• Jay Bauman is a 41-year-old film director, writer, and actor, co-founder of the film and video production company RedLetterMedia.
• His net worth is estimated at over $1 million.
• He is American, White Caucasian, and grew up in Milwaukee, WI.
• He has a YouTube channel and show, "Half In The Bag" and "Re:View" in which he reviews films.
• His personal life is kept private and rumors have surfaced that he is gay.

Who is Jay Bauman?

Jay ‘Susan’ Bauman was born on 13 September 1980 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. He’s a 41-year-old film director, writer, and actor, probably best recognized for being the co-founder of the film and video production company RedLetterMedia, alongside Mike Stoklasa. He is also known for working on the YouTube film review show “Half In The Bag”.

How rich is he, as of now? Jay Bauman Net Worth

As of mid-2021, Jay Bauman’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. He’s worked on numerous television and film titles since he launched his career back in the early 2000s, and has also increased his wealth through his career on YouTube.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Jay Bauman spent his early years in his hometown of Milwaukee, where he was raised by his parents; however, there is no information about their names and professions, and it’s also unknown whether he has siblings or is an only child.

He holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding his education, Jay hasn’t revealed any details about that.

Career Beginnings

Jay Bauman started his career as an independent filmmaker, but didn’t have much success until he met Mike Stoklasa at a filmmaker’s forum held in 2001. They became close friends and started working on various film projects. Their first project came in 2003, when they worked on the short sci-fi comedy “Gorilla Interrupted”, for which he also served as a producer. The same year, Jay directed and wrote the comedy “Clowns And Suicide”.

Jay Bauman

Rise to Fame

In 2004, Jay Bauman co-founded the film and video production company RedLetterMedia, alongside Stoklasa. He wrote, directed and produced the short comedy “Indulgence” (2004) and then worked with Mike on the short documentary “The United States Of Noooo!!!” (2005). Two years later, they launched their official YouTube channel under the username ‘RedLetterMedia’, on which they started posting their short film projects. Between 2007 and 2008, Jay Bauman directed the comedy TV series “The Grabowskis”, after which he directed and wrote two short film titles, “The Recovered” and “Das Foot”, both in 2008.

By the end of the decade, he’d also worked on such short films as “Pork Pork In Space” (2009) and “The Western Ore Musical” both in 2009, and “Feeding Frenzy” (2010), among others.

Continued Success

In 2011, Jay Bauman served as a director for the short action-comedy “The Great Space Jam”, after which he and Mike started working on their YouTube show, entitled “Half In The Bag”, in which they watch and review various film titles. The first episode premiered on 12 March 2011, and received positive reviews. Thereafter, he produced the 2012 short comedy “Titanic Review”, and served as both director and producer for the 2013 short video documentary “How Not To Make A Movie”.

He then directed the YouTube series “Best Of The Worst” (2013-2016), in which members of RedLetterMedia review numerous films from B-movies to instructional videos – it was named as their most entertaining show by the Daily Herald.

Recent Projects

In 2016, Jay and Mike released the short action comedy film “Space Cop”, and later that year began working on their new YouTube series “re:View”. Since then, Jay has been serving as an editor for the series in which they review some older and sometimes forgotten films, frequently collaborating with Jack Packard, Josh Davis and Rich Evans.

Three years later, he produced the short talk show “Rich and Jay Talk About The Boys”, and most recently, he edited the short documentary “Red Letter Media Behind the Scenes: Space Cop” (2020). He is currently filming the short documentary “Punkrock Packrat”.

Previously Recorded

Additionally, Jay Bauman was also a part of a YouTube video game review channel called ‘Previously Recorded’ or ‘Pre-Rec’, created by Jack Packard and Rich Evans. He appeared several times in their streams, while playing such video games as “The Binding Of Isaac” and others.

The channel was active from 2014 to 2018.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Jay Bauman has short light brown hair and hazel eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), but information about his weight, vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Jay Bauman is very secretive when it comes to speak about his personal life, managing to hide information about it far away from the eye of the public.

He has never been spotted with any girlfriend, so his mysterious love life has sparked rumors that he is actually gay. Some people believe that he’s romantically linked to his longtime friend Mike Stoklasa, while others think that he is single at the moment and focused on his professional career.

Some of his favorite films include “Escape From New York” (1981), “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (1985), and “Ed Wood” (1994).

He’s an avid animal lover, and has a pet cat.


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