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Lucas Cruikshank (born August 29, 1993) is a teenage American comedic actor. Living in Columbus, Nebraska,

He created the character Fred Figglehorn for , named "Fred", on the video-sharing website YouTube. These videos are centered on Fred Figglehorn, a 6-year-old who has a dysfunctional home life and "anger management issues". Fred also speaks in a high-pitched voice, owing to the humor of his outbursts.

Cruikshank introduced the Fred Figglehorn character in videos on the JKL Productions channel he started on YouTube with his cousins, Jon and Katie Smet. He set up the Fred channel in April 2008. By April 2009, the channel had over one million subscribers, making it the first YouTube channel to do so, and the most subscribed channel at the time though hated across the internet.

In December 2009, Cruikshank filmed Fred: The Movie, which aired on Nickelodeon, in September 2010. Nickelodeon hopes to create a franchise surrounding the character and has a sequel released called Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. He also has his own show called " FRED THE SHOW".

Sponsorship and appearances

The Zipit Wireless Messenger (Z2) has sponsored Cruikshank's "Fred" through the first season, which had several cameos in various videos posted to the Fred Channel. Although the collaboration had originally been kept low-key, Fred now has a separate website promoting the Zipit and has starred in television ads for the device on Nickelodeon.

He made a cameo appearance as both "Fred" and himself on Nickelodeon's iCarly in "iMeet Fred", which originally aired on February 16, 2009.

Walden Media also hired Cruikshank to promote the film City of Ember, along with the sci-fi novel it was based on, and cameos from the film's star Tim Robbins in Fred episodes and a mock movie trailer. Cruikshank recently launched a website to promote the Fred series and sell Fred T-shirts and other merchandise. The merchandise is also available at Hot Topic, Justice and Five Below stores. Cruikshank has appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, as well as the Hannah Montana episode "Come Fail Away", which aired December 6, 2009.

He appeared at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards as well as the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards presenting awards to winners off-stage.


Years Title Role Notes
2010–2011 Emo Boy Emo boy In production
2010 Fred: The Movie Fred Figglehorn/Derf Main Role
2010 2010 Kids' Choice Awards Himself Presenter of awards
2009 Hannah Montana Kyle McIntyre Guest star in "Come Fail Away"
2009 iCarly Himself/Fred Figglehorn Guest stars  in "iMeet Fred"
2009 2009 Teen Choice Awards Fred Figglehorn Backstage clips
2006–present Fred Fred Figglehorn/various voices Web-based series

Awards and nominations

Year Category Award Result
2009 Favorite User Generated Video People's Choice Awards Nominated
2009 Choice Web Star Teen Choice Awards Won
2010 Choice Web Star Teen Choice Awards Nominated