Charles Paul Trippy III, born on September 2, 1984, has become a name over a million people are familiar with, thanks to his unique YouTube channel, “Internet Killed Television,” also known as CTFxC, which contains more than 2,000 vlogs produced over eight years. He originally started CTFxC to record daily vlogs for only one year. The popularity of the channel has exceeded all expectations, as it is now in its eighth season and has shared everything — from a chance trip to the store to an engagement! CTFxC is a treat for anyone on the Internet who enjoys watching family-friendly and entertaining vlogs with a hint of animal content that can brighten up the screens. We honor him and his accomplishments today.
Although he has German, Sicilian Italian, and Native American ancestry, Charles Trippy was born in Florida on September 2, 1984, in the town of Bradenton, where he grew up. His father played percussion in the Gregg Allman Band, and Trippy would frequently go on tour with the band as a boy. Trippy finished his early schooling at Lakewood Ranch High School. Later, he studied Communication Science at the University of South Florida, from which he received his degree.
Although the daily vlogs didn’t begin until May 1, 2009, Trippy launched his YouTube channel, CTFxC, in 2008. As of 2020, Trippy’s daily vlogs have been going on for 11 years. His daily vlogging series, which he calls “Internet Killed Television,” documents his life with his now-wife Allie Marie Trippy (née Wesenberg), their pets, close friends, and family. In addition to his record for the ”Most Consecutive Daily Personal Video Blogs Posted on YouTube,” clinched in 2013, Trippy also owns the Guinness World Record for the “Longest-Running Video Blog Series on YouTube by Number of Episodes” with 3,653 vlogs posted from May 1, 2009, to May 1, 2019.
Alongside his YouTube channel, Trippy continued his music career, which he started in 2001 as the bassist for the post-hardcore band, Funny Looking Kid. He traveled on the band’s Warped Tour in 2002 and 2003, before they disbanded in 2005. Trippy then joined We the Kings as its bass player in 2011. In 2013, the band recorded their debut studio album, “Somewhere Somehow.” The album debuted at position six on the Top Rock Albums rankings and position 44 on the Billboard 200.
Following a seizure at the end of February 2012, Trippy was diagnosed with a benign Oligodendroglioma brain tumor. After the tumor was successfully removed, it returned in September 2013 and was identified as Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma, a type of brain cancer. To treat the final 5% of his second resection, Trippy began oral chemotherapy in October of the same year. He underwent a third brain operation in July 2020, in which specialists were able to completely eradicate the tumor; Trippy recorded and posted videos of his brain operations on his YouTube channel. In 2017, Trippy wedded Allie Marie Wesenberg.
Trippy begins his music career as a bassist for the Bradenton-based band called Funny Looking Kid.
Trippy starts his own YouTube channel, called CTFxC.
He starts uploading daily vlogs on May 1.
Trippy is nominated for the Teen Choice Award for “Choice Web Star.”
Why We Love Charles Trippy
He creates interesting content
He produces a ton of entertaining YouTube content. His channel posts content that includes challenges and practical jokes, all of which his following adores.
He enjoys family time
Trippy is a family man. He likes spending time with his family by going on numerous adventures and doing fun activities.
He loves animals
Trippy’s humor and the entertaining stories about his dogs should be enough justification to binge-watch his vlogs. He enjoys teaching his dog new tricks and playing with him.
5 Surprising Facts
He has won two Guinness World Records
He has a Guinness World Record under his belt for “Longest Running Video Blog Series on YouTube by Number of Episodes,” with 3,653 videos as of May 1, 2019; alongside his other feat, this time for “Most Consecutive Daily Personal Video Blogs Posted on YouTube,” which he initially won in 2013 but was celebrated again in 2017.
He has a Platinum Certification
His band was awarded Platinum Certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) in 2016 for the song ‘Check Yes, Juliet.’
He created a web series
He is the creator of the YouTube web series, "Internet Killed Television."
He was on a famous T.V. show
He has also been on the show, "Prank House."
He has multiple YouTube channels
At present, Trippy has about three YouTube channels that are actively dedicated to vlogs, games, and Snapchat videos.
Charles Trippy FAQs
How many kids does Charles Trippy have?
He has one daughter, named Remi.
Who was Charles Trippy’s first wife?
Trippy was previously married to Allison Rose Speed. They divorced in 2014.
What does CTFxC stand for?
CTFxC is an acronym for “Charles Trippy Family Core.”
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