14 year old Lucas Cruikshank plays Fred, a 6-year-old with anger management issues and an alcoholic mom who’s not supposed to be using her video camera, to post videos. Fred’s high pitched voice and manic action is achieved when Cruickshank speeds up the video in the editing.
UPDATE (December 2008): Fred has received more than 500 million video views and is the #1 most subscribed to channel on YouTube.
Kids absolutely love Fred… parents, not so much.
Fred is so big that he’s been co-opted by Zip-it Mobile to create commercials for their product in character which you can check out here. Also take a look at his YouTube channel.