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Where is Kazoo Kid Now? What Is Brett Ambler Doing Now?

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• Brett Ambler became an internet personality in 2016 when Kazoo toy commercials he starred in 1989 were uploaded to YouTube;
• Born in Redding, Connecticut in 1984, Brett moved to Boulder, Colorado at age 5;
• Brett studied rhetoric and communication at the University of Richmond and became a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity;
• Starred in the "Special Friends" series of Kazoo toy commercials in 1989;
• Is now a stage actor, theatre teacher, and voice-over artist with an estimated net worth of over $500,000.

A living meme, Brett Ambler became an internet personality in 2016, when the commercials of Kazoo toy, filmed in 1989, were uploaded onto YouTube. Brett was the leading actor in those advertising videos, and his unique manner of acting opened a lot of doors in his career.

Early life and family

Brett Ambler was born on 8 December 1984, in Redding, Connecticut USA, so his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he holds American nationality. Brett has three siblings; he was born a younger middle child. He moved with his family to Boulder, Colorado, when he was only five years old, but otherwise hasn’t shared much about his family, except to mentionthat he got a lot of support from his parents when he decided to go for acting.

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Educational background

Brett matriculated from his local high school in Boulder in 2002, then enrolled at the University of Richmond where he studied rhetoric and communication. He also became a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and joined the a Capella choir entitled “Choeur Du Roi”. After his successful participation in various commercials, Brett decided to pursue his dream to become an actor, so took Michael Duran’s classes “Jazz and Tap”, and also studied in Diana Canova’s training courses “Acting and Vocal Training”.

Career

Starring in Kazoo Special Friends commercials

In 1989 Brett passed the casting to join the crew of other kids to advertise a toy called “Kazoo”. The toy is in fact a musical instrument which changes the voice of the person who plays it, making it buzzing and vibrating. Brett became the leading child actor of the commercials, and soon became recognized as “The Kazoo Kid”.

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The set of the commercials was produced by Melissa & Doug, LLC, which is now a large manufacturer of toys of all kinds: plush, wooden, musical, etc. Brett was also noticed among other kids during the casting, as Doug Bernstein, the co-founder of “Lights, Camera, Interaction! Inc” (which was later renamed to Melissa & Doug, LLC) was the son of Brett’s elementary school principal, Bob Bernstein. As the audition took place at Brett’s school first, he soon joined the short list of child actors for the videos. Brett later shared in one of his interview that Melissa and Doug were very kind to him, and he really enjoyed the way his audition went, as they played various games, asked him to pretend to be various animals, to sing his favorite songs, etc. In the end, Brett and six other kids were signed to appear in the videos.

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The first promotional video, advertising the Kazoo penny-trumpet, was launched on VHS cassettes in 1989, and was entitled “You On Kazoo”. Another video, promoting a microphone toy, was out in 1990, and was entitled “Let’s Sing-Along!”. In 1991 Melissa and Doug filmed another musical video, “Ring-Along, Sing-Along”, and the fourth video starring Brett, entitled “If I Ran the Zoo”, came out in 1992. The whole set of commercials from the series “Special Friends” was ended with “Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever!”; Brett didn’t appear in the video, though he did the voicing over of the narrator.

Reviving the videos in 2016 and making them internet memes

Until 2016 Brett had quite a successful career as a stage actor, working in the National Repertory Orchestra.

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He has also become a member of Actors Equity Association. Brett teaches acting at the base of STAGES St. Louis, a musical theatre located in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2014 he appeared in the Nebraska Lottery printed commercial, and the following year starred in the winter commercial campaign for Kroger Grocery Shop.

In 2016 the videos from the series “Special Friends” somehow were found and uploaded to the internet, and became viral in a matter or a few days. A lot of people remembered the videos, but they couldn’t accept the fact that the star of those videos was now 42. This made the whole situation even more comic, as people started addressing Brett as “Kazoo Kid”, while he insisted that he was not a kid anymore, and asked to be called “Kazoo Kid-Man”.

