Andrew Byron Bachelor (born June 26, 1988), better known by his stage name King Bach (/bæ/ BATCH), is a Canadian-born American,[1] Internet comedian and actor who rose to fame on the now-defunct video sharing service Vine, on which he was the most-followed user with 16.2 million followers.[2][3]

King Bach
Born
Andrew Byron Bachelor

(1988-06-26) June 26, 1988 (age 36)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
EducationFlorida State University (BS)
Occupations
  • Internet comedian
  • actor
Years active2006–present
Websiteandrewbachelor.com

Bachelor ventured into acting, first receiving recognition for starring on the Adult Swim series Black Jesus (2014–2015). He rose to mainstream prominence for his roles in the comedy films Meet the Blacks and Fifty Shades of Black (both 2016), the teen romance films When We First Met and To All the Boys I've Loved Before (both 2018), the horror comedy films The Babysitter (2017) and The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020), and the disaster film Greenland (2020).

Bachelor also has a TikTok account with 28.3 million followers[4] and runs a YouTube channel with over 3.5 million subscribers.[5]

Early life and education

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Bachelor was born in the neighbourhood of Rexdale in Toronto, Ontario to Jamaican parents, accountants Ingrid Mourice and Byron Bachelor.[6][7] He has one younger sister named Christina. He was two years old when he moved with his family to West Palm Beach, Florida. His strict parents raised him in a Christian household.[8]

He attended Coral Springs Charter School for both middle school and high school. After graduating, Bachelor enrolled at Florida State University, where he competed in the high jump.[9][10] While a student, he was a member of 30in60, a sketch comedy troupe.[citation needed] He graduated from Florida State University in 2010, with a degree in business management. While at Florida State, Bachelor pledged and became a member/brother of Phi Beta Sigma.[9] Afterwards, he enrolled in a graduate program at the New York Film Academy, but dropped out in his last semester and moved to Los Angeles.[11] He then studied improvisational theatre at The Groundlings.[12]

Career

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Bachelor earned 16.2 million followers and over 6.1 billion loops on Vine, ranking first on the app for number of followers.[2] He took the title of most-followed person on Vine in March 2015.[13] Though best known for Vine,[2] Bachelor is also known for his YouTube channel, BachelorsPadTv.[14] Bachelor has stated that he turned down most requests to upload sponsored Vines.[15]

Bachelor's Vine stardom led to him signing with UTA, and landing a recurring role in House of Lies.[16][17] In addition, he was a recurring cast member on Wild 'n Out on MTV2. He was also on a series regular on the Adult Swim series Black Jesus,[8] and had a recurring role on The Mindy Project. Bachelor also had a role in the spoof comedy film Fifty Shades of Black, and was a special guest host for the revived version of Punk'd on BET. He appeared as a fictional version of himself in the 2015 film We Are Your Friends.

Bachelor was introduced to Vine by Brittany Furlan, before uploading his first Vine video on April 19, 2013.[11] He starred in several of Bart Baker's parodies of music videos, portraying Big Sean in "Problem" and "Break Free", Pharrell Williams in "Happy", Juicy J in "Dark Horse", and Tupac Shakur in the parody for Sia's "Big Girls Cry".

Bach co-starred in McG's horror film The Babysitter.[18] He reprised his role in the sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen.[19]

Bach released his debut album, "Medicine", on August 31, 2019. He released two singles from the album. "Say Daddy" was released on February 14, 2019, and "HTH" was released on May 31, 2019.

Bach also has made several songs, including "See Me Now" which he released on February 21, 2021. Bach sent a TikTok telling people to use the sound of a song and that he would duet the best ones. Bach later posted the song onto YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud.[4][20]

Filmography

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Film

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Year Title Role Notes
2011 SuperCrew Young Drizzle Short film; executive producer
2012 Agent Steele Agent Steele Short film; writer, director, executive producer
2014 Facebook Is Not Your Friend Sean Groomes Short film
2015 We Are Your Friends Himself Cameo
2016 Fifty Shades of Black Jesse
Meet the Blacks Freezee
2017 Grow House Andy
Get Out of the Closet Chris Washington Short film
Shot Caller Tony Uncredited cameo
The Babysitter John
Where's the Money Del Goodlow Executive producer
Angry Angel Leonard
2018 When We First Met Max
Game Over, Man! Hotel guest Cameo
To All the Boys I've Loved Before Greg
2019 Rim of the World Logan
Airplane Mode Himself
2020 Coffee & Kareem Rodney
The F**k-It List Jasper Zim
Greenland Colin
The Babysitter: Killer Queen John
Holidate Neil
Love, Weddings & Other Disasters Captain Ritchie
2021 The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 Freezee
Vacation Friends Gabe
National Champions Taylor Sheridan
2023 Fear Benny
Family Switch Glen
Float Jesse
In Deep Director; won Best Action Film[21][22]
TBA Legend of the White Dragon U.R.I. Post-production

