Roman Atwood is an American social media star. Roman Atwood mostly focuses his videos on comedy, pranks, and vlogs. He is also popular for his YouTube channel and his hidden camera public prank videos.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Roman Atwood’s full name is Roman Bernard Atwood and he was born on 28 May 1983. He celebrates his 37th birthday and he is originally from Millersport, Ohio. His parents are father Curtis Dale Atwood and mother Susan Anne Christman. He has a brother named Dale Atwood, who is a fellow YouTuber.
Sadly, Roman Atwood’s mother passed away unexpectedly after a tragic accident while on vacation with the entire Atwood family. It was on 29 May 2019 and Roman subsequently took time out from his social media activity to grieve for his mother.
Career and Professional Life
Roman Atwood is professionally a social media star. He is primarily a YouTube prankster popular for his public and hidden camera pranks. His self-titled channel has earned over 10 million subscribers. Likewise, Roman collaborated with Steve-O on a prank in a video titled What Would You Do Prank. Moreover, his first breakout hit video was the video titled Cops Get Owned!!!. This video was posted in March 2012.
Moreover, Roman’s second channel RomanAtwoodVlogs features the same world-traveling prankster along with video blogs of his fatherhood. This channel is currently the 57th most subscribed YouTube channel. More precisely, Roman Atwood has been filming and producing videos since high school. He then began his independent career by producing a series of DVDs called The Nerd Herd. It sold at the Warped Tour in 2006.
Additionally, Roman Atwood has worked on various film projects and commercials in Columbus, Ohio until 2010. Then he decided to focus on his passion for comedy and created the YouTube channel Sketch Empire. Prior to his YouTube career, Roman Atwood worked at his family’s rope factory called Atwood Rope. Then in the year 2013, he founded his own merchandise line Smile More. He sells T-shirts, hoodies, bracelets, and other items via this merchandise line.
Plastic Ball Prank
In this video, Roman Atwood fills his house with plastic balls 2.5 ft high. This turned his house into a massive ball pit. He uploaded this video on 18 January 2015 and currently has almost 86 million views. Nissan noticed this video and gave Roman Atwood a 2015 Nissan GTR in exchange to use his video in the WithDad campaign during their half-time advert at Super Bowl XLIX. The 5th Streamy Awards awarded it the best “Brand Campaign”.
Roman posted the video titled Anniversary Prank Backfires!! on 20 November 2013 and currently has over 86 million views. This video features him pranking his wife Smith on their five-year dating anniversary. On this prank, Atwood confesses that he has cheated on her.
However, the prank backfires when Smith already sees the camera before the prank. Hence, she pranks Roman back by pretending that she has cheated on him too. Brittney Smith only reveals her own prank after a few seconds of Atwood reacting badly to the news. At the end of the video, Smith says “I thought you were going to propose”.
Killing My Kid Prank
Roman uploaded the video titled Killing My Own Kid PRANK!! on 30 November 2014 and currently has over 50 million views. This particular prank video shows Roman pranking Smith by throwing a mannequin in a Spider-Man costume, pretending it was their son Kane.
When she runs to the mannequin, Brittney Smith quickly pulls off its mask, realizing it was not Kane, and in fact the mannequin. At this point, Smith breaks down into tears as Roman enters the room snickering at her. She then storms off, but returns when he asks her “Are you really that mad?”.
To this, Smith starts shouting at him and tells him he’s “sleeping on the couch”. During the couple’s appearance on the reality TV series Tanked, they referenced this video, and Smith revealed that Roman did in fact sleep on the couch that night.
Film: Natural Born Pranksters
In 2016, Roman Atwood, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, and Dennis Roady released a film, which Lionsgate produced. This film is named Natural Born Pranksters. However, this film has received little critical attention. Neither Rotten Tomatoes nor Metacritic has yet built enough reviews to even give the film a score.
The same year, Roman Atwood and fellow YouTuber Yousef Erakat started a worldwide tour. It is called Roman vs. Fousey. For the tour, the duo performed shows in the United States, Canada, and the UK.
Legal Issues and Criticism
In March 2014, the Columbus Police Department arrested Roman and his accomplices. It was for inducing panic and disorderly conduct during the filming of a prank in which he pretended to rob an ATM in public. Later, they released the group on bail and summoned to court. His fans also showed up to the court to support and watch the case. As a defendant, Roman won the case on the basis of expression of art and freedom of speech and hence they settled the case.
Also, Roman Atwood has been accused of staging prank videos and violating Youtube’s policy for misleading content. In November 2015, Youtube star Phillip De Franco briefly accused Roman Atwood and FouseyTUBE of staging prank videos. Likewise, in December 2015, The Prank Reviewer posted a video where he accused Roman Atwood of using actors in his videos and provides evidence for his claims.
In 2001, Roman Atwood married Shanna Riley. Shanna and Roman have a son together named Noah Vaughn Atwood. Noah is Roman’s first son and he was born on 18 October 2004. However, in 2008, Roman Atwood filed for divorce after Shanna cheated on him with a friend while on vacation.
At present, Roman resides in his hometown with his wife Brittney Smith-Atwood. With Brittney, Roman has a second son named Kane Alexander Atwood and a daughter named Cora Atwood. Kane was born on 23 October 2011 and Cora was born on 16 July 2017.
The lovers met each other at the wedding of Roman’s friend, Chase Gilroy. During Gilroy’s wedding, Toman was his best man in the year 2008. Likewise, Brittney Smith is Gilroy’s wife, Veronica’s sister. The duo started dating from there onwards. Later, Roman Atwood proposed to Brittney Smith on 30 April 2018 and they tied the knot on 27 July 2018 in Maui, Hawaii.
Moreover, on his vlog titled DON’T TELL ROMAN!, his then-girlfriend and now wife, Brittney, got two kittens from her sister, Veronica, and they were given the names Nitro and Tux. Likewise, in mid-June 2016, he announced that the couple got a new puppy and named him Flash. Then in November the same year, he announced that he got a donkey and named it Empire. Then on 27 February 2017, he announced that his 7-year-old German Shepard, Zeus died.
Roman Atwood stands tall at a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.77 meters. On his vlog uploaded on 161 August, Roman Atwood got a temporary tattoo that in cursive, said “Cora”. He then got a permanent tattoo that was a letter C for Cora inside a star. He also has 3 other stars with letters B, K, and N for Brittney, Kane, and Noah. Likewise, Roman has Green eyes and dark brown hair color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about his social media visibility, Roman Atwood joined Twitter in June 2011 and so far has 2.8 million followers. His Instagram account boasts 679 posts shares and 4.9 million followers while writing this biography. He also has an official Facebook page with 1.5 million followers.
Likewise, Roman has two Youtube channels. He created his first channel, his self-titled channel, on 17 November 2009 and has 1,518,045,978 views alongside 10.5 million subscribers. Then he went on to create a second channel called Roman Atwood Vlogs. This channel has 5,217,981,919 views and 15.3 million subscribers since its creation on 12 August 2013.
Moving on, Youtube prankster has a net worth estimation of around $12 million dollars. His “Roman Atwood Vlogs” itself is worth $913,000. Atwood has published over 1,650 videos which all together add up to more than 5.2 billion views. Roman Atwood Vlogs creates on average 7 new videos every month and earns 553k video views every day.
Likewise, his self-titled channel is worth $354,000. He has published over 115 videos which all together add up to more than 1.5 billion views. He earns 258k video views every day but at present has not been uploading new videos on this channel.