What is Chris Stuckmann’s net worth? Who is Chris Stuckmann’s wife?
Chris Stuckmann is a content creator, filmmaker, and an approved critic on uber-famous review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
Most famous for the content he uploads to YouTube—where he has racked up almost 681 million video views so far—Stuckmann has scored an opportunity to direct his debut feature film.
While you wait for that to make its screen debut, here are some more things Chris Stuckmann has done in his life—and how he got so big on social media.
The Origin Story
Christopher Stuckmann was born on April 15, 1988, in Boston Heights, Ohio.
Stuckmann’s family has some German ancestry.
He was the third born child of the Stuckmanns, and their first boy after welcoming two daughters.
Even in middle school, the young Christopher was interested in films—and especially critiquing and reviewing films.
He wrote his first reviews before he’d even hit high school, and found a lot of inspiration in film critic Roger Ebert.
Ebert was a co-host of the popular early 2000s Siskel & Ebert & the Movies—a show where the hosts reviewed new releases and debated the content and quality of a movie without ragging on it.
Stuckmann stands by that goal—to have an honest, respectful conversation about a film, no matter how your opinions differ.
Stuckmann’s love of movies wasn’t limited to criticizing them.
He loved going to the movies, and avidly followed the movies put out by big-time directors like George Lucas, Christopher Nolan—of Inception, The Dark Knight, and Dunkirk fame—and M.Night Shyamalan.
Inspired by his idols, Stuckmann was always working on short films and scripts through high school.
In 2014, Stuckmann married his long-term partner, fellow YouTuber Sam Liz.
While Sam’s channel is relatively small, she shares her husband’s love of a good review—often reviewing books. She has a solid following on the GoodReads social media library platform.
A Close Call
Stuckmann’s fans should thank their lucky stars—because the channel was almost shut down by the man himself.
It was early days for the then-teenaged YouTuber, when elders from his church convinced him that the movies he was watching were sinful.
They wanted him to focus on being a better servant of his religion.
He acquiesced, announcing in a video that he was deleting his channel permanently.
Over the next few months, Stuckmann became depressed.
He said he was in a dark place in his life and felt bullied by his church into doing something that made him happy.
The church leaders even threatened to cast him out of the church, cutting him off from his friends and family.
Eventually, Stuckmann launched a new channel.
The church leaders weren’t happy with him, and he ended up separating from the church a few years later of his own accord.
He said in a video that he was afraid of being cast out and losing his family, but that he needed to be true to who he is as a human being.
He also spoke out because he wanted other former members of his church to know they weren’t alone.
In 2021, Chris would also come out as pansexual—something he is convinced the church would not approve of.
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YouTube As A Real Job
When Chris was in his 20’s, he started sharing his honest opinion on new release movies on YouTube.
It was daunting in the early days of YouTube, and hard to know what would be a success—and what would be a flop.
As it turned out, Stuckmann would be a success.
From his 2009 channel launch, he went from offering short-form movie reviews to full-length reviews of not just movies, but anime, video games, and TV shows.
Stuckmann became one of the most admired movie critics on the video streaming platform, and fans relied on him for spoiler-free, honest, and fair reviews.
He even caught the eye of mainstream movie publications—like MoviePilot.
Stewart Fletcher at the MoviePilot online film industry magazine actually recommended Stuckmann’s channel to its readers.
Chris Stuckmann is 6′ 4″ (1.93 m) tall.
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Chris Stuckmann – Net Worth
Stuckmann might have been a full-time YouTuber by 2010, but he wasn’t content to coast on his earlier success.
From YouTube, Stuckmann earned about $2 million before taxes.
In addition to his movie reviews, he also published a few books. The first was The Film Buff’s Bucket List in 2016, an in-depth look at 50 millennial movies everyone should watch.
He followed this up with a short film, and a 2018 book called Anime Impact. Anime Impact showcased the anime movies and TV series that had the most impact on Japanese animation.
Then, in July of 2021, Stuckmann took to social media with a big announcement: he had achieved a lifelong dream.
Paper Street Pictures had just signed Chris on to write and direct its next horror movie—Shelby Oaks. The movie follows a fictional group of paranormal investigators as they disappear, under a similar premise of lost footage (a la the early 2000’s Blair Witch Project).
Stuckmann said of the project, “There is a reason so many of my fellow YouTubers are talking about this.”
Therefore, American filmmaker Chris Stuckmann has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
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