Jeffery “Jeff” Wittek, born December 15, 1989, is an American barber, comedian, and audio-visual producer who, thanks to his peculiar sense of humor, has managed to occupy a place among the subscribers of our YouTube accounts. The Staten Island native and winner of a Streamy Award has relatively few years on the platform and is already a celebrity among the best content creators. Let’s celebrate by telling you a little more about Wittek’s life.
Jeffery “Jeff” Wittek was born in Staten Island, New York, on December 15, 1989. Wittek attended Susan E. Wagner High School. His neighborhood was poor, so he had to implement different ways to make money to survive; one of these was to establish his barbershop. At the same time, Wittek started selling certain harmful substances. After that, he relocated to Miami, Florida, where he carried on with his illicit business. He was detained in 2011 due to the nature of his business but was later freed because of police handling errors. Wittek then moved again, this time to Los Angeles.
In 2010, he got his first taste of the spotlight and the entertainment industry. Wittek was part of the fifth season of “Bad Girls Club” as Erica’s romantic interest. A year later, he began what would become his media career. That same year Wittek created his own YouTube account with the backing of fans he gained on Tumblr, where he often uploaded photos of parties and styling work with clients such as Pauly D and Mac Miller. Wittek’s fame grew when he moved to 1600 Vine, Hollywood. This apartment building is known for hosting different celebrities on the scene.
In 2019, Wittek found the formula that would take his profession and personality to stardom. Thanks to his charisma, his excellent way of cutting hair, and an occasional celebrity to put him on the map, Wittek earned a place on the YouTube platform. Over the years, he has created a podcast apart from his main channel. Both platforms showcase Wittek’s particular sympathy and sense of humor. Since then, he has also found his place with the collective founded by David Dobrik; however, in recent years, their relationship has been tainted due to a severe accident that Wittek had while filming with Dobrik. Among the blame, denials, and claims, it seems that at the beginning of the year, Wittek said he planned to take legal action against his former friend and collaborator, Dobrik. For us, the important thing is that he fully recovered from the accident and continues giving us good times on his YouTube channel.
Wittek stars in “Bad Girls Club,” a reality show produced by Oxygen.
Wittek creates his own YouTube account with the backing of fans he had gained on Tumblr.
Wittek gains a following on the YouTube platform as a result of his charm, his talent at haircutting, and the occasional celebrity endorsement.
Wittek starts filming episodes for his online talk show “Jeff's Barbershop” and gains enough popularity to become a brand ambassador for Old Spice.
Wittek is badly injured in Utah while filming a stunt with Dobrik and the Vlog Squad.
Wittek releases the docuseries "Don't Try This at Home," in which he describes the circumstances leading up to the injury, life after a nearly fatal accident, and the impact the experience had on his life.
Why We Love Jeff Wittek
Wittek is who he is, no matter with whom. That way of being himself without pretending to be anyone else in front of any kind of audience or other personalities has taken him far.
He is a creative barber
Wittek not only documents the moments when he cuts his client's hair, but each show is an almost psychedelic experience that his followers enjoy. Perhaps this is the root of his success.
He is mature
While Wittek’s channel is a hit thanks to his funny and sarcastic personality, Wittek has not lent himself to media games to generate more controversy, and money, around the accident he suffered. He handled the whole accident maturely.
5 Surprising Facts
He has some acting experience
Wittek has amassed a few acting credits for his roles in several online series, such as “Stories From Our Future.”
He loves the outdoors
Wittek is a true adventurer who never misses an opportunity to go outside and explore.
He was a Viner
Wittek also had a successful stint on Vine under the name American Jeff.
His mum survived 9/11
The Twin Towers were where Wittek’s mother was when the 9/11 attacks occurred, and due to the state of technology at the time, he was unable to contact her until she arrived at their house.
He is a dog dad
Wittek doesn’t have any biological children, but he’s a father nonetheless; he’s the very proud parent to his adorable little dog, Nerf, who has an Instagram account.
Jeff Wittek FAQs
Does Jeff Wittek have a girlfriend?
All indications are that Lauren Sanchez is his current girlfriend.
How many injuries did Jeff have?
Wittek says he broke his foot and hip, almost lost an eye, and shattered his skull because of the accident.
How much did Jeff sue David?
Wittek is suing Dobrik for $10 million in damages.
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