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Ryan Higa - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Ryan Higa is an American YouTube star, comedian and aactor.

He became famous after uploading comedic content on YouTube.


Ryan Higa partnered with a friend named Sean Fujiyoshi to create lip-syncing videos and post them on YouTube.

He started the channel named nigahiga in July 2006, where then he uploads comedic videos, skits, and rants. At first, they uploaded videos, but due to copyright, the videos were removed.

In August 2009, the YouTuber uploaded a short film about ninjas named Ninja Melk. He also worked together with Wong Fu Productions to create another short film named Agents of Secret Stuff.

The film included guest appearances from other YouTubers, such as Smosh, D-Trix, and KassemG.

Ryan also created a second YouTube channel where he uploaded behind the scenes, gaming, and podcasts in 2009.

In 2012, the Gemini man built a production company named Ryan Higa Production Company (RHPC).

In 2016, along with other YouTubers including David Choi, Justin Chon, and Philip Wang, he created a parody K-pop band named Boys Generally Asian.

Their debut song named Dong Saya Dae was viewed with more than 16 million views and reached #2 on iTunes.

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  • Full name: Ryan Higa
  • Stage name: Ryan Higa
  • Nickname: Ryan
  • Born: June 6, 1990, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: YouTube Star, Comedian, Actor
  • Education: Waiakea High School
  • Hobbies: Making videos and humor
  • Facebook: @higatv
  • Twitter: @TheRealRyanHiga
  • Instagram: @notryanhiga
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: nigahiga

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 69 kg (152 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: Wendell Higa
  • Mother: Luci Higa
  • Brother: Kyle Higa
  • Sister: –

Girlfriend & Dating History

Tarynn Nago

Ryan Higa and Tarynn Nago dated from 2006 to 2010. She used to appear in a number of Ryan’s skits on his YouTube channel when they were dating.

The details of their breakup is unknown.

Andrea Thi

Andrea Thi and Ryan allegedly dated starting in 2010, but it only lasted a year.

Further details of their relationship is not known to the public.

Arden Cho

Ryan and actress, Arden Cho, began dating in 2015. They broke up around 2020 because they have not been seen together since then.

The details of their breakup is unknown.

Net Worth

Ryan has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He mainly earns from her career as an actor and YouTube star.


His channel can make approximately $76.2K thousand yearly.


  • Ryan is of Okinawan ancestry.
  • The YouTuber is diagnosed with ADHD.
  • When he was a kid, Ryan competed in judo and has a black belt rank.
  • In high school, he focused on wrestling.
  • He was in a romantic relationship with a girl named Tarynn Nago from 2004 to 2009.
  • After graduating from high school in 2008, the YouTuber attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to study nuclear medicine.
  • Yet, he later dropped out to pursue a career in social media.
  • In April 2015, he released an app called TeeHee as a community hub.
  • Along with Kyle Schroeder and Kathleen Hahn, he co-founded an energy drink named Ninja Melk.
  • The app he created was shut down in April 2017.
  • In the same year, Ryan published a book titled Ryan Higa’s How to Write Good.
  • In 2017, he said he would quit YouTube, but it turned out only an April fool.
  • To promote his energy drink, Ryan uploaded a stop-motion video in 2019.
  • Many fans shipped him with an actress in his short film named Arden Cho.
  • In 2019, he finally announced to date the actress.
  • The couple broke up a year later.
  • Rumors spread that Ryan cheated on her, especially after Arden made cryptic messages on her Instagram story.
  • Yet, Ryan clarified that he didn’t cheat on her and the break up was a mutual agreement.
  • In 2020, Ryan endorsed Andrew Yang for a presidential nomination from the Democrat party.
  • His ideal type is…

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  • Finding ‘Ohana (2021), as Ryan
  • Tell Me How I Die Scratch (2016), as Scratch
  • Agents of Secret Stuff Aden (2010), as Aden
  • Ninja Melk (2009), as Ryan / Master Ching Ching / Lapchung Also director and writer
  • Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure (2008), as Ryan

TV Shows 

  • Supah Ninjas (Nickelodeon | 2010), as DJ Elephant Head

Web Series

  • Single By 30 (YouTube | 2016), as Trevor
  • YouTubers React (YouTube | 2013), as himself
  • The Book Club (2012), as YouTube Ninja
  • I Heart Vampires (Take180 | 2010), as Corbin’s Friend

Music Video Appearances 

  • Dong Saya Dae –– BgA (2016)


“Fake news and rumors thrive online because few verify what’s real and always bias towards content that reinforces their own biases.”

“Success is liking yourself and what you do because if you like yourself, you are happy with who you are and how you live and what you do.”

“I try to use my influence and empower my community to always question the status quo – whether it relates to broader policy issues or YouTube gossip.”

Pics of Ryan Higa

1. The photo is one of the scenes on his show

Ryan Higa - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. Imagine having lunch with the YouTuber!

Ryan Higa - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. The clear blue sky can be an awesome background

Ryan Higa - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. Ryan has put his passion and dedication into his works

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5. The YouTuber wears a jeans shirt

Internet Star - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Ryan Higa has built his career on social media in such a long time. With his creativity, he has gained a huge following around the world.