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Ray William Johnson          

Video Blogger, Producer and Actor Best Known for his YouTube Series Equals Three

Ray William Johnson is an American video blogger, producer and actor best known for his YouTube series Equals Three, in which he provided commentary on viral videos. Many of the videos featured on Equals Three are noted to have received an additional boost of popularity. In February 2011, one industry publication noted that Johnson had six of the top 20 most watched videos of the month. In early September 2012, Johnson had accumulated nearly two billion video views. As of December 2013, his YouTube channel had more than 10.6 million subscribers and more than two billion video views.

While studying at Columbia, Johnson started his formatted show, Equals Three, as a way to combine two popular video styles: watching viral videos and video bloggers. In Equals Three, Johnson reviewed, criticized and added commentary to some of the internet's latest viral videos. Equals Three episodes are usually uploaded to his channel every Tuesday. Equals Three is on one of the most subscribed channels on YouTube, having more than 10.6 million subscribers in December 2013 and has been recognized by Guinness World Records. Johnson has obtained celebrity guests on Equals Three, including Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Gabriel Iglesias, Kal Penn, Margaret Cho, Bobby Lee, T.J. Miller, Garfunkel and Oates, John Cho, Jason Biggs, Andy Milonakis, Timothy De La Ghetto, RZA and KassemG.

In January 2011, Johnson launched a collaborative YouTube channel called "YourFavoriteMartian" (YFM), which features animated music videos. The songs are performed by a virtual band of four fictional cartoon characters: PuffPuff Humbert (vocals, voiced by Johnson), DeeJay (turntables), Axel Chains (drums) and Benatar (vocals, guitar/keytar/bass/piano, voiced by Jesse Cale). Johnson writes lyrics, raps, sings, composes beats, and sometimes collaborates with other musicians to produce the songs. In August 2013 the channel had over 2.2 million subscribers.

In May 2013, Johnson announced he signed a deal to produce a sitcom for the American television network FX.

On December 12, 2013, Johnson released a 5-part web series titled Riley Rewind, which he directed and starred in. It is the story of a high school student who has the ability to rewind time. After the suicide of another student at her school, she attempts to change time and save her life.


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