In the vast world of online content creation, there are a few individuals who have managed to rise to international fame through their gaming prowess, charisma, and genuine connection with their audience. Jacksepticeye, whose real name is Seán William McLoughlin, is one of these digital stars.
He has an unusual ability to connect with millions of his fans and viewers in a unique way through his other shows that are not video game-related. These include ‘Reading Your Comments,' in which he responds to both supporting and critical comments received on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr.
With millions of subscribers and billions of views on his YouTube channel, he has captured the hearts of fans all over the world. Let's delve into the story of the man behind the “Jacksepticeye” persona.
Who is Jacksepticeye?
Born on February 7, 1990, in Athlone, Ireland, Sean McLoughlin had a relatively typical childhood. He had a passion for video games from a young age, and as he grew older, he began experimenting with making YouTube videos. It wasn't until 2012 that he created the channel “Jacksepticeye” and began uploading gaming content.
He was raised in Cloghan, County Offaly, Ireland, and also lived in Banagher for a period. His father worked for the ESB, while his mother worked a variety of jobs before becoming his grandmother's caregiver.
McLoughlin began playing video games when he was seven years old, and as a boy, he spent time playing on the Nintendo Game Boy in a neighborhood treehouse, later remarking how the games gave him a sense of belonging.
He got the nickname “Jack Septic Eye” following a childhood mishap in which he hurt his eye during a football game. McLoughlin and his family relocated to Ballycumber when he was 18 years old.
McLoughlin attended Limerick Institute of Technology, where he studied music technology and production. McLoughlin chose to drop out in the third year of his degree and return to Ballycumber.
In 2014, he went to Athlone, County Westmeath, and studied hotel management at the Athlone Institute of Technology, getting a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.
He was born in Athlone and resided there until 2017, when he relocated to Brighton, England. The city's strong LGBTQ and vegan communities were among the reasons for the transfer, as were concerns about personal privacy after admirers discovered his home in Athlone.
How Did Jacksepticeye Rise to Fame?
He made his YouTube account on February 24, 2007, with the name “jacksepticeye.” His YouTube username, “jacksepticeye,” came about when his friends, who had been calling him “Jack,” a term his mother had given him, started calling him “jacksepticeye” after he had a bad accident and hurt his eye, which later got infected.
For a while, he played drums in the indie metalcore band “Raised to the Ground.” He joined YouTube in 2007, but it wasn't until November 12, 2012, that he started making a name for himself there by posting a version of Solid Snake.
After a short time, he started making “Let's Play” video games for “Far Cry 3” and “Dark Souls.” In September 2013, his channel won a PewDiePie shout-out competition and started getting a lot of attention. He says that “Shadow of the Colossus” is his best game and that it is an adventure game.
Out of the many game series he makes, parts of some series are scheduled three to five days apart. Many people know him for making series like “Subnautica,” “Undertale,” “The Sims 4,” and “SKATE 3.” He is friends with YouTubers such as Markiplier, LordMinion777, PewDiePie, and ChaoticMonki. Robin, a YouTube star, is his friend and co-editor.