Who is Stampy Cat? Name, age and Minecraft videos created by YouTube star

THE man behind one of the most popular gaming channels on YouTube is actually a Portsmouth-native.

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 2:10 pm

Joseph Garrett, better known as stampylonghead and Stampy Cat from Minecraft, has wracked up more than 7.3 billion views on the video platform.

If your children are big fans of his channel, or you just want to know more, then here is what you need to know:

How old is he?

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Jospeh Garrett was born in Portsmouth on December 13, 1990 – making him 29.

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When did he start on YouTube?

He launched his first channel stampylongnose in 2006 and originally he did live-action comedy skits with his friends.

After a while he transitioned to doing Lets Play videos featuring video games, in particular shooters such as Homefront.

He ended up shutting down this first channel.

When did stampylonghead launch?

The channel launched on YouTube on July 29, 2011.

He started doing Let’s Play videos of Minecraft in 2012 and soon found a large audience on the video platform.

How many subscribers does he have?

Stampylonghead currently has 9.38M subscribers on YouTube.

He also has 812K followers on Instagram and 669,000 followers on Twitter.

Is stampylonghead’s channel friendly for children?

The channel has been described as being a cross between Pee-Wee Herman and Mr Rogers and is aimed at younger audiences.

Does anyone else feature on the channel?

His wife Bethany Bates plays the character Sqaishey Quack, a duck, on some of the videos, while iBallisticSquid also appears as a ‘helper’.

Have there been any controversies?

Stampylonghead’s channel was terminated from YouTube in December 2013 after false reports of community guidelines violations.

After a huge outcry from his fans, the channel was reinstated on the same day.

Which games has stampylonghead been streaming recently?

Recent videos on the channel have featured plenty of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the hugely popular Nintendo game, as well as Spyro: Reignited Trilogy and of course Minecraft.

Has stampylonghead appeared in anything else?

Garrett created the educational show Wonder Quest with Disney’s Maker Studios, which aired two season between 2015 and 2016.

In 2017 he featured in the Disney XD show Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything.

He has also published two books – Stampy's Lovely Book and Stampy Cat: Stick with Stampy!

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