Jonathan Charles Cozart (born April 26, 1992) is an American YouTuber known by the YouTube channel name Paint. On February 13, 2010, he uploaded a video named "Share the Love (Original Ukelele)," which was his first video on the channel.
On the 8th July 2014, Jon hit 2 million subscribers. On October 5, 2014, he officially announced the launch of his second channel, paintchips. As of December 31, 2015, Jon has 3,173,130 subscribers on his first channel.
Rise to Fame
Jon became a bit more famous when he auditioned to be on Glee in 2012. He got very far in the process, but sadly did not succeed and never got to be on the show. He continued to make YouTube videos of him singing or vlogging. On July 17, 2011, he uploaded "Harry Potter in 99 seconds" which quickly went viral. This was the beginning of his YouTube fame.
College and YouTube
Jon continued to post more and more videos until he started college and was forced to balance his work as a film major at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, along with producing videos for his YouTube channel. He uploaded a video called "After Ever After " on March 12, 2013. It became even more popular than "Harry Potter in 99 seconds" and soon after that, he uploaded a video introducing himself, "ME ME ME ," and soon after, he reached 1 million subscribers. Though he is forced to juggle classwork and YouTube, Jon continues to upload videos every few months. He uploaded a video in 2014 called "After Ever After 2," which helped him reach 2 million subscribers. He then proceeded to 3 and 4 million subscribers and became the host of YouTube's Streamy Awards in the 2017 where he was well recepted for his work.
On August 22, 2013, Jon created another channel called Paintchips to upload vlogs and uploaded the first video on October 5, 2014. The channel currently has over 500,000 subscribers.
On the channel are general vlogs including Paint interacting with his subscribers such as reading and reacting to his fan-mail, apologizing to fans, and going through items fans have sent him.
Laughter Ever After
During August 2015, Jon put on a one man, one hour show at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He also had one show in London, England.
The show (aptly named Laughter Ever After) consisted of Jon singing his classics and talking about his experience with YouTube.