You know when someone tells you they have a million dollar idea...and you’re all like, “That sounds amazing!” but you’re really rolling your eyes and thinking, “Good luck, buddy!” Those ideas aren’t even half as weird as the one Dane Boedigheimer came up with in 2009. And yet, this North Dakota–raised, L.A.-based actor/writer/filmmaker is the mind behind one of the most successful channels on YouTube.
Since launching the first Annoying Orange video, Daneboe has scored a TV series, video game, a line of toys, T-shirts, costumes and more than two billion (!) views on YouTube. So how did he have the guts to dedicate his life to creating an irritating, talking orange? He explains.