KevJumba is an Asian-American Youtuber of Taiwanese origin as well as a comedian, blogger, writer, social activist and actor. He started posting comical videos on his self-titled channel in 2007 when he was still in high school. Initially, he posted content relating to his life as an Asian-American teenager. However, Kev's career has gone forward a long way as the multi-talented artist is now recognized as a global entertainer.
After his participation in 'The Amazing Race' (2010), Kev started bending his career in the film industry as well. He has worked in movies like Hang Loose (2012), Man-Up (2015), Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014), and Bakugan: Battle Force (2019).
KevJumba was born on 12 June 1990 in Houston, Texas, as Kevin Wu. He completed his high school education in 2008 from Clements High School in Sugarland, Texas. Later, he attended the University of California but later dropped out of the university in the sophomore year to pursue his passion for video making.
On his physical features, he stands at a height of 1.80 m (5 feet 11 inches).
The multi-talented artist's father Michael Wu is a Chinese immigrant from Taiwan. and works as a software consultant. Kev is yet to disclose more information on both of his parents.
KevJumba with his father Michael Wu in August 2013 (Source: KevJumba’s Instagram)
Kev also has two siblings in his family: a younger sister Kelly Wu and a brother.
KevJumba’s Dating Status
Kevin has frequently joked about his dating life. From dressing up as a girl to pretending to be a friend's girlfriend, the YouTuber hasn’t left any stone unturned to amuse his fans.
But, on the serious note, KevJumba has never disclosed any information regarding his dating life or a girlfriend.
Deadly Car Accident
KevJumba suddenly disappeared from his social platforms in 2013. He later re-surfaced in early 2017 and revealed that he had been in a deadly car accident which almost took his life. The artist stated that he survived the accident due to his father's love and care.
Furthermore, he briefly talked about his accident in a video titled Hope- which he posted on his YouTube channel on 15 March 2017.
Some Interesting Facts About KevJumba:
- KevJumba was ranked 9th in ‘The Top 10 Entertainer’ category by 'iStardom Inc' in 2008.
- He was fascinated by stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle and his comedy skits. Inspired by the comedy genius, Kev started posting comedy videos.
- In 2008, he launched his YouTube channel ‘JumbaFund’ to raise funds and has contributed thousands of dollars to various organizations.
- KevJumba and his father competed as a team on the 17th season of The Amazing Race in 2010. The duo secured the seventh position out of 11 teams participating.
- Back in 2011, he was taken by the fact that when he googled KevJumba the autocomplete suggested ‘Is KevJumba Gay?’ Kevin joked about it and suggested his fans to type a new question, ‘Is KevJumba a heterosexual bear wrestler?’
- His channel is quite famous for raising funds for the impoverished classes rather than stars who primarily focus on fame and money.