Cruikshank at YouTube Live in 2008
|Born||Lucas Alan Cruikshank
August 29, 1993
|Home town||Columbus, Nebraska, United States|
He was born in Columbus, Nebraska on August 29, 1993.
He created his character Fred Figglehorn, and his Fred series for his channel, on the video-sharing website YouTube. These videos are about Fred Figglehorn, a fictional 6-year-old who has a weird home life and "anger management issues".
Cruikshank is openly gay. In a video released August 20, 2013, he came out saying "I'm gay. I feel so weird saying it on camera. But my family and friends have known for like three years. I just haven't felt the need to announce it on the Internet."
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- Lucas Alan Cruikshank. Lybio.net (2010-12-19). Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
- Cruikshank, Lucas (March 18, 2011). "Tweet 48841375063605248". Twitter. http://twitter.com/LucasCruikshank/status/48841375063605248. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
- Andrew Keen (July 28, 2008). "Andrew Keen on New Media: Kids with cameras lead the way in giving web users their daily Fred". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/andrew-keen-on-new-media-kids-with-cameras-lead-the-way-in-giving-web-users-their-daily-fred-878508.html. Retrieved October 26, 2008.
- Stephen Hutcheon, with Tom Burton (June 20, 2008). "Fast-talking Fred is the toast of YouTube". The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/06/30/1214677897205.html. Retrieved October 26, 2008.
- Cruikshank, Lucas. "ARE YOU GAY?!?". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7UWcrDdKWs. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
- Eby, Margaret (August 20, 2013). "Lucas Cruikshank, star of Nickelodeon's 'Fred,' comes out as gay". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/lucas-cruikshank-star-nickelodeon-fred-gay-article-1.1432098. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
- "'I'm gay': Fred star Lucas Cruikshank comes out on YouTube as he answers questions from fans in video". Mail Online. Daily Mail. August 20, 2013. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2398477/Fred-star-Lucas-Cruikshank-comes-gay-YouTube-Q-A.html. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
- De Hoyos, Brandon (August 20, 2013). "Lucas Cruikshank, 'Fred' Actor, Comes Out as Gay Man". News 92 FM. http://news92fm.com/376774/lucas-cruikshank-gay/. Retrieved August 20, 2013.