The YouTube personality known as CaptainSparklez was born Jordan Maron in 1992 in Los Angeles, California. Maron grew up in the Santa Barbara area of the state, and after graduating from high school he initially attended the University of Santa Barbara as an engineering major. After dropping out of college in his sophomore year, Jordan turned to his fascination with Minecraft and began using YouTube as a video outlet to share his passion.
At first, when Jordan began, his focus was on the game Call of Duty, but by 2010 he had adopted the channel CaptainSparklez and transitioned his content to focus almost exclusively on Minecraft. CaptainSparklez quickly became well known for his music videos, which are often parodies of popular music set to a Minecraft-theme. The most popular video crafted so far has been “Minecraft Style,” based on PSY’s “Gangnam Style”; the video rose to millions of hits in a mater of days and has since been referenced by gaming articles in such notable publications as Huffington Post, NBC, and The Daily Telegraph.
By 2011, not only was his YouTube channel was a full-time job, but he had launched his own mobile gaming company, XREAL; the company recently released the game Fortress Fury. CaptainSparklez, aka Jordan Maron also recently started a new channel, Maron Music, through which he will release original materials and help promote up and coming musicians.