Who is MatPat?
Matthew Robert Patrick, is an American internet personality, actor, writer, producer, and former musical theater performer. He is best known as the creator and narrator of the YouTube web series Game Theory, where he comments on topics such as the logic, scientific accuracy, and lore of various video games and the gaming industry.
Detailed MatPat Biography
Patrick was a studious student and he took his education very seriously. He was enthusiastic about learning so much so that he spent his summer vacations taking courses at college campuses earning him the opportunity in becoming the valedictorian during the graduation ceremony.
Matthew had a great interest in musical theater. He earned a perfect SAT score, and a full academic scholarship into the Duke University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Nero-science and Theater (acting and directing) from Duke University.
While growing up, he developed a keen interest in acting but also paid good attention to his education, even going as far as skipping lunch periods to attend some extra classes and taking courses at college campuses.
This led to him earning a perfect score on his SATs and becoming valedictorian of his graduating class. His good results earned him a full academic scholarship at the prestigious Duke University in North Carolina where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Neuroscience (Psychology) and Theater.
Immediately after graduation, Matpat moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. He created his first YouTube account in 2009 where he would upload videos of his auditions for various roles.
After about two years of little to no work, he began the web series ‘Game Theory’ where he discussed the relationship between reality and gaming in terms of science, math and culture. Soon after its premiere, the show became very popular and soon became known for its owner’s educational, consistent and in-depth approach to game analysis. It was only natural that the success birthed many other spin-offs which include ‘Game Exchange,’ ‘Digressing and Sidequesting,’ ‘Smash History,’ and ‘Breakdown.’
Creating the YouTube web series, Game Theory. He is also the narrator for the web series, usually commenting on topics relating to logic, scientific accuracy, and the gaming industry as a whole. The channel has more than 10 million subscribers.
Creating the spinoff Film Theory, where he deduced his own conclusions concerning film and television storytelling and industry concepts in a rather scientific and unique way. Creating several other gaming channels such as GTLive, one of YouTube’s first gaming channels in 2015, and the YouTube Red series MatPat’s Game Lab in 2016.
There are more than 13 million subscribers and more than 1.7 billion views across his channels. Starring in the game show, The Runner, produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in July 2016. The show was available on Go90.
Being the Founder and President of Theorist Media Inc., which he co-owns with his spouse, Stephanie. Theorist Media is a digital media production and consulting company that has helped some of the biggest tech and media brands in the world to build and manage their own audience online.
Matpat Rise Stardom
MatPat’s game-changing YouTube channels have been the talk of the town for years, and the back-story to his rise to success is just as inspiring as his transition into one of the biggest You Tubers. Growing up, Matthew was the kind of kid that always valued education to a point where he’d take classes during the summer break, and who also just couldn’t get enough of games and movies.
A few years later, Matthew whipped out the idea of sharing with the world never-before-witnessed YouTube contents like talking about the relationship between gaming and reality in terms of math and science. Thus he brought into existence his first channel ‘The Game Theorists’, where he releases episodes based on games like ‘Nintendo’ and ‘Call of Duty’ and educates the viewers about its tangential experiences.
A channel that mostly shares video content that are spin-offs or even sometimes separate shows, ‘The Game Theorists’ soon caught the eye of major gaming channels and fanatics. Now with a whopping 7.5 million and counting subscribers, Matthew Patrick’s channel that lets several content creators formulate theories and educate their viewers about games, is on its way to make it even bigger!
Following the success of this channel, he announced the introduction of a second channel, ‘The Film Theorists’, that basically runs along the same lines as ‘The Game Theorists’ but centered around theories about films. In his third channel ‘GT Live’, Matthew and his wife are seen hosting live streams that revolve around gaming and related challenges and discussions. His new channels have received over 4 million and 975K subscribers respectively, and have thrown him into everlasting blinding spotlight!
