Chester See is American YouTube personality, singer and actor of mixed Filipino descent. He's best known for his YouTube videos which have been viewed over 160 million times. See appeared as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages on Broadway from October 2014 through January 2015.
In 2006 See hosted Disney 365, an entertainment news program on the Disney Channel, which ran until 2009.
See started his ChesterSee YouTube channel in 2007 after having some success writing lyrics for Warner/Chappell. The channel primarily consists of comedy sketches, short films and cover songs. He is part of the Maker Studios multi-channel network. In 2012 See, alongside YouTubers Ryan Higa and Kevin Wu, also film director Justin Lin, started the YOMYOMF YouTube channel. The channel released an internet-only reality TV talent show called Internet Icon later that year; See hosted the first season. Later in the year, See was a contestant on season 2 of D-trix's Dance Showdown.
In 2013 See was the executive producer for online-only NBC produced musical comedy series Side Effects; he also starred as Keith in four episodes. The following year See was cast as Jeff Sanford in the comedy film Camp Takota, in a supporting role alongside Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart. See starred as Stacee Jaxx in a Broadway production of Rock of Ages from October 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015. See will appear in a Relativity Digital and FilmOn feature film, Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin, due for release in January 2015.
As of August 2014 See has produced over 325 YouTube videos, has over 1.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel ChesterSee, and over 160 million video views. He has also sold over 500,000 songs on iTunes. See is influential through social media, with over 200 thousand followers on Twitter and Instagram as of November 2014.
Awards and nominations:
See was nominated for two Streamy awards in 2013 at the 3rd Streamy Awards, under the "Best Online Musician" and "Audience Choice Finalists for Personality of the Year" categories. He received a further four nominations in 2014, winning the "Original Song" category for his song "Whistle While I Work It" in collaboration with Toby Turner and Wayne Brady. He was also nominated in the "Best Collaboration" (for his cover of "No Diggity" by Blackstreet with Flula Borg), "Best Cover Song" (for his cover of "Roar" by Katy Perry with Andy Lange, Andrew Garcia and Josh Golden) and "Best Musical Artist" categories.
In 2014, Chester See's YouTube Channel was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #44.
See graduated from UCLA in 2005 with a BA in Economics and Theater Arts.
Yesterday, Today, Forever
Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin
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