Over the last few years, Andrew Bachelor, better known as King Bach, has quickly parlayed from one of the most influential names on the internet to being an in-demand actor, producer, and content creator. His comedy has spawned national catchphrases, captured a global audience, and has launched him into the entertainment industry as a bonafide “one to watch”.
Bachelor has starred in the films Fifty Shades of Black (2016), Meet the Blacks (2016), The Babysitter (2017), and Where’s the Money (2017), and will appear in the upcoming films When We First Met (2018) and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018). Additional television credits include Dead House (2017), which he created, directed and executive produced, Easy (2016), Resident Advisors (2015), Black Jesus (2014), The Mindy Project (2012), and Angie Tribeca (2016).
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and raised in the U.S., he graduated from Florida State University with a degree in business in 2010. While attending FSU, he was a high-jump star athlete, consistently ranking among the top fifteen high-jumpers in the NCAA. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue one of his greatest passions, a career as an actor. He took acting classes at the New York Film Academy in LA, and Bachelor established his own production company, Bach Enterprises, where he produced, directed, and performed in several projects including the short film Agent Steele (2012). In a few short years, he rose to be one of the most-followed people on Vine with 15 million subscribers and over 5 billion total views. His other social media channels also flourished, with tens of millions following his content.
In 2003, Bachelor founded The RuJohn Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide the necessary tools for education to rural and inner-city schools throughout Jamaica and the United States. The foundation also organizes annual youth-focused financial literary workshops, sports camps led by professional athletes, and acting workshops led by successful actors and entertainers.
Bachelor has been named one of the “top influencers” by both Forbes and Time, and in 2015 he received the Streamy Award for Viner of the Year. The following year, he won the Shorty Award for Viner of the Year, and in 2017 he was nominated for the Streamy Award for Storyteller of the Year. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most-followed account on Vine.