George Miller, best known by his stage name Joji or Filthy Frank, is a Japanese-Australian YouTube personality, Vlogger, and humorist, with channels called DizastaMusic and TVFilthyFrank.
He has created a number of characters for his videos, including Filthy Frank. Other characters include:
- Safari Man;
- Lemon Guy;
- Salamander Man;
- Pink Guy.
He was born on September 18, 1992, in Japan to Japanese parents living in Osaka, in the Kansai region of Japan, as his parents were working there due to career reasons. He later moved to the United States and had his education in Brooklyn.
He also attended the Canadian Academy and graduated in 2012. George is half-Japanese and half-Australian.
In June of 2008, he kicked off his career on YouTube, and was part of a group called Tempura Boyz. Most of the content he created was based on rants, abuses, and raps on others.
His first YouTube channel is called ‘DizastaMusic,’ where he posts comic contents.
The fame of ”Filthy Frank” started to explode when George launched his YouTube channel called ‘TVFilthyFrank.’ The channel was started on the 22nd of January, 2013. The content of this channel features topics like:
- dead animals;
- offensive jokes;
- sexual themes.
George described himself:
“He behaves and reacts excessively to everything expressly to highlight the ridiculousness of racism, misogyny, legalism, injustice, ignorance and other social blights.”
He went on to say:
”He also sets an example to show how easy it is in the social media for any zany material to gain traction/followings by simply sharing unsavory opinions and joking about topics many find offensive.”
On May 12th, he published a video on his YouTube channel ‘TVFilthyFrank’ in which Miller dances to the song “First of the Year (Equinox)” by Skrillex while wearing the pink lycra bodysuit.
In the year 2014, George created a sub-channel for content that is too offensive for his usual followers. The sub-channel is called ”TooDamnFilthy” and contains some of the worst content available on the internet.
As of late 2017, he had stepped away from ‘TVFilthyFrank’ channel and is focusing on his music career, where he has undertaken the name Joji.
Miller explained in an official statement:
“I believe an official statement as to why I am now done with comedy is owed to my former fanbase. Unfortunately, I no longer enjoy producing that content.”
As Joji, his music is traditional, serious, and charming. George specifies that Joji isn’t a character like Pink Guy and Filthy Frank.
“I guess that’s the difference. Joji’s just me.”
Miller uploaded his first public Joji song, “Thom,” to his SoundCloud page.
“I started both at the same time. Back then, to make up for that fact, I would still make music, but funny stuff — now I get to do stuff that I want to hear.”
Under the name Joji, he also released the EP In Tongues, which peaked at number 58 on the Billboard 200. Chains even appear around Miller’s neck on the EP’s cover art.
“That’s a sound I really like, because it’s demonic but kind of hopeful in a weird way.”
In May 2018, he released the song “Yeah Right,” becoming his first to chart on a Billboard chart, peaking at 23 on the Billboard R&B Songs chart.
To help with his public transformation into Joji, he enlisted the help of 88Rising, a company that has gained popularity as a musical platform and label primarily for Asian artists. George points out the label likes “a good challenge.” When asked to elaborate, he responds:
“Well, ’cause they’re turning a fucking joke into something serious. I’ll just come out and say it.”
He also said:
”It’s important to have your own work but also be around people that are doing their own work.”
George also creates music as Pink Guy where his songs have the lyrics with explicit content and are non-traditional.
He announced a new single, named “Run” on 30 January 2020.
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”Welcome to the Rice Fields” is a quote by Filthy Frank from his video “HOW TO SAY HELLO IN 30 LANGUAGES.” It became a popular catchphrase among his fans.
He is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.
Miller is currently single.
On September 27, 2017, he announced the release of his first book, titled ”Francis of the Filth.” The book details the events of Miller’s life, from his birth in the Lorong Village to his adventures into the Omniverse.
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Some of his songs are:
- Come Thru;
- Midsummer Madness (eisu & crime tech Remix) (feat. Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers & AUGUST 08);
- Slow Dancing In The Dark;
- Yeah Right;
- Wanted U;
- Midsummer Madness;
- On My Way Out (feat. Joji);
- Will He;
- Bitter (salute Remix);
- Demons (Lapalux Remix);
- I Don’t Wanna Waste My Time;
- Introvert (feat. Joji);
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Miller revealed that his parents died while he was 7-years-old, hence, he was raised by his uncle Frank whom he often calls the “Bald Man.”
Numerous YouTube personalities have made appearances on The Filthy Frank Show, including:
- Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg;
- Michael “Vsauce” Stevens;
- Jonathan “JonTron” Jafari;
- Ian “iDubbbz” Carter;
- Ethan Klein.
His video “The Harlem Shake,” that he posted in February 2013, garnered more than 61 million views.
In June 2008, he posted his first video on his YouTube channel, DizastaMusic. Titled “Lil Jon falls off a table,” the 21-second clip features Miller in a silver mask. Near the end of the video, Miller starts dancing on a green table.
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In May 2014, the half-Japanese, half-Australian artist uploaded a video, titled “Filthy Frank Exposes Himself.” In the video, he appears as himself and reveals to the audience that he is epileptic. This is one of the reasons that led him to quit his YouTube career.
During an interview, he said that his songs are inspired by Osaka and his experiences while attending the Canadian Academy.
Filthy Frank (George Miller | Joji) – Net Worth
George earns most of his income from selling his book (especially online), selling merchandise (including tank tops, hoodies, t-shirts, and phone accessories), selling tickets to his concerts (he just finished a European tour, and is getting ready for his first US headlining tour), and advertisements on his YouTube channels.
Earnings on YouTube are hard to calculate, but it is generally accepted that a YouTuber makes about $2 per 1000 views. In the present day, all his channels have over 1,276,000,000 views, which means about $2,552.000. Keeping this in mind, Filthy Frank has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million.
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