Ryan Higa Biography
Ryan Higa Biography: Ryan Higa, best known as Nigahiga for his YouTube channel of the same name, is a Japanese-American YouTube star.
Higa and his friend Sean Fujiyoshi established the channel in 2006 by posting videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs by popular musicians. They quickly moved to comedy videos, and his ‘How to Be’ videos on so-called ‘advice’ to becoming a ninja, gangster, or geek were immensely popular with his audience.
Higa, a natural comic, produces, directs, writes for, and participates in his videos, which frequently feature Tim Enos, Ryan Villaruel, Kyle Chun, and Tarynn Nago as guests. In terms of numbers, Higa has had an interesting YouTube career.
One of the most subscribed to YouTubers, he has over 18 million subscribers to his primary channel ‘Nigahiga’ and 4.4 million to his second channel ‘HigaTV’, which usually contains behind-the-scene footage from the videos on his primary channel.
He was the first YouTuber to reach 3 million subscribers, and once even had more subscribers than the famous Pop singer Taylor Swift. He also gained the second spot in Variety magazine’s #Famechangers Digital Star ranking in 2015.
Also Known As: Nigahiga
Age: 32 Years, 32 Year Old Males
Father: Wendell Higa
Mother: Luci Higa
Siblings: Kyle Higa
Height: 5’8″ (173 cm), 5’8″ Males
U.S. State: Hawaii
Rise To Stardom
It might come as a surprise to his fans that Ryan Higa’s life wasn’t supposed to be at all like what it is now. In fact, he was training to be a doctor of nuclear medicine. What is more surprising is that when he first tried YouTube back in 2006, he used it to share videos with his friends and family. Only after receiving encouraging comments on his ‘personal’ videos from strangers, he took up the format more seriously and started making videos for his fans as well.
He has gained over 2.9 billion views on his channel, with ‘Nice Guys’ being the most watched video. With Higa and Sean’s popularity as YouTubers growing, director Richard Van Vleet helped them create the movie ‘Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure’ which has them in lead roles.
He later starred in the short movie ‘Ninja Melk’ along with Tim Enos and Tarynn Nago who had helped Higa and Sean in setting up the Nigahiga channel. Among his films, Higa is most fond of the 35-minute short called ‘Agents of Secret Stuff’ which features many other YouTubers and actors.