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Ah, good day everyone!

―Joey Graceffa

Joseph Michael "Joey" Graceffa (born: May 16, 1991 (1991-05-16) [age 33]), is an American Teen Choice and Shorty Award nominated YouTuber, blogger, gamer, comedian, singer-songwriter, actor, writer, producer, author, model animator and internet personality from Boston, Massachusetts. Joey is well-known for his popular vlogging channel, @JoeyGraceffa, which he updates almost daily with vlogs that occasionally include other popular YouTubers.

He was a contestant on the 22nd and 24th seasons of The Amazing Race, and has appeared in a handful of short films as well as creating and hosting Escape the Night, an unscripted, unrehearsed web series, distributed by YouTube via its paid-subscription service YouTube Premium. He appears in all four of the seasons with several other YouTubers, including Liza Koshy, IJustine, Colleen Ballinger, and Rosanna Pansino.


When he was around 12 years old, his mom became an alcoholic. This, of course, changed his life.

Starting in 2013, Joey was living with his friends and a couple: Anthony Padilla (Smosh) and Kalel Cullen (KalelKitten), but then moved in with Sawyer Hartman, so he would have more room. On the 10th of April, 2014, he announced he would be moving again; this time with his friends Megan and David. They were finding a house together. He stated that Sawyer had been the best roommate he had ever had and he would miss him. In April 2015, Graceffa moved once again after issues with his landlord about his dog. He moved to another house with his friend David.


He has a younger step-brother named Jett, who has Autism.


He has 3 dogs, Wolf, Storm, and Lark.


Joey has come out as homosexual since May 2015[1] and confirmed he has been in a relationship with Daniel Preda since July 2014. This was confirmed February 14, 2016 in a video titled "Our Love Story." However they broke up in 2020.[2]


Joey used to be a part of the YouTube channel WinterSpringPro with his best friend, YouTuber Brittany Joyal. From 2007 to 2011, the duo made numerous successful videos on the channel, accumulating millions of views and becoming well known for their comedy sketches and music video parodies. In 2011, Joey and Brittany decided to move to Los Angeles together to pursue their YouTube careers instead of continuing college. On July 9, 2012, Joey officially announced his departure from WinterSpringPro in order to focus on his personal channel.


  • He released his first book "In Real Life: A Journey to a Pixelated World" on May 19, 2015.
  • He released his second book "Children of Eden" on October 4th, 2016.


Joey appeared as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games parody of Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go," which has reached 4+ million views. Joey has also released an album with Luke Conard and Meghan Camarena, known as Strawburry17 on YouTube. The album includes Hunger Games inspired songs.


The Amazing Race[]

The Amazing Race Season 22[]

It was announced that he and fellow YouTuber Meghan Camarena would join the cast of the 22nd season of the show. In their 1st leg they traveled to Motu Mute, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, and in the end of the leg they came in 6th place. In the second episode, they were still in Bora Bora, where they ended up in 4th place by the end of the leg. In the 3rd leg they traveled to New Zealand, when arriving at the mat in 5th place, they were told that there will be no rest period and they had to continue on to their next destination. In the Technical 4th leg of the race, they traveled to Indonesia, where by the end of the leg they ended up in 5th place for a second time in a row. At the beginning of the 5th leg it was announced that there was a blind double U-turn sometime in the leg while they were visiting Vietnam. Joey & Meghan ended up getting U-turned by Best Friend team Pam & Winnie. When they found out they were U-turned, they thought that they were near the end of the pack and thought of only one team that could be behind them. Joey & Meghan ended up U-Turning married couple Chuck & Wynona. By the end of the leg they ended up in 6th place. During the 6th leg of the race they traveled to Botswana, where they ended up in 4th place. In the 7th leg of the race they stayed in Botswana and by the end of that leg they ended in 5th place. In the 8th leg of the race they traveled to Switzerland where they did a "switchback" from season 14 carrying a total of 4, 50 pound wheels of cheese down a hill in the snow. At the end of the leg they got to the mat last, but because Married couple Chuck & Wynona got served a 30 minute penalty for not doing the task correctly, Joey & Meghan were able to continue on in the race. they ended up in 5th place (fourth time getting 5th place in the whole race). In the 9th leg, Joey & Meghan started off last and made their way to Germany. they ended up in 2nd place (which was theirbest placement in the race).


