Beyond those who play games online, there is another community of them that review those games and uploads them on the video sharing website, YouTube. Jared Knabenbauer known better by his YouTube channel, ProJared is a member of that community.
He is a YouTuber and gamer known mostly for his comedic video game review; his ProReviews, One Minute Reviews, and Nuzlocke (a playthrough of a Pokémon game with several self-imposed rules) series. He has the tendency to review older games than he does newer ones and also posts annual top ten list videos occasionally.
Apart from his game reviews, he is also famous for his work at ScrewAttack. Projared (professional Jared) was previously known as DMJared (Dungeon Master Jared) and now has over 1 million subscribers.
He is one of only three non-Game Grumps to have his own Grump-Head including Markiplier and Jirard.
Jared Knabenbauer Bio, Age
Jared was born on August 28, 1985, older to his fraternal twin brother, Derek, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His brother is also a YouTube personality known as DKlarations. They played the early editions of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) with their friends while they were growing up. His penchant for D&D games and discussions must have inspired his earlier uploads on his channel, and the name, DMJared.
He launched his internet career on his YouTube channel, DMJared on November 20, 2006, but started reviewing videos and uploading his reviews in 2010. That was when he changed to ProJared so that he can apply to other game platforms.
He had always known that he could make better game reviews than others, thus, he set out to reviewing games. His first review was the one he made fun of Two Worlds which he felt was not doing a good and honest review. Others include reviews of Drake of the 99 Dragons and Hydlide.
His facial expressions and sarcastic style added more weight to his prominence on the internet. He is devoted to his work and has the ability to deliver high-quality comedy with professional touches too. This trait along with his down-to-earth and relatable performances has endeared him to his fans and viewers.
Jared Knabenbauer’s Career Growth
Jared is also an actor and writer and is known for ProJared (2010), The National Dex (2012) and PeanutButterGamer (2009). He has a separate channel, ProJaredPlays where he does Let’s Play and covers newer games as well as the Nuzlocke Pokémon challenges.
Before Jared was employed at ScrewAttack, he was an Assistant Store Manager at GameStop from 2004 to 2009. He was the manager at ScrewAttack’s GameAttack until 2011 when he became formally hired into the ScrewAttack team. Jared was the host of famous Hard News and in addition, co-hosted SideScrollers as well as wrote episodes of the Video Game Vault and Top Tens.
His claim to fame on the internet can be linked to his Nametags series which aired on ScreewAttack. He acted in, edited and co-wrote those series with his colleagues. The series is considered his big break into the gaming industry.
He, however, left the company in 2012 to focus on his own series of videos which is becoming famous at that time. They include ProReview, One Minute Review, and the Nuzlocke series. His final major project for the company was Newsroom, which is similar to Nametags.
NormalBoots relaunched their site in 2014 and Jared joined the network which is run by Jon Jafari along with his former colleagues. Those YouTubers include JonTron, PeanutButterGamer, and The Completionist.
Jared was featured in an improv comedy group known as Comedy City where he used a similar style to Whose Line is it Anyway. He shows some improv on his YouTube channel too.
This star YouTuber in 2015 made a cameo appearance on the first episode of Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers. This was his first role on TV and in addition, he has appeared as a guest on Table Flip in their playthroughs of King of Tokyo and One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Later on, Jared Knabenbauer appeared as the first guest on Grumpcade where he played Vice Project Doom with Ross.
In the year 2016, Projared worked with Commander Holly, NateWantsToBattle and Anne Prosser Robinson in Dice, Camera, Action!, a series of Dungeons and Dragons. He played the role of Diath Woodrow, his longtime rogue favorite who he enjoys playing his character because most of his personal traits are a bit of his (Jared). The character, Woodrow also reflects the way Jared sees himself as reacting or handling situations but is actually more serious than he (Jared) is.
His Wife, Girlfriend
The award-winning cosplayer, designer, and artist, Heidi Lynn O’Ferrall is the wife of the gamer, game reviewer, actor and writer, Jared Knabenbauer. She was born in Texas on April 1, 1988. The two internet personalities and gamers got married in June 2014 and Heidi is featured in Jared’s Asagao Academy series. She portrays the role of Hana in the series and makes all the decisions in the game.
Heidi bagged a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Technology and Design in 2015 from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to the time of her graduation from the university, she had interned for God Save the Queen Fashions in 2014.
She worked in the art department for the short film Solstice and in an episode of The Game Chasers where she appeared as herself. Heidi is very good in leatherworks and sewing and also excels at makeup and foam fabrication. Her cosplays keep getting more complex and impressive through the years. Most of her works can be seen on her website and Twitter where she exhibits them.