John Patrick Douglass (born June 30, 1988), known by his YouTube username Jacksfilms, is an American YouTuber. He refers to his fanbase as "FamSquad" or at times, "SquadFam" as well as sometimes "Biches" (using the German "ch" pronunciation), in reference to his series Your Grammar Sucks. He is also known for his Yesterday, I Asked You series, and currently has over 4 million subscribers, which he reached on April 1st, epitomizing Jack's spot as a comedic YouTuber.
Jack was born in Maryland and graduated American University with a major in film and a minor in music theory. He began to make videos in college, but he did not become famous until he created a parody of a snuggie commercial years ago, titled "The WTF Blanket (Snuggie Parody)" , which has millions of views on YouTube and was even featured on the news. Since then, Jack has created many videos that are parodies, music videos, and sketches. His parents are Catholic.
Your Grammar Sucks
This series, also known as YGS, features Jack making fun of Facebook posts, YouTube comments, and Tweets with bad grammar and misspellings. As of December 4th, 2017, there have been 114 episodes of the series (plus an episode number '99.5'), along with 4 Best Of compilations, 1 live extra episode, 1 spin-off called "Your Grammar's Awesome", which features people using good grammar, and 1 "Mega Cut", which was every single episode of YGS up to 99.5 in one 6 hour long video. The 100th episode, YGS 100, was a 1 hour long special featuring animation, music, and 52 other YouTubers. The trailer was released on October 30, and the full length episode was released on November 20. Jack has announced that there will be no more YGS specials so that he will be able to focus more on his parodies, music videos, and sketches. The series was on a hiatus for nearly a year until on November 24, 2017 he made YGS #113. And on December 2, 2017, the #114 episode. The series has now continued and is collecting photos for new episodes.
Jack has a Q&A style series called JackAsk, which he attempts to upload every Wednesday, but this schedule is inconsistent. In these videos, he parodies Q&A's by answering both serious and facetious questions in sarcastic and humorous ways. As of December 4th, 2017, there are 80 episodes of JackAsk, along with 1 Best Of com pilation.
The PMS series title is an acronym for Parody, Music video, Sketch. He does either one of these in each episode of PMS. Ever since YGS 25, he has sometimes made either a music video or sketch for certain YGS.
A parody series of popular YouTube Let's Plays. Jack takes on the persona of GamerGod88, a character that seems to be awful and unknowledgable in the field of gaming. GamerGod88 also has a distinct voice that makes the character unique to the regular Jack, sounding dumber and more immature. The most popular GamerGod88 videos are fake Let's Plays of Flappy Bird, God of War, Minecraft and Five Nights at Freddy's, and a fake game called 'Undress the Girl'.. Occassionally the show features guest stars such as Markiplier, Tobuscus, KULEDUD3, Olga Kay and McGoiter.
YIAY first originated in his second channel, jackisanerd, on February 2, 2015 when he announced the name of the series. "YIAY" stands for "Yesterday I Asked You". On February 15, 2015, he announced at the end of a video that this series was going to be moved to the main channel, and that it wasn't going to replace any of his other video schedules but it would simply be added on top of everything else. This series consists of Jack asking his fans a question, then picking his favorite answers to feature on the next video. He also puts a clip from the previous episode at the end of each video.
As of December 5th, 2017, there are 380 episodes. People commonly overuse 'a light switch' somewhere in their answer as Jacksfilms has started this joke in an earlier YIAY episode. Other ongoing jokes featured in YIAY include Jack's abnormally large forehead, rare pepes, the word "yaaass", Jaden Smith's tweets, calling Jack gay, ironically enjoying the Emoji Movie (for which he got invited to the movie's world premiere), and his sponsors (Audible, Lootcrate, and lynda.com), and various memes. Another joke was about how he had not reached 2 million subscribers; however, as of November 21, 2015, Jack finally achieved 2 million subscribers, later the become about how he had not reached 3 million subscribers; as of July 27, 2017, he has also reached 3 million subscribers, making both jokes obsolete.
In March 2016 Jack announced that YIAY would be scaled back from five episodes a week to being posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays so he would have time to work on other series' on his channel. In the 300th episode of YIAY, Douglas asked his viewers to submit verses for "Alexander Hamilton 2", a follow up to his popular parody. YIAY #300 has over 3.4 million views as of December 4th, 2017.
Fix your [subject]
Jacks series, quite similar to YIAY, where in which he will 'fix' something that that person has sent in, be it pictures (Fix your Pics), Twitter Biographies (Fix your Bios) and other one off episodes. We have even seen this series leak into his other popular series YIAY in such videos as 'Fix your life'.
Other Projects and Channels
Jack is well known for his collaborations with other famous YouTubers. These include Roomieofficial, Tobuscus, SeanKlitzner, DailyGrace, PewDiePie, TheFineBros, McGoiter, and many more. He works with Fine Bros to act as "Intern 2" on their show, "MyMusic".
Jack has worked with his closer YouTube friends, Tobuscus and SeanKlitzner to create the musical group, "The Sideburns Crew", having two songs out (not including the YGS100 song). "The Sideburns Song", which was uploaded to Tobuscus and "The Valentine's Day Song", uploaded to Jacksfilms.
Jack also has 4 other channels: "jackisanerd" where he posts up vlogs and "SHUTUPDENNIS" for his more random, quicker videos, although he never seems to use the latter channel anymore. He also has a channel to where he posts short scenes from other videos, called "catlvr6969". He also owns another account called "featuredfridays" which is where he did his featured channels instead of in the outro.
Jack used to be a contestant in a game show called Photobomb, which he hosts. The game show is featured on the "Door3" channel. He has also begun hosting a series called Jack Talks Trailers on the Regal Cinemas channel.
As of 2017, there is a piece of 'drama' going on between popular YouTuber PewDiePie and himself. The drama consists of the two arguing over who created such terms as 'squad fam' first and who copied who: PewDiePie with his series LWIAY and Jacksfilm with his series YIAY. Of course, both of the parties are actually friends and Jack was the one to both make YIAY and use the term 'squad fam'. They both enjoy the hate they get from the opposite parties fans not understanding the joke, going as far as to start fake arguments on Twitter.
He is currently married to Erin Breslin (since April 21, 2018), his longtime girlfriend. Jack and Erin met in December 2012, and he proposed on their four year anniversary at the place they first met. Jack's content usually has him ironically making fun of current trends in some shape or form. Erin is a fan of the musical "Hamilton", and is known to sing numbers from the show for elongated periods. This likely led to Douglass making his "Alexander Hamilton" parody in late 2016, which has garnered over 4.7 million views.He and Erin own two female toy American Eskimo dogs, Klondike and Sundae.
List of Subscriber Milestones
Note the following dates are according to SocialBlade.com the dates may vary by about 1 day, and if you live outside of North America the dates may vary by 1 - 2 days due to the Time Zone Difference.
- 1 million subscribers: 2013
- 2 million subscribers: November 20, 2015
- 3 million subscribers: July 27, 2017
- 4 million subscribers: April 1, 2018
List of Video View Milestones
- 1 billion views: March 23, 2017