Television

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Year Title Role Notes
2012 House of Lies Chris 4 episodes
2014–2015 Wild 'n Out Himself 18 episodes
The Mindy Project Dr. T.J. Gigak 5 episodes
Black Jesus Trayvon 21 episodes
2015 Key & Peele Buddy #1 Episode: "MC Mom"
The Soul Man Travis Fontana Episode: "Oh Snow You Didn't"
Punk'd Himself Co-host
Resident Advisors Sam Parker 7 episodes
2016 TripTank Various voices Episode: "The D.O.N.G."
Easy Andrew Episode: "Art and Life"
2017 Workaholics Colt Episode: "Trainees' Day"
Angie Tribeca Aaron McLaren Episode: "Brockman Turner Overdrive"
Dead House Frank Shabazz Episode: "Human Lives Matter"
Writer, director, executive producer: 6 episodes
2020 The Walking Dead Bailey Episode: "What We Become"
The Real Bros of Simi Valley Himself Episode: "Back in High School"
Home Movie: The Princess Bride Vizzini Episode: "Chapter Four: Battle of the Wits"
Sneakerheads Bobby 6 episodes
2021 Creepshow Jackson Episode: "Familiar"
2022 Black-ish Isaiah Episode: "Hoop Dreams"
2023 Dhar Mann Peter Episode: "Spider-Man Fights Bullies Inside School ft. King Bach"
2024 The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live Bailey Episode: "Gone"

Video games

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Year Title Role Notes
2018 Madden NFL 19 Tito Flavors Longshot: Homecoming Mode

References

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  1. ^ Murthi, Vikram (September 21, 2016). "Vine Star King Bach To Host The 6th Annual Streamy Awards". IndieWire. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Vine Users". Rankzoo. Archived from the original on March 15, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  3. ^ William Stanley (April 20, 2014). "King Bach Gets His Audience". New York. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "KingBach (@kingbach) Official". tiktok.com. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  5. ^ "BachelorsPadTv - YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  6. ^ Stern, Marlow (August 28, 2012). "Andrew Bachelor, a.k.a. King Bach, Is the Kiof Vine – And Comedy's Next Big Thing". The Daily Beast. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  7. ^ "Andrew Bachelor". TVGuide.com. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  8. ^ a b Will Staley (April 20, 2014). "King Bach Gets His White Audience". New York. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  9. ^ a b Andrew Bachelor. "About Andrew Bachelor". Andrew Bachelor. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "Andrew Bachelor". Seminoles. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  11. ^ a b Marlow Stern (August 29, 2013). "Andrew Bachelor, a.k.a. King Bach, Is the King of Vine—And Comedy's Next Big Thing". The Daily Beast. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  12. ^ "Vine Royalty King Bach is Going Hollywood". New York Film Academy. March 16, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  13. ^ Lorenz, Taylor (March 15, 2015). "King Bach is now Vine's most popular celebrity and he has big plans for Hollywood". Business Insider. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  14. ^ Eric Jaffe (September 18, 2012). "FSU alum takes us back to 'King Bachelor's Pad'". FSU News. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  15. ^ Jefferson Graham (October 23, 2013). "Talking Tech: Performers connect to brands on Vine". USA Today. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  16. ^ Dorothy Pomerantz (October 16, 2013). "The Next Generation Of Movie Stars Are Already On YouTube". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  17. ^ "Andrew Bachelor Inks With UTA; Lesley Nicol Signs With Bauman Redanty & Shaul". Deadline. October 18, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  18. ^ McNary, Dave (October 22, 2015). "Andrew Bachelor Joins Horror-Comedy The Babysitter". variety.com. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  19. ^ Kit, Borys (September 25, 2019). "Judah Lewis Returning for Sequel to Netflix Horror Flick 'The Babysitter' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  20. ^ "See me now king bach - Bing video".
  21. ^ Team, LAFA (October 1, 2023). "LAFA Winners - September 2023". LA Film Awards. Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  22. ^ Bachelor, Andrew, In Deep (Short, Action), Andrew Bachelor, Dexter Darden, Jacob Latimore, Bach Enterprises, retrieved December 20, 2023
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