Shane Lee Yaw (Born July 19, 1988), known on YouTube as Shane Dawson is currently the 52nd most subscribed YouTuber in the world, with more than 12 million subscribers across all 3 of his channels. He has also earned the spot of Mr. YouTube in an earlier time. He won a Teen Choice Award in 2010 in the category "Choice Web Star." In the same year, he won a Streamy award for "Best Vlogger." Shane is known for his multiple characters played by himself. His characters are Shanaynay (his most-popular and most-recognizable one out off all the other personalities), Ned the Nerd, S. Deezy, Shane's Mom (the opposite of his real mother), the superhuman Switch, and Aunt Hilda. He has three channels: ShaneDawsonTV (his main channel), ShaneDawsonTV2 (his second channel), and shane (his vlogging channel).
Shane's had rumors of him being gay; these are false as he has admitted in a video to breaking up with his at that time present girlfriend, but in one of his videos, he was dared to kiss fellow YouTuber onision He completed the dare even though he clearly didn't want to. After the dare, he stated that this won't help the gay rumors of him. Shane uses the rumour as the brunt of jokes which his characters direct at him. He is currently in a relationship with fellow YouTuber Lisa Schwartz.
He has two brothers, Jerid and Jacob. Jerid also has a YouTube channel called coolguywithglasses . His father was an abusive alcoholic who abandoned Shane when he was 9, having addressed that many times in his videos. Shane though always adds that this has never hindered him and that not having a father would make him strive to be a better father for when he has children of his own.
Shane has also come out publicly about being overweight in high school, also about being bullied due to his weight, and it has caused him to suffer from depression, which grew much worse after the death of his grandmother.
He also has multiple pets, four dogs named Miley, Charlie, Chocolate & Unicorn (Or Corny), and two cats named Muffins and Snoop.
He also recently sold a television show to NBC, which is a TV Show based on his life while working at Jenny Craig. Losin' It is the current working title for the series. The current plot for the series is "Workplace comedy set at a weight-loss center that goes into chaos when its most successful client shares his inspiration by becoming a consultant, getting promoted to manager by the end of his first day." (IMDB)
Shane announced that he and his friend Lauren (Who produces Shane's main channel videos) would be starting a podcast called "Shane & Friends ". The show started on June 4, 2013 and ever other week there will be a new podcast. during the podcasts, there will be interviews with other YouTubers and Celebrities. The podcasts are free to listen or download on either Itunes or SoundCloud . On Episode 25, Lauren decided to leave the podcast. After she left Shane has added in new Guest Co-Hosts every week up until Episode 29 when Jessie Buttafuoco appeared as the guest co-host and has stayed on there ever since until Episode 31 where she officially joined as the official co-host of the podcast due to popular demand.
|Podcast #||Date Aired||Special Guest(s)||Guest Co-Host|
|1||June 4, 2013||Rebecca Black|
|2||June 17, 2013||Joey Graceffa|
|3||July 1, 2013||itskingsleybitch|
|4||July 15, 2013||Acacia Brinely|
|5||July 29, 2013||Tara Reid|
|6||August 12, 2013||Joey Graceffa & Lohanthony|
|7||August 26, 2013||Lucus Cruikshank|
|8||September 9, 2013||Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time )|
|9||September 23, 2013||Daily Grace|
|10||October 8, 2013||Our 2nd Life|
|11||October 21, 2013||Caspar Lee|
|12||November 4, 2013||Jennette McCurdy|
|13||November 18, 2013||Tyler Oakley|
|14||December 3, 2013||Steve Kardynal|
|15||December 30, 2013||Timothy DeLaGhetto|
|16||January 13, 2014||Rebecca Black|
|17||January 27, 2014||Christina Grimmie|
|18||February 10, 2014||Hannah Hart|
|19||April 7, 2014||Bo Burham|
|20||April 21, 2014||Patrick Moote|
|21||May 13, 2014||Lori Greiner|
|22||May 26, 2014||Anthony Padilla|
|23||June 9, 2014||Andrea Russett|
|24||June 23, 2014||Farrah Abraham|
|25||August 4, 2014||N/A|
|26||August 25, 2014||JennXPenn||Alison Rosen|
|27||September 15, 2014||Trevor Moran||Alexis G. Zall|
|28||September 29, 2014||Cast of Shane Dawson's Movie, "Not Cool"|
|29||October 27, 2014||Gigi Gorgeous||Jessie Buttafuoco|
|30||November 11, 2014||Trisha Paytas & Dylan Gardner||Jessie Buttafuoco|
|31||December 9, 2014||Mamrie Hart||Jessie Buttafuoco|
|32||January 6, 2015||Ricky Dillion||Jessie Buttafuoco|
- Shane Dawson appeared in the horror film, Smiley.
- Shane met one of his best friends, Shanna Malcolm, on the set of Smiley. He later convinced her to make her own youtube channel and she regularly appears on his channel.
- Used to work for weight loss company Jenny Craig, but lost his job (as well as others including his brother Jared and his mom) over a video he posted.
- Shane directed the movie, Not Cool, and also was Scott, the main character of the movie.