Roman Atwood - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 31, 2022

Roman Atwood
Profession: YouTuber
Best Known For: RomanAtwoodVlogs (YouTube channel)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $14.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 23, 1983 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Roman Bernard Atwood
Birth Place: Millersport, Ohio, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: Curt Dale Atwood
Mother's Name: Susan Atwood
Siblings: 1

Dale Atwood (brother)

High School: Millersport Junior/Senior High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scottish, Gibraltarian, Welsh, Canadian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 27, 2018
Wife's Name: Brittney Smith Atwood

Shanna Riley (2001-2008)

Children: 3

Noah Vaughn Atwood (son)
Kane Alexander Atwood (son)
Cora Atwood (daughter)
Knox Atwood (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 68 kg (149.91 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Roman Atwood?

Roman Atwood is a YouTuber by profession and American by nationality. He is well known for his prank videos and for his vlogging channel RomanAtwoodVlogs.

Roman Atwood – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Roman Atwood’s birth took place on May 28, 1983, in Millersport, Ohio, USA. He was born as Roman Bernard Atwood to his mother Susan Atwood and his father Curt Dale Atwood. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a brother named Dale Atwood. 

His mother passed away on May 20, 2019, after a tragic accident while on vacation with the Atwood family. Roman Atwood then took a temporary leave from social media to grieve for the loss.

Other details of his life including his childhood and family are not yet shared with the public.

Roman Atwood with his parents - posted April 2013 (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Millersport Junior/Senior High School. 

His ethnicity includes Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scottish, Gibraltarian, Welsh, and Canadian.

Roman Atwood – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Roman Atwood married his longtime girlfriend Shanna Riley in 2001. He and his wife welcomed their son Noah Vaughn Atwood on October 18, 2004. But in 2008 he filed for divorce after his wife cheated on him with a friend while on a vacation.

He went on to date Brittney Smith in November 2008. The couple has two children together. Their son Kane Alexander Atwood was born on October 23, 2011, while their daughter Cora Atwood was born on July 16, 2017. 

After years of their romantic relationship, Roman Atwood proposed to Smith on April 30, 2018, and was married in Maui, Hawaii on July 27 of the same year. He and his wife welcomed their third child, a baby boy Knox Atwood in January 2021.

Brittney Smith-Atwood is also a YouTuber and Canadian, American by nationality, and was a dental assistant before getting birth to Kane.

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Roman Atwood, Brittney Smith-Atwood with their children in Dec 2021 (Instagram)

Roman Atwood – Career

Early Career

In the mid-2000s Roman Atwood began producing DVD series called The Nerd Herd and sold them. He also worked at his family's rope factory Atwood Rope. He eventually went on to focus on comedy and created a YouTube channel called Sketch Empire.


He then went on to create another YouTube channel RomanAtwood where he posted numerous prank videos. After years of hard work and dedication, Roman Atwood has now gained over 10.5 million subscribers. His most famous pranks include the plastic ball pranks, the anniversary prank, and the killing my kid prank, among others.

Roman Atwood also has a second YouTube channel titled RomanAtwoodVlogs. As of October 2019, he has gained over 15.5 million subscribers. His channel is currently the 50th most subscribed channel on YouTube.

Roman Atwood - Paintball Prank (YouTube)


Atwood launched his own merchandise line Smile More in 2013. The brand sold T-shirts, hoodies, bracelets, etc. Along with Vitaly Zdorovetskiy and Dennis Roady, Roman Atwood released a film called Natural Born Pranksters in 2016. 

The same year he and fellow YouTuber Yousef Erakat started a worldwide tour Roman vs. Fousey and performed in the United States, Canada, and the UK. 

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Over the years Roman Atwood has collaborated with brave wilderness host Coyote Peterson (real name Nathaniel Peterson), Alfie Deyes, Logan Paul, etc.

Roman Atwood – Awards, Nominations

Atwood has won the 2015 Streamy Awards, and 2016 Shorty Awards and has had nominations for Streamy Awards (2014, 2016). 

Roman Atwood – Arrested

Roman Atwood was arrested in March 2014 for a rank where he pretended to rob an ATM in public. The Columbus Police Department charged him with inducing panic and disorderly conduct.

After he and his accomplices were released on bail, he was summoned to court. Atwood won the case on the basis of the expression of art and freedom of speech.

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Roman Atwood was arrested in 2014 (YouTube)

Roman Atwood – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $14.5 million while his annual salary is under review.

Roman Atwood – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Roman Atwood is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with millions of followers. His main channel, RomanAtwood has gained 10.6 million subscribers while his second channel RomanAtwoodVlogs has gained over 15.3 million subscribers.

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