Who Is DanTDM? 13 Things You Didn't Know About The Hugely Popular Gamer

21 December 2017, 17:03

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Dan has made a real splash on YouTube in the last few years

If you're a YouTuber fan, you will have undoubtedly heard of DanTDM (Dan The Diamond Minecraft), a British gaming YouTuber who has taken the platform by storm. If you haven't heard of Dan, or if you just want to know more about him, then check out this list of things that you (probably) didn't know about young Daniel:

1. Dan was born in Aldershot, England

Aldershot is known as "The home of the British Army", which may explain why Dan lived there, as his dad is in the army.

2. His early life

By the time he was ten, Dan had already attended ten different schools due to his dad being in the army, which required the family to move a lot.

3. Dan didn't reveal his face until June 2013

It was to celebrate his channel reaching 100,000 subscribers and to announce his vlogging channel.

4. His middle name is Andrew

Daniel Andrew Middleton.

5. He is a record holder

Dan holds the Guinness World Records for "Most goals scored in a game of Rocket League for a team of two" and "Most goals scored in a game of Rocket League (team of three)."

6. Dan is the same height as Tyler Oakley

According to the internet (so take it with a pinch of salt), Dan is 5ft 5 inches (1.68 M), putting him at the same height as Tyler Oakley. For more YouTuber heights, check out our comprehensive height list.


7. Dan got married in 2013

His wife is called Jemma she is a fellow YouTube gamer. Her channel is called Jemplaysmc. 

8. Dan's work day

Dan says that on a typical day he wakes up at 9.30, starts recording about an hour later, edits in the afternoon and then uploads around 8.30pm.

9. Dan and Jemma have two pugs

Their names are Ellie and Darcie.

10. Dan keeps it clean

Dan avoids both drinking and smoking for health reasons. He is also mindful of his young audience and wants to set a good example for them.

11. He has a degree in music production

From Northampton University (in the UK).

12. Astrology

Dan is a Scorpio. His birthday is November 8, 1991.

13. His most viewed video

At the time of writing, his most viewed video is 'Best Of DanTDM'. Which makes sense .