Grayson Dolan is an American comedian, YouTuber, and entrepreneur. He is a part of ‘The Dolan Twins’ duo.
Grayson Dolan was born on Thursday, December 16, 1999 (age 21 years; as in 2020), in Long Valley, Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey.
He studied at a New Jersey School, where his father was a principal.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Family, Ethnicity & Relationships
Parents & Siblings
His father, Sean Dolan (died from cancer on January 19, 2019), was a New Jersey school superintendent and principal.
His mother, Lisa Dolan, is the owner of a hair salon. He has a sister, Cameron Dolan, and a twin brother, Ethan Dolan.
Grayson confirmed that he was in a relationship with the Vine star Sofia Olivera in 2014. The couple broke up later.
He was also rumored to be in a relationship with the singer-songwriter Madison Beer, Vine celebrity Chloe Alison, and singer-songwriter Olivia O’Brien.
There were also rumors about him dating the YouTuber and makeup artist James Charles. Clearing the rumors in a YouTube video, Ethan said,
Alright, we don’t need to make that rumor any bigger. Should we just say that Grayson and James are obviously not f*cking dating? Should we just say it?”
As a YouTuber
In 2013, Grayson and his brother, Ethan, garnered huge popularity on a video sharing application called Vine; Grayson and Ethan have over 6.4 million followers on Vine. In March 2014, Grayson and Ethan Dolan started their YouTube channel, ‘Dolan Twins.’ In June 2015, they uploaded their first video titled ‘The Blender Challenge.’
They have over 11.1 million people subscribed to their YouTube channel.
They moved to Los Angeles after they signed with William Morris Endeavor agency in 2015. On March 27, 2018, Grayson and Ethan, through a video titled ‘Bye For Now’ announced that they were taking a break from YouTube. They explained that with the time, their content on YouTube changed, and they wanted to explore themselves creatively. On May 1, 2018, they announced their return to YouTube. In June 2018, Grayson, Ethan, James Charles (YouTuber), and Emma Chamberlain (YouTuber) started a group, ‘The Sister Squad,’ on YouTube. They uploaded videos of themselves on their channels and were featured on YouTube Rewind 2018.
On October 8, 2019, they (Grayson and Ethan) uploaded an hour-long video titled ‘It’s Time To Move On…’; in the video, they talked about their stress relating to their father’s death and that they planned to change the content of their channel and have more flexible schedules.
In 2017, MTV’s Total Request Live (a television show) reboot announced the Dolan Twins (Ethan and Grayson) as their next on-air correspondents.
Grayson and Ethan directed a music video of the ‘Hawaiian Party’ by the Australian alt-pop group Cub Sport in August 2018.
Grayson and Ethan launched their fragrance company ‘Wakeheart’ in January 2020, with their signature fragrances as the brand’s first product.
Along with fragrances, the other product sold at Wakeheart is scented candles.
The Dolan Twins started a weekly podcast titled ‘Deeper with the Dolan Twins’ produced by Cadence13 in February 2020.
They also run an online store by the name ‘Dolan Twins,’ which markets products including apparel (such as hoodies, t-shirt, joggers, and socks), accessories (such as iPhone screen protectors, posters, pillows, and neon lights), and gift cards.
Awards & Achievements (as Dolan Twins)
Teen Choice Awards in 2018
- Choice Web Star: Male
- Choice Comedian
Teen Choice Awards in 2017
- Choice Comedian
Teen Choice Awards in 2016
- Choice Web Star: Male
- Choice YouTuber
- In 2020, an old video clip of Grayson went viral online in which he was seen saying homophobic slurs. The clip is a part of an old YouTube video in which Grayson and Ethan were talking about how they faced bullying when they were in high school. In the video, he had also talked about the things people posted about him online, which also included homophobic slurs. Some people cut the short clip of Grayson saying homophobic slurs and spread it online. After this, Grayson faced a huge backlash from the public as they decided to cancel the Dolan Twins. Some fans of the Dolan Twins also trended ‘#DolanTwinsAreOverParty’ on Twitter. J-14
- In 2018, many of Grayson and Ethan’s fans requested to address the issue faced by the people of color who shared times when they received racist remarks from other people in the fandom. After the complaint reached the Dolan twins, Ethan tweeted that they were all same. However, this did not go well with the fans, and they criticized the Dolan Twins for not addressing the issue directly and avoiding it. Soon, Ethan tweeted in response to criticism that he was not avoiding the issue, but was busy to reply soon. In the following tweet, Ethan said that whoever was discriminating against the people on the bases of color, ethnicity, or race, should unfollow him. Teen Vogue
- Dessert: Froyo
- Tree: Palm trees
- Rap Artist: Lil Wayne
- Band: Cub Sport
Cars & Bike Collection
- Ducati Scrambler
- Ford Bronco
- Grayson likes skateboarding, wrestling, bowling, and surfing. Out of all the sports, he likes wrestling more and even won a wrestling tournament that took place at Madison Square Garden.
- He is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog.
- Ethan and Grayson are twins but Ethan is 20 minutes older than Grayson.
- Ethan and Grayson established a charity, ‘Love From Sean,’ in 2020. The charity aids in research, treatments, and services for cancer patients and their families; the charity has raised more than $368,000 as of 2020.
- To raise money for the charity ‘Love From Sean,’ Ethan and Grayson released a 90-minute documentary about their father titled ‘Losing a Best Friend.’
- In 2019, Ethan and Grayson went to Paris Fashion Week as brand ambassadors for Louis Vuitton.
- Grayson has many tattoos on his body; he has a wing tattoo (a sign of his guardian angel), a full-moon tattoo, a mountain scenery tattoo, and a ‘Day n Nite’ tattoo on his right leg; he has ‘XXX’ tattooed on his right foot; his left leg is covered in tattoos; he has a letter ‘T’ tattooed on the left foot; there is grind written on the inner side of his lower lip; there is ‘Famiglia per sempre’ (Family Forever) tattooed on his body.