Bart Kwan was born on November 18, 1985. He is an Asian-American entertainer who first gained recognition on YouTube. While in college, he started a channel called “Just Kidding Films” with a friend. Their Asian-inspired comedic content quickly gained them a fan following. Kwan also launched a YouTube channel with his girlfriend who eventually became his wife. They co-own Barbell Brigade (a fitness center) and co-host a podcast titled “Get Close.” Let’s celebrate all his talents and achievements on his special day.
Bart Kwan was born on November 18, 1985, to a Cantonese father and a Taiwanese mother. An only child, he was raised in California. His parents divorced when he was six. He graduated from the University of California (U.C.) in Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree in Psychobiology. In 2007, while he was still a student, he created a YouTube channel called “Just Kidding Films” with his friend Joseph Manaton Jitsukawa. He also began to take acting classes and started posting videos on the newly created YouTube channel.
Kwan and Jitsukawa gradually began to gain popularity for their comedic, Asian-themed YouTube videos that covered a variety of topics. Fans liked them not only for their chemistry as co-creators but for their ability to connect with audiences. They created three more channels: “Just Kidding Party” in 2011, “Just Kidding Gamer” and “Just Kidding News” in 2012. In 2010, Bart and his girlfriend Geovanna Antoinette Carreno created a joint YouTube channel titled “Bart & Geo” where they posted videos about their personal life. Due to his immense popularity, Kwan has been invited to speak at panels and events and collaborate with other prominent personalities.
In 2013, along with Geo, he launched Barbell Brigade gym, a fitness center focused on lifting and strength training. They soon developed accompanying social media channels that regularly run fitness-related series. Kwan is also co-owner of Go For Broke Apparel and the Popbar franchise. In 2015, Kwan married Geo in a private ceremony in Hawaii. In 2017, she gave birth to a son named Taika Octavius. The next year, the pair began to co-host a podcast called “Get Close.” Apart from his YouTube channels, fitness center, and other businesses, Kwan also earns as a writer, director, and actor.
Along with his friend Joseph Manaton Jitsukawa, Kwan creates a YouTube channel called “Just Kidding Films.”
He graduates from the University of California in Los Angeles with a degree in Psychobiology.
Kwan and his girlfriend Geo create a joint YouTube channel titled “Bart & Geo.”
Kwan and Jitsukawa create three more channels titled “Just Kidding Party” in 2011, “Just Kidding Gamer” and “Just Kidding News” in 2012.
Kwan and his girlfriend launched Barbell Brigade Gym, a fitness center focused on weightlifting.
He and Geo begin co-hosting a podcast called “Get Close.”
Why We Love Bart Kwan
His commitment to entertaining
Although Kwan studied medicine and joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation, he has stuck to what he loves (that is, entertaining) and creating content on YouTube. He has created several YouTube channels in collaboration with his friend and wife and continues to upload entertaining videos.
His dedication to fitness
Both Kwan and his wife are fitness freaks and decided to take their passion to the next level by opening a fitness center. He knows how to manage his time devoted to creating content on YouTube and expanding his fitness brand.
His business acumen
Apart from his Barbell Brigade Gym, Kwan is co-owner of several small businesses such as Go For Broke Apparel and Popbar. He truly has business acumen and is always on the lookout for the next best opportunity.
5 Surprising Facts
He likes tattoos
Kwan has a heavily tattooed left arm and left leg.
He was a U.S. Marine
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation where he underwent intensive military training.
He plays the drums
He has played the drums since he was in the fifth grade.
He’s into short films
He has made two short films titled “She Has a Boyfriend” and “GunFu.”
He is a dog lover
Kwan has three pet dogs named Meatloaf, Briggy, and Fawn.
Bart Kwan FAQs
How much does Bart Kwan weigh?
Kwan weighs approximately 190 pounds.
How many followers does Bart Kwan have?
Kwan’s original YouTube channel “Just Kidding Films” has 1.53 million subscribers, while his “Just Kidding News” has a staggering 1.78 million subscribers.
How much weight can Bart Kwan deadlift?
Kwan can deadlift as much as 1,217 pounds.
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