Zachary King (born February 4, 1990) is an American Vine star, filmmaker and YouTube personality based in Los Angeles. He is most known for his “magic vines” – six-second videos digitally edited to look as if he is doing magic. He calls his videos “digital sleight of hand”. He began posting videos on YouTube in 2008 and in 2013 he started posting videos to Vine.
King won the Hewlett-Packard commercial contest in 2010 and got a trip to the red carpet at the London Film Festival. In 2013, he won YouTube’s NextUp Creators contest. King and his wife Rachel Holm competed in the 28th season of American reality game show The Amazing Race. They were eliminated during the ninth leg of the race being placed sixth in the overall standings.
In 2011, he posted a video titled Jedi Kittens on YouTube that he produced with a college friend. The video showed two cats fighting with lightsabers. The video gained over a million views in three days and went on to have over 14 million views. A sequel of the video titled Jedi Kittens Strike Back gained over 17 million views. A third part of the video, Jedi Kittens with Force was posted in 2014. King’s official YouTube channel is FinalCutKing.
He was named by YouTube as one of the 25 most promising young film-makers in America in May 2013. As part of its Next Up Creators contest, YouTube awarded King $35,000 as well as a trip to New York City for a four-day YouTube Creator Camp. His submission to the contest was titled Contest Entry Gone Wrong. In the video, he appeared to dodge an assault by airstrikes and ground fire as he pleaded his case to be selected for the YouTube award.