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).

Personal LifeEdit

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 (Gregory Jackson). 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 was in a relationship with fellow YouTuber Lisa Schwartz for a few years.

Shane is friends with many YouTubers, including but not limited to Shanna Malcolm, Joey Graceffa, BrittaniLouiseTaylor , TheFineBros , BreeEssrig , SteveGreeneComedy and Olgakay .

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.

Losin' ItEdit

Shane sold a television show to NBC, which was 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

See alsoEdit


  • 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.