Born on February 4, 1990, Zachary Michael "Zach" King is a Los Angeles-based American online celebrity. His "magic vines," which are six-second digitally altered films that appear to be he is doing magic, are what made him most famous. His films are what he refers to as "digital sleight of hand." In 2008, he started uploading videos to YouTube, then in 2013, he started uploading videos to Vine. King became the sixth most followed person on TikTok in 2016 after he uploaded his debut video to the platform, which has since garnered him over 90 million followers. King was granted access to the London Film Festival red carpet after winning the 2010 Hewlett-Packard commercial challenge. He was the 2013 NextUp Creators contest winner on YouTube. King participated in the 28th season of the American reality game programme The Amazing Race in 2015 alongside his spouse Rachel Holm. Having started sixth in the overall rankings, they were eliminated in the ninth leg of the competition.
Early Life And Career
Portland, Oregon, is where King was born and reared. His mother's side is from Nicaragua, while his father's side is from China. He is half Austrian and half Chinese. In addition, he is ambidextrous, with the ability to use both hands—mostly right and occasionally left. King's father worked at their home office while his mother homeschooled him and his three sisters, one of whom was adopted. King used a home video camera to create his first film at the age of seven. He started creating and editing videos when he was fourteen years old. He bought video equipment, including a Mac computer, cameras, and a tripod. In December 2012, he received his degree in Cinema and Media Arts from Biola University.
King couldn't locate lessons for the editing programme Final Cut Pro online, so he launched his website, FinalCutKing.com, in 2008 to provide instruction and advice. Simultaneously, he began providing instructions for creating visual effects using the software on his YouTube channel. He started offering training courses after his website attracted visitors, and he utilised the proceeds to fund his college education. In 2012, he took part as a competitor in a Syfy episode of Viral Video Showdown. King confused the internet in December 2019 when he appeared to be flying on a broomstick in a video. In just four days, the video had over 2.1 billion views on TikTok.
He and a friend from college developed a film that they uploaded to YouTube in 2011 under the name Jedi Kittens. Two cats were shown battling with lightsabers in the video. In just three days, the video surpassed one million views, and it eventually accumulated over eighteen million views. Over 27 million people have seen Jedi Kittens Strike Back, the sequel to the first video. Jedi Kittens - The Force Awakens, the third segment of the film, was uploaded in 2013 and has received over 28 million views. Zach King is the name of the official YouTube channel for King.
In May 2013, he was listed on YouTube as one of the 25 most promising up-and-coming American filmmakers. YouTube gave King $35,000 as part of its Next Up Creators competition, along with a trip to New York City for a four-day YouTube Creator Camp. Contest Entry Gone Wrong was the title of his contest entry. He seemed to avoid being hit by airstrikes and ground fire in the video while he argued his point to win the YouTube prize.(8) He has 22.9 million subscribers as of September 2023, and 478 of his videos have received 6.63 billion views.