For every regular YouTube watcher looking for new prank videos on this video-sharing platform, Roman Bernard Atwood is a well-known name. Atwood is a well-known YouTube personality, actor, comedian, prankster, filmmaker, and vlogger whose fame for prank videos has skyrocketed thanks to his prank channel ‘RomanAtwood,’ which has over 9.5 million followers and 1.4 billion views. He put another feather to his crown by starting his YouTube vlog channel, ‘RomanAtwoodVlogs,’ which claims more than 9 million followers and 1.5 billion views, making it one of the fastest growing vlogs. He is one of the few people who has acquired recognition and popularity for both their main and vlog channels. That is quite an accomplishment! Sketch humor, comedy, reality, and, of course, prank videos, which have nearly become synonymous with him, are among his video genres. Atwood has a large following on Instagram and Twitter, with over 3.3 million followers on Instagram and over 1.4 million followers on Twitter.
The Ascension to Stardom
He started filming and making videos as a young guy, while still in high school. He got to reputation as a result of the tricky and dangerous pranks he played on gangsters in settings that are certainly identified as perilous. Before pursuing his true calling as a YouTube prankster, he worked in his family’s factory, ‘Atwood Ropes,’ made a series of DVDs titled ‘The Nerd Herd,’ and sold them in 2006 during the ‘Warped Tour,’ and also worked on various commercials and films till 2010. Meanwhile, on November 18, 2009, he launched the ‘RomanAtwood’ YouTube channel.
By June 2016, his breakout video, titled ‘Cops Get Owned!!! – Epic Pee Prank,’ which he posted on March 4, 2012, has received over 23 million views. With time, his popularity grew to the point where he was pulling celebrity pranks. Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Dennis Roady, and Steve-O are among the YouTubers with whom he has cooperated.
This YouTube prankster, who has a net worth of $4.2 million, started a second channel called ‘RomanAtwoodVlogs,’ which has become similarly successful and is one of YouTube’s fastest rising vlogs. This channel, where he broadcasts daily video blogs about his journey as a father, has between 100 and 130 million monthly views, which speaks much about his popularity. In 2016, Atwood and another YouTube star, Yousef Erakat, embarked on a world tour dubbed “Roman vs. Fousey,” performing in nations such as Canada and the United States. Prior to each event, the two host a meet and greet where VIP ticket holders can meet them.
Beyond the Notoriety
Atwood got himself into a lot of legal trouble while recording his pranks. He and his friends were detained by the Columbus Police Department in March 2014 while recording a prank. They were charged with inducing a sense of panic and anxiety, as well as disorderly behavior. He was released on bond and went on to win the case on the basis of freedom of speech and artistic expression. In the midst of such a crisis, he gained support from his legions of followers, many of whom came to the court to watch the proceedings and cheer him on.
He’s been accused of producing prank videos and violating YouTube’s rules on deceptive content. In December 2015, another YouTuber, ‘The Hoax Reviewer,’ accused him of utilizing actors in prank videos. The latter produced a video in support of his assertions, as well as proof to back up his accusations.
Behind the Scenes
In Millersport, Ohio, he was born to Curtis Dale Atwood and Susan Anne Christman. From 2001 to 2008, he was married to Shanna Janette Atwood, with whom he had a son Noah. Kane, his second son, is the result of his relationship with Brittney Smith, whom he started seeing in 2008. He lives with Brittney and his two sons at the moment. The ‘Anniversary Prank Backfires,’ which was posted on November 20, 2013, is one of his most popular prank videos. On the eve of their 5-year anniversary, he played a joke on Brittney in a video that had over 83 million views by August 2016. In 2013, he launched a retail line called ‘The Smile More Store.’
Estimated Net Worth
Roman Atwood has a net worth of $14.5 million.