Lucas Cruikshank is an comedic actor. Living in Columbus, Nebraska, he created the character Fred Figglehorn, and the associated Fred series for his channel, on the video-sharing website YouTube. These videos are centered on Fred Figglehorn, a fictional 6-year-old who has a dysfunctional home life and “anger management issues”.
Lucas Cruikshank, while testing character ideas, created the Fred character in a Halloween video, and uploaded it to a YouTube channel that he had started with his two cousins. Upon the success of Fred, he started a video series, and set up the Fred channel in April 2008. By April 2009, the channel had over one million subscribers, making it the first YouTube channel to do so, and the most subscribed channel at the time. In December 2009, Cruikshank filmed Fred: The Movie, which aired on Nickelodeon in September 2010. Nickelodeon has created a franchise surrounding the character and began producing the sequel in March 2011. Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred aired on October 22, 2011, also on Nickelodeon. In 2012 Fred: The Show aired, consisting of 20 11-minute episodes, as well as a third movie.
In the Fred series, Lucas Cruikshank promotes various products and movies. He is seen using a Zipit, as well as his own products and T-shirts. In addition to promoting his own movies and albums, Cruikshank has also promoted the movies City of Ember, Year One, and Adventures of Power, and the artist Kev Blaze.
Lucas Cruikshank has made a cameo appearance as both “Fred” and himself on Nickelodeon’s iCarly in “iMeet Fred”, which originally aired on February 16, 2009.
Lucas Cruikshank has appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, as well as the Hannah Montana episode “Come Fail Away”, which aired December 6, 2009. He appeared at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards as well as the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards presenting awards to winners off-stage. In 2011, he appeared on the Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards, and in an episode of Supah Ninjas. In 2012 and 2013 he starred as the lead in the Nickelodeon television show Marvin Marvin, as an alien “teenage” boy adjusting to human life.
Lucas Cruikshank was originally a part of JKL Productions, a group comprising twins Jon and Katie Smet and Lucas Cruikshank, their cousin. Although Cruikshank formally left the group, JKL prefers to keep Lucas’ “L” in its name. Cruikshank deleted all of his individual videos when he left JKL Productions, but he can still be seen in a few of their videos. In January 2009 he set up his own channel, called “lucas”, in which he appears as himself.
Since May 2013, Lucas Cruikshank has regularly released vlogs on his “Lucas” channel with friend, and fellow actor, Jennifer Veal.
How Lucas Cruikshank Made His Money – Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $6.5 Million
Birthday: August 29, 1993