Markiplier has one rescue dog, a Golden Retriever named Chica he adopted in November 2015. Chica is eight years old, as of 2023.
On May 19, 2016, Mark arranged for Chica to be spayed. A few days later, she bounced back from the surgery.
In September 2022, Chica got an infection and suffered from heatstroke, which led to rumors she had passed away, but she recovered. Chica appeared with Markiplier as an NPC in AFK Arena, a action card mobile game.
Henry, a Golden Retriever mix, is the cherished canine companion of Amy Nelson. Adopted in June 2018, Henry’s journey to domestic bliss wasn’t straightforward; he was once a stray dog navigating the streets of Thailand. Eventually, he was rescued by Thai Street Paws Rescue and transported to the United States. Though his early experiences made him initially wary of humans, Henry gradually grew more comfortable and sociable. These days, he is frequently spotted in the backdrop of Mark’s video content, where he is often seen engaging in playful antics with Chica.
June 28, 1989 (34)
Mark Fischbach aka Markiplier is an American YouTuber and podcast host recognized for his Let’s Play videos, comedy sketches, and philanthropic initiatives. He is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, and later began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio. Markiplier is currently based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-founder of clothing company Cloak with fellow YouTuber Jacksepticeye.
His early success began when he partnered with Wade Barnes, better known as LordMinion777, in 2012, which resulted in entertaining Let’s Play videos that cemented their footprints in the industry. Markiplier’s engagement with Barnes burgeoned into ‘Drunk Minecraft,’ a humorous series that capitalized on their combined comedic charm. In 2014, he partnered with SeaNanners (Adam Montoya) and Jacksepticeye (Seán McLoughlin) on collaborative Let’s Play videos, significantly broadening his reach. The trios’ hilarious banter and charismatic chemistry were a recipe for viewer delight. In 2015, he joined forces with Ethan Nestor-Darling, known as CrankGameplays, to form the comedic duo ‘Unus Annus,’ a channel centered around the pair completing a variety of challenges and tasks, deleted after a year as intended. His cinematic collaboration with PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) in the YouTube Red series ‘Scare PewDiePie’ in 2016 was a pivotal moment in his career.
Collaboration has been a significant aspect of Markiplier’s career, enriching his content and broadening his reach. He has worked with PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg), Jacksepticeye (Seán McLoughlin), and Game Grumps (Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan), among others. His partnerships have also transcended the realm of gaming, evident through projects with Rhett & Link, Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), the Fine Brothers (Benny Fine and Rafi Fine), and Rosanna Pansino. He also made an appearance on the late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” demonstrating his versatility and reach beyond the confines of his YouTube channel.
Markiplier’s captivating presence has drawn not just millions of subscribers but also numerous recognition over the years. In 2016, he was named in Time Magazine’s list of ‘The World’s 100 Most Influential People,’ testament to his powerful impact in the gaming and entertainment industry. The same year, his excellence in online entertainment was further validated when he and his ‘Unus Annus’ co-creator Ethan Nestor-Darling won the Streamy Award for Best Gaming Creator. He also received the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Celebrity of the Year award in 2018, underscoring his substantial charitable contributions. Markiplier continued his winning streak when he bagged the Streamy Award for Best Editing in 2020 for ‘Unus Annus’, a project that not only entertained viewers but also carried the profound message of life’s impermanence.