Joey & Meghan are eliminated from the race in 5th place.

In the tenth leg they traveled to Scotland. in the beginning of the race it was said that there would be another double U-Turn. Joey and Meghan where U-Turned for the second time by Hockey Playing Brothers Bates & Anthony. By the end of the race it came down to two teams, Joey & Meghan and Roller Derby Moms Beth & Mona (who also got U-Turned by Newlywed Couple Max & Katie). Joey & Meghan ended up getting eliminated and ended up in 5th place over all.

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Joey & Meghan YouTube Hosts 6th 4th 5th 5th 6th 4th 5th 5th 2nd 5th Eliminated Joey 6, Meghan 5

The Amazing Race Season 24[]


All Stars Intro Cap

Although it have been speculated since mid October that Joey & Meghan would be racing for a second time, it was officially announced on January 27, 2014 that they would indeed be racing again. In the first leg, they started at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. In their first challenge, they had to search through several of UCLA Bruin Marching Band members with a Chinese symbol on their Shako, which was displayed on the band conductors' Shako. Once they brought the correct band member with the correct symbol, they were given tickets to their next destination, which was them going to Guangzhou, China. In Guangzhou, teams went to the wedding boutique district on Jiangnan Avenue North and searched for one of three boutiques that had their next clue. Each store had a limited number of clues, forcing teams to travel to the others if they ran out. Joey did the first Road Block of this season, which was to dress in a special costume and, while suspended 300 feet (91m) in the air by wires from the stadium's towers, perform 5 aerial somersaults. Once complete, the wiremaster would award them their next clue. Joey & Meghan barely escaped elimination and came in 10th place for that leg.


Joey & Meghan are eliminated from the race in 9th place.

At the start of the second leg, due to some teams receiving time credit due to production difficulties, Joey and Meghan started the leg in 8th place instead of their original starting place, which was 10th[3]. When they left, they were told that they had to go to the Chen Clan Academy, where they had to watch a demonstration of martial arts students. At the end, the "master" would approach the teams and stamp their next clue on their forehead. Meghan did the roadblock for this leg, which was to assemble a child's motorized car from a provided kit. Once the car was finished, the judge would give them their next clue. Once given their next clue, teams had to donate the car they just built to The Guangzhou Children's Activity Center, where they would receive their next clue. In the detour, Joey & Meghan had a choice to either play a game of Jianzi (a game similar to hackeysack but you use a shuttlecock instead of a ball) and once the teammates successfully volleyed the shuttlecock 10 combined times they would receive their next clue. The second option was to get cupping therapy. Joey & Meghan chose to do the game of jianzi. At the end they came in 9th place, again getting eliminated.

They were eliminated in leg 3 after having trouble trying to find a taxi.

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Joey & Meghan YouTube Hosts 10th¹ 9th 9th Eliminated Joey 2, Meghan 1


During the race, Joey & Meghan had a few records. This includes, from the whole Amazing Race franchise, the American Version of the Amazing Race and in the season that they competed in.

  • First team to be U-Turned twice on a "Double U-Turn" in one season.
  • Youngest male/female team to finish in 5th place: 23.
  • Youngest male/female team to be the 7th team to be eliminated without winning any leg: 23.
  • Youngest male/female team to finish in 5th without winning any leg: 23.
  • Youngest team in Season 22, averaged at 23
  • Youngest Team in All-Stars, averaged at 24

American Version

  • Highest finish by a YouTube team: 5th place.
  • Second team of YouTube sensations (after Michael and Kevin).
  • First team to be U-Turned twice in the same season.
  • Youngest male/female team to be the 7th team to be eliminated: 23. and AwesomenessTV[]

Joey works with, and appeared on "The Click Clique," and "Eff Yeah! I Want That," on YouTube. Joey had a new show on called, Joey's Dystopia. The show ended when began their new schedule of shows in May 2013.

Joey doesn't only work alongside Meghan on, he works with AwesomenessTV with jennxpenn & Lia Marie Johnson on another YouTube channel, where they do many things, from sketches to cheerleading programs. As of July 1st, the channel had its own slot on Nikelodeon, and aired at 8 P.M. (ET/PT), hosted by Daniella Monet from the program, Victorious.

Escape the Night[]

Escape the Night was an American postmodern meta-fictional murder-mystery reality web series hosted by Joey Graceffa that premiered on June 22, 2016 on YouTube Premium.[4] It is unknown if a season 5 will be released.

