Lucas Cruikshank

American actor

Lucas Alan Cruikshank[2] (born August 29, 1993)[3] is an American comedian and television actor.

Lucas Cruikshank
Cruikshank in 2014
Lucas Alan Cruikshank

(1993-08-29) August 29, 1993 (age 30)
Years active2005–present
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1]

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.[4] These videos are about Fred Figglehorn, a fictional 6-year-old who has a weird home life and "anger management issues".[5]

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."[6][7][8][9]


  1. "Lucas Cruikshank: Bio". Celebrity Measurement. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-01-02.
  2. Lucas Alan Cruikshank Archived 2013-08-28 at the Wayback Machine. (2010-12-19). Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  3. Cruikshank, Lucas (March 18, 2011). "Tweet 48841375063605248". Twitter. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  4. 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. Archived from the original on July 18, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2008.
  5. Stephen Hutcheon, with Tom Burton (June 20, 2008). "Fast-talking Fred is the toast of YouTube". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved October 26, 2008.
  6. Cruikshank, Lucas. "ARE YOU GAY?!?". YouTube. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  7. Eby, Margaret (August 20, 2013). "Lucas Cruikshank, star of Nickelodeon's 'Fred,' comes out as gay". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  8. "'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. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  9. De Hoyos, Brandon (August 20, 2013). "Lucas Cruikshank, 'Fred' Actor, Comes Out as Gay Man". News 92 FM. Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013.

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