Who isn’t familiar with Zach King’s work? This social media celebrity has made millions solely by holding to his passion, going bananas on Vine with his inventive and’magical’ six-second feats. He runs the ‘ZachCutKing’ YouTube channel, where he posts filmmaking challenges and video tutorials. His videos are visually stunning, and he has millions of fans. His talent has earned him accolades, including the ‘Hewlett-Packard’ commercial contest and YouTube’s ‘NextUp Creator Contest.’ He and his wife also competed in ‘The Amazing Race.’ Zach’s Vine account has over 4 million followers and his YouTube channel has 1.2 million subscribers. However, with over 17 million supporters and followers on Instagram, he has become a sensation. He also has accounts on Twitter and Facebook, where he has a sizable following. He was named one of the top 25 most promising filmmakers of his generation in 2013. His determination has gotten him great roles in Hollywood blockbusters. It’s a dream come true for Zach!
The Ascension to Stardom
Zach was just a young lad when he discovered his passion for filming and, at the age of seven, made his first video. He used to film his two younger sisters, who didn’t like for their director, who was always upset with them. He got his first computer when he was 14 years old, and by 2008, he was already making movies and uploading them to YouTube. While at university, he met VFX Bro. Both were in the same dorm, and their friendship grew to such heights that their films surpassed a million views in a matter of weeks! He launched his own YouTube channel to provide free filmmaking lessons. But, over time, he began to profit from it. He quickly put the money to work organizing seminars and paying for his education. ‘Jedi Kittens,’ one of his most popular YouTube videos, was followed by two sequels, ‘Jedi Kittens Strike Back,’ and ‘Jedi Kittens with Force.’ The videos have received over 45 million views in total. He joined Vine in 2013 and began uploading unusual and creative videos. He started generating a lot of money by creating vines virtually every day. He even went on the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ where he made a lot of vines with the team. Because of his talent, he was offered roles in short films such as ‘The Last Word’ in 2013, ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in 2014, and ‘Muzzled Wolf’ in the Disney film ‘Zootopia’ in 2016.
What is it about Zach King that makes him so unique?
Zach King is a hard worker who is calm and collected. The quality of his movies reflects his hard effort and weeks of sleepless nights devoted to his projects. He has a laid-back, unassuming manner and is deeply anchored. He is a devoted family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and parents. He is a visionary; as a child, he aspired to be a filmmaker and has worked hard to get to where he is now. Zach is also a tenacious individual. After being denied admittance to Biola University’s film school program, he pursued music before enrolling in filmmaking studies. He changed his major in his final year and graduated from the University with a Cinema and Media Arts degree.
Beyond the Notoriety
When he’s not filming, Zach enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Rachel Holm, currently reside in Los Angeles. Even when he isn’t filming for his videos, he spends the majority of his time learning new special effects and improving his videos. He adores animals, particularly dogs and fish. Aside from that, Zach is a trained pianist who used to practice for three hours a day as a child. He also enjoys his mother’s cooking. He refers to her as the best cook on the planet, capable of preparing delectable dinners at the drop of a hat!
Behind the Scenes
He grew up in a mixed-race home, having been born in Portland, Oregon, to a Chinese-American father and an American mother. From his biological parents, he has two younger sisters. Their mother taught the three of them at home. Lucy, their beloved dog, and a goldfish were also present. His family thereafter relocated from the city to the countryside, where he grew up on a farm. His parents thought that their family was still missing something, so they travelled to China and adopted a girl named Katie. The family is happy since Katie is by their side. Zach graduated from high school and went on to Biola University to further his education. In 2014, he married Rachel. The couple is currently based in Los Angeles, where Zach works, and they have been married for two years.
Zach King started making movies when he was seven years old!