What is Criken’s real name?

Keenan Mosimann – known as Criken and also as Criken2 – was born in the USA on 6 March 1994 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s a social media star and a YouTuber, who’s probably known best for his YouTube channel “Criken2”, which he launched on 1 April 2008. It’s today subscribed to by close to 1.1 million people, and numbers over 400 million views of all his videos combined.

Nearly all of Criken’s videos are related to video games, while some feature him talking about his personal life; Criken was amongst the most secretive of YouTubers until the mid-2010s, when he revealed his face, and talked about his education. He’s today living in Los Angeles, California.

Early life and education

Criken was raised alongside his younger sister in the US by their parents, who prefer to be left out of media, thus nothing about them is known, although it’s believed that their father is a retired lawyer, and mother a social worker.

He became interested in playing video games while still attending elementary school, and he launched his YouTube channel around the same time that he enrolled at a local high school.

Criken was quite sporting during his teenage years, as he played soccer and tennis, while also being focused on creating YouTube content. He matriculated in 2012, and then enrolled at the University of Southern California, from which he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2016.

Still, even with a degree, Criken decided to focus solely on his career on the internet.

Most popular YouTube videos

Most people like Criken because he’s good at playing games, as well as at entertaining his viewers with his sense of humor.

We’re going to mention three of his most popular videos, which have helped him gain numerous subscribers.

Criken’s most watched video, “Grand Theft Auto V: Spirit Animals – Part 3”, has been viewed over 30 million times since 4 July 2015, and features him playing the animal characters (dogs, fishes and birds) in the popular game.

His second most popular video, “Left 4 Dead 2: Funny Moments of Getting Owned Part 1”, has been watched over 10.7 million times since 7 December 2009.

Criken’s third most popular video “Left 4 Dead 2: Versus Gameplay New Infected Tips and Tricks” has been seen over 6.3 million times since 8 November 2009, and features him teaching his fans to play the video game “Left 4 Dead 2”.

Twitch channel

Criken launched his Twitch channel on 16 October 2010, and he’s today followed by more than 310,000 people, making him the owner of the #1,215 most followed channel (#531 most followed English channel). He has an average of 2,300 viewers per stream, while his highest recorded number of concurrent viewers was 25,207 on 17 December 2020. Criken has spent a total of over 6,600 hours (more than 275 days) livestreaming, and has amassed more than 19 million views of all his livestreams combined.

Criken

He doesn’t have a favorite game to play while streaming, and has tried numerous, however, the game he has played the most is “World of Warcraft: Shadowlands”, numbering over 340 hours. He’s played “Minecraft” for over 300 hours, “Total War: Warhammer II” for more than 230 hours, and “Mount & Blade: Warband” for around 220 hours. He has also played “Divinity: Original Sin II” and “VRChat”.

Career as a social media star

Criken has an Instagram account which is followed by only a single person, as it doesn’t have any pictures uploaded onto it; some believe that it isn’t Criken’s account, but fan-made.

He launched his Twitter account in June 2011, and has since been quite active on the network, amassing over 90,000 followers, and tending to tweet every day.

He has a Facebook page too, followed by close to 4,000 fans, but the last time he updated it was on 27 September 2016.

Love life and relationships

Criken prefers not to share details of the girls whom hes dated, however, he’s tweeted in support of his girlfriend Bria Leigh, after she was raped by an acquaintance in 2019. He asked his fans to show her support, because it wasn’t easy for her to admit what had happened.

Bria and Criken have been together for more than two years now; it was on 26 October 2019 that she filed a rape report against Jump, a social media personality whose real name is Bil Carter.

It hasn’t been revealed what has happened with the report, but many of Criken’s fans have claimed how they hope that Bil got what he deserves.

Criken hasn’t spoken of any other girls whom he has perhaps been with, and as of May 2021, he’s dating Bria Leigh, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Criken spends most of his time playing video games, and also enjoys attending various video game conventions. He’s been to various US states to attend these conventions and other events, and has apparently also been to Europe on multiple occasions.

He’s a fan of animated movies and series, especially animes; some of his favorites are “Fullmetal Alchemist”, “Death Note” and “One Punch Man”.

He likes to read books when he finds time – his favorite is “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera.

Criken’s a dog-lover, and has a pet dog, as well as a pet cat. Parrots are his favorite ‘animals’.

He also enjoys watching Hollywood movies – his favorite actor and actress are Jean Reno and Julia Roberts, while a couple of his favorite movies are “Flyboys”, “Leon: The Professional” and “Notting Hill”.

Criken’s physically quite active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week. He’s also following a somewhat strict diet, as he avoids eating fast food.

Age, height and net worth

Criken’s age is 27, and has short brown hair and brown eyes with glasses. His height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 156lbs (71kgs).

As of May 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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