Brett became the star of memes and various discussions on Twitter, Reddit, etc. He also explained the weird fact of him voicing over all the boys in the videos, while all the girls were voiced over by Melissa Bernstein, which made the girls sound very strange, as they talked as an adult woman. Brett shared that the videos were filmed at the Pond Farm, where there was a lot of wind, and trucks were going by making a loud noise, so they had to overcome those problems, and so dubbed all the videos in the sound studio.

The life after becoming an internet meme. Where is Kazoo Kid now?

Brett admitted that he felt pleased by people reaching him because of his work in the “Special Friends” series, as he understood that it still looked funny and weird, making all people wonder about the details of the filming. However, he still works as a stage and voicing over actor.

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He starred in the production of “The Buddy Holly Story” in Colorado, landing the title role. As of 2020, he is assigned to Talent and Entertainment Agency entitled Talent Plus, making commercial and narration audios.

Brett has worked in many theatres, such as Denver Center Theatre Co., BDT Stage, Theatre IV’s Empire Theatre, etc. He could be seen as Fidele in the production “Death Takes A Holiday”, performed on the stage of Arvada Center for the Arts. Brett also landed the role of Miles in Barkesdale Theatre’s production “The Drawer Boy”, and Stage 1 Theatre Company invited Brett to play the role of Johnny in their production of “tick…tick…BOOM!”. Brett mentioned that he really enjoyed portraying the character of Emmett Forrest in the production of Arvada Center for the Arts “Legally Blonde”, playing the successful lawyer, who became the inspiring boyfriend of the main character of the play, Elle Woods, an aspiring law student.

Personal life, wife Amanda

Brett started dating his now-wife in 2010. They both work in STAGES musical theatre in St. Louis. Amanda holds the position of a creative director there; she also acts as theater educator. Brett and Amanda like cutting pumpkins for Halloween, making a competition of their hobby. They also like watching various TV series together. Brett and Amanda became engaged on 17 September 2018, and Brett shared the photo on his Twitter profile of the engagement ring he presented to Amanda,. The couple married on 5 February 2019.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Brett did some Tae Kwon Do and can juggle. He can speak numerous accents and dialects, including Canadian, Scottish, New York and Boston. As he had Spanish as his minor at university, he can speak Spanish and Mexican dialects too.

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Even though Brett is strongly associated with Kazoo, he can play many other musical instruments. He started from playing the guitar, ukulele and mandolin, then later learnt how to play the drums, hand percussion, upright bass, and even flute. Brett once wanted to obtain another specialization and studied to work as a massage therapist. He has a driver’s license, but doesn’t like driving, as traffic makes him very nervous.

Appearance, clothing style

Brett has salt and pepper hair and blue eyes. He is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (81kgs). As to his clothing style, he likes wearing T-shirts with prints from the “Special Friends” commercials, however, when at work, he prefers classic suits and shirts. His favorite color in clothes is light blue.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Brett is reported to have a net worth of over $500,000

Started with TheLegit.org in April 2023. Previously, Executive Editor at Echoes Media. Holds a Journalism degree from New York University.

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The Rise and Fall of Vitaly Zdorovetskiy: From Viral Videos to Legal Troubles

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Who is Vitaly Zdorovetskiy?

Russian YouTuber and social media star Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, was born in Murmansk, Russia on 8 March 1992, making Pisces his zodiac sign. He’s probably known best for his YouTube channel “VitalyzdTv”, which he launched on 7 August 2011, and which is today subscribed to by more than 10 million people; collectively Vitaly’s 180 videos combined have been viewed over 1.3 million times, and most feature him performing stunts, pranking his friends, and taking on the most popular internet challenges.

Education and early life

Vitaly spent only the first two years of his life in Murmansk, as he and his parents then moved to Odesa, Ukraine, and eventually to Boca Raton, Florida USA; not a lot has been shared about his mother and father because he respects their privacy, and as Vitaly hasn’t spoken about having siblings, most of his fans believe that he’s an only child.

