Ranboo (born before April 8, 2004 [age 17]), is an American YouTuber and Twitch streamer known for his Minecraft content. He is a member of the Minecraft server Dream SMP.
Ranboo was born in the United States before April 9, 2004. He is older than TommyInnit, supposedly younger than Tubbo, and is 6’6″ (198 cm) tall. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, as confirmed by one of his main Discord admins & Twitch mods after he posted a picture of the Twitch Headquarters, located in San Francisco. On June 3, 2021, he graduated high school.
Ranboo always wears a black and white mask, sunglasses, and gloves when on camera. He does this as part of his online persona, and also to protect his privacy. He plans on doing a partial face reveal at 3.33 million subscribers and a full face reveal at 5 million subscribers. In July 2021, he opened up about his struggle with severe facial dysmorphia, a mental health condition affecting a person’s perception of their face and causing distress, saying that it is the main reason for covering his face and that he would not be able to edit his videos without doing so. This means he will continue to wear his mask and glasses even after the reveals. He has also requested that fans only use pictures of him with the mask and glasses for their profile pictures.
Ranboo created his channel on January 30, 2020. He uploaded his first video on August 13, 2020, a Skywars gameplay video titled “I decided to play skywars, it was a nightmare”. Just under a month later, on September 11, 2020, Ranboo began streaming on Twitch.
He quickly gained traction by also posting on TikTok and from this was able to reach 200 YouTube subscribers on his first day of posting content. A few days after he started streaming, on September 25, he was raided by Punz with 5,000 raiders. Punz’s raid led Ranboo to gain even more of a following, and over time he was able to talk to other well-known Minecraft streamers like Eret and Nihachu.
He later experienced massive growth on November 27, 2020 when he told his stream chat that he would run for president of L’Manberg, a nation on the Dream SMP, without even being on the server. He was raided by Ph1LzA and Fundy (two popular streamers on the Dream SMP) during this stream, and Dream invited him to join the server. Ranboo was able to reach 1 million YouTube subscribers in January 2021, and within the next few months, became one of the most popular creators on the SMP.
Ranboo was invited to join the Dream SMP on November 27, 2020. During his second day on the server, Ranboo helped TommyInnit burn George’s house, an event that led to Tommy’s exile from L’Manberg. This forced Ranboo into the server’s story, and he began working on his character later that evening.
Ranboo plays an enderman-hybrid character who suffers from memory loss. His character also has a state called “enderwalk” that is similar to sleepwalking, where he acts more enderman-like, and has amnesia after waking up from the state. He is currently trying to figure out more about his enderwalk state and how to stop it.
Ranboo’s “lore streams” are some of the most popular on the SMP, often reaching over 100,000 live viewers due to the writing of his character and his accompanying acting. His extremely complex character has impacted the server’s writing as a whole, influencing other creators on the server to flesh out their characters by adding various details such as backstories and unique abilities.