Best of Zach King Magic Compilation: Zachary Michael King (born February 4, 1990) is an American internet personality, filmmaker, and illusionist based in Los Angeles. He is most known for his “magic vines”, which are six-second videos digitally edited to look as if he is doing magic. He calls his videos “Best of Zach King Magic Compilation”. He began posting videos on YouTube in 2008 and in 2013 he started posting videos to Vine. King posted his first video to TikTok in 2016, and has since accumulated over 45 million followers, making him the third most-followed individual on the platform.

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. In 2015, 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.

Biography

Nakazato was born and raised in Myogi, Mt. Akina and at the age of 7 began recording videos with his home camera. He later graduated from Biola University with a Cinema and Arts Major in December 2012 He’s also a street racer who drives a GT-R (R32).

Early life and education

King was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He is of half Chinese descent from his paternal side, one quarter Austrian and one quarter Nicaraguan descent from his maternal side. King made his first film when he was seven using a home video camera. When he was fourteen, he purchased video equipment including a Mac computer, cameras as well as a tripod and started making and editing videos. He graduated from Biola University with a Cinema and Media Arts Major in December 2012.

Career

King started his website, FinalCutKing.com in 2008, to offer training and tips about using the editing software Final Cut Pro as he was unable to find tutorials for the software on the Internet. At the same time, he started using his YouTube channel to give tutorials for visual effects using the Software.

After gaining an audience for his website, he began selling training seminars and used the money to pay for his college. He participated as a contestant on an episode of Viral Video like “Best of Zach King Magic Compilation” Showdown that aired on Syfy in 2012. In December 2019, King baffled the internet with a video of himself apparently flying on a broomstick. The video was viewed over 2.1 billion times on TikTok in 4 days.

YouTube

King receiving his Golden Poop Award

In 2019, he posted a video titled Best of Zach King Magic Compilation 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 18 million views. A sequel of the video titled Best of Zach King Magic Strike Back gained over 27 million views. A third part of the video, Jedi Kittens – The Force Awakens was posted in 2013, which has gained over 28 million views. 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 Best of Zach King Magic Compilation. 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. As of September, 2020, he has 8.29 million subscribers and 769 million views within 336 videos.

Best of Zach King Magic Compilation Vines

King made his account on Vine on September 9, 2013, when he saw that many of his friends had an account on the social media website. After creating an account on Vine, he decided to create one Vine each day for the next thirty days. After the success of his first few Vines, he decided to continue with creating and posting new Vines.

He appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on January 29, 2014, and made several Vines with the crew of the show. As of 2014, King creates Vine videos for a living and works out of his garage. In an interview with The Independent, he said that he would want to direct feature films, preferably action-adventure movies, in the future.

King has been featured in multiple media outlets for his Vines. Chez Pazienza wrote about King that “this guy’s stuff is pure magic (or at least the work of some very clever editing.)” Mashable’s Laura Vitto wrote of his work, “Vine star and filmmaker Zach King may not perform magic in the traditional sense, but his expertly-edited six-second videos could put David Blaine to shame.”

Writing for Complex magazine, J. Duaine Hahn wrote that “While people have hit Vine stardom for skits, or splicing together commentary with popular YouTube videos, King has gone the extra mile to use his six seconds to create magic, or the closest thing you can get to it with on a smartphone.”

In an interview, Zach said that producing a Vine usually takes upwards of 24 hours, with three to four hours of filming.

TikTok

King posted his first video to TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, on February 28, 2016 which was him escaping a jail cell. His video caption was “Best of Zach King Magic Compilation” He has amassed a following of 44.7 million followers on the popular app, making him the third most followed user on TikTok.

Zach King also posted the most viewed TikTok on December 9, 2019. The video was of him riding a broomstick, where he later shows he was actually using a mirror. The caption of the video was “Best of Zach King Magic”

Personal life

King and his wife, Rachel Holm, married in 2014. In 2016, they competed together on the Amazing Race 28 and placed 6th. As of 2017, they lived in the community of Rossmoor, an unincorporated community in Orange County, California. King and his wife have two sons, one of whom is adopted.

Filmography

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Zootopia Muzzled Wolf Voice only

Awards and honors

  • 2009 – First Place London Film Festival for HP advertisement
  • 2009 – Critic’s Choice Award at Bridgestone Tires’s Safety Scholars Teen Driver Video Contest.
  • 2010 – First place London Film Festival: Heartbrand Ad
  • 2010 – Bridgestone Safety Scholar Winner
  • 2012 – Vidcon Golden Poop Award
  • 2013 – YouTube’s NextUp Creators Contest

Subscriber Milestones

  • 1 million subscribers: September 20, 2016
  • 2 million subscribers: September 30, 2017
  • 3 million subscribers: September 12, 2018
  • 4 million subscribers: July 23, 2019
  • 5 million subscribers: November 18, 2019
  • 6 million subscribers: March 11, 2020
  • 7 million subscribers: May 17, 2020

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