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Born/Date of Birth: Kassem Gharaibeh
Date of Birth: October 10, 1983
Place of Birth: Amman, Jordan
Height: 1.85 m
Occupation: Internet personality, comedian, actor
Home town: Newbury Park, California, United States
Web alias(es): KassemG
Associated acts: Ray William Johnson,NicePeter,Lisa Donovan,Shay Carl,Logan Paul
Kassem Gharaibeh (born October 10, 1983), known by his stage name Kassem G, is a Jordanian-American comedian and actor, best known for his online content. His YouTube channel, "KassemG", hosts several hundred videos, most notably the California On, Going Deep and Street Music webseries. He won the 2013 Streamy Award for Best Host for his work on California On.
Gharaibeh was born in Amman to an Egyptian mother and a Jordanian father. He lived in Saudi Arabia at a very young age then moved to Florida when he was four years old. He grew up in Ventura County, California.
Before his YouTube career, Gharaibeh was working at a Best Buy and doing stand-up comedy on the weekends, mostly performing in small venues like restaurants. He got the idea to start making YouTube videos when his friend Cory Williams had a video that went viral. After working in retail for 10 years, Gharaibeh finally quit his job and began making videos full-time.
In June 2011 and January 2012, he guest hosted the popular web series Equals Three, created by Ray William Johnson. In 2011, he co-starred in the YouTube film, Agents of Secret Stuff starring Ryan Higa as Mr. Anderson.
He won the 2013 Streamy Award for Best Host, beating out four other nominees including Larry King.
He has appeared on the cannabis culture-oriented podcast Getting Doug with High six times. He also appeared in a brief role in the 2014 film Transformers: Age of Extinction.
In 2009, he co-founded Maker Studios along with Shay Butler and Lisa Donovan. On March 24, 2014, Maker Studios accepted a buyout offer from The Walt Disney Company for $500 million, rising to $950 million if financial milestones were met.
Gharaibeh's YouTube channel features multiple episodic webseries.
Gharaibeh interviews passersby on a specific topic, typically along the Venice Boardwalk. Topics have included gun control, marijuana and internet dating. Gharaibeh has also conducted interviews at numerous fan conventions, interviewing attendees about their costumes and film roles.
Gharaibeh interviews pornographic actors in a deadpan manner. He asks them comedic questions about their careers, and often implores them to perform skits with him. Notable guests have included Asa Akira, Ron Jeremy, Stoya and Lisa Ann.
Gharaibeh and fellow YouTuber and musician NicePeter sing improvised songs throughout the streets of Los Angeles about the things and people they see, often to the displeasure or confusion of the subjects.
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