Shane Madej is an American Youtube star. Shane Madej is mostly popular as a BuzzFeed writer and video producer. He has worked with people like Jen Ruggirello, Steven Lim, and Ryan Bergara among many.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Shane Madej was born on 16 May 1986 and he is 34 years old at present. He is originally from Schaumburg, Illinois but has lived in Los Angeles, California. Moreover, Shane’s full name is Shane Alexander Madej. Talking about his family, Shane’s parents are Mark Madej and Sherry Madej. He also has a brother named Scott Madej.
When he was a child, Shane had a pet parrot named Paco, which unfortunately passed away in winter. However, the ground was too cold, and thus his family had to keep the bird in the freezer until the ground thawed and they could bury him in the garden.
Moreover, growing up, Shane suffered nightmares of a “big, angry, black dog that would always sorta be standing there, growling, and it would jump at him, and it would bite his face.” While playing with the other children in his neighborhood, one of his neighbors had a “rotten husky” that had gotten loose and started chasing him throughout the neighborhood. These events infused a distrust of dogs in Shane.
Additionally, Shane also mentioned that he was in the Boy Scouts. At around nine years old, he was going to attend church with a friend, but as soon as he crossed the threshold, he got a bad nosebleed, and the church staff ran out of tissues.
Also, Shane attended Schaumburg High School and he was also voted Mr. Saxon 2003. Similarly, Shane performed a German version of the Saxon Spirit song. He also took German classes throughout all four years of high school. Additionally, when he moved into his first apartment in Los Angeles, someone defecated on his doorstep.
Professionally, Shane Madej is a Youtuber. More precisely, he is a BuzzFeed writer and video producer. He has produced hit videos like We Let Some Dogs Watch TV And They Were Positively Riveted and What Your Birthday Says About You. Likewise, Shane also runs the YouTube channel BuzzFeed Unsolved with Ryan Bergara.
Additionally, Shane also created Extreme Science! with Rent Harrison. He played Professor Morris Ashley and posted it on his YouTube channel. Shane then created Marshmallow World with Matt Staffa and Christy Gurga as well. He posted his first video to Buzzfeed channel in December 2014 and its title is Unusual Facts About Diet Coke.
Shane is also one of the remarkable producers behind the BuzzFeed series It’s Personal. He has worked with several fellow BuzzFeed producers, which also includes Jen Ruggirello. Besides Buzzfeed, Shane also worked at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Shane Madej remarked in an interview that after graduating from film school, he spent a few years working at a company that produced corporate videos. Then he moved on to do a few years in public access, which fleshed out his skill set as a one-man production crew. He also worked at Starbucks and briefly as a Video Producer for the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Shane Madej was also a part of the Test Friends series as his venture into unscripted work at BuzzFeed. Additionally, he is an actor and writer, popular for Puppet History (2020), S.W.A.T. (2017), and BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural (2016).
Shane Madej began his Youtube career with the video Unusual Facts About Diet Coke. It was posted in December 2014 on BuzzFeed’s YouTube channel. This particular video earned more than 800 thousand views. Shane then continued working as a producer and an editor. His remarkable work includes videos like They were Positivity Riveted and Dogs Watching TV.
Shane then earned popularity for appearing in the YouTube web series The Try Guys. It aired since 2014 for over 12 seasons. This show was also nominated for several awards, among which, it bagged four. These awards are a Streamy Award in 2016, a Webby Award in 2018, another Streamy Award in 2018, and a Shorty Award in 2019.
The group’s first video was Guys Try Ladies Underwear for the First Time, after which they continued uploading their next videos one after the other. Overall, the videos of the series have garnered billions of views. Their most popular video is Guys Try Labor Pain Simulation. This particular video has earned over 30 million views.
As a producer, Shane Madej is popular for BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural. It is the second part of BuzzFeed Unsolved, an American documentary series on YouTube. This show is a huge success, making it one of BuzzFeed’s most-watched shows. The success of the show has also led to a spin-off, which is dedicated to sports.
Shane was also a producer for Ruining History. Some of his other projects include Worth It, and BuzzFeed Unsolved: 3 Horrifying Cases of Ghosts and Demons.
Shane Madej is in a romantic relationship with fellow BuzzFeed producer Sara Rubin. There is information that they began dating since 2018, however, they have known each other for a long time. Sara appeared on Shane’s Instagram for the first time in August 2015 and has been on his feed more frequently in recent times. Shane shares adorable photos of his lover on his social media.
Shane Madej stands tall at a height of 6 feet 4 inches and weighs around 60 kgs. However, there is no information regarding his other body measurement details like his chest-waist-hip measurements, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. Likewise, he has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about Shane’s social media visibility, he has an Instagram handle that boasts 701 posts shares and 754k followers at the time of preparing this biography. Similarly, he also joined Twitter in June 2008 and so far has over 355k followers.
On Youtube, Shane Madej is a part of several channels. Watcher with 13,118,831 views and 794k subscribers and BuzzFeed Unsolved Network with 367,180,311 views and 3.83 million subscribers are some of them.
Moving on, Shane has a net worth estimation of around $1 million to $5 million. He earns through his involvement in various Youtube channels as a creator, actor, writer, and producer.