Lucas is a very popular American YouTube star and a vloger known for his great comedy acting skills. He became known through the character of Fred Figglehorn in the samenamed “Fred” series.
He is known as a very creative and hardworking person who rose to fame very quickly due to his attractive character.
He was born as Lucas Alan Cruikshank on August 29, 1993 in Columbus in Nebraska, United States.
His father is named Dave Alan Cruikshank and has worked as an engineer and his mother is Molly Jeanne and she is a medical nurse.
He was raised in a big family and has seven siblings: five sisters and two brothers.
Although there were lot of children, his parents shared their love equally amongst them and the children always felt secure and loved. They always found time for them so they grew up into good and creative people.
They also have a great number of pets, which include dogs, cats and even birds and the children learned to take care of them from an early age.
He was given a video camera when he was 13 years old and he used it to the maximum.
He was a student at Lakeview High School, where he graduated from in 2009. He was a very good student but never appreciated sience classes.
Since there were so many of them living together, there were a lot of akward situations that happened to him and the family. Since they were mostly funny, he used them later to make his Fred video series.
He created his first Youtube channel in 2005 but wasn’t very active on it.
Fred Figglehorn is his made up character which told his story of a troubled life he lead and numerous confusing and problematic issues he had to deal with on a daily basis.
He opened “Fred Channel” in 2008 and it was one of the best career moves he made.
Fred rose as a character in the video that Lucas made for Halloween and it soon became one of the most popular characters online. The critics and the viewers were very satisfied with the quality of Lucas’ performance and they left a lot of positive reviews on his channel.
It motivated him for continuing his work in the channel and made him certain that Youtube is going to be his career.
His character was so popular that it garnered a million subscribers in a very short period of time. In 2009 he already reached this number which was a very big success in the world of Youtubers.
His success on Fred’s channel led to even bigger success on screen in the form of “Fred: The Movie.”
It was released on Nickelodeon in 2010. The film gained so much attention amongst fans that it forced the film’s creator to soon make a sequel named “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred” in 2011.
The third part named “Fred 3: Camp Fred” was released in 2012.
Lucas became popular as an actor and was soon engaged in other ventures. He had a role in “Big Time Rush” series, in “Marvin Marvin” and “Monsters vs. Aliens.”
“It’s Hackin’ Christmas” is one of his comedy albums he released which was also very well aknowledged.
In his popular series, he had advertised a big number of different products and other movies as well.
He advertised and used Zipit, popular bags and cases but he also advertised his own products such as T-shirts.
He owns his own clothing line, including some other merchandise that can be bought on his website.
Here are the names of a few movies that Cruikshank promoted on his website: City of Ember, Year One, and Adventures of Power.
Lucas sings in most of Fred videos he has made. “Christmas is Creepy” is one of the singles which brought interest of his fans.
He had a few appearances as Fred and as Lucas on Nickelodeon. He was a guest star in iCarly in “iMeet Fred” in 2009 which also brought him popularity because iCarly is one of the most successful series on Nickelodeon.
Lucas even starred in an episode of Hannah Montana series called “Come Fail Away”. The episode was aired in the winter of 2009.
He hosted the 2009 Teen Choice Awards and 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards and was offered to be the one to present awards to all the winners.
In 2011 he guest starred in one episode of “Supah Ninjas” series on Cartoon Network.
He joined Nickelodeon TV show named “Marvin Marvin” both in 2012 and 2013 with a role of a teenager from space.
At the beginning of his career Lucas was a member of “JKL Productions” which consisted of Jon and Katie Smet and himself. The three of them are cousins.
In 2008 he left this production group and started his own channel named “Lucas”.
This “Lucas” channel is a place where he uploads his vloggs since 2013 and has 3 million subscribers.
He was invited to appear on Brandon Rogers’ celebrating video named ” Four Million Subscriber Freakout” in 2018.
In 2009 he was nominated for People’s Choice Awards in the category “Favorite User Generated Video”. It was the same year he won at Teen Choice Awards as Web Star.
He has an Instagram channel with half a million followers and his Youtube channel has 2,8 million.
Most of the photos on his Instagram is his, in different outfits and some are taken with his boyfriend.
His known catcphrase goes:”Hey everyone! It’s Lucas”.
In 2013 he declared his gay orientation in his Youtube video. He has already told all his family and friends about it in 2010, but didn’t want to share it to the public.
He finally “came out” in 2013, stating that he is not ashamed of this and that he wants to have a relationship where he doesn’t have to hide from no one.
He is good friend with Mathew Fawcus and today they are a couple. They met over Facebook and later in the club.
Mathew comes from Australia and is also an online celebrity. But he wasn’t before he met Lucas.
Mathew moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and it was the same year he met Lucas.
Mathew is a very good friend with GigiGorgeous, an Instagram and Youtube celebrity who garnered over 2 million followers.
Lucas has an older brother of the same sexual orientation so he says it was easier for him to cope with intolerance and narrow minded people since he had support from someone who understands him and who has already been through this.
Lucas has mixed roots and he is of German, Irish and Scottish descent so he is very European in his herritage.
His favorite food is Mexican but he can eat almost anything you put in front of him.
He has a little dog and it can be often seen in his photos on social media.
His mother Molly has her Instagram channel where she boasts with her precious children posting there success photos such as Allie’s graduation, Lucas’ award winning and others.
Jim Carrey and Steve Martin are his role models in the world of comedy.
He would very much like to direct a movie one day and to act in the same movie too.
If he would be given a chance to starr in a series it would be “Dexter”, which has quite intriguing story.
He is very close with his older sister Stephanie Lierman who was always his biggest support and was the most interested member of the family for Lucas and his work.
Some members of his family and some of his friends were featured in his videos.
His good friend Jennifer often stars in the videos he posts on “Lucas” channel.
Full name: Lucas Alan Cruikshank
Date of birth: August 29, 1993
Birthplace: Columbus, Nebraska, United States
Profession: Youtuber, actor, vloger, influencer
Height: 1,73 m
Weight: 65 kgs
Net Worth: $5 million