IShowSpeed is an American YouTuber, streamer, musician and internet personality. He is known for his variety livestreams in which he primarily plays video games including Roblox, Fortnite, and FIFA. Watkins is noted for his oftentimes shocking behavior on live streams which has helped him gain a strong following while also placing him at the center of numerous controversies. In 2022, IShowSpeed was named Breakout Streamer of the Year at the 12th Streamy Awards.

Birth Name

Darren Watkins Jr.


IShowSpeed, Speed


YouTuber, Content Creator, Singer, Rapper


Rap, Hip Hop







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

IShowSpeed was born on the 21st of January 2005, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.


He’s currently 18 years old.

Sun Sign




He has African-American ancestry.





His educational qualifications are unknown.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

IShowSpeed has dated –

In 2021, IShowSpeed featured his girlfriend on social media.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 1.75 m


  • In Kilograms – 61 kg
  • In Pounds – 134 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 10.5 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Speed became known as Speed who has gained popularity for the NBA 2K gameplays and tutorials he posts to his iShowSpeed YouTube channel. His videos have earned him over 15 million subscribers on the platform. One of his most popular YouTube videos is titled I MADE A HOMEMADE ZEN AND USED IT ON MY POSTSCORER IN NBA2K21! THIS RUBBERBAND METHOD TUTORIAL.

Singing Debut

In August 2021, Watkins released his first single, Dooty Booty, on his YouTube channel. Following its upload, the song quickly became popular on YouTube and other social media sites such as TikTok. In November 2021, Watkins released a single titled Shake, which sampled Ready or Not by Fugees. The song’s accompanying music video received over 160 million views on YouTube. In June 2022, he released a song called Ronaldo (Sewey), following his newfound admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo.

IShowSpeed Net worth

IShowSpeed has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About IShowSpeed

  • Speed was born into an African-American household in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He was raised alongside two siblings, a brother, and a sister.
  • On March 22, 2016, he started his YouTube channel titled IShowSpeed. On December 21, 2017, the earliest post that IShowSpeed uploaded to his channel. It was titled {2k18} {First Video}.
  • The Content creator widely known for the NBA 2K gameplays and tutorials he posts to his iShowSpeed YouTube channel. His videos have earned him over 15 million subscribers on the platform.
  • In 2021, after his fanbase began posting clips on TikTok of his often-violent behavior during live streams towards games, players, and his camera, which gained popularity and became memes.
  • He posted a TikTok video of himself getting a Lionel Messi tattoo which received over 75 million views.
  • On June 4, 2021, the earliest post that IShowSpeed uploaded to his Instagram account.
  • In July 2022, some of the most-watched videos on his YouTube channel were IShowSpeed – Shake (Official Music Video), IShowSpeed – Bounce That A$$ (Official Music Video), and IShowSpeed – God is Good (Official Music Video).
  • Aside from his main channel, he also has 2 other popular YouTube channels, Speedy Boykins and Live Speedy.
  • He had been banned from Roblox in the past.
  • In November 2022, he released a single titled World Cup under Warner Records in honor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • In December 2022, IShowSpeed won the Streamy Award in the Breakout Streamer category during the 12th Streamy Awards.


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