Who is Tyler Toney? What is his age?

Born under the sign of Aries on the 24th of March 1989, in Prosper, Texas USA, and of Christian beliefs, Tyler Toney is a 30-year old Caucasian YouTuber, athlete, actor, producer and comedian. He draws all of his fame from being one of the five co-founders of the massively visited “Dude Perfect” YouTube channel, which often features comical and athletic content, ranging from comedy sketches to basketball shots. He has enjoyed a wealth of success since lainching the channel in 2009.

Early life: Yet to be publicized

Tyler was raised in his birthplace by his Austin-based pastor father Jeff Toney, and mother Pam Toney of an unknown profession. With a look at his college degree and current interests, it’s easy to conclude that Tyler has always had a strong interest in wildlife and marine animals.

Tyler Toney in TrueTimber Kanati! Bass Pro Shops Dude Perfect #truetimber #kanati #camo #fishing

Posted by TrueTimber on Sunday, April 2, 2017

He attended an unspecified high school in Texas, matriculating from there in 2007, then enrolled into Texas Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University, from where he graduated with a degree in wildlife and fisheries. It’s nuinlikely that he later found employment which would require him to possess this knowledge though.

Career: An unlikely star

While attending college, Toney spent his free time practicing trick basketball shots in the backyard, frequently alongside a few friends.The first video featured on the “Dude Perfect” YouTube channel is from 2009, showcasing Tyler and Cory Cotton in their game of trick-shots, in which the bet was sandwiches. Cory uploaded it for casual entertainment, with no intention of actually growing his channel at the time.

However, the unexpected 200,000 views over the course of one week caused the duo to reconsider this option, and they quickly uploaded another such video, this time recorded at the Sky Ranch – a Christian summer camp. They were soon contacted by ESPN’s “E 60”, at which point Tyler visited their studio and made a world-record trick-shot. The channel exploded with popularity very soon afterwards, landing endorsements and partnerships with various known sportsmen, including Sacramento Kings’ Tyreke Evans, National Basketball Association (NBA) personality Chris Paul, and Green Bay Packers American Football quarterback Aaron Rodgers. They also worked with celebrities from the entertainment industry, such as actor Paul Rudd, singer Luke Bryan, and singer Tim McGraw. Their channel hasn’t stopped growing since its inception, and in early 2020 boasts nearly 10 billion total views.

Meet the crew

Besides Toney and Cory, the channel also features Cory’s brother Coby Cotton, Cody Jones and Garrett Hilbert. The quintuple star team relies on several different types of content to maintain their popularity increase:

  • Trick-shot videos – mostly involving, though not limited to basketball throws.
  • Battle videos – competitions between individual members of the group, or versus celebrity guests being featured in the show.
  • Overtime videos – a parody mix consisting of segments from all other videos on the channel.
  • Stereotype videos – comical in nature, addressing one or more types of people by exaggerating behaviors which they are stigmatized for (e.g. throwing household items in their place as a basketball player)
  • Bucket List videos – fulfilling the wildest dreams of each individual group member.
  • Games with Consequences – individual or team-wide faceoffs between the five and/or celebrity guests, in moderately dangerous environments

Going viral

The group was so successful by 2011 that they launched their own eponymous free mobile game. Next came “Dude Perfect 2”, as well as “That’s Lit” and “Endless Ducker”, all of which are centered around performing various kinds of trick-shots, much like those on the show. Besides their mobile games, the group’s success exploded once they got signed for Viacom’s CMT in September 2015, on which they ran “The Dude Perfect Show” in early 2016. The second season was subsequently moved to the Nickelodeon channel, and started in July 2017. The last episode of the third season aired in May 2019, while the fourth is set for release in 2020. Tyler himself has also appeared in “Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Spots 2015”, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” and “Bad Jokes”.

Tyler Toney

Setting the record

A lot of “Dude Perfect” achievements are recognized not only by the fans, but also Guinness World Records officials. Their first world record for the longest basketball shot was set in 2009, with a shot from the fourth deck of Kyle Field. The latest record in this category was also set by them, with a shot measuring 561ft (171m) from the peak of the Reunion Tower. Tyler personally holds the record for the longest distance walked barefoot on Lego.

Are their videos fake?

Almost as soon as they began uploading videos regularly, controversy was sparked online regarding the authenticity of their shots. They were promptly interviewed by Tyler’s college newspaper, and according to their response in an article from 2009, Toney himself said ‘The secret is all in the technique. It’s actually more of football than basketball.

I played quarterback in high school, so I think that’s what helps more than any basketball skills I might have.’ The group also revealed that their trick-shot filming often involves way more than just one take. In conclusion, the shots are said to definitely be real, though a lot of them take great practice to achieve in a single try.

Who is Tyler’s wife?

Tyler’s wife Bethany Toney (née Briscoe) is thought to have dated him for at least a few years before marrying him on the 21st of October 2011, in the presence of only close friends and family members. Before becoming a housewife, Bethany taught third-grade children, after obtaining a degree in graphic design from Ouachita Baptist University.

While there, she won the beauty pageant organized by the university.

Briscoe likely graduated around the same time Tyler did, as they are of a similar age. They have a three-year old child together – a son called Barrett Nathan Toney, born in February 2017. The family resides in Dallas, Texas.

The real extent of their fame

According to Wikipedia, “Dude Perfect” is now the second most-subscribed self-owned and unaffiliated channel on YouTube (10th overall). Only the legendary PewDiePie is ahead of them at the moment, and it doesn’t look like this will be changing any time soon.

Faith – His greatest inspiration

Toney and the other four co-founders of the channel are all devout Christians, firmly believing that their deity gave them this platform so as to inspire and help others. Ever since the aforementioned Sky Ranch video, “Dude Perfect” has been helping children in need. They started out by pledging to financially support a child from Compassion International for every 100,000 views received by the Sky Ranch clip.

What is Tyler Toney’s net worth?

Tyler Toney’s net worth is approximately $4 million in early 2020. According to socialblade.com, the channel earns the crew around $12.7 million on an annual basis, leaving Tyler with approximately $2.5 million as one of the five. Their YouTube channel has almost 50 million subscribers in early 2020.

What is his heght?

Tyler Toney’s body measurements are:

  • Height: 5ft 9ins (175cm)
  • Weight: 178lbs (81kg)
  • Eyes: Dark brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Body type: Muscular
  • Complexion: Pale with some tan
Author

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]

Write A Comment

Pin It