YouTuber Special Guests
Season 1 Eva GutowskiOli WhiteLele PonsTimothy DeLaGhettoMatthew Haag • Sierra Furtado • GloZell Green • Justine Ezarik • Andrea Brooks • Shane Dawson
Season 2 Andrea RussettTyler OakleyAlex WassabiGabbie HannaTana MongeauLiza KoshyDeStorm PowerJesse WellensLauren Rihiimaki
Season 3 Nikita DragunMatthew PatrickManny MuaRosanna PansinoSafiya NygaardColleen Ballinger • Teala Dunn • Roi Fabito • JC Caylen
Season 4 Rosanna Pansino (originally from Season 3) • Alex Wassabi (originally from Season 2) • DeStorm Power (originally from Season 2) • Colleen Ballinger (originally from Season 3) • Bretman Rock • Gabbie Hanna (originally from Season 2) • Tana Mongeau (originally from Season 2) • Timothy DeLaGhetto (originally from Season 1) • Justine Ezarik (originally from Season 1)

Kickstarter: Storytellers[]

Joey has also created and starred in his own webseries called Storytellers, which aired on Joey's YouTube channel from December 22, 2013 – January 19, 2014; Joey is trying to get Storytellers another season.

STORYTELLERS is Skins meets Are You Afraid of the Dark? – the summer before they leave for college, a group of unlikely friends gathers around a campfire to tell scary stories, and what begins as joking fun grows steadily more frightening. As the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, our group of storytellers ultimately discover more than they bargained for about their world...and each other. Part coming-of-age story and part episodic horror series with plenty of light touches of comedy, STORYTELLERS plays with familiar tropes and archetypes in fresh, unexpected ways. Following a Skins-esque format, the series will have seven episodes, with each of the first six centering around a specific member of the group, leading up to a final episode bringing all of them—and their stories—together.

As July 10, 2013 the Kickstarter reached its goal and surpassed it by 40,000. Overall, the total is a little over $140,000. However, Joey announced in a vlog on July 11, 2013 that there were difficulties receiving all of the money from the Kickstarter. He then started an Indie Go Go page to get the remaining money needed, in which he did. Filming lasted between late September to mid October & the series was released from December 22, 2013 – January 18, 2014. Joey has plans to do a season 2, but as of now, there is no information on if/when filming will take place.



MC Championship[]

MC Championship is a Minecraft Tournament for YouTubers and streamers run by the Noxcrew, in which 10 teams of four compete in a series of 8 minigames decided by the participants. A point multiplier makes each game worth more as each round passes, incentivizing teams to vote for games they might be bad at early on in the event. In the end, the two teams with the most points face off in a round of ‘Dodgebolt’ to decide the winner of the tournament. This makes it possible for a team to win despite potentially having fewer points than the runner-up.

Joey first debuted in MCC 1


X Life SMP Participants
LDShadowLady JoeyGraceffa LaurenzSide SmallishBeans Dangthatsalongname Shubble SeaPeeKay KatherineElizabeth GeminiTay
JackSucksAtLife PopularMMOs TheOrionSound FWhip Strawburry17Plays HBomb94 Solidarity Quig RIPmika Newicon
Empires SMP Participants
Season 1
LDShadowLady SmallishBeans Dangthatsalongname Katherine Elizabeth Gaming GeminiTay FWhip
Solidarity PearlescentMoon TheMythicalSausage Pixlriffs Joey Graceffa Gaming Shubble
Season 2
LDShadowLady SmallishBeans Dangthatsalongname Katherine Elizabeth Gaming GeminiTay FalseSymmetry
FWhip Solidarity TheMythicalSausage Pixlriffs Joey Graceffa Gaming Shubble

Joey plays a wide variety of games including simulators, story-based games, and others. He occasionally collaborates with other YouTubers, such as LDShadowLady, StacyPlays, Strawburry17, IJustine, and SeaPeeKay.

