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Alex Burriss, better known as Alex Wassabi, is an American YouTuber and actor.[1] He started off his career with creating a YouTube channel in 2008 with Roi Fabito, titled "Wassabi Productions" (now "Wassabi") which as 2019, has reached over 11 million subscribers. Burriss has also pursued acting ventures, and has appeared in YouTube Red series Escape the Night[2][3], horror-comedy movie Boo 2! A Madea Halloween[4], and other films and television.

Alex Wassabi
Personal information
BornAlex Burniss
March 28, 1990 (age 29)
YouTube information
Years active2008-present
(July 2019)
Associated actsRoi Wassabi, Lauren Riihimaki

Early life[edit]

Burriss was born in Montana on March 28, 1990,[5][6] to parents Maribel Burriss and Adam Burriss. He was raised alongside his other siblings, Aaron, Andrew, and Mariah.[5][7]


In 2008, Burriss created a YouTube channel with friend Roi Fabito, more commonly known as Guava Juice or Roi Wassabi. They called the channel "Wassabi Productions." The channel consists of various skits and vlogs, including parody music videos. On April 7, 2012, the channel uploaded the video "Carly Rae Jepsen CALL ME MAYBE - Rolanda & Richard (Parody)" consisting of a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's music video of the same name.[8] The video consists of Burriss crushing on a girl named Rolanda (portrayed by Fabito) who from at first sight he thought was cute, but to his dismay after getting a closer look, turned to be "ugly, gross and smelly."[9] The video has gained over 134 million views as of July 2019, and brought the Wassabi-duo much fame. More of their parodies and skits went on to gain millions and millions of views, such as their "You're so immature!" series and the "You're so girly!" series, granting them a hefty amount of subscribers throughout the channel's history.

On January 27, 2016, a video entitled "Goodbye, Roi Wassabi" was uploaded announcing that Fabito was going to leave Wassabi Productions, due to wanting to pursue his own YouTube channel.[10] Burriss went on to continue the channel on his own, and continued doing the "Wassabi Wednesdays" like the pair had always been.[10]

Burriss has also went on and pursed acting. In 2016, he appeared on television series Anime Crimes Division, a show created by RocketJump and Crunchyroll.[11] He did not recieve broad notoriety for this role as the show was not very popular.[11] He then went on to appear in YouTube Red original series Escape the Night in the show's second season as "the novelist."[3] He then returned in the show's fourth season as "the aviator."[12] The show is hosted by Joey Graceffa.[12] He has also appeared as Allen in Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, and is currently appearing in ongoing Hulu original series, Light as a Feather, in the show's second season.[13][14][15]

Personal life[edit]

In 2015, Burniss had started dating YouTuber Lauren Riihimaki, who is known for doing various beauty-related videos.[16] They were in a relationship until 2018, when the pair had broken up.[17] They had done various videos together on his channel.


Year Title Role Ref
2016 Anime Crimes Division [11]
2017 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Allen [4]
2017, 2019 Escape the Night The Novelist/The Aviator [12]
2018 Double Dare Contestant; episode: "Team LaurDIY vs. Team Wassabi"
2019 Light as a Feather [13]


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  2. ^ "Alex Wassabi". Escape the Night Wikia. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  3. ^ a b Spangler, Todd; Spangler, Todd (2019-07-08). "Studio71 Signs Jacksepticeye, Joey Graceffa and Other YouTubers to Multichannel Network Roster". Variety. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
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  5. ^ a b "Alex Burriss (Wassabi)". Top Facts You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Celebrities and Famous People. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  6. ^ "Who is Alexander Burriss? Everything You Need to Know". www.thefamouspeople.com. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  7. ^ "Alex Wassabi Biography - Affair, Single, Ethnicity, Nationality, Salary, Net Worth, Height". Married Biography. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  8. ^ "Wassabi Productions (Ft. Rolanda and Richard) – Call Me Maybe PARODY". Genius. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  9. ^ "Call Me Maybe Parody". Wasabi Productions Wiki. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
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  11. ^ a b c Anime Crimes Division, retrieved 2019-07-11
  12. ^ a b c Escape the Night, retrieved 2019-07-11
  13. ^ a b Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (2019-07-09). "'Light As A Feather': First Look At Season 2 Of Hulu/AwesomenessTV Horror Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  14. ^ Nast, Condé. "The Haunting Trailer for Hulu's "Light as a Feather" Season Two Is Finally Here". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  15. ^ www.tubefilter.com https://www.tubefilter.com/2019/04/04/alex-wassabi-light-as-a-feather/. Retrieved 2019-07-15. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ Spangler, Todd; Spangler, Todd (2019-07-03). "Digital Star LaurDIY on Building a Business on YouTube, Avoiding Burnout and Protecting Her Private Life". Variety. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  17. ^ "Alex Wassabi - biography with net worth, married and affair information. A collection of facts like married, girlfriend, salary, height, weight, bio, career, wife and dating". ALL STAR BIO. 2018-01-17. Retrieved 2019-07-11.