David Julian Dobrik (born July 23, 1996) is a Slovak-American YouTube personality known for being the de facto leader of the popular YouTube ensemble The Vlog Squad. He started his career on Vine before creating his own YouTube channel towards the end of 2014. His vlog-type videos often feature his friends and fellow Viners such as Liza Koshy, Alex Ernst, Gabbie Hanna, and Jason Nash. His main channel has since reached over 12 million subscribers.
In 2013, Dobrik uploaded his first vine. He collaborated on vines with other popular viners such as Liza Koshy, The Gabbie Show, Jason Nash, and Zane & Heath. Before starting his own YouTube channel, Dobrik was part of the YouTube group, Second Class. By the end of that channel in 2015, Dobrik and company had gained over 18,000 subscribers. The end of Second Class came not long after Dobrik set up his personal YouTube channel, David Dobrik. Since its inception, videos on this channel have been comedy vlogs based on real-life situations and semi-scripted bits, featuring many of his former vine collaborators. In August 2016, Dobrik created his second channel, David Dobrik Too, where he posts blooper reels and challenge videos.
Dobrik gained fans in recent years due to his high energy videos that he posted three days a week (now two days a week). In 2017, Dobrik won Vlogger of the Year at the Ninth Annual Shorty Awards. In 2018, Dobrik won First Person at the 2018 Streamy Awards while The Vlog Squad won Best Ensemble Cast under the name “David’s Vlog”. Dobrik was named one of the “10 Social Media Personalities Making the Most Noise” for 2018 by PAPER Magazine alongside Bretman Rock, Trisha Paytas and Jaboukie Young-White among others. He has a podcast titled ‘VIEWS’ with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash with occasional features from Joe Vulpis and Natalie Mariduena. In September 2018, Dobrik created his third channel, Views Podcast, where he posts the video podcast of Views.