The following is a list of games (not including Minecraft series which are in their own section) he played starting from August 2017:

Game Series
Game Episode Count Completed
Slenderman 6 Yes
Pokemon: Gold 5 Yes
Happy Wheels 8 Yes
Amnesia 2 Yes
World of Warcraft 4 Yes
Plants vs Zombies 4 Yes
Limbo 6 Yes
Sims 3 7 Yes
Sonic the Hedgehog 5 Yes
Banjo Tooie 5 Yes
Orcs Must Die 5 Yes
Dungeon Defenders 5 Yes
Gome Home 8 Yes
Mighty Quest for Epic Loot 4 Yes
Surgeon Simulator 1 Yes
Catching Fire 1 Yes
The Walking Dead 12 Yes
Stanley Parable 2 Yes
Jazzpunk 2 Yes
Rollercoaster Tycoon 5 Yes
Water Temple Challenge 9


Joey has played Minecraft many times starting from when he played "Hunger Craft" or MCSG (Minecraft Survival Games) online with other players, and has since played multiple Minecraft series in vanilla or modded versions (such as Pixelmon and Attack of The B-Team), and often with other Youtubers. He and Stacyplays often played Minecraft series together, including Hunger Games, a Harcore series, the Hexxit modpack, a series of minigames called Levels PvP (exclusive to SkyDoesMinecraft's server). Joey and Stacy also had a series on a map by Bodil40 called Epic Trolling Jump Map where they go through difficult obstacles, trying to achieve all 69 checkpoints. Along with LDShadowLady and Stacy, they had a series called Quest For Pumpkins, similar to Epic Trolling Jump Map. Each of these collaborative series have since ended.

Crafting Dead (Ended)[]

Joey also started a "Crafting Dead" series after having a long history with the mod as it emulates the scenarios from the television show, The Walking Dead, of which Joey is a fan. He and Stacy started playing with a new companion, Strawburry17, though later restarted the map with iJustine.

Mineplex UHC (Ended)[]

Joey was asked to participate in UHC Minecraft hosted by Mineplex. It is an elimination game where you don't regain hearts. He spent some time practicing for Season 4 of this UHC, and finally ended up dying midway through the 6th episode where he died from fall damage. Joey has also uploaded a special UHC Season 4.5 video, this was supposed to be Season 5 however, there were too many problems causing them to restart.

Afterwards, Joey and Stacy started a series where they played on UHC (Ultra Hardcore) servers, including "Flower Power UHC" as the most recent. This series seems to have concluded July 18, 2017.

X Life SMP (Ended)[]

X Life SMP Participants
LDShadowLady JoeyGraceffa LaurenzSide SmallishBeans Dangthatsalongname Shubble SeaPeeKay KatherineElizabeth GeminiTay
JackSucksAtLife PopularMMOs TheOrionSound FWhip Strawburry17Plays HBomb94 Solidarity Quig RIPmika Newicon
Additional Factions

May 23, 2020 — Dec 12, 2020

X Life is a modified SMP — created by Dangthatsalongname — where players start with one heart and the objective of the server is to survive with 10 lives. Losing a life adds one more heart to a player's health, and a player is eliminated from the server if they lose all of their remaining lives. He was one of the members of the "Witch Coven" that formed on the server.

Empires SMP (S2 Ended)[]

Empires SMP Participants
Season 1
LDShadowLady SmallishBeans Dangthatsalongname Katherine Elizabeth Gaming GeminiTay FWhip
Solidarity PearlescentMoon TheMythicalSausage Pixlriffs Joey Graceffa Gaming Shubble
Season 2
LDShadowLady SmallishBeans Dangthatsalongname Katherine Elizabeth Gaming GeminiTay FalseSymmetry
FWhip Solidarity TheMythicalSausage Pixlriffs Joey Graceffa Gaming Shubble

Season 1: June 12, 2021 — January 29, 2022

The Empires SMP is a modified Minecraft server, where the objective is for players to establish their own empires to trade goods and resources with other empires, as well as wage wars. He founded "The Lost Empire" which was Aztec-themed in a jungle biome.

Season 2: June 25, 2022 — May 6, 2023

Season 2 is very similar to the original season, but with new Empires and set in version 1.19. This time Joey founded a pirate-themed empire called "Eversea" in the ocean biome. He played a pirate captain who had a long feud with Skeletron and his pirate crew.

In Season 2, there was a crossover with Hermitcraft and Empires through a rift that was in both of the servers.

Afterlife SMP (Ended)[]

Mar 4, 2022 — June 21st, 2022

The Afterlife SMP is a modified server that is a sequel to the X Life SMP, and still maintains the Hardcore aspect of each member only having 10 lives. However, in this SMP there are additional modifications including the Origins mod, which gives each player an "origin" (generally based on a Minecraft mob) that includes special abilities and either positive, neutral, or negative traits. For each of the player's 10 lives they will obtain a new random Origin, and have the option to re-roll 3 times total over the course of the server.

