MatPat is an actor, writer, producer but most famously an internet personality who is the creator and narrator of the YouTube web series ‘Game Theory’.
On the web series, he comments on topics such as the logic, scientific accuracy and the gaming industry including remarks on various video games. It was from this that he got the insight to create two of YouTube’s most popular live gaming channels – ‘GTLive’ and ‘MatPat’s Game Lab’.
The Ohio-born millionaire, as of 2017, has amassed over 13 million subscribers and over 1.6 billion views across all his three Youtube channels.
Matpat Biography – Age
MatPat was born Matthew Robert Patrick on November 15, 1986, in Medina County, Ohio. He is the only child of his parents. While growing up, he developed a keen interest in acting but also paid good attention to his education, even going as far as skipping lunch periods to attend some extra classes and taking courses at college campuses. This led to him earning a perfect score on his SATs and becoming valedictorian of his graduating class. His good results earned him a full academic scholarship at the prestigious Duke University in North Carolina where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Neuroscience (Psychology) and Theater.
Immediately after graduation, Matpat moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. He created his first YouTube account in 2009 where he would upload videos of his auditions for various roles. After about two years of little to no work, he began the web series ‘Game Theory’ where he discussed the relationship between reality and gaming in terms of science, math and culture. Soon after its premiere, the show became very popular and soon became known for its owner’s educational, consistent and in-depth approach to game analysis. It was only natural that the success birthed many other spin-offs which include ‘Game Exchange,’ ‘Digressing and Sidequesting,’ ‘Smash History,’ and ‘Breakdown.’
The success of Game Theory which has over 8.2 million subscribers led to the creation of a second YouTube channel called ‘The Film Theorists’ which like his first channel, solely focused on the film and series industry, discussing the scientific and cultural aspects of it. The first video uploaded on the channel focused on the science of the TV series ‘Doctor Who’. Within a month of release, the channel accumulated over one million subscribers. It continued to grow in popularity and as of 2017, has over 4.6 million subscribers. Other notable films or series covered on the channel include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Marvel Studios’, and ‘Harry Potter’. It has also had successful spin-off shows.
There’s more to the foregoing as the man created another YouTube channel, his third in 2015 which he named ‘GTLive’. He’s dedicated the channel to streaming gameplay with his wife. This channel is also quite very popular and currently has over one million subscribers. It streams about five days per week with about 80,000 to 110,000 total viewers for each stream.
In June 2016, he made another show called ‘MatPat’s Game Lab’ on YouTube red, Google’s paid subscription service, which focuses on placing video game players in real life scenarios that mimic those that occur in video games.
His Net Worth
Aside from his quite lucrative YouTube career which has won him various awards and gets him paid through the online video platform’s monetized views policy, MatPat has been profiting from his digital media company (Theorist Media) which he founded and co-owns with his wife. He has also done some voice-over work in the animated series ‘Transformers: Titans Return’ as Computron.
Considering all his endeavours, it is estimated that he has a net worth of around $2.3 million.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is MatPat Married?
Yes, he’s taken! The man is married to his longtime girlfriend, Stephanie Cordato, whom he currently owns a couple of businesses with. The two met at Duke University where they built a relationship after working together on creating a ‘Legend of Zelda’ parody called ‘The Epic of Stew.’
The couple got married in May 2012 after MatPat proposed to her through a video. They currently reside in Los Angeles, California with their pet cat nicknamed CatPat. The family will have a new member in July 2018 as they have announced that they are expecting a baby boy.
Height and Other Facts
Height: 1.8 M
Birth Name: Matthew Robert Patrick
Birth Place: Medina County, Ohio
Date of Birth: November 15, 1986
Occupation: Internet Celebrity, YouTuber, Actor, Writer
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Father: Robert Patrick
Spouse: Stephanie Cordato