Lucas Cruikshank was born on August 29, 1993 in Columbus, Nebraska. He started his career on YouTube by uploading a test video of a character called Fred. By 2009, the channel had one million subscribers and was picked up by Nickelodeon. He filmed Fred: The Movie in 2009, Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred in 11 and Fred: The Show in 2012, which was a television show and TV movie. He guest-starred as Fred on iCarly and Hannah Montana. He later appeared in Marvin Marvin in 2013. Currently he runs another YouTube channel called Lucas.