Ian Hecox - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 19, 2022

Ian Hecox
Profession: Comedian, YouTuber
Best Known For: Smosh (comedy group)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 30, 1987 (age 35)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ian Andrew Hecox
Birth Place: Sacramento, California, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Stephan Andrew Hecox
Mother's Name: Sharon Hecox
Siblings: 2

Adrian Hecox Hendrix (brother)
Melissa Hecox (sister)

High School: Del Campo High School
University: American River College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Portuguese, Scottish, German, Dutch)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 65 kg (143.30 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 11 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ian Hecox?

Ian Hecox is a comedian, YouTube star, and social media influencer. He is well known as the member and founder of the popular comedy group Smosh alongside Anthony Padilla.

Ian Hecox, Anthony Padilla (hollywoodreporter)



Ian Hecox – Bio, Age, Family, Education

Ian Hecox’s birth took place on November 30, 1987, in Sacramento, California, USA. He was born Ian Andrew Hecox to father Stephan Andrew Hecox and mother Sharon Hecox, who is a recurring character on the Smosh channel.

He was raised by his parents alongside two siblings. Hecox had claimed that his brother Adrian Hecox Hendrix died in a motorcycle accident, though this is believed to be a hoax. He also has another sibling- a sister named Melissa Hecox.  

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Del Campo High School and graduated from American River College. His ethnicity includes English, Portuguese, Scottish, German, and Dutch.

Ian Hecox – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Ian Hecox was in a relationship with  Melanie Moat from 2007 to 2014. After they broke up, he began dating Pamela Horton in 2015. He and his girlfriend too ended their relationship in 2018.

Currently, he is considered single, sans wife and children. As he has never married, divorce is out of context.

Since his rise to stardom, he has been very private about his personal life.

Ian Hecox, Pamela Horton (Getty Images)

Ian Hecox – Career

Early days

Hecox met his future comedic partner Anthony Padilla while in the sixth grade. In 2002 he joined Padilla and worked together to post videos on smosh.com. Others also posted videos on the site including now YouTuber TomSka.

They began to post videos on Smosh's YouTube in 2005 and their fame rapidly increased. The duo has been writing directing and videos on Smosh's YouTube tarring in their comedy sketches. Their videos also include lip-syncing the theme songs to Mortal Kombat, Power Rangers, Pokémon, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Career takes off

After 2006 their channel content began to diversify including the annual video series Food Battle and That Damn Neighbor. In January 2010 Ian Hecox and  Anthony Padilla launched Smosh Pita and three Smosh-based web series- Smosh Is Bored, Ask Charlie, and Lunchtime with Smosh. 

Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla started three new YouTube channels, ElSmosh Shut Up! Cartoons, and Smosh Games in 2012. 

They have also released 4 albums - Sexy Album (2010), If Music Were Real (2011), Smoshtastic (2012), and The Sweet Sound of Smosh (2013).

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Ian Hecox, with current Smosh members (YouTube)

Changes in Smosh

 But in June 2017 Padilla announced that he was leaving Smosh due to a "lack in creative freedom" and in November 2018 Defy Media announced that they were shutting down  Smosh.

On the other hand, Ian Hecox announced that Smosh would not be shutting down and is looking for a new owner. On February 22, 2019, Smosh was acquired by Mythical Entertainment. 

Currently, there are 10 Smosh YouTube channels but only seven have scheduled content. Its main channels include Smosh, Smosh Games, Smosh Pit, ElSmosh, and SmoshCast while the inactive channels are AskCharlie, Smosh Games Alliance (SGA), and Shut Up! Cartoons, Smosh France.

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Films,  Co-stars

Ian Hecox has starred in The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Ghostmates (2016), and Smosh: The Movie (2015) alongside fellow YouTubers Jenna Marbles, Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein, Michael Ian Black, Mark Fischbach (Markiplier).

Ian Hecox – Awards, Nominations

As of 2019 and a member of Smosh, Ian Hecox has been nominated for around 19 awards among which he has won 7 including Streamy Awards, YouTube Awards, and Webby Awards.

Ian Hecox – Net Worth, Salary

Hecox’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 Million while there has been no estimate on his salary.

Ian Hecox – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

On social media, Ian Hecox is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channel has over 24 million subscribers.

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