Popular YouTuber and Podcaster Cody Ko was born on November 22, 1990, and is indeed one of the up-and-coming stars of social media. With a degree in computer science, Kolodziejzyk chose to leave his job as a software engineer and become a full-time YouTuber. Since beginning his first YouTube channel in 2014, Ko has not looked back and has gone on to acquire massive popularity ever since. He is part of the famous comedy-rap duo Tiny Meat Gang with his friend and collaborator Noel Miller. Celebrate his special day with some interesting insights into his life and career.
Born Cody Michael Kolodziejzyk on November 22, 1990, in Calgary, Canada, he is the son of famous Canadian cyclist and entrepreneur Greg Kolodziejzyk and his wife Helen Kolodziejzyk, who is also an entrepreneur. He has a sister, Krista. His zodiac sign is Saggitarius. He attended the Springbank Community High School and graduated in 2008. Thereafter, he attended Duke University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a certificate in Markets and Management in 2012. After completing his studies, he founded a startup and developed an app, I’d Cap That, which added captions to photos. Within a few months of its launch, it had acquired over four million users and was named the Free App of the Week on the Apple iStore. The app was then acquired by Iddiction Inc. and Ko worked with them for a couple of years before working as a software developer for other companies, including Fullscreen.
His career as an internet sensation took off in 2013 when he uploaded his short skits on Vine, the music video app, and he became popular among fans and followers. When Vine was shut down, in 2014, Ko started his first YouTube channel where he posted vlogs with content from his personal life and also collaborated with other YouTube stars. The videos made him extremely popular with fans and earned him followers in the millions.
Collaborating with former colleague and friend Noel Miller, in 2017 they formed the comedy rap duo Tiny Meat Gang, and the two began to make music together and also started a podcast — The Tiny Meat Gang podcast. Later that year, he released his first single ‘Super Xan,’ which was widely appreciated by his fans. That same year, he and Miller also released their debut E.P. — “Bangers and Ass.” Then, he was cast on the YouTube video series “The Real Bros of Simi Valley” as Wade Sanders, one of the four main characters. In 2018, he and Miller released a second E.P. titled “Locals Only” and also began touring the country by performing their podcast on the stage. The following year, they were signed by Arista Records and they also won a Shorty Award for best podcast. In 2020, he started a new limited-episode podcast — “The Pleasure is Ours” — and also crossed five million subscribers on YouTube, a significant milestone in his career. In 2021, he co-founded T.M.G. Studios with Miller. Ko is famous for his brand of observational comedy and satire which sets him apart from the YouTubers of his generation. He is popular for being a relatable star who shares content based on actual real-life situations and experiences which endears him to his fans. He also has a line of merchandise that is available for fans through his website. His relationship with his fiancee — Kelsey Kreppel — has also made him the center of much attention.
With his comedy skits and videos, Ko builds a large fan following on the platform.
After Vine shuts down, he shifts to YouTube and goes on to become a popular star.
The two form a comedy rap duo called Tiny Meat Gang, making music, and podcasting.
Making his acting debut as a lead, he appears in “The Real Bros of Simi Valley.”
For “The Tiny Meat Gang” podcast, he and Miller win their first Shorty Award for ‘Best Podcast.’
In collaboration with long-time friend Miller, he co-founds T.M.G. Studio, a production company where they also sell their merchandise.
Why We Love Cody Ko
He is unconventional
Unlike many other YouTube and social media stars, he had an unconventional rise to fame. He completed his formal education and even attended university before working as a software engineer, and then ventured into a career in social media only after he was financially stable.
He is always doing something new
He is always looking for new ways and means to entertain his fans by exploring new talents. Apart from his comedy vines and vlogs, he also makes music, hosts a podcast, and is also an entrepreneur.
He keeps things real
He is known to be very authentic and practical in the content he develops for fans and followers. He is popular among fans for covering issues and content that he would easily discuss with friends.
5 Surprising Facts
He was a competitive diver
While he was at Duke University, he was a competitive diver and part of the Duke University diving team.
He runs marathons with his family
He has revealed that he and his family have run several marathons together and it is a tradition for them.
He loves surfing
One of his favorite sports is surfing and he heads out surfing whenever on a vacation.
He is a fan of “Love Island”
He is a fan of the British reality show “Love Island” and follows all updates keenly.
He went backpacking after college
After earning his degree in 2012, he went backpacking through Asia.
Cody Ko FAQs
How did Cody Ko meet Kelsey Kreppel?
In 2017, Ko and Kreppel met at a dinner hosted by a mutual friend and have been together ever since.
What did Cody Ko study?
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a certificate in Markets and Management from Duke University.
Where is Cody Ko from?
He was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta in Canada.
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