Elliott Christopher Morgan (born February 22, 1987) is an American actor, writer, host, producer and YouTube personality. Morgan is best known for being a co-host of the YouTube channel, SourceFed. Morgan attended the University of Florida.
Morgan was born on February 22, 1987. Morgan attended the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, graduating in 2005, and the University of Florida, graduating in 2009 with his Bachelor of Science in Zoology. He was married in 2007 when he was 20 years old (proposing at 19) to his wife, Tiffany, whom he met at 14. Elliott announced on his podcast "Shooting Stars" that he and Tiffany had separated in September 2015 and have filed for divorce.
SourceFed years (2012–2014)
In 2011, YouTube began its funding of original channels, which began launching in 2012. One of these channels was SourceFed, which was created by YouTube celebrity Philip DeFranco, who also created the popular Philip DeFranco Show. DeFranco hired three hosts, Morgan being one of them, to write, produce, and present news videos that would be known as 20 Minutes or Less. The series would later be known as SourceFed, named after the channel. Morgan was hired after he came into casting and DeFranco "instantly fell in love" with him and SourceFed co-host Lee Newton. Around the channel's launch, Morgan began posting videos on his personal channel as well. SourceFed began airing other programs, such as One on One, which Morgan was a recurring host on. The channel grew, reaching 500,000 subscribers in August 2012. In June, Morgan obtained management representation with The Collective.Later in the year, Morgan joined DeFranco and SourceFed co-host Meg Turney, during the channel's live program, Election Night 2012 #PDSLive. Morgan also appeared in videos breaking down political parties and debates, as part of YouTube's "Election Hub".
In 2013, SourceFed channel and its live event during YouTube's Election Hub were nominated for a total of four Streamy Awards, winning the Audience Choice for Best Series. Morgan's podcast, The Morganism, launched on March 20, 2013, debuted at #23, and peaked at #10 on the U.S. iTunes charts.
On July 22, Morgan launched a new show on his personal channel, "Happy Hour", in which he broaches a topic stand-up comedy style all the while drinking a beverage "someone over the age of 21 would drink, or someone under the age of 2." In November, Morgan began a series of guest co-host appearances on the webseries Live from E!, one of which was replayed on TV on the E! Network on November 11, 2013.
On April 2, 2014, Elliott announced his resignation from the SourceFed channel on his Facebook fan page, writing, "This is one of the most difficult decisions I've ever made and certainly the most bittersweet. I absolutely love the people I work with, and I'm incredibly proud of the content we’ve created over the past two plus years, not to mention the amazing audience that has supported me." During his time on SourceFed, Morgan appeared on the popular Internet series The Annoying Orange as Special Agent Cheese, on the web series H.A.C.K.S. as Lucas, and on an episode of SoulPancake's The FlipSide as Ryan. Aside from appearing, producing, and writing several Internet series, Morgan also appeared in the television series, Marvin Marvin.
On April 11, 2014, Morgan appeared in his "final" video on the SourceFed channel, although on April 13, blooper footage of Morgan, along with co-hosts was uploaded. Since his departure, Morgan has continued his Happy Hour series. Beyond Happy Hour, however, Morgan is uncertain of what his future activities will include. On April 12, 2014, Morgan began hosting the newly launched Mashable Minute on Mashable's YouTube channel. The series is produced by Collective Digital Studio. Morgan's Mashable Minute videos appear on corresponding Mashable internet articles. Morgan later hosted Monumental, a second online series produced by CDS under Mashable's online catalogue.
As of 2015, Morgan hosts the weekly series, "Misconceptions", on the Mental Floss YouTube channel, as well as "The Study" on the SourceFed channel. In December, he performed in his first stand up comedy special entitled "Premature" which premiered on Vimeo On-Demand December 10 with SUPERGRAVITY Pictures producing. The well received hour long show touched on topics ranging from the creation of the world to goat sex. Elliott used this special to kick off his comedy tour while still making time to regularly update his personal YouTube channel and appear as a host on other channels.
As of 2016, Morgan is represented by Super Artists Agency.
On October 17 2016, Morgan published a video endorsing Gary Johnson for President in the 2016 election. This video was primarily a response to Casey Neistat's controversial video endorsing Hillary Clinton.