieces spawned randomly, which made the Grumps unhappy with the guide. Dan eventually said the person's actual full name out loud and even commented saying "if he gets a wave of hate from our fans, won't he be surprised". This allowed the fans to doxx the person. The episode was later reuploaded with the name bleeped out, and Dan apologized. Leadfoot himself later commented and said that things were fine.
The Grumps decided to do a Garage Sale to sell off some of their stuff when they moved into a new office. They only expected 100 people to show up, which caused problems as more than 100 showed up, and a lot of them had to wait outside in the California sun. They eventually had to send someone to hand out water and sunscreen. After a few hours the police shut down the event due to health concerns. A lot of fans were upset because they had traveled across the country to meet the Grumps. One game a fan sent to the Grumps with a note inside was sold (which the fan was cool with), as well as, reportedly, RWBY figures that the deceased Monty Oum gave to Arin.
- 1 million subscribers: June 11, 2013
- 2 million subscribers: January 11, 2015
- 3 million subscribers: February 1, 2016
- 4 million subscribers: August 6, 2017
- 5 million subscribers: February 17, 2019
Wikitubia Hall of Fame
- Fennimore, Jack (2017-12-21). Game Grumps Editor Turned Star Barry Is Leaving Channel. heavy.com. Retrieved on 2018-04-13.
- Who's ready for an unbelievable tale?. twitter.com (2019-06-29).
- Shin-Cos-Zilla. tumblr.com (2019-06-29).