Patrick started a Let’s Play series called GTLive on August 26, 2015 where he streams mostly gameplay with his wife Stephanie on the GTLive channel he created on September 14, 2015. Streams are usually conducted at 4 pm PST. Regular guest appearances on the streams include Jason, the producer of GTLive, the co-producer Chris. He became part of the streams after standing in for Jason during his wedding, the Patricks’ cat Skip, also known as “CatPat,” Peepachu, a cushion in the form of a yellow, rabbit-shaped Peep and a llama plushie, referred to as “Drama Llama”.
Repeated themes of this live stream include “Mario Maker Wednesday” (abbr. “MMW”), “Motion-Control Thursday” and “Scary Games Friday” (abbr. “TGISGF” for “Thank Goodness It’s Scary Games Friday”), also occasionally known as “Spoopy Games Friday”. A common feature is the ‘clap-and-a-half’ which Patrick reclaimed from his seventh grade Social Studies teacher. On one live stream, they used Verizon’s in-game Minecraft smartphone for ordering pizza as well as taking “the worlds largest [in-game] selfie”.
Starting on October 3, 2016, the Monday streams became part of YouTube Gaming Primetime and are therefore scheduled for 3 pm to 5 pm PST. It also includes a voting mechanism, which can be used by Patrick to conduct quick polls. As of 2016, GTLive streams three days per week on average, garnering roughly 80,000 to 110,000 total viewers for each stream. On April 3, 2017, Patrick announced that the show would go on a brief hiatus until April 25, 2017, due to VidCon Europe and scouting different filming locations. Due to VidCon Australia, the show was again paused on September 4, 2017 and returned on September 26, 2017.
Matpat Film Theorists
On May 12, 2014, Patrick created a second channel called The Film Theorists where he debuted his second show, Film Theory. The first video was uploaded on June 2, 2015, focusing on the science of the TV series Doctor Who.
Film Theory follows the same formula as Game Theory, but in relation to films and series as well as the film industry instead of gaming. Within a month following the first episode, The Film Theorists reached one million subscribers. Like The Game Theorists, The Film Theorists is a host of spin-off shows.
Did You Know Movies? (June 2, 2015 – ) is a spin-off of the popular video game-based blog Did You Know Gaming?Frame by Frame (June 9, 2015 – July 25, 2017) by Kyle Adams of YouTube channel PwnageShow was a show analyzing film techniques. The most recent episode called “How Spielberg Makes the Cut!… A Guide to Scene Transitions” was uploaded on July 25, 2017.
As of August 26, 2017, only one episode is still available on the channel. Film Legends (February 18, 2017 – ) by the creators of the YouTube channel Wisecrack is a show hosted by Jacob Salamon evaluating a movie in different categories in order to rank it and thus finding the best movie of all time. Film Theory has covered episodes on franchises like Star Wars, Marvel Studios, DCEU, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and even the 2016 United States presidential election.
Matpat Terrain Of Magical Expertise
Patrick was heavily involved in the web series, TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise in numerous ways. First, he gained the series more attention and exposure by uploading a re-mastered version of the first episode on the channel on October 1, 2013. On October 31, 2013, the second episode, Mansion Midnight, was uploaded. According to Chris Niosi, creator of the series, the episodes were uploaded to the channel and he was given a cut of the revenue each month because he wasn’t able to earn money from Google AdSense on his YouTube channel.
Within two months, the show was pulled from the channel and the episodes were removed. Niosi stated that the reason behind this was because it didn’t perform as well as projected within the first two episodes. In February 2017, Patrick stated in a GTLive episode that “YouTube wouldn’t let the video be monetized because ‘someone else owns this video’. It also deviated far too much from what we did because it had nothing to do with education and gaming.”
Patrick, as well as many of the Game Theorists members, are contributing their likeness and voices as TOME caricatures of themselves in the RPG video game adaption in the works. Patrick’s character, Mattheorist, displays Green Lantern-like qualities with the ability to manifest green energy projectiles and creatures. Their fate in the final project remains undetermined as it’s subject to change due to legal issues
Patrick has collaborated with numerous channels, featuring them as guests on his own shows, or being featured himself. He has done numerous voice-over work for video game-based blog Did You Know Gaming?, covering episodes on Portal, Super Mario, and Five Nights at Freddy’s. He often shouts out the Wisecrack channel at the end of videos of Film Theory.
