Biography - Anthony Padilla

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Anthony Padilla
Best Known For
Smosh (comedy group)
Net Worth
$3.00M Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Daniel Anthony Padilla N/A
Born on
September 16, 1987 (age 36)
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Dan Padilla
Dan Padilla
Matthew Worrel
Matthew Worrel
Brandon Worrel
Brandon Worrel
Antoinette Padilla
Antoinette Padilla
Leezah Padilla
Leezah Padilla
Kalel Cullen
2012 to December 2014
Miel Bredouw
May 2015
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Social Media Presence

Who is Anthony Padilla?

Anthony Padilla is a YouTuber, writer, producer, and social media influencer by profession and American by nationality. He is the founder and former member of the franchise Smosh alongside Ian Hecox.

Anthony Padilla – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Anthony Padilla’s birth took place on September 16, 1987, in Sacramento County, California, USA. He was born Daniel Anthony Padilla to his mother Leezah Padilla and his father Dan Padilla. His parents divorced when he was two years old.

Padilla is not the only child of his parents and has three siblings – younger half-brothers Matthew Worrel, Brandon Worrel, and sister Antoinette Padilla.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Del Campo High School and after graduation, he enrolled at American River College. He did not graduate from college but dropped out after two years. Growing up he had a hard time making friends due to severe anxiety and panic attacks except for Ian Hecox.

His ethnicity includes Spanish, Filipino, and German.

Young Anthony Padilla, Ian Hecox (Source: Instagram)

Anthony Padilla – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Padilla was in a relationship with Kalel Cullen. The couple was even engaged in June 2013 to be married. But he broke up with his fiancé in December 2014 and accused Cullen of being toxic and manipulative, according to his Draw My Life video. 

He has been dating Miel Bredouw, an actress and a former Viner since May 2015. The couple eventually broke up.

In December 2019 Anthony Padilla revealed that he has been in a relationship with Mykie, a YouTuber from the YouTube Channel "Glam&Gore". He and his girlfriend have yet to share their plans for engagement, marriage, and children.

As Anthony Padilla has never married, divorce is out of context and is sans wife.

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Anthony Padilla, Miel Bredouw in March 2019 (Source: Instagram)

Anthony Padilla – Career

Before Fame

Anthony Padilla started his career in 2002. He built a website named where he uploaded several different Flash animations. Other future YouTubers including TomSka also used to upload videos on the site. 

Soon he was joined by Ian Hecox, who had been his friend since the sixth grade. The duo changed their content in 2005 uploading lip-syncing the theme songs to Mortal Kombat, Power Rangers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The videos were a great hit, gaining over 24 million views, and becoming the most-viewed YouTube video at that time.

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Since 2006

In 2006 Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox started their video series Food Battle and That Damn Neighbor. In 2010, Smosh launched the Smosh Pit followed by 3 different Smosh-based YouTube channels - Smosh Is Bored; Ask Charlie, Lunchtime with Smosh, etc.

In 2012 Padilla and Hecox started three new YouTube channels- ElSmosh, Shut Up! Cartoons, and Smosh Games. They also released 4 albums- Sexy Album (2010), If Music Were Real (2011), Smoshtastic (2012), and The Sweet Sound of Smosh (2013). The duo also worked in The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and Smosh: The Movie (2015).

Anthony Padilla, Ian Hecox (Source: hollywoodreporter)

After Smosh

On June 14, 2017, Anthony  Padilla announced that he will be leaving Smosh due to a "lack of creative freedom." Since then he has launched his own YouTube channel and as of June 2019 has 3.2 million subscribers.

As for Smosh, the franchise was acquired by Mythical Entertainment on February 22, 2019. It now has 10 YouTube channels among which only 7 are active. Its main channels are Smosh, Smosh Games, Smosh Pit, ElSmosh, and SmoshCast while the inactive channels include New AskCharlie, The Smosh Games Alliance (SGA), and Shut Up! Cartoons, Smosh France

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Anthony Padilla – Awards, Nominations

As a part of Smosh, Anthony Padilla has had over 19 nominations among which he has won 7 including YouTube Awards, Webby Awards, and Streamy Awards.

Anthony Padilla – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million while there have been no estimates on his salary.

Anthony Padilla – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

On social media, Anthony Padilla is active on Twitter,  Facebook, and Instagram with millions of followers. As of June 2019, his self-titled YouTube channel has over 3.2 million subscribers.

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