CrankGamePlays 'Ethan Nestor' Bio, Age, Birthday, Girlfriend, Instagram, Net Worth, Pronouns, Height, Wikipedia, Twitter, Tattoos

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ Biography: Age, Birthday, Girlfriend, Instagram, Net Worth, Pronouns, Height, Wikipedia, Twitter, Tattoo

November 28, 2021 0 Posted By Abigail Anderson


Ethan Mark Nestor-Darling (born 24 October 1996), better known online as CrankGameplays, is an American video game commentator, vlogger and is one of Markiplier‘s former video editors.

CrankGamePlays Ethan Nestor is one of the most gifted online producers, YouTubers, entertainers, and former editors for Markiplier.

He is also popular as one of the now inoperative Unus Annus channel hosts, along with Mark.

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ is also known for having an easy-going and gentle personality, which gained the nickname of “Soft Boi.”

CrankGamePlays: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Ethan Mark Nestor-Darling
Stage Name: CrankGamePlays
Born: October 24, 1996 (age 27 years old)
Place of Birth: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
Nationality: American
Parents: Mark Nestor, Annie Darling
Children: N/A
Height: 1.73 m
Siblings: Andrew Nestor
Wife • Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: Mika Midgett (ex.)
Occupation: YouTuber • Vlogger
Net Worth: US$250,000

Early Life

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on October 24, 1996, to Mark Nestor and Annie Darling.

His father took the name ‘Ethan‘ from Mission Impossible‘s protagonist, Ethan Hunt, after seeing the movie for the first time.

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ has a severe peanut allergy; as a result, he carries epinephrine autoinjectors (EpiPens) with him in case of an emergency.

Around the seventh grade, he was diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and occasionally uses prescription medication.

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ is also mildly dyslexic and has expressed difficulty with reading and memorizing extensively written information. Since his schooling days, he would solve Rubik’s cubes to help him stay focused.

Since his youth, he admired cinema and acting as he would often make home videos with his older half-brother, Andrew Nestor.

He was a dedicated gymnast for almost ten years. However, after his grades started to decline, CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ decided to put gymnastics on hold and instead focus on his potential YouTube career, expressing that he could not afford to be fully devoted to both pursuits.


CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ attended Cape Elizabeth High School in his hometown, where he graduated in 2015. After that, he took a year break and moved to Portland to focus on his YouTube channel.

After graduating from Cape Elizabeth High School in 2015, CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ decided to take one year off schooling and move to Portland, Maine, to focus on his YouTube career, noting that he would have gone back to his studies if he did not succeed.

At one point, he considered applying to Full Sail University in Florida to study acting and filmmaking but ultimately decided against it and stuck to making videos.


CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ trained as a gymnast for ten years, but he gave up concentrating on his YouTube channel. While living in Portland with his father, he had a job as a waiter at “Salvage BBQ” restaurant, where he was eventually promoted to manager position.

After taking an interest in YouTube, CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ had decided to make his debut video on August 29, 2012, around 2 am EDT, which he posted the following day to his original CrankGameplays channel. His father(Mark Nestor), from whom he got his middle name, is a graphic designer who also made his first CrankGameplays logo and video intro.

His first channel, Crankgameplays, was created on 30th August 2012. Dirty Mic and the Boys-Happy Wheels Gameplay Numero Uno was the first video he and Andrew Harrington posted playing Happy wheels.

His second channel was, CrankyVlogs, created on 10th May 2013, to vlog about his daily life and personal interests. However, he stopped posting as he felt the quality was wanting.

In December 2015, he launched his current channel and renamed it. So please subscribe to my NEW Channel! Which is his most famous and successful channel to date. In this channel, he re-uploaded some of his older content. He has also recently started a new channel, CrankyVODs, where he uploads unedited VODs from his Twitch channel.

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ met Mark, the YouTuber at Markiplier, and friends PAX East in 2004, where they did a back tuck, earning him the nickname Backflip Dude. He later became one of his editors until March 8, 2018.

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ was also featured in YouTube Rewind 2016 and 2017 as a part of Mark’s group.

On 13th November 2019, Mark and Nestor created Unus Annus, a new channel in which they uploaded one video daily for a year. After one year, they held a heartbreaking 12-hour live stream. At the end of the broadcast, they deleted the channel, along with all of its videos. Their final request was for no one to re-upload any of Unus Annus videos without their permission.

In April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, their workflow was affected, being limited to making videos pretty much at home.

On 28th January 2021, CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ went on a month-long break due to his mental health issues while also distancing himself from social media.

While on reprieve, CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ consulted a mental health professional and used his free time to relocate to a new home. On March 1, 2021, he returned to announce his upcoming tour under a working title, ‘I Have to Do This Show,’ scheduled to debut on November 21, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois.

On March 9, 2021, in collaboration with Hyper RPG, Ethan hosted a live event on his Twitch channel dubbed “Five Nights at Hyper,” which was inspired by the video game Five Nights at Freddy’s. In it, Ethan portrayed a security guard attempting to survive at his job for five nights while managing a haunted estate and warding off ghosts through his office’s security feed with the help of his Twitch audience.

On September 24, 2021, in response to the overwhelmingly supportive response, CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ announced that the show was changed from a one-day performance to an entire tour, with the show in Chicago being the first of thirty-five tours across the United States and Canada, leaving overseas touring as a possibility in the future if the first one does good enough.

Social Media

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ is engaged in social media platforms. Nestor is active on social media platforms like Twitter (ethan@crankgamesplays), Instagram (@Ethanmarknestoryourecute), Twitch, and YouTube channels.

He has amassed more than 1.2 million followers on his Twitter account and 1 million followers on his Instagram account. In addition, he has gathered more than 2.07 million subscribers on his main YouTube channel and 129k subscribers on his second YouTube channel. Ethan has also amassed 522k followers on his Twitch account.

Personal Life

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ once had a girlfriend who was Mika Midgett. They had dated for two years before ending it in August 2020 on friendly terms.

Since starting his online career, CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ has become celebrated for his philanthropy, occasionally collaborating alongside other online personalities. He has raised over 874,000 USD during his charity live streams for various non-profit organizations, primarily through Tiltify’s fundraisers.

These campaigns include AbleGamers, Karaoke for Koalas (aimed at combating the effects of 2019–2020 bushfires on Australia’s wildlife), Hope From Home (United Way’s COVID-19 relief), Thankmas 2020 (Red Nose Day’s charity to combat child poverty, and Trans Lifeline via Unified for Pride 2021.

Net Worth

CrankGamePlays ‘Ethan Nestor’ has an estimated net worth of around US$250,000. He accumulated his wealth from his career as a YouTuber, video game commentator, and vlogger.

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