VideoGameDunkey (real name – Jason Gastrow), also known as ”Dunkey,” is an American YouTube personality who gained fame for his League of Legends videos. Also. his YouTube channel has comical contents other than game reviews.
He was described by the Urban Dictionary as:
“a semi-famous YouTuber who has a mildly crude, yet funny sense of humor, with the use of mild sarcasm and witty sentences.”
He was born on January 30, 1991, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Nothing is known about his early childhood days, his parents, their occupation, and family history.
In October 2010, Gastrow made his YouTube debut with the video entitled ”Battletoads, One Life Speedrun,” which has now been viewed more than a million times.
His decision has paid off as his YouTube channel now has over 2.5 billion views with 6.2 million subscribers.
When it comes to his most popular videos, those include:
- ”Ultimate Skyrim” – it has over 19 million views;
- ”Legend Of Zelda: Donkey Breath” released in early 2017 – it has already been watched by about 13 million people;
- ”Overman” – attracting more than 13 million views;
- ”I’m Done With League of Legends” – over 10 million views.
- ”Dundertale” – it has over 11 million views;
- ”Worst Hanzo Ever” – it has more than 9 million views.
Jason is known as ”dunkstream” on Twitch, where he has over 327,100 followers.
League of Legends Ban
His LoL account was banned due to some unsporting elements included in the videos. His last LoL YouTube video was made on the 12th of September 2015 and was titled ”I’m Done With League of Legends.” This video was meant to signify his end with League of Legends after Riot games banned his account.
Gastrow has been in a longtime relationship with Leah Bee, an American YouTuber who is best known as one half of the popular channel ”Leahbee.” Her YouTube channel has more than 233,000 subscribers and over 16 million views. Bee is known to her subscribers for her challenges, vlogs, eating videos and more.
The couple announced their engagement in October 2017.
The two got married in September 2019.
Here is a list of all the games that VideoGameDunkey has played on his channel:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild;
- Shenmue 2 (an action-adventure game which was published by Sega for the Dreamcast in 2001 and developed by Sega AM2);
- Takeshi’s Challenge;
- Happy Wheels (Wheelman);
- Metal Gear: Survive (an action-adventure survival game that was published and developed by Konami);
- Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain;
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance;
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time;
- Hitman: Absolution;
- Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastic Adventure;
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword;
- Kane and Lynch;
- Super Rub-Dub (Bubberducky);
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch (an independent adventure video game that was published and developed by Young Horses);
- 300 Heroes;
- GTA Vice City;
- GTA IV;
- GTA V;
- GTA III;
- DotA 2;
- GTA San Andreas;
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Skyman);
- Kanye Quest;
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl (a crossover fighting video game which was developed by Sora Ltd., HAL Laboratory and Game Arts);
- Super Smash Bros. Melee;
- Red Dead Redemption;
- Silent Hill 2;
- Halo 1-4;
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive (Gold Nova 1);
- Counter Strike: Source;
- Asura’s Wrath;
- Super Mario 64;
- Killzone 3;
- Mega Man 2;
- Donkey Kong Country Returns;
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution;
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3;
- Trine 2;
- Duke Nukem Forever;
- Tank Search (developed by him and PBat);
- The Legend of Zelda (Original);
- G-Mod: Trouble in Terrorist Town;
- G-Mod: Prop Hunt;
- Thirty Flights of Loving;
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link;
- Crysis 2;
- Sonic ’06;
- Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension;
- Lord of the Rings: Guardians of Middle Earth (an action real-time strategy fantasy video game that was published by Warner Bros. Interactive and developed by Monolith Productions);
- Left 4 Dead;
- Tokyo Jungle;
- Um Jammer Lammy;
- Team Fortress 2;
- Saints Row the Third;
- The Last of Us;
- Saints Row IV;
- Street Fighter IV;
- Game Dev Tycoon;
- The Incredible Hulk;
- Bioshock Infinite;
- Twisted Metal;
- Playstation: All-Star Battle Order Royale;
- Super Adventure Box;
- Superman 64;
- Far Cry 5;
- Far Cry 3;
- Payday: The Heist;
- Spy Fox: Dry Cereal;
- Sleeping Dogs;
- Darius Twin;
- Golden Eye 007: Reloaded;
- Uncharted 3;
- Guns of Icarus;
- Portal 2;
- Draw My Thing;
- Mass Effect 3;
- Resident Evil 6;
- Bloons Tower Defense (with PBat);
- Splinter Cell;
- Toy Story.
List of songs
Some of his songs are:
- “I Got It” (League of Legends);
- “Super Duper Street Fighter IV” (Super Street Fighter IV);
- “LoL Cypher” (League of Legends);
- “Petters on the Low” (Red Dead Redemption);
- “Money Money Man” (n/a);
- “Petters on the Low (Payne Mix)” (Max Payne 3);
- “Pet Me Horse” (n/a);
- “Rise of the Ops” (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2);
- “Dunkey’s Jam” (Glover);
- “League of Legends Horse Rap” (League of Legends);
- “New Rengar Build” (League of Legends);
- “Get Dunkey” (League of Legends);
- “I Got It” (League of Legends).
Jason is known for his random anger outbursts, frequently when someone says that he has problems with his aggression or temper.
Gastrow is known by the League of Legends community as the founder of the catchphrase, “Not even close, baby!” This catchphrase is said whenever Jason survives a match with very low health. In addition, the catchphrase has become something of a meme for the game itself.
The YouTuber has connections with other YouTubers, especially Sky Williams (he has earned over 870,000 subscribers on YouTube).
In a video released in March 2015, Jason parodied other gaming YouTubers like – Keyori and PewDiePie.
VideoGameDunkey (Jason Gastrow) – Net Worth
Jason has earned most of his wealth from streaming on Twitch, sponsors, and advertisements on his YouTube channel. Earnings on YouTube are hard to calculate since they depend on numerous factors, but, on average, 1 million views can earn you around $2,000.
His YouTube channel has around 2.5 billion views – this translates in around $5 million, before taxes. He also sells merch (t-shirts and hoods) on his website – dunkeyscastle.com. Therefore, VideoGameDunkey has an estimated net worth of $3.15 million.
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