Vitaly studied at Park Vista Community High School, and was into various activities during his time there; he strived to become a professional skateboarder, but had to leave the dream behind him due to multiple injuries.

He matriculated in 2010 and then chose to find work and financially support himself, rather than to go after a college degree.

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Before YouTube

Vitaly was 15 when he began working as a garbage collector, earning $5 an hour, while he was then a sign-spinner, earning $20 per three hours.

Aged 18, Vitaly shot a pornographic movie for the Bang Bros company, together with adult film actress Diamond Kitty.

Most viewed YouTube videos

Vitaly’s mostly popular on the internet for the videos in which he’s pulling pranks, and his fans seem to mostly like him for his comedy content. We’re going to write about Vitaly’s three most watched YouTube videos, as these have contributed to his internet popularity.

His #1 video “How To Get Girls!” has been watched more than 75 million times since 3 May 2013, and features him approaching girls at the beach, in a café and in the street, trying to kiss them.

Vitaly’s second most popular video “Gold Digger Prank!” has been watched close to 50 million times since 15 October 2013, and features him exposing a gold digger at the beach.

His #3 video “Epic Car Prank On My Mom!” has been watched more than 36 million times since 22 November 2015, and features Vitaly hiring a professional driver to prank his mother.

Presence on the internet

Vitaly’s active on all of the today’s popular social media networks; more than 530,000 people are following him on Instagram, though he’s uploaded only 90 pictures and videos, with most of these featuring him shooting for his YouTube videos.

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He’s tweeted over 3,300 times since he launched his Twitter account in May 2012; there are close to 600,000 people following Vitaly on this social media network – most of his tweets serve to promote his YouTube channel.

He’s followed by close to eight million people on Facebook, and tends to update his account at least once a week.

Over 20,000 people are following Vitaly on TikTok today, and all of his videos combined have amassed more than 400,000 likes; most are short scenes from his YouTube videos, which feature him pranking his friends.

Legal issues

Vitaly was arrested for the first time in 2014, after he ran out on the pitch during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals, played in Brazil between Argentina and Germany.

He was arrested for trespassing on 25 May 2016, after he climbed the ‘Hollywood’ sign, and only 15 days later, he was arrested after running onto the court during the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

Vitaly was arrested during the 2017 World Series, when he ran on the baseball field at Minute Maid Park.

He climbed the Pyramids of Giza in January 2020, and then spent five days in an Egyptian jail.

He was arrested for aggravated battery in April 2020, after allegedly hitting a female jogger several times in the chest and head; the case was dismissed a few months later.

Most recently, on 9 December 2022, Vitaly ran on the pitch during the soccer match between The Netherlands and Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar.

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Love life and relationships

Vitaly avoids speaking about his love life on the internet, but it’s known that he was once in a relationship with American model Kinsey Wolanski; she’s today followed by more than 3.6 million people on Instagram, and is also a helicopter pilot and licensed skydiver. The two dated in 2018 and 2019.

Vitaly was then in a relationship with Bri Teresi, an American model and social media star who’s followed by close to 1.5 million people on Instagram; Bri’s also a professional golfer, and she and Vitaly were together for around a year.

He’s yet to mention other girls whom he’s dated, Vitaly seems to be unattached as of April 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Vitaly’s physically highly active, as he works out at the gym every day and also plays various sports with his friends, such as basketball, soccer and tennis; he occasionally uploads pictures onto his Instagram account, which feature him showing off his attractive body.

He likes summer the most, as he enjoys spending his spare time at the beach and swimming in the ocean.

Vitaly’s into travelling, and has been to a number of US states, as well as to many European countries; he rarely travels back to Russia, and considers Florida to be his new home.

He’s a fan of American rapper Jay-Z, and some of his favorite songs are “Empire State of Mind”, “Young Forever” and “The Story of O. J.”

Vitaly’s favorite actors are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, and some of his favorite films include “Rocky III”, “Rambo”, and “The Last Stand”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Vitaly’s age is 31. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (81kgs).

Vitaly’s net worth’s been estimated at over $7 million, as of April 2023.

