Ned Fulmer

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida

Ned Fulmer has carved a significant niche for himself as a vital member of the uproarious quartet famously known as ‘The Try Guys’ from BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. This dynamic group of multi-talented individuals, including Ned, engages in the full spectrum of content creation – producing, writing, directing, shooting, and performing in their video series on the BuzzFeed YouTube channel. ‘The Try Guys’ distinguish themselves by immersing into diverse scenarios and situations, crafting entertaining videos that simultaneously educate their audience on various aspects of life. Ned Fulmer’s role within this comedic ensemble has contributed to their immense popularity, boasting over 2.2 million followers and an impressive 550 million video views across their YouTube and Facebook accounts combined. Beyond his on-screen antics, Ned Fulmer holds the title of Development Partner at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. In this capacity, he has displayed leadership by personally overseeing the recruitment, training, and management of a team of over 30 full-time video producers. Notably, he established and managed the BuzzFeed video fellowship program, wherein he mentored and supervised a team of 16 video producers, each responsible for releasing one video per week. Before his BuzzFeed venture, Ned’s comedic prowess was honed through performances in sketches and improvisations for Second City and iO Chicago house teams. His talent was recognized when he earned the distinction of being named a “Critic’s Pick” by Time Out Chicago, showcasing his innate ability to bring laughter to audiences. Ned Fulmer’s impact extends beyond individual recognition, with ‘The Try Guys’ earning a Streamy Awards nomination for ‘Show of the Year.’ Ned’s journey from improv stages to viral video stardom reflects not only his comedic prowess but also his ability to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of digital content creation.

The Meteoric Rise To Stardom

Ned Fulmer’s journey from intern to internet sensation at BuzzFeed was an unexpected turn of events. Starting as an intern with little foresight into his future trajectory, Ned had previously tried his hand at YouTube, albeit with limited success. However, his career took a sharp upward trajectory upon joining BuzzFeed in 2013. Within a remarkably short span, he ascended to a managerial role and co-developed the immensely popular show, ‘The Try Guys,’ alongside Eugene Lee, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld. Despite their diverse backgrounds and minimal on-camera experience, their inaugural video, where they tried on ladies’ underwear, resonated strongly with the audience, propelling ‘The Try Guys’ to instant stardom.

What Makes Ned Fulmer So Special

Ned Fulmer, along with ‘The Try Guys,’ operates under a simple rule when selecting video topics – if it instills fear, it’s likely a good choice, excluding anything harmful or evil. Their fearless approach has led them to undertake a wide array of challenges, from drag racing to facing UFC fighters. The group’s unique selling point lies in their openness about cultures, identities, and bodies, allowing them to explore diverse internet topics. By embracing vulnerability, they establish relatability with their audience. While their videos often offer a quirky sense of humor, Fulmer emphasizes their purpose as educational tools, delving into different social structures, cultures, and people. Among their episodes, Ned holds a special affinity for the drag racing video, which not only entertained but also provided valuable insights into drag culture.

Ned Fulmer Beyond Fame

‘The Try Guys’ garnered significant success with a highly acclaimed series on ‘motherhood.’ This five-part web series tackled various aspects, including faking pregnancy, changing diapers, caring for robot babies, and enduring labor pain simulators. Ned, contemplating starting a family with his wife Ariel, acknowledged gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges mothers face. The experience left him in a dual mindset about parenthood. Ariel, who frequently appears in their videos, became part of experiments like being handcuffed for 24 hours and simulating a breakup for a week to assess its impact on their relationship.

Recently, the group initiated a new project called “The Try Kids,” aiming to inspire and entertain both children and their parents. However, Ned Fulmer’s journey hasn’t been without controversy. In 2008, he faced severe criticism for an inflammatory column he wrote for Yale Daily News on student-athletes, later issuing an apology.

Behind The Curtains

Ned Fulmer, born on June 11, 1987, in Jacksonville, Florida, later relocated to Chicago and eventually settled in Los Angeles. Childhood fears of dogs, stemming from an incident at age three, led him to confront his phobia by cuddling with every ‘nice’ puppy he encountered. He pursued a degree in chemistry at Yale University, balancing his academic pursuits with a passion for soccer and travel. In 2012, he tied the knot with Ariel Vandevoorde in Chicago, and the couple currently resides in Los Angeles.

Net worth of Ned Fulmer

The estimated net worth of Ned Fulmer is about $1 million.