Lucas Cruikshank

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Lucas Cruikshank

Cruikshank at YouTube Live in 2008
Born Lucas Alan Cruikshank
August 29, 1993 (1993-08-29) (age 21)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Home town Columbus, Nebraska, United States

Lucas Alan Cruikshank[1] (born August 29, 1993)[2] is an American comedian and television actor.

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.[3] These videos are about Fred Figglehorn, a fictional 6-year-old who has a weird home life and "anger management issues".[4]

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."[5][6][7][8]

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  1. Lucas Alan Cruikshank. Lybio.net (2010-12-19). Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  2. Cruikshank, Lucas (March 18, 2011). "Tweet 48841375063605248". Twitter. http://twitter.com/LucasCruikshank/status/48841375063605248. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cruikshank, Lucas. "ARE YOU GAY?!?". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7UWcrDdKWs. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  6. 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.
  7. "'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.
  8. 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.

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