Short Info

SpouseJessie McLaughlin
MarkTowering height
FactDeathly afraid of heights.

Who is Rhett James McLaughlin?

Rhett James McLaughlin is an American comedian, YouTube personality, and actor, best known to the world as one half of the comedy duo Rhett & Link, next to Link Neal. The two have created several YouTube channels and launched a number of shows, collecting more than 20 million subscribers on their YouTube channels – their main one is Good Mythical Morning.

Rhett James McLaughlin Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Rhett James McLaughlin was born on the 11th October 1977, in Macon, Georgia USA; he is the son of Jim McLaughlin and his wife, Diane, and has a brother, Cole McLaughlin. The family moved to Buies Creek, North Carolina in 1984, and started attending Buies Creek Elementary School, where he met his future colleague and a friend for life, Link Neal. After high school matriculation, Rhett enrolled at North Carolina State University where he studied civil engineering, and graduated in 2000.

Career and Rise to Stardom

Before launching a YouTube channel, Rhett worked for some time at Black & Veatch, an engineering firm headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Nevertheless, tired of the everyday routine he decided to team up with his friend Link and try to make a YouTube channel a go. Their creative collaboration traces back to school when they worked together on the documentary “Looking For Ms. Locklear”, and when they were 14 Rhett and Link wrote the screenplay for the short film “Gutless Wonders”, but they never finished filming it.

Rhett James McLaughlin

However, it was in high school that they did create the 25-minute parody film about “Oedipus Rex”

Their first YouTube channel was created on the 17th September 2008, and their first video “The Bloody Door” has now attracted over 770,000 views. The two continued making videos over the years, becoming premium content creators, which has made them extremely popular. Good Mythical Morning has over 16 million subscribers, and has collected more than six billion views.

Some of their most popular videos include “Amazing Game Show Cheaters”, which has just under 30 million views, then “Eating a Scorpion: Bug War Challenge” and “World’s Hottest Pepper Challenge: Carolina Reaper”, both with more than 27 million views.

Continual Success

With the success of their original YouTube channel, Rhett and Link started another one, and now they have four other channels with unique content, including “Good Mythical MORE”, “Mythical Kitchen”, Rhett & Link”, and “Ear Biscuits”, combining to more than 25 million subscribers, which has considerably increased their net worth.

Rhett and Link have also created the “Good Mythical Morning” show, in which they cover numerous interesting topics, sharing facts with their fans in their own amusing style. Rhett won several awards for the show, including Shorty and Webby Awards for best host and show. The two have also published the book “Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery” in October 2017.

Link Neal Short Bio

Born Charles Lincoln Neal III on the 1st June 1978 in Boone Trail, North Carolina, he is the son of Charles Lincoln II and Sue Capps.

He grew up in his hometown and went to the same elementary as Rhett. After high school, he enrolled at the North Carolina State University, from which he graduated with a degree in Industrial engineering. Together with Rhett, he has become an international star thanks to their creative minds and many ideas that they have brought together on screen. Link Neal’s net worth is estimated to be as high as $16 million, as of early 2020.

Link is a married man and his wife’s name is Christy. The two have been married since 2000, and have three children together. The family resides in Los Angeles, California.

Rhett James McLaughlin Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Rhett James McLaughlin is a world star and his global success has increased his wealth by a large margin. According to authoritative sources, McLaughlin’s net worth is $16 million.

Rhett is known for his staggering height. as he stands at 6 ft 6ins (1.99m), while he weighs around 198lbs ~ 90kgs. His vital statistics haven’t been available in the media, though he has an athletic body. Rhett has green eyes and light brown hair.

Rhett James McLaughlin Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children, Trivia

Rhett is one of those celebrities who don’t like to talk much about personal life. However, some important details have become available in recent years. Rhett has been married since 2001 to Jessie Lane, and the couple has welcomed two children, Locke and Shepherd.

In addition to his YouTube popularity, Rhett is also a star on Instagram with more than one million followers on his official page. Rhett has shared the duo’s recent career endeavors, such as pictures from their tour across the USA, among other posts.

General Info

Full NameRhett James McLaughlin
Height2.01 m


SpouseJessie McLaughlin
ChildrenShepherd McLaughlin, Locke McLaughlin, So Dang Dark, Photoshop Your Memories, BBQ Song


Music GroupsRhett and Link

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
1Towering height
2His hairstyle
3His beard


1Met business partner Link Neal on the first day of first grade, when they were both held in from recess for writing profanities on their desks. As punishment, they had to draw unicorns - this is when the became best friends.
2Favorite superhero is Hawkman.
3Has a wife, Jessie, and two children named Locke and Shepherd.
4Suffers from psoriasis, several herniated or ruptured discs in his back, and a predisposition to colon cancer.
5Graduated from Harnett Central in Angier, NC in 1996.
6Made a blood oath with Link Neal when they were kids.
7Suffered from feveral seizure as a child. His sons, Locke and Shepherd, inherited the same trait.
8Name of his and Link Neal's fandom is the Mythical Beasts.
9Has a degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University, and spent some time working for Black & Veatch.
10Deathly afraid of heights.
11Gave the commencement speech at his old high school in 2012 with Link Neal, where they performed a song and had the valedictorian smash a Charmander piñata.
12Loves all things made of wood, and is frequently gifted & sent things made of wood.
13Holds the record at his old high school for most 3-pointers scored in a single basketball season, 77, at Harnett Central to this day.
14Moved from Macon, Georgia to Buies Creek, NC in 1984, where he met his best friend [and now business partner] Link Neal.




