MatPat Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Matthew Robert Patrick (born November 15, 1986), better known by his screen name MatPat, is an American Internet personality and the creator and narrator of the YouTube web series Game Theory. MatPat is also the creator and narrator of Game Theory spinoffs Film Theory and Food Theory. Game Theory centers on topics such as the logic, scientific accuracy, and lore of various video games and the gaming industry. Film Theory and Food Theory focus on cinema/internet filmography and food franchises respectively.

In 2015, Patrick created one of YouTube’s first live gaming channels, GTLive, and in 2016, he created the YouTube Premium series MatPat’s Game Lab. As of February 2021, he has over 34 million subscribers and over 7 billion views total across his four channels.


Matthew Patrick
BornMatthew Robert Patrick

(1986-11-15) November 15, 1986 (age 36)

Alma materDuke University (BA)
OccupationInternet celebrity, digital analytics strategist, consultant and influencer
Years active2006–present

Stephanie Cordato

(m. )

YouTube information
  • The Game Theorists
  • The Film Theorists
  • The Food Theorists
  • GTLive
Years active2011–present
Subscribers16.3 million
Total views3.64 billion
NetworkLong Haul Management Clients & Partners/ Studio 71
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg100,000 subscribers2013, 2015, 2020
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg1,000,000 subscribers2013, 2015, 2017, 2020
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg10,000,000 subscribers2018, 2021

Last updated: November 14, 2022


Early life

Matthew Robert Patrick was born on November 15, 1986, in Medina County, Ohio. Growing up, Patrick took an interest in fine arts, especially musical theatre. He was valedictorian of his high school, and attended Duke University on an academic scholarship, where he studied psychology and theater. He graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.


Patrick first created a YouTube account under the name “MatthewPatrick13” in 2009. He uploaded numerous videos of his performances and auditions for musical theatre.

After graduation, Patrick moved to New York City to pursue an acting career, but after two years of near-total unemployment, he uploaded the promotional trailer for Game Theory, inspired by the YouTube series Extra Credits episode “Tangential Learning”. He uploaded the first episode of Game Theory on April 18, 2011, with the goal of creating “gaming’s tangential learning experience” to show his abilities to companies that might watch his channel. Example topics covered on Game Theory include Nintendo characters, Minecraft, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Call of Duty, Pokémon, and Petscop. He occasionally uploaded videos commenting on the gaming market, as well as on other matters that he deemed noteworthy. He gained subscribers and his videos were being posted on the front pages of sites such as ScrewAttack and GameTrailers.

The Game Theorists reached one million subscribers on December 17, 2013, and 10 million in July 2018. As of March 2022, The Game Theorists has 16.2 million subscribers and over 3.61 billion views.

On May 12, 2015, Patrick created a second channel called The Film Theorists where he debuted his second show, Film Theory. The first video was uploaded on June 2, 2015. Film Theory follows the same format as Game Theory, but focuses on films and the film industry instead of gaming. The Film Theorists reached one million subscribers a month after the channel’s debut. As of March 2022, The Film Theorists has 11.3 million subscribers and over 2 billion views.

Personal life

Patrick is married to Stephanie Patrick (née Cordato), whom he met while studying at Duke University. The two became close after creating a Legend of Zelda parody called The Epic of Stew. They were married on May 19, 2012. Their son Oliver was born in 2018, