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Jon Aryan Jafari
Date of Birth
March 24 1990
Jon Aryan Jafari is a YouTuber and internet celebrity who is colloquially known for reviewing bad to terrible video games and movies (sometimes good) on his channel, JonTronShow.
He started making videos for screwattack.com in 2010, where he met with Austin (PeanutButterGamer), and they started Normal Boots together, where a group of people could show off their own content in one place.
In 2012 he started a gaming channel called Game Grumps with animator and voice-actor, Egoraptor, where he used to play games whilst telling stories and generally commenting on the gameplay, serving as "Not-So-Grump". Around a year later, he left the show because he was moving to New York and wanted to focus more on his own channel.
He has a talking pet robotic green-cheeked conure, called Jacques, that shoots laser beams out of its eyes when enraged or annoyed, but can also do it by command. It is also known that Jacques is omnipresent and can teleport Jon to wherever Jacques pleases.
Jon is the host of the JonTronShow, reviewing games in a comedic style. He comments about the gameplay and controls and commonly points out something broken or interesting. He is sometimes portrayed as a hero in some episodes by having the game he played be evil and try to kill him. In some reviews, he destroys the cartridge of a game, not because it's trying to kill him, but because he hates playing it. His comedic style usually includes a lot of yelling and dramatic outbursts.
Jon has also done movie and TV reviews.
On the 10th of July in 2012, Jon started an online Let's Play show called Game Grumps with Egoraptor, Arin Hanson, as co-host. The series is a success with Jon and Arin playing many more games, some of which are sent in by fans. Throughout the show, Jon sometimes tells stories of his past and anything else that happened during the show's run. Jon left the show on the 24th of June 2013 due to him wanting to return to JonTronShow and start what he calls "Season 2" of JonTron. He was replaced by Leigh Daniel Avidan (Danny Sexbang) of Ninja Sex Party.
- Jacques (Pet bird)
- An un-named pink bird
- Cinnamon (Pet Bird)
- Spaghetti (Pet Bird) (formerly)
- Talaw? (Pet Parakeet) (childhood pet)
- In the picture of Jon and Jacques on the title cards, he is dressed as Banjo from Banjo-Kazooie, carrying Jacques in his backpack as Kazooie.
- The title card was recently updated with Hercules Games, featuring a new title card with Jon wearing new clothing, but still references Banjo-Kazooie with Jacques behind him.
- Jon originally had a older channel before he began doing reviews. The channel is still on Youtube, but is no longer updated.
- Along with this, he has a new channel that features sneak peaks and outtakes, however he hasn't advertised the channel in his recent videos. He does show sneak peeks that advertise the channel on his Facebook page though.
- Jon created Normal Boots along with the assistance of his friend PeanutButterGamer, which was the original website that Jon uploaded videos to. It was shut down in 2012 because the users of the site made a lot more money from ad revenue from YouTube than they did with the site. However, Normal Boots returned in 2014 due to the eventual uncertainty of dependence on YouTube for income. In other words, YouTube is the fall and rise of Normal Boots.
- Jon has a talent in singing, which is shown in a few episodes, such as The League and I and Dinocity BRO!!! This talent was also commonly shown in Game Grumps.
- When the show started, Jon resided in California with his roommate Barry Kramer (one of two current editors of Game Grumps). However, he moved back to his native New York City after his tenure with Game Grumps ended.
- Jon voiced the moon penguins in indie game 'A Hat in Time'. He is also preparing to voice a character in 'Yooka -Laylee'. He also voiced the character Sniperwheel from Tome: Terrain of Magical Expertise.
- ↑ A YouTube video showing Jon in the credits of A Hat in Time http://youtu.be/nja4AEdFevE?t=37m8s
- ↑ Jon tweeting about Yooka-Laylee and being invited to voice a character https://twitter.com/playtonicgames/status/567424759248736256
- ↑ Jon mentioned as the voice of Sniperwheel https://www.facebook.com/TOMEseries/posts/167536126701165