He married Cosmoballs in October 2018. They have a cat name Luna, as well as a German Shepard called Apollo. He also has a brother.
JFavignano has been playing video games since childhood, with his first game being the DOS version of Ghost Busters II on his Grandmother’s Apple II pc. His parents bought the Ninitendo Entertainment System in 1985 and his whole family would play the games, including his mom who was the first person that he knew who was able to beat the original Super Mario Bros. game. He spent his early years growing up in a trailer park.
He and his dad would often watch Nascar racing together when he was little, which is where is love for racing comes from. Prior to streaming fulltime, he worked in air cargo for a number of years. He also held a few factory jobs before that.
He started playing Grand Theft Auto (GTA) when they rented the original game for their PlayStation and fell in love with it. They have played every other GTA title since then. His favorite video game ever is Twisted Metal 2.
His family has always been supportive of his channel.
He started streaming for fun in 2012, without planning for it to really go anywhere. He found that he really enjoyed it, especially as it gave him an outlet to practice the video editing skills that he had been studying with his friend. His first video was an instructional video on how to play a guitar solo, but he soon moved on to video games. He originally started out doing it to distract himself from a breakup that he was going through at the time. As his subscriber count grew, he started taking it more seriously and found the community support to be a major motivator towards his continuing to produce YouTube content.
JFavignano then joined Machinima in February 2014 and by August 2014, he was earning the equivalent of half his pay. This enabled him to transition to part-time with his regular job, by dropping one of his shifts. He was able to totally quit his job a few months later. In September 2015, he hit 100,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.
In 2016, he decided to transition to livestreaming on Twitch as well, although he sis still continue to upload pre-corded content to his channel.
- Tue - Fri: 02:00 onwards
- Fri: 23:00 onwards
- Weekend: No stream
When you start doing YouTube, you can’t do this going into going, ‘I need this, I need that. I’m gonna make it to here, I’m gonna make it to here’… I had a lot of the equipment here because… I was doing podcast radio. I was pushing for quality on that stuff. I was pushing for quality on that stuff, and just a matter of any money I made, I saved up and I got a piece of equipment and so on and so forth.