Good Mythical Morning2015TV Series
Epic Rap Battles of History2012-2015TV Series shortWilliam Clark / Donatello di Niccolò / Wilbur Wright
Turn Down for 20142014Video shortRhett and Link
Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical2013Video shortDrama Teacher
The Mythical Show2013TV SeriesLarnold Jernigan, Sr.
Written by a Kid2012TV SeriesChristian
I Am a Thoughtful Guy Rap2012TV SeriesRhett & Link
Rub Some Bacon on It2012TV SeriesRhett & Link
My Hair Song2012TV SeriesRhett & Link
Epic Rap Battles of History2012TV SeriesWilbur Wright
What's in the Bible? Vol 7: Exile and Return2012The Fabulous Bentley Brothers
What's in the Bible? Vol 6: A Nation Divided2011VideoThe Fabulous Bentley Brothers
Commercial Kings2011TV Series
What's in the Bible? Vol 5: Israel Gets a King!2011VideoThe Fabulous Bentley Brothers
Epic Rap Battle!2010TV SeriesRhett & Link
Lopez Tonight2010TV Series
What's in the Bible? Vol 1: In the Beginning2010VideoThe Fabulous Bentley Brothers
What's in the Bible? Vol 3: Wanderin' in the Desert2010VideoThe Fabulous Bentley Brothers
What's in the Bible? Vol 4: Battle for the Promised Land2010VideoThe Fabulous Bentley Brothers
The S.E.T.I. Song2009TV SeriesRhett & Link
One Man's Trash2006ShortLead Actor


Good Mythical Morning2015TV Series 1 episode
Epic Rap Battle: Nerd vs. Geek2013Video short
The Mythical ShowTV Series 9 episodes, 2013 written by - 1 episode, 2013
I Am a Thoughtful Guy Rap2012TV Series
Rub Some Bacon on It2012TV Series
My Hair Song2012TV Series
Commercial Kings2011TV Series
Epic Rap Battle!2010TV Series
The S.E.T.I. Song2009TV Series
Looking for Ms. Locklear2008Documentary writer


Epic Rap Battle: Nerd vs. Geek2013Video short
Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical2013Video short
The Mythical Show2013TV Series 10 episodes
Written by a Kid2012TV Series 1 episode
I Am a Thoughtful Guy Rap2012TV Series
Rub Some Bacon on It2012TV Series
My Hair Song2012TV Series
Epic Rap Battle!2010TV Series
The S.E.T.I. Song2009TV Series
Looking for Ms. Locklear2008Documentary
One Man's Trash2006Short co-director


Rub Some Bacon on It2012TV Series
My Hair Song2012TV Series
Epic Rap Battle!2010TV Series
The S.E.T.I. Song2009TV Series
Looking for Ms. Locklear2008Documentary
One Man's Trash2006Short


Commercial Kings2011TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings2011TV Series executive producer
Looking for Ms. Locklear2008Documentary producer
One Man's Trash2006Short producer


The Mythical Show2013TV Series
The S.E.T.I. Song2009TV Series 2009
Looking for Ms. Locklear2008Documentary
One Man's Trash2006Short original music


Looking for Ms. Locklear2008Documentary
One Man's Trash2006Short director of photography


Dust Up2012special thanks


YouTubers React2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Mythical Morning2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
TableTop2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nerdy Nummies2015TV SeriesHimself
Pancake Manor2013TV SeriesHimself
Just Shut Up!2013TV SeriesHimself
The Mythical Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
Rewind YouTube Style 20122012Video shortHimself (as Rhett)
The Daily Habit2011TV SeriesHimself
What's Trending2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself
Commercial Kings2011TV SeriesHimself
Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings2011TV SeriesHimself
NSFW Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2010TV SeriesHimself
Vlogbrothers2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Brink2009TV SeriesHimself
Rhett & Link: Phatdippin' Rap2009Video shortHimself
Online Nation2007TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself

Archive Footage

Vlogbrothers2013-2014TV Series documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2016Shorty AwardShorty AwardsBest Web SeriesGood Mythical Morning (2012)

Nominated Awards

2014IAWTV AwardInternational Academy of Web Television AwardsBest Host (Pre-Recorded)The Mythical Show (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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