|Birth Day:||May 31, 1992|
|Birth Place:||Toronto, Canada|
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Besides playing video games, he grew up playing sports like hockey as well as electric and acoustic guitar.
Fong was born on 31 May 1992 and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Fong is of Asian descent, his mother being Korean, and father Chinese. Fong graduated from Richmond Hill High School and studied economics in college, but he later dropped out in his second year to focus on his YouTube channel as a full-time commitment. Fong claimed that his parents were initially concerned that he was neglecting his studies in favor of producing content for his YouTube channel, admitting that "Even though there's a lot of potential for somebody starting a YouTube channel it's obviously not a guaranteed path.".
Fong created the VanossGaming channel on YouTube on September 15, 2011. The name "Vanoss" comes from VANOS, a variable valve timing system produced by German automobile company BMW; Fong's father used the alias "vanoss62" (which referred to the S62 engine used in the E39 generation BMW M5) on the PlayStation 3, which his son later adopted for his own.
On April 30, 2015, Fong announced on Twitter that he had signed with Jetpak, a multi-channel network founded by Adam Montoya and Tom Cassell.
On November 26, 2015, Fong announced that he was releasing a new logo for the VanossGaming brand. He released the logo later that day along with limited edition merchandise released the day after. The logo was a white minimalistic design of an owl on a black background. There is also a diagonal cut through the design, creating a black letter "V". The owl design represented the owl mask on Fong's character model in Grand Theft Auto Online.
In January 2015, Fong began to receive mainstream media attention as he approached 11 million subscribers and a ranking within the top 25 most subscribed channels on YouTube, with commentators identifying him as a central figure in the growing video game commentary subculture. Speaking at the time, he suggested that his success could be credited to the fact that "Viewers really like the authentic type of content from regular people just playing games because they can relate to that". In March 2015, he appeared on the "YouTube Gaming Evolution" panel at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts, alongside collaborators I Am Wildcat, Lui Calibre, and Mini Ladd.
On July 25, 2015, Fong announced that he had been working on a game called Dead Realm for "the last six or seven months" as a creative director, alongside collaborators David Neagle (Daithi De Nogla), Brain Handby (The Terroriser), Craig "Mini Ladd" Thompson, and Tom "Syndicate". It was released via Steam as an early release on July 30, 2015.
On November 2, 2016, Fong, Adam Montoya and Scott Robinson, announced that a computer-animated series of videos entitled Paranormal Action Squad starring the three and written by Michael Rowe would air on YouTube Red, beginning on November 24.
On August 25, 2017, Fong released a remix of "U-Rite" by hip-hop group They under the name Rynx. Fong released his debut single "Want You" featuring Miranda Glory on December 12, 2017 under his record label, Avant Garden.
On April 18, 2018, Fong released the official music video for "Want You". On June 27, he released the music video for his second single "I'm Alright" featuring Jimi Ono.
On November 16, 2018, he released a remix of the Gallant song “Doesn’t Matter.” On December 19, 2018, he and Jaykode released a remix of the Sasha Sloan song “Normal.”
On January 16, 2019, he released his third single “Hold On” featuring Drew Love.
On March 8, 2019. He released a remix of the Olivia O'Brien song, “Love Myself.” And on May 3, 2019, he released a remix of “Contra La Pared” by Jamaican singer Sean Paul and Colombian singer J Balvin.
His fourth single “Read my Mind” featuring Mainland was released on May 22, 2019. His fifth single, “Club Poor”, with Tiny Meat Gang, was released on July 10, 2019.
His sixth single "All For You" featuring Kiesza was released on July 31, 2019. On September 17, 2019, he announced on his Instagram account that he is going to be releasing his debut project, In Pieces, in October. On the same day, he announced that he would be going on tour in October and November 2019 in the United States and Canada, and possibly releasing merchandise in the tour. On October 15, Rynx stated on Twitter that "He was ruining his health" and that he wanted his set to be the best for his tour for his fans. He also stated he wanted "to feel something while on the stage that'll make it all worth it." On November 5, he announced on YouTube that his tour was delayed (except the San Francisco trip) until February.
Currently, Evan Fong is 30 years, 6 months and 4 days old. Evan Fong will celebrate 31st birthday on a Wednesday 31st of May 2023.
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