Afterlife Origins Summary
Life Origin Description Death
1 Shulk Based off of Shulkers Episode 4 (Killed by GeminiTay's Iron Golem)
2 Inchling Smallest (0.5 Blocks tall) Episode 11 (Killed by TheOrionSound's Endermen)
3 Sculkborn Sensing Entities, Underground Buffs, Large (4 Blocks Tall, 4 Blocks Wide) Episode 12 (Blown Up by Creeper)
4 Red Panda Can Freeze Mobs, Nocturnal Episode 16 (Killed by Junior, his pet Panda)
5 Atling Water Breathing, Aqua Affinity, Heals Episode 19 (Killed by a Shark)
6 Chameleon Invisibility, Climbing, Small (1 Block tall) Episode 20 (Killed by a Spider)
7 Wyverian Built-in Wings, Poison Breath, Tall (4 Blocks Tall) Episode 21 (Killed by Shubble)
8 Dullahan Stronger at night, Weak to cursed items Episode 22 (Killed by TheMythicalSausage)
9 Fairyborn Small, Built-in wings, Heals Episode 23 (Damage Over Time Effect)
10 Shadow Crawler Stronger at night, Blind in day Episode 23 (Killed by Zombie)


  • He is partnered with Alloy Digital.
  • Joey and Meghan are not the first YouTubers to go on the Amazing Race. Kevin Wu AKA kevjumba was the first YouTuber to go on and he and his dad, Michael, finished in 7th place in the 17th season.
  • His fans are called "GrandChildren" and "Psychopaths", as well as occasionally being referred to as "Joey's Chickadee-anyas".
  • He is allergic to apples.
  • Joey has stated numerous times that he loved Spongebob when he was younger.
  • He used to work in Abercrombie & Fitch.
  • Joey's closest friends are Luke, Ingrid, Tyler, Miranda, Sawyer, Cat, Meghan, Kalel, Jim, Tanya, Shane, and many more.
  • Named his car Satsuki after one of the main characters from the movie "My Neighbor Totoro".
  • Named his shark plush toy "SharkeeB".
  • Adds "-anya" to certain words, i.e. "eggy-anya" "horsey-anya" (but not Tanya cause it already has anya).
  • He is good friends with Shane Dawson, even shipping himself with Shane as "Shoey."
  • He is the only bae who's name is pronounced wrong by Miranda Sings.
    • In return, He spells Miranda Sings as Mirandasings without a space.


  • His favorite cologne is "Fierce" by Abercrombie & Fitch.
  • His favorite animated Japanese movie is "My Neighbor Totoro"
    • Joey loves Anime in general.
  • Joey is also known for his love for the Hunger Games, as he most always ends his videos with "May the odds be ever in your favor; gooodbye!"
  • His favorite store is Whole Foods. He also likes Target, but was a former fan of Wal-Mart.
  • He loves cosplaying.


  • "#CRAY!"
  • "IM A SLEEPY BOY..."
  • "LOOK IT!"

Awards & Nominations[]

In August, 2014, Joey was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards: Choice Web Star: Male and Choice Web Star: Gamer. The show was hosted on August 10, 2014; Joey lost both awards, to Tyler Oakley and PewDiePie respectively. In September 2014, Joey was nominated for two Streamy Awards: Best Actor: Drama for Storytellers, and Web Series: Drama. Joey won best actor for drama, however Storytellers did not win.

Year Award Category Note
2014 Shorty Awards Social Media's Best YouTube Star of the Year Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Male Nominated
Choice Web Star: Gamer Nominated
Streamy Awards Drama Series – Storytellers Nominated
Actor in a Drama – Storytellers Won
2015 Shorty Awards

Social Media's Best YouTube Star of the Year




  1. On May 16, 2015, Joey released his first original music video, "Don't Wait," in which he also came out as a homosexual.
  2. This is confirmed July 12, 2020 in a video titled "we broke up."
  3. Due to production difficulties, Joey & Meghan received a time credit which caused them to leave the second leg of the race in 8th place instead of the original 10th place.
  4. This information is according to the Escape the Night Wikipedia Page