Ryan Fanning (born: June 28, 1983), better known online as Ohmwrecker, MaskedGamer, TryhardGuy and Captain Von Sweatsalot, is a gaming YouTuber who usually uploads online multiplayer games with other YouTubers and let's play videos, mainly for the PC. He is commonly known by his subscribers as humble and modest and frequently organizes his playlists. Ryan created the Ohmwrecker account on July 12, 2006, making him one of the earliest YouTubers on the website, having ten years of experience. His first gaming video was uploaded on August 21, 2006, and his YouTube career went full-time starting in 2012 when he became a Verified Partner.
As of 2016, Ohm plays multiplayer games such as Dead by Daylight, Rainbow Six: Siege, Garry's Mod, and plenty of others with a wide array of other YouTubers such as GassyMexican, SeaNanners, VanossGaming, H2O Delirious, Chilled Chaos, and less commonly nowadays PewDiePie. His most recent group consists of H2O Delirious, Cartoonz and Gorillaphent, and many four-player sessions usually include them. The primary characteristic of Ohm is his anonymity; despite efforts to collect more details about him, he has not confirmed any presented evidence. His reason for this is to avoid living a life of fame, as he is content with producing and playing without the real world attention.
Family issues caused by his parents splitting up and both getting with people who didn't want to deal with kids caused him to move out while he was a teenager in Chicago, which put him on the street. Though he continued to attend high school, the stress of his home life eventually lead to him dropping out and he has never desired to pursue a diploma or GED, despite getting into college with a high school equivalency exam; he graduated in 2013 with high honours and a degree in Business and Administration. He has previously stated that he has a rare condition called visual snow which causes television-like static to appear in his vision. He had a pet dog named Buddy who had been around for at least ten years. Buddy passed away on the 2nd of September last year. It's said he had a sister and two or three brothers, one of the brothers being a Marine.
He has said having brown hair and hazel eyes "that sometimes looks light green or blue," having a height of 5"11' and that he is barely older than TheRPGMinx who was born in 1984. His birthday is on June 28. In 2016, he joked in his birthday stream on Twitch that he would be turning 116 years old. He has said that he has a trimmed beard, and has also said in a Rainbow Six: Siege video that his ancestry is mainly Italian and Polish. He later clarified in a stream that his father is Polish and his mother is Italian, though his grandparents on both sides were the last to speak their respective languages.
His Garry's Mod in-game character a is man dressed in a white bunny costume with a huge head. His head is notorious for giving his, and to some extent his teammates' position away, especially in Hide and Seek mode.
On YouTube, PewDiePie brought much more spotlight to many channels including his, Jacksepticeye's and TheRPGMinx's when they played Assassin's Creed, Garry's Mod, and other similar games in 2013. Ohm was previously close to Jacksepticeye until they grew apart and focused on their own methods of gameplay and as a result of Jack's busier schedule. He then later began to play with a popular "crew" of comedic YouTubers consisting of VanossGaming, H2O Delirious, I AM WILDCAT, Daithi De Nogla, (The Gaming) Terroriser and others, although he still frequently plays with players who are not commonly seen among the crew. Combined, these increased activities with said YouTubers have significantly raised his view counts on his videos, to the point where he uploaded a video to thank his subscribers for getting him over 1 Million subscribers on September 15th, 2016.
PewDiePie Shout Out
On September 20, 2013, PewDiePie made a Shout Out video featuring OhmWrecker with 8 other YouTubers. OhmWrecker was the first person shouted out before anyone else was. OhmWrecker had 31,000 subscribers at that time and PewDiePie bumped him up to 40,000 subscribers in just a few days. In addition to that video, jacksepticeye was also featured in the Shout Out video as well.
- Mini Ladd
- I AM WILDCAT
- Chilled Chaos
- Daithi De Nogla
- Mr Fruit
- He shares his birthday with Markiplier and OGChan, June 28, another famous YouTuber, and joked in a livestream that "it was his birthday first" and that "Mark stole it."
- There is a legendary item in League of Legends named Ohmwrecker in honor of him gaining 1000 referrals, covering League of Legends on Voodoo Extreme, where he served as editor-in-chief until 2012, and his help in beta testing.
- Ohmwrecker was partnered with Curse.
- Ohmwrecker is known for his encouraging speeches to conclude livestreams.
- Ohmwrecker broke his personal record of having 6,000+ views on Twitch when streaming Dead by Daylight.
- Some who works with him says his middle name is "Steveon"
- He won Choice Gamer for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards
- As a teenager, he was once held at gunpoint and told by the police that if he filed a complaint, it would be classified as a misdemeanor.
- Ohmwrecker misspoke himself in a video of VanossGaming, which was sounding like Dutch (Source: “Gmod Prop Hunt Funny Moments - Shooting the next Superhero Movie” Misspoke moment at 8:50 of the video)
- "God bless it!"
- "Squeeze my wiener!"