American performer Shayne Topp is best known for his roles in the sketch comedy series “Smosh.” Additionally, he has made cameos in shows like “The Goldbergs” and “So Random!” Shayne was reared in Los Angeles and comes from a line of pilots. Although both his father and grandfather were fighter pilots in their youth, Shayne had completely different intentions. During his time in school, Shayne began performing in plays. When he was only 15 years old, he made his acting début in the 2006 television series “Moonpie.” Then, in 2008, he made a brief appearance in the television series “iCarly.” Shayne turned to short films after struggling to land consistent film and TV parts. He made cameos in movies like “Hello, Lillian” and “The Violation.” He made the decision to depart Los Angeles in the middle of the 2010s after failing to establish himself as an actor. But one of his actor pals advised him to hang around and try out for “Smosh.” The strategy was successful, and the rest is history.
Early Youth & Life
Robert Royal Topp and Catherine Topp welcomed Shayne Topp into the world on September 14, 1991. He nearly perished in a swimming pool when he was 18 months old, but his parents rescued him just in time. After that, his father began referring to him as “Shayne Bobber” because, before being restored by his mother, he was discovered bobbing up and down in the pool. He was the smallest of the family’s three boys.
His father was an army veteran who served as a combat pilot for the “US Air Force.” Before him, Shayne’s grandfather, too, served as a fighter pilot. The same was therefore anticipated of Shayne. He, however, had other ideas. He had a stronger artistic bent and developed a deep passion for performing arts at a young age.
In fifth grade, he had his first acting experience and had a minor part in the school production of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Throughout his time in school, he kept acting and excelled at “improv” humor and impersonations. Prior to entering the acting industry professionally, he also attended acting classes.
The career of Shayne Topp
The comedy-drama movie “Moonpie,” which came out in 2006, served as Shayne’s starring debut. The role he performed at the time—when he was 15—was more of a stepping stone for his future career. 2008 saw him complete his secondary school education. He made an appearance in an episode of the hit show “iCarly,” where he portrayed the small part of “Phillip Brownley” in the episode “iMight Switch Schools.”
He received his first significant acting part in the 2009 movie “Dear Lemon Lima.” Shayne played “Philip Georgey” in the low-budget comedic feature, which was based on the short film of the same name. The movie, which had its world premiere in 2009 at the “Los Angeles Film Festival” and was released in theaters in 2011, was well accepted by critics and viewers alike.
In the narrative category of the “Los Angeles Film Festival,” Shayne won an award for “Outstanding Performance” for his work in the film. The movie received additional praise at numerous film events around the globe. This was intended to be Shayne’s big break, but it didn’t really help his career much.
He was chosen to participate in the pilot episode of the 2010 legal drama “Eli Stone.” He turned to play smaller parts in a number of series during the early 2010s because he was unable to land bigger roles. Shayne didn’t benefit much from taking home a big prize for his act at a significant film festival. He made a brief cameo in a single episode of the television show “Love Bites” in 2011. The following year, he played the pivotal character of “Corey” in the indie movie “All Kids Count.”
He made another cameo in the “Fred: The Show” episodes in 2012. He made an appearance in the “Expired Cow” segment. He received a major break the same year when he joined the ensemble of the renowned “Disney” sketch comedy program “So Random!” The character “Shayne Zabo” was portrayed by Shayne repeatedly. Both viewers and critics loved the show, and Shayne’s performance made it worthwhile to witness. One of his most well-liked TV performances was this one. He did not, however, receive any better parts as a result of this performance.
He turned to short films toward the end of 2012 and appeared in leading parts in films such as ‘Hi, Lillian’ and ‘The Violation.’ He featured in two more short films, “First” and “Re-Writes,” over the course of the next two years. He appeared as a guest on just one broadcast of “AwesomenessTV” in 2013.
He had small one-episode parts in the 2014 television series “Sam & Cat” and “What’s Next for Sarah?” He made another one-episode appearance as “Taylor Halsted” in the 2015 season of “Switched at Birth.”
He had a significant part in the indie movie “A Sort of Homecoming” in 2015. The movie received rave reviews after its world debut at the Omaha Film Festival. Shayne portrayed the part of “Dylan Conti” in the movie, which went on to win numerous awards at different film festivals. His act received widespread praise. The movie finally saw a digital release in the US and was well-received by the public.
He had bit parts in 2015 in shows like “Henry Danger” and “Astrid Clover.” He made an appearance in the 2016 season of “Cell Outs.” Despite his widely praised performances, Shayne was ignored by Hollywood producers, and after failing to land a good movie part, he ultimately made the decision to permanently leave the business.
He was about to permanently depart Los Angeles when one of his acting class classmates asked him to try out for the American sketch-comedy channel “Smosh” on YouTube. Shayne showed up for the audition and was chosen to portray a number of different roles. Since it started uploading videos, the YouTube account has three times held the title of having the most subscribers.
Smosh has developed a sizable international fan base and has become one of the most popular “YouTube” networks in the US and Europe. Over time, Shayne has emerged as one of the show’s most important ensemble members and has won praise for his convincing impersonations of actors like Tom Cruise, Christopher Walken, Nicholas Cage, and Michael Caine. He also happens to be the only actor in the primary cast who consistently participates in the “Smosh Pit” and “Smosh Games” segments. He is regarded as the show’s funniest and most attractive ensemble member.
He joined the cast of “The Goldbergs” in 2017 and currently portrays “Matt Bradley,” a recurring character.
Individual Existence of Shayne Topp
The fantasy-drama series “Game of Thrones” on “HBO” has a devoted admirer in Shayne Topp. Throughout his sketches, he has made several references to the program.
Although there hasn’t been any official word on his relationships, he appeared to imply a relationship in a “Smosh” segment.
Shayne Topp’s Net Worth
Shayne is one of the wealthiest and most well-liked actors. According to our research, Shayne Topp is valued at $5 million according to Forbes, Wikipedia, and Business Insider.