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Who is Guga Foods? Wiki Bio, Real Name, Net Worth, Age

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What is Guga Foods’ real name?

Gustavo Tosta was born in the USA while he has kept the exact date of his birth hidden from the media’s attention – his zodiac sign is believed to be Aquarius and he holds American nationality (many people believe that he is Brazilian). Known as Guga Foods, he is a social media star, YouTuber and a cook, who might be best known for his two very popular YouTube channels, “Sous Vide Everything” and “Guga Foods”.

Early life and education

Guga was raised alongside his siblings in the US by his father who was a taxi driver, and his mother who was a housewife and who would always prepare delicious food for her family – Guga was mostly interested in eating this food, eventually asking his mother how she did it, and since then, he has been interested in cooking.

He attended a local elementary school at which he occasionally played soccer, but because he was already a bit overweight, he was bullied by his peers and eventually stopped playing.

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Guga attended a local high school at which he was once again bullied, and although he hasn’t talked about his further education, it is believed that Guga enrolled at a college after matriculation and that he today holds a Bachelor’s degree.

Guga’s career

Guga launched his YouTube channel “Guga Foods” on 30 July 2015, and it’s today subscribed to by close to 2.3 million people, and counts more than 255 million views of all his videos combined. According to his ‘description’ section, Guga usually cooks together with his family, and his specialty is Brazilian Churrasco.

All of his videos feature him preparing food, and two of his most popular videos are “Can DRY AGE save a $1 Steak? | Guga Foods” as it has been watched close to 15 million times since 2019, and “Every way to COOK A STEAK! (25 Methods) | GugaFoods”, watched more than 9.6 million times since 12 June 2019.

Guga is also one of the creators of the YouTube channel “Sous Vide Everything”, which was launched on 20 January 2017 and today counts close to 1.3 million subscribers, and over 170 million views of all its videos combined.

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The videos uploaded onto this channel are all about food, whether it is commenting on and rating it, cooking or serving it – the two most watched videos on “Sous Vide Everything” are “I COOKED a Brisket for a MONTH and this happened!” as it has been viewed more than 7.2 million times since 12 September 2019, and “I COOKED a steak for a WEEK and this happened!” and it has been watched more than five million times since 24 July 2019.

Guga is also active on several social media networks, and his Instagram account “Sous Vide Everything” is followed by close to 130,000 people, while he’s uploaded more than 1,000 pictures onto it – he has created his Twitter account just recently in September 2020, and it is followed by around 50 people. His Facebook page counts around 20,000 fans.

Love life and relationships

Guga is quite secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t shared details of his wife and children with his fans, however, it is believed by many that he is married to his Asian wife, and that they have two children together as some of his fans have claimed to have heard his wife and children in the background of many of his videos.

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There are rumors circulating the internet that this isn’t Guga’s first wife, and that he was previously married to his high school sweetheart, but that the two divorced after around six years of marriage, and that they have two children together.

Guga hasn’t commented on any of these rumors, but as of November 2020 it’s assumed that he is a married man and has at least one child.

Hobbies and other interests

Guga is a huge fan of travelling, and has been all around the US as well as to many European countries such as Hungary, Italy and France.

He has also been to China, Japan and Vietnam in Asia, and to several African countries. Guga mostly likes to travel because he enjoys tasting various cuisines, and he particularly likes Hungarian spicy food, French croissants and Japanese sushi, but his favorite food is still a steak.

He is a lover of animals and has a pet dog, which can be seen featured in some of his pictures on Instagram, while his favorite animals are wolves.

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Guga is a fan of American Football, and his favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles and he’s watched them play live on a couple of occasions. He also enjoys watching hockey and baseball, and his favorite teams are the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Los Angeles Dodgers respectively.

Age, height and net worth

Guga is believed to be around 50 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 210lbs (95kgs).

As of November 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $900,000.

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What happened to iNoToRiOuS? Is he dead or alive? Wiki

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iNoToRiOuS is an American YouTube personality and video game player, who rose to fame for his comedic take on popular video games such as “Fortnite”, “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive”, among many others. He’s collected over one million subscribers to his official YouTube channel, but hasn’t actually been active for over a year.

