Tré Melvin (born October 28, 1992) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, designer, poet, activist, and YouTube personality. Melvin is widely known for his YouTube series, formerly named “This Is A Commentary”, in which he produces a magnitude of sketch, parody, social commentary, and short-form episodic programming. His channel currently boasts over 3.2 million+ subscribers and 300 million video views worldwide. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Melvin studied theatre and creative writing between grades 7 through 12 at Stivers School for the Performing Arts, and Business Marketing at the University of Cincinnati. He began acting professionally at the age of twelve, appearing in a variety of stage plays, musicals, television commercials, short films, and radio spots. Melvin currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. The pilot episode of Melvin’s Youtube series, formerly named “This Is A Commentary”, premiered via Melvin’s Facebook profile on October 9, 2011, and worldwide via YouTube later the same day. As of October 20, 2011, in merely one week and four days, the channel reached 1,000+ subscribers and 100,000 total views as of October 28, 2011. On June 13, 2013, in less than two years of production, the channel reached 1 million+ subscribers and 100 million+ video views. The channel currently boasts 3.2 million+ subscribers and 315 million+ video views. According to YouTube insight reports, his channel is most popular in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, Germany, France, and the Bahamas.
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