|Real Name||Jordan Maron|
Jordan Maron (also known as CaptainSparklez) is a gameplay commentator and parodist on Youtube. He quickly gained fame with his commentary on Minecraft videos. Sparklez also posts gameplay of other games such as Happy Wheels, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal, TF2 and Call of Duty, often playing in co-op with some of his friends.
CaptainSparklez is famous for his Minecraft song parodies. These parodies are all sung by fellow YouTuber TryHardNinja. His channel holds the record for the top 3 most viewed Minecraft videos with his parodies Revenge, Fallen Kingdom, TNT and Minecraft Style.
Jordan occasionally posts videos with his friends Adam Montoya (Seananners), Mark Rabon (AllShamNoWow) and Nick Fenton(NFENvids). He is also the fourth most subscribed gaming commentator on YouTube, the first being PewDiePie, the second being the Yogscast, and third being Tobygames. (Not counting Machinima).
Jordan has (as of December 2012) parodied four popular songs. In music videos Jordan is always accompanied by fellow YouTuber and friend, "TryHardNinja", who provides the lead vocals in all of the parody videos. All of the parodies published by Maron have gone viral to different degrees. As of January 20, 2013:
- TNT a parody of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite," has earned 55 million views.
- Revenge, a parody of Usher's "DJ's Got Us Fallin' In Love Again," has earned 85 million views.
- Fallen Kingdom, parodying Coldplay's "Viva La Vida," has earned 47 million views.
- Minecraft Style, a parody of Korean Pop artist PSY's single, "Gangnam Style," was the most watched Gangnam style parody with 43 million views, up until its removal.
- Minecraft Style, CaptainSparklez's fourth Minecraft parody, has been removed from Youtube twice.
- Maron originally maintained a channel called ProsDONTtalkSHIT, which he later closed after making his move to Minecraft videos on his CaptainSparklez channel. The first channel has since been closed.
- Sometime in 2014-2015, many of his major parodies (TNT, Revenge, Minecraft Style) have been made private, and require an account to sign in to watch. They can still be watched/listened to on other channels.