Flula Borg was undeniably the break out star of Pitch Perfect 2 where he played Pieter Kramer of the German acapella team. Before his break out in the United States, he was already a celebrity in his own right in Germany as an actor, musician, comedian and YouTube personality. He occasionally goes by either Flula or DJ Flula.
He has currently relocated from Germany to Los Angeles in an attempt to further his entertainment career. Besides Pitch Perfect 2, he has also appeared in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Dirty 30, Killing Hasselhoff and Ferdinand. His participation in the Hollywood industry does not end with movies but also extends to television shows as seen in his appearances on Younger, Workaholics, The Mr Peabody & Sherman Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Conan, The Mick and Silicon Valley.
He has frequently collaborated with other Youtube celebrities including Smosh, Miranda Sings, Jacksfilms and Rhett and Link. He has also worked with more conventional and mainstream celebrities including Dirk Nowitzki, RZA & Sir Mix-A-Lot.
He has been named 10 Comics to Watch by Variety and Top 25 Digital Stars by The Hollywood Reporter.
Flula Borg Bio & Career Beginnings
The Youtube celebrity was born on the 28th of March, 1982. He was born and raised in Erlangen, Germany. In Erlangen, before his YouTube career, he began a profession as a traditional Bavarian Schuhplattler dancer. With dreams of a bigger life, he relocated to Hollywood in the United States to chase greener pastures.
While in the U.S., he relied on YouTube as a medium for getting music out there. With a desire to become a DJ and a musician, he posted his original songs and live remixes on Youtube. His page immediately grew in subscribers and gained almost 1 million followers. He also got attention for his comedic skills, not just his musical talents. He even earned the Best Comedy Channel award at 2015’s Streamy awards.
Prior to his career in entertainment, he got his bachelor’s degree in Engineering, which helped him get a recurring appearance as a Jukebox repairman on Spike TV’s Auction Hunters.
In an effort to grow his Youtube channel, he began conducting celebrity interviews and exploring the concept of idioms. He also began to post cover versions of popular songs done entirely in Autotune. His efforts paid off as his videos have garnered a combined 75 million views so far. His success has led to him being interviewed on different shows including the Last Call With Carson Daly and The Today Show. His video “Jennifer Is A Party Pooper” has racked up over 9 Million views.
He also dropped an EP, I Want To Touch You, in 2015. The EP included hit singles such as “Clouds” and “Booty GPS”. His second album, The Animalbum, which was released in 2016 was animal-themed and the theme inspired the name of the album.
Since then, his star has only continued to grow, leading to him appearing in several Hollywood blockbusters, as well as winning 2016’s Slamdance Festival award for a feature film for BuddyMoon, a film he co-wrote and starred in.
On a more personal tidbit, the actor is deathly afraid of pet monkeys.
His Personal Life: Gay, Girlfriend, Married?
Currently, Flula Borg is not married. It is also unknown if he is gay or straight or if he has a girlfriend or boyfriend. Despite spending a large amount of his adulthood in the public spotlight, his personal life is kept close to the vest. As such, there are barely any rumours of him being in a relationship with anyone – male or female.
Even his social media accounts are kept on lockdown when it comes to his personal life.
Flula Borg currently has a net worth of $2 million which is impressive for a Youtube celebrity, especially one who is not of American origin. However, when you consider his movie roles, his number of views, his subscribers, his multiple endeavours and overall online appeal – his net worth becomes well deserved.
Flula Borg Height, Weight & Other Facts
Full Name: Flula Borg
Profession: Actor, Internet Personality
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Date of Birth: March 28, 1982
Place of Birth: Erlangen, West Germany
Marital status: Single
Astrological sign: Aries
Net Worth: $2 Million