Who is Steve Zaragoza?
Steve was born in Oxnard, California USA on 9 June 1982, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding American nationality. Steve is best known for his YouTube channel, since he is an online personality, although he is also a host, creative producer, singer, songwriter and musician, and an actor.
Early life and education
Steve hasn’t shared anything about his parents or his education with the public. It is known that he grew up with his older brother named Frank in Oxnard, and it’s speculated that he finished high school but never enrolled in college.
Steve’s career began in 2008 when he appeared in the music video “Too Drunk”, performed by Buckcherry. The following year he was a part of the “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” movie as he is credited with working in its sound department. He got his first TV series role in 2011 in “1000 Ways to Die”, and also got a job with Sony as their sound designer.
On 1 March, 2012 Steve joined the “SourceFed” YouTube channel and news website on which he worked as a recurring host before becoming a co-host – he became somewhat famous for this as he was getting recognized in the SF community, would attend live meetings and was interviewed by online magazines. This is around the time when he decided to start his own YouTube channel on 9 May 2012, and build his solo career as well. In February 2013, Steve won the Audience Choice Streamy Award together with his co-hosts from “SourceFed”, which led to Steve being transferred to “SourceFedNERD” spinoff channel, and he went on to attend “DeFranco Loves Dat AZ” and “VidCon 2014” events.
One thing which has marked Steve’s career in “SourceFed” was when he and Lee Newton co-hosted a video about charities which were refusing donations from Reddit because of nude pictures of celebrities which were leaked on the website – people did not support this video, and the “SourceFed” channel lost more than 20,000 subscribers just because of it – it was quickly deleted.
TV career and appearances
One of Steve’s noticeable roles includes in “The Annoying Orange” comedy web series in which he lent his voice to one of the fruits – since he did well, the same producers gave Steve a lead role in “The Misfortune of Being Ned” animated short series.
Steve had numerous side projects in the upcoming years, including his appearance in “The FlipSide” series and in “Fankenstein MD”, which was made by an Emmy-winning producer, and starred Anna Lore with whom Steve appeared at “LeakyCon 2014” event. He had the job of an MC during the “NMR! Live” event, appeared in “Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures” fantasy comedy web series, and published his first album in 2015 called “Animals”, working on it with several other people from the web including Owen Carter and Andy Kaufman’s Ghost – the entire album was liked by the audience.
Some of his latest achievements include his role in “In Your Space” Bizaardvark episode in 2017, his release of the Internet series named “Torty Cloud” in which he also acted alongside McKenzie Stith, and since 2018, Steve is working on “The Valleyfolk” comedy sketch YouTube Channel, which he created together with Joe Bereta, Elliott Morgan and Lee Newton.
Steve does not share too much about his personal life – we know that he married Sara Zessin on 24 June 2006, who seemed to be the love of his life at the time, however, the couple divorced in 2015. There were rumors after his divorce that he started dating Bree Essrig (Breana Danielle), his colleague from “SourceFed” as the two of them repeatedly posted pictures of each other on their social media accounts, and also spent a lot of time together. It was speculated that they were dating but neither one of them confirmed nor denied it, and they stopped talking and disowned each other on every social media platform some time later. As of today, Steven is dating a woman named Alana who he mentions a lot in “Valleyfolk” episodes, and she seems to be very supportive of him, as described by Steve during one of these episodes.
Appearance and net worth
Steve is currently 36 years old, has short black hair and beard, brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, weighs around 176lbs (80kg) and wears glasses.
Authoritative sources estimate that Steve’s net worth is more than $1 million, most of which he has earned from his appearances in YouTube shows and series, as well as from his own channel.
Just hanging out with Ol’ Fingerstaff McPorcelainCats pic.twitter.com/oU6IgCjnX3
— Steve Zaragoza of The Valleyfolk (@stevezaragoza) March 6, 2019
Social media presence
Steve is an online personality so one can assume that he has numerous accounts on several social media platforms including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – he doesn’t have the biggest number of followers on YouTube, but it is definitely his most important account as it generates money for him, he has gathered 125,000 subscribers since 2012 and amassed more than four million views on all of his videos combined. Steve is also very active on Instagram where he has nearly 150,000 followers and 2,600 posts while he has a Twitter account as well which he opened in November, 2008 and has so far gathered 179,000 followers and tweeted more than 27,000 times. He also has a Facebook page but it is followed by only 30,000 people.
Steve invented his own dance move which he calls the “Endless 2-Step”.