|A.K.A.||Dr. DisRespect, Guy Beahm|
|Is||Internet personality Video blogger|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||10 March 1982, USA|
Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV (born March 10, 1982), commonly known by his online alias Dr Disrespect, is an American internet personality and former Twitch streamer.
Beahm has accumulated more than four million followers on the platform and is most known for playing battle royale video games, such as H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Black Ops 4: Blackout and Apex Legends. His streams are known for having a high production value. Beahm‘s estimated net worth is about $3.5 million.
On June 26, 2020, Beahm was banned from Twitch for unexplained reasons and his channel was removed from the site. Sources have reported that the ban is permanent.
Career and personal life
Beahm graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2005, where he played NCAA Division II basketball.
Beahm's first video was posted on January 11, 2010, showing gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. He was featured in multiple videos for the gaming channel Machinima, mostly playing Call of Duty. Beahm went inactive from YouTube in late 2011 and did not release any content for nearly five years.
On March 16, 2011, Beahm was appointed as the community manager of Sledgehammer Games. He was promoted to level designer and helped create many of the multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Beahm joined Justin.tv (now Twitch) while he was working at Sledgehammer. He quit Sledgehammer in 2015 to focus on a full-time streaming career.
Beahm gained a following from playing battle royale games, starting with H1Z1 before switching to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and then moving on to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In December 2017, he took a two-month hiatus from streaming to tend to his relationship with his wife, after having admitted to being unfaithful to her. Beahm and his wife have a daughter. He returned on February 5, 2018, with a total peak of 388,000 concurrent viewers, just shy of beating Tyler1's record of 410,000. His popularity has led to sponsorship deals with Gillette, ASUS, Razer and G Fuel.
According to Beahm, on September 11, 2018, an unknown person shot at his house with a BB gun and hit an upstairs window. This was reportedly the second time that someone shot at his house. On January 10, 2019, Creative Artists Agency signed Beahm as a client.
Beahm is regarded as an entertainer in the streaming industry, rather than a "professional gamer". ESPN describes him as "a WWE character in the competitive gaming world", and has himself said "I created a character who plays multiplayer video games, and he's considered the most dominating gaming specimen."
When playing as the Dr Disrespect character, Beahm wears a black mullet wig, sunglasses, a red or black long-sleeved athletic moisture-wicking shirt, and a red or black tactical vest. One of his most notable catchphrases is "I'm on top of the mountain, and I'm only halfway up!", and his motto is "Violence. Speed. Momentum". He sports a mustache he has named "Slick Daddy" aka "The Poisonous Ethiopian Caterpillar".
Banned from E3 2019
On June 11, 2019, Beahm's Dr Disrespect channel was suspended as he was IRL streaming ("in real life") while attending the 2019 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California. Beahm's cameraman followed him into a public restroom (he re-entered the bathroom on two different occasions, with filming still going on) at the venue in violation of Twitch's privacy rules and privacy laws in the California Penal Code. In addition, E3 organizer Entertainment Software Association revoked Beahm's E3 pass, banning him from the event. Twitch reinstated the Dr Disrespect channel on June 25.
Musician Jimmy Wong compiled a series of clips in which Beahm caricatures Chinese accents and language and accused him of racism on this basis. In response, Beahm claimed that some of his best friends are Asian and called the criticism "laughable".
Awards and nominations
|2017||Esports Industry Awards||Streamer of the Year||Won|
|2017||The Game Awards||Trending Gamer||Won|
|2019||Esports Industry Awards||Streamer of the Year||Won|