What Happened to iNoToRiOuS? Is He Dead or Alive?

iNoToRiOuS is still active on YouTube, but as a member of the group Misfits, comprised of other YouTubers including Fitz, SwaggerSouls, TobbyOnTheTele, McCreamy, and Zuckles.

Formed in 2019, the group of friends decided it would be more profitable and easier to live and work together, so they rented out a villa where they live and work. They have built their popularity to a staggering 1.7 million fans on YouTube, and have also started Misfits Podcast, which now has over 750,000 subscribers. iNoToRiOuS is an active member of the group, and though he hasn’t posted anything on his own YouTube channel, iNoToRiOuS is still active with the rest of the Misfits, working on new videos, both in front of and behind the camera, as he is also the main video editor in the group.

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iNoToRiOuS Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

iNoToRiOuS was born on the 24th February 1996 in the USA; unfortunately, he hasn’t been very open about his early life, including revealing his birth name. He was interested in video games from an early age, and later from his YouTube profit, he put himself through college. However, once his career on-line started improving, he decided to focus entirely on YouTube.

Career Beginnings

It was in 2013 that iNoToRiOuS introduced himself to the YouTube community, with his first video the gameplay of the popular video game “Battlefield 3”.

He continued making videos, moving back and forth from Battlefield 3 to Battlefield 4. As his popularity increased, he started playing other games and meeting with other YouTubers. He brought out his comedic side which attracted more people to his channel, and other games that he started playing included CS: GO, Overwatch, and Pokemon Go among others. The number of his followers increased, and so he was noticed by other YouTubers, and was soon called into the group of YouTubers, the Misfits.

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Despite his work with the Misfits, he didn’t neglect his solo career, and remained active until late 2019r, when he became focused entirely on projects related to Misfits.

Creation of the Misfits

The Misfits other members include popular YouTubers Fitz, SwaggerSouls, McCreamy, and Toby on the Tele. They rented a house just for themselves where they started making videos and uploading them onto their own channel, which has already attracted over 60 million views. They make videos related to member’s experience, daily activities, their ups and downs, such as the party for which organization on which they spent $100,000.

Furthermore, the Misfits have created another channel, Misfits Podcast, and have used this channel to cover many activities between themselves, but also with their guests.

Twitch Popularity

In addition to his presence on YouTube, iNoToRiOuS has also launched his Twitch profile, and has also become popular on this network. He streams gameplays of various video games, such as Apex Legends, Overwatch, Call of Duty franchise among others, which has contributed to his popularity and wealth.

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He has over 50,000 followers, and he charges his most loyal fans at least $4.99 per month, but the price can go as high as $24.99.

iNoToRiOuS Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

iNoToRiOuS has come a long way to become one of the most popular YouTubers and his wealth has increased thanks to his many successful ventures. According to sources, iNoToRiOuS’ net worth is as high as $200,000 as of mid- 2020.

iNoToRiOuS is known for his secrecy, and it took time for him to even reveal his face; he has brown eyes and black hair, stands at 6ft, while his weight is unknown, but he has an athletic figure.

iNoToRiOuS Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend

He hasn’t talked much about his personal life as he’s more focused on his career, and for now, there is no information about his love life. Even his social media channels don’t show much about his dating life, as he hasn’t shared a single picture with a girlfriend, showing only pictures with his friends from various events and destinations. For the time being, sources have put him on the eligible side.

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News, Facts

The Misfits’ podcast and their topics have raised a couple of eyebrows, being ever so delicate; in one of their podcasts, iNoToRiOuS colleague and friend Pokimane talked about the SImps community, which brought them media fame.

iNoToRiOuS is a rather private person and for now, he hasn’t shared his last name, while he has said that his first name is Matt. He earned fame when he photo-shopped Zac Efron’s headshot as a thumbnail to one of his CS: GO videos, with the title “Its Vac Efron”, which became one of his most popular videos.

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