Anthony Padilla is an American comedian and YouTuber born in Sacramento, California on September 16, 1987. He is best known as a former member and co-founder of the sketch comedy YouTube channel Smosh. In 2002 he created a website named smosh.com where he would upload flash animations and in 2005 he and his friend Ian Hecox starred the YouTube channel Smosh where they would post comedy sketch videos. The channel quickly became popular and has been the most subscribed YouTube channel three different times. They have over 23 million subscribers and 7 billion video views. On June 14, 2017 Anthony announced that he had left the channel to become an independent creator. His current channel is self-titled AnthonyPadilla and has a following of almost 3 million subscribers. He also has a large following on social media with 2.3 million followers on Twitter and 2.5 million followers on Instagram. Anthony has also voiced characters in the animated films, The Angry Birds Movie and Arctic Adventure: On Frozen Pond.