An American Japanese YouTube personality, actor, comedian and producer Ryan Higa (better known as his YouTube username Nigahiga) became an internet sensation and came to the attention of a wider YouTube viewer (No.1 most subscribed of all time in 2009) with comedy videos full of his sense of humor, which have been viewed more than 2 billion times and Higa’s YouTube channel “Nigahiga” with over 14 million subscribers. Lots of his comedic pieces were highly appreciated by viewers such as the popular How To Be Gangster, Nice Guys, How To Be Ninja, The Ipod Human... . After involving in troubles of copyright violations, he made the music himself. In each of his video, it is easy to see that Higa has maintained an amazing speed of speaking English. Thanks to his magnificent performance and YouTube popularity, the film Ryan And Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure was released by the help of producer Richard Van Vleet, which was shown in sold out theaters in Hawaii and California. Other Higa’s short films consist of Ninja Melk, Agents of Secret Suff and Supah Ninjas.
Ryan Higa was born to Wendell and Luci Higa and has an older brother Kyle, who kept him competitive academically. As a child, at the age of 5, he involved in Judo (received black belt) and basketball, especially he was fond of watching TV, playing games. He gathered his neighborhood friends to make home video, which showed his creativeness and comedic side. Ryan and his friend Sean Fujiyoshi’s first lip synching videos were made and posted on YouTube when they attended Waiakea High shool, then quickly expanded beyond songs.
Being together with Ryan Higa through a long period of time is his close friend Fujiyoshi, who made a considerable contribution to Ryan Higa’s video success and helped Ryan Higa create The Nigahiga YouTube channel later. Ryan Higa also had a romantic relationship with Tarynn Nago for 4 years, who appeared in several Ryan Higa’s videos, well-known for her role Gina in Ryan Higa’s short film “Ninja Melk”. However they broke up in 2010 and Ryan Higa has yet come to other relationship until now.
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