Jack Baran

Jack Mathew Baran (born January 13, 1997), also known by his YouTube name thatsojack[1][2][3] is an American YouTuber from Fairfield, Connecticut.[4]

Jack Baran
Personal information
BornJack Mathew Baran
(1997-01-13) January 13, 1997
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationYouTube personality
Height6 ft. 2 in.
YouTube information
Years active2010–2019
Subscribers1.3 million
(December 2018)
Total views98,419,921
(February 2019)
100,000 subscribers 2013
1,000,000 subscribers 2015

Early life

Baran was born in Fairfield, Connecticut on January 13, 1997. He attended and graduated from Fairfield Warde High School in 2014.[5]


Baran created his YouTube channel in 2010, and now primarily uploads lifestyle and vlog videos. In early 2015, Baran starred in an AwesomenessTV skit alongside Paulina Cerrilla, portraying a Starbucks barista.[6] In the summer of 2015, Baran and fellow YouTube personality Jenn McAllister (jennxpenn) began starring in an AwesomenessTV series titled First Times with Jack + Jenn.[7][8] In December 2016 Jack Baran, along with co-stars Gabbie Hanna, Andrew Lowe, Chachi Gonzales, and Ricky Dillon, went across the United States lip-syncing as part of the Drop the Mic Tour.[9]

In 2017, Baran hosted a game show on Snapchat for the Grammy Awards, quizzing people on the streets about their knowledge of the awards show.[10]

Personal life

Baran currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. On July 24, 2015, Baran uploaded a video to his YouTube channel, titled I'm Gay, announcing that he is gay.[11]

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated Award Result
2014 Fab Five in Real Life with Jenn McAllister, Anthony Quintal, Jack Baran, Andrew Lowe, and Rebecca Black Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Collaboration Nominated


  1. Russell, Savannah. "ThatSoJack - Jack Baran Interview at Intour". SavySaysTV. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. Votta, Rae; Jaworski, Michelle. "Meet the YouTube class of 2014". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  3. Panichella, John. "Exclusive Video: Jack Baran Dishes 5 Things Fans Don't Know About Him". Twist. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  4. Gutelle, Sam. "YouTube Millionaires: Jack Baran Is "A Perfectionist With Taste And Strong Insight"". Tubefilter. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  5. Capece, Jamie. "YouTube Changes the Lives of Many". The Eagle's Eye. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  6. Pittman, Taylor. "The Starbucks Struggle Is Real For Ariana Grande In Spot-On Parody". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  7. Gavilanes, Grace. "PEOPLE Premiere: Check Out the Epic First Episode of AwesomenessTV's First Times with Jenn & Jack!". People Magazine. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  8. Robinson, Will. "See the exclusive first trailer of First Times with Jenn and Jack". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  9. Hamedy, Saba. "Fullscreen launches lip synching tour feat. Ricky Dillon, Chachi Gonzales". Mashable. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  10. Spangler, Todd. "Grammy Awards Tap Digital Star Jack Baran for Snapchat Show". Variety. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  11. Baran, Jack. "I'm Gay". YouTube. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
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