Patrick has been in several videos for music-based channel Random Encounters, portraying characters such as Phone Guy in FNAF:
The Musical and Bendy in Bendy and the Ink Musical. He has also collaborated with Petcentric by Purina in the Pet-U-Cation videos. Early in his career, Patrick also appeared in one of Julian Smith’s videos as a post office worker. Patrick’s clients have included a large number of digital companies, including Samsung, Warner Bros., Ubisoft, Defy Media, and YouTube.
Numerous internet personalities have done voice-over work for Patrick’s shows, such as Austin Hargrave (PeanutButterGamer) and Jonathan Jafari, as well as Arin Hanson (Egoraptor) and Dan Avidan (Ninja Sex Party) of the web series Game Grumps. In the popular web series Death Battle by ScrewAttack, Patrick voiced Keith Kogane from the Voltron franchise in the “Power Rangers vs Voltron” episode.
In 2017, Patrick and his wife Stephanie participated in Nintendo’s Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational, an event held during E3 2017. He was paired with Allister Singh, the only pro Pokkén Tournament player in the event. His team eventually won the tournament. In the tournament, Patrick played as Empoleon, while his wife played as Scizor.
Patrick voiced Computron in the animated series Transformers: Titans Return. A character based on Patrick was included in The Walking Dead: Road to Survival.
Matpat Game Theorists
Patrick first created a YouTube account under the name “MatthewPatrick13” in 2009. He uploaded numerous videos of his performances and auditions for musical theatre, including one where he sang “It Takes Two” from the musical Hairspray.
The first video he put a lot of time to edit was a video he used to propose to his now-wife, Stephanie. On April 18, 2011, he uploaded the first episode of his new show, Game Theory, where he discusses the relationship between reality and gaming in terms of science, math, and culture.
Inspired by the YouTube series Extra Credits episode Tangential Learning (March 23, 2011) he created Game Theory with the goal of creating “gaming’s a tangential learning experience” to show his abilities to companies that might watch his channel. He frequently uploads episodes covering Nintendo characters, as well as popular games such as Minecraft, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Call of Duty and Pokémon, as well as numerous other games.
Early on in the show’s history, MatPat was interviewed by Ronnie “Oni” Edwards, host of his Internet show Random Encounters. After this meeting, Ronnie accepted MatPat’s offer to be Game Theory’s main editor. Before this, MatPat was the sole editor of the show. The first episode of Game Theory that Ronnie edited was How Much is Minecraft Diamond Armor Worth? He occasionally uploaded videos commenting on the gaming market, as well as on other matters that he deemed noteworthy.
He gained subscribers and his videos were being posted on the front pages of sites such as ScrewAttack and GameTrailers. Game Theory has become known for Patrick’s educational, consistent and in-depth approach to game analysis. During the course of its life, The Game Theorists has hosted numerous spin-offs and separate shows. Some of the shows are only partly on The Game Theorists and consist of more episodes on the creators’ channels.
Game Exchange (July 5, 2012 – June 7, 2014 on The Game Theorists, still on Gaijin Goombah) is a show by Michael Sundman where he talks in a high-pitched voice as a Goomba character named Gaijin Goombah about gaming in relation to various international cultures. The version on The Game Theorists has since been replaced permanently with Culture Shock which started on April 10, 2014 as a show very similar in style and content. Starting in 2016, his real voice was used in The Game Theorists version.
Digressing and Sidequesting (December 26, 2011 – October 18, 2016) was a show hosted by Ronnie “Oni” Edwards which focuses on game design. It started on the YouTube channel DigressingNSQ and moved to The Game Theorists on August 30, 2012. Crossover (December 28, 2013 – September 9, 2014) was a show hosted by Drake McWhorter and Ken Landefeld which proved that two gaming characters or series exist within the same universe. In February 2016, the script for a relaunch was finalized.
