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Ned Fulmer

Full Name Edward Fulmer
Born June 11, 1987 in Jacksonville, FL
Age 36
Birth Sign Gemini
Alma Mater Yale University
Occupation YouTube Star, Comedian, Podcaster
Years Active 2009-present
Spouse Ariel Fulmer (m. 2012-present)
Children 2 sons
Net Worth $6 million (estimated)
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

Early Life and Education

Ned Fulmer was born on June 11, 1987 in Jacksonville, Florida to parents Becki and Jonathan Fulmer. From an early age, Ned displayed a natural knack for comedy and performance. As a kid, he relished making home videos, staging silly skits for family and friends.

In high school, Ned was active in the drama club and landed lead roles in school musicals like Grease and Guys and Dolls. His outgoing, humorous personality made him hugely popular.

Ned headed north for college, enrolling at Yale University. There he majored in theatre studies, performed with the campus improv group The Ex!ts, and met his future wife Ariel.

After graduating Yale in 2009, Ned considered careers in directing or the arts. But his life took an unexpected detour when he landed a job producing videos for BuzzFeed.

BuzzFeed Origins and Try Guys Formation

At BuzzFeed, Ned crossed paths with three other young creatives – Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang. The foursome hit it off immediately, collaborating on viral videos like "Guys Try Ladies‘ Underwear for the First Time."

Their easy chemistry and willingness to push boundaries in the name of comedy inspired them to break out on their own. In June 2014, the four pals left BuzzFeed to launch their own YouTube channel, The Try Guys.

Some of their earliest hits included "Guys Wax Their Chests" (12M+ views) and "Siblings Get Drunk And Hook Up With Each Other" (8.5M+ views). Ned especially shined in videos centered around fashion, relationships, and pushing gender norms.

Rise to YouTube Stardom

Over the next few years, The Try Guys catapulted to fame with their fearless brand of comedy and social commentary. Their videos racked up hundreds of millions of views as they tackled everything from pole dancing, to wearing pregnancy bellies, to getting dragged up as drag queens.

Some of Ned‘s most memorable contributions include:

  • "Guys Get Full-Body Waxes" – Ned undergoes a hilariously painful waxing.
  • "I Tried CrossFit For 2 Months – The Test Friends" – Documents Ned‘s journey to get in shape.
  • "The Try Guys Try Labor Pain Simulation" – Ned experiences the agony of childbirth.
  • "The Try Guys Try Drag For The First Time" – Ned slays with his drag alter ego Miss Formelda Hyde.

The Try Guys have expanded far beyond YouTube, landing a TV deal with Discovery, embarking on national tours, and even publishing a book in 2019 called The Hidden Power of F*cking Up, offering life and career lessons.

Other Endeavors

When he‘s not collaborating with The Try Guys, Ned explores other creative outlets:

  • The Ned Fulmer Show – Ned launched this weekly podcast in 2021 where he interviews celebrities, experts, and everyday people about their lives.
  • No Recipe Road Trip – Ned created this food travel series for Discovery+ with Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang. The duo visit restaurants across the country and try to recreate popular menu items.
  • Bro Country – Alongside Keith Habersberger, Ned produced parody country music videos mocking the "bro country" trend under the band name allem brothers. Their song "Just Want Some Tush" went viral in 2018.

Ned also runs a popular TikTok account with 1.7 million followers where he posts comedy sketches and behind-the-scenes Try Guys content.

Personal Life

In 2012, Ned married his college sweetheart Ariel Fulmer (née van Moll). The couple lives in Los Angeles with their two sons – Wesley James (born 2017) and Finley Danger (born 2020) – and their beloved dog Beanz.

Ned often documents his home life in relatable parenting videos like "I Dad For A Week So My Wife Could Rest." He takes pride in being an involved, hands-on father. The Fulmers enjoy spending time together going to concerts, trying new L.A. restaurants, and traveling.

Why Fans Adore Ned Fulmer

So what is it exactly that makes Ned Fulmer such an endearing internet icon?

  • His natural wit and wholesome humor makes his videos fun and lighthearted.
  • Fans love Ned‘s candor and vulnerability discussing personal topics like therapy, body image, mental health.
  • He represents everyday guys – goofy, outgoing, willing to make a fool of himself for laughs.
  • Ned‘s relationship with wife Ariel and their kids adds heartwarming layers to his public persona.
  • His improv background results in electric, off-the-cuff comedy moments.
  • Underneath the silliness, Ned comes off as a genuinely kind, down-to-earth guy.

For over a decade, Ned Fulmer has brightened fans‘ days with belly laughs and dose of feel-good entertainment. As The Try Guys continue reaching new heights, Ned‘s star seems destined to rise even higher.