Besides those who play games online, there is another community of them that reviews and uploads these games to the video-sharing site, YouTube. Jared Knabenbauer, better known through his YouTube channel, ProJared is a member of this community.
He is a YouTuber and gamer best known for his comedic video game reviews; his series ProReviews, One Minute Reviews, and Nuzlocke (a playthrough of a Pokémon game with several self-imposed rules). He has a tendency to review older games than newer ones, and also occasionally publishes annual top ten list videos.
Aside from his game reviews, he’s also known for his work at ScrewAttack. Projared (Profi Jared) was formerly known as DMJared (Dungeon Master Jared) and now has over 1 million subscribers.
He is one of only three non-game Grumps that have their own Grump head, including Markiplier and Jirard.
Jared Knabenbauer Bio, Age
Jared was born on August 28, 1985, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as the elder son of his twin brother Derek. His brother is also a YouTube personality known as declarations. They played the early editions of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) with their friends as they grew up. His fondness for D&D games and discussions must have inspired his earlier uploads to his channel and the name DMJared.
He started his internet career on his YouTube channel DMJared on November 20, 2006, but did not start reviewing videos and uploading his reviews until 2010. At that time he switched to ProJared so that he could also apply for other game platforms.
He had always known that he could make better game reviews than others, so he started reviewing games. His first review was the one in which he made fun of Two Worlds, which in his opinion was not a good and honest review. The others include reviews of Drake of the 99 Dragons and Hydlide.
His facial expressions and sarcastic style added to his popularity on the internet. He is dedicated to his work and has the ability to deliver quality comedies with a professional touch. This, together with his down-to-earth and related performances, has made him popular with his fans and viewers.
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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 his own channel, ProJaredPlays, where he makes Let’s Play and reports on newer games and the Nuzlocke Pokémon challenges.
Before Jared was employed at ScrewAttack, he was Assistant Store Manager at GameStop from 2004 to 2009. He was Manager at ScrewAttack’s GameAttack until 2011 when he formally joined the ScrewAttack team. Jared was the host of the famous Hard News, co-host of SideScrollers, and author of episodes of Video Game Vault and Top Tens.
His claim to fame on the Internet can be linked to his nametags series, which was aired on ScreewAttack. He starred in these series, edited them, and wrote them with his colleagues. The series is considered his big breakthrough in the gaming industry.
However, he left the company in 2012 to focus on his own video series, which became famous at that time. These include ProReview, One Minute Review, and the Nuzlocke series. His last major project for the company was Newsroom, which is similar to the Nametags.
NormalBoots relaunched its website in 2014, and Jared joined the network run by Jon Jafari along with his former colleagues. These YouTubers include JonTron, PeanutButterGamer, and The Completionist.
Jared was in an improvisational comedy group called Comedy City, where he used a style similar to Whose Line is it Anyway. He also shows some improvisations on his YouTube channel.
This star YouTuber had a cameo appearance in 2015 in the first episode of Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers. This was his first role on television, and he has also appeared as a guest on Table Flip in their King of Tokyo and One Night Ultimate Werewolf replays. Later, Jared Knabenbauer appeared as the first guest on Grumpcade, where he played Vice Project Doom with Ross.
In 2016, Projared collaborated 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 long-time rogue favorite, which he likes to play because most of his personal traits are a little bit of his own (Jared). The character Woodrow also reflects the way Jared sees himself as a reaction or handling situations but is actually more serious than he is (Jared).
His Wife, Girlfriend
Award-winning cosplayer, designer, and artist Heidi Lynn O’Ferrall is the wife of the player, game reviewer, actor, and writer Jared Knabenbauer. She was born on April 1, 1988, in Texas. The two Internet personalities and gamers 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 decisions in the game.
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Heidi earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Technology and Design from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. Prior to graduating from the university, she completed an internship with 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, in which she appeared as herself. Heidi is very good at leatherwork and sewing and is also good at make-up and foam making. Her cosplays become more and more complex and impressive over the years. Most of her work can be seen on her website and on Twitter where she exhibits it.