In August 2016, McWhorter tweeted that the first episode of the second season has already been done and they were waiting for the official approval. In June 2016, they announced that they hadn’t received any response and that the project was in limbo. In August 2017, Landefeld tweeted that “MatPat didn’t pick up the season 2 pilot of Crossover so [they] ended it there”. Smash History (August 26, 2014 – July 23, 2016) was a show by Drake McWhorter that focused on the development and content of Super Smash Bros.for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. According to McWhorter, the show was canceled because “it’s not as high quality, the Smash hype is dead, and it’s not an educational show.”
In early November 2016 all episodes were made private and McWhorter himself did not know the reason for this. Because of this, he started to upload the series on his channel Trailer Drake on November 9, 2016. A Brief History (February 4, 2013 – August 24, 2017, on The Game Theorists, still on FootofaFerret) is a show hosted by Ryder Burgin that covers the entire development of a game series in a very fast-spoken manner.
It started on the YouTube channel FootofaFerret and partly moved to The Game Theorists on April 20, 2015. In the episode of August 24, 2017, Burgin announced that that episode would be the last episode on The Game Theorists and the series would fully move back to FootofaFerret. DeadLock (February 17, 2015 – ) is a show by Matthew Patrick that pits two video game concepts against each other to show their flaws and strengths.
Each episode usually features Patrick and another member of The Game Theorists debating these concepts. Two special episodes feature Patrick debating against Nintendo of America’s own Reggie Fils-Aimé. The first one was released on June 25, 2016 with them debating on the grounds of motion controls versus traditional controls in The Legend of Zelda series and the second one was released on January 28, 2017 with them debating if Nintendo should continue making consoles. As of January 28, 2018, there are eleven episodes of the show.
Break Down (December 25, 2015 – August 1, 2017) was a show by Forrest Lee (tehFurst) which similarly to A Brief History talks about the development of a video game series. The final episode was uploaded on August 1, 2017. On October 6, 2017, all episodes of the show have been removed from The Game Theorists because of an agreement at the launch that the episodes are Lee’s content and will, therefore, be put on his channel. As of December 1, 2018, one episode has been uploaded to Lee’s channel.
The SCIENCE! (January 29, 2016 – ) is a show by Austin Hourigan which picks video games apart with science and logic. It started on the YouTube channel ShoddyCast, the first video on The Game Theorists was uploaded on December 21, 2016. The Game Theorists reached one million subscribers on December 17, 2013. Matthew Patrick has since achieved the feat of reaching 11 million Youtube Subscribers in 2018.
What is MatPat Age?
He was born on 15th November 1986 in Medina, Ohio, United States.
Who’re MatPat Family Members?
MatPat was born Matthew Robert Patrick on November 15, 1986, in Medina County, Ohio. He is the only child of his parents.
Who’re MatPat Children?
On March 12, 2018, Matthew and Stephanie announced that Stephanie was pregnant with a baby boy, due on July 4, 2018. On July 10, 2018, MatPat announced on Twitter that their son had been born the previous day. Three days later, on July 13, the baby’s name was revealed via Instagram to be Oliver Julian Patrick, with his parents quickly nicknaming him “Ollie”.
On July 25, 2018, Patrick uploaded a video to The Game Theorists informing his subscribers of the suicide of his long-time colleague and friend, Ronnie “Oni” Edwards, giving an impassioned speech about his loss and the support that the Theorist community holds for him and each other.
Who’s MatPat Wife?
Patrick is married to Stephanie Patrick (nee Cordato), whom he met while at Duke University. The two became close after creating a Legend of Zelda parody called The Epic of Stew. The couple married on May 19, 2012, in Stephanie’s home state of North Carolina. The couple owns a cat named Skip, which used to appear in live streams before the couple moved their streaming location to their office.
What is MatPat Net Worth 2020?
From his wealth of business channels, MatPat has amassed for himself an estimated worth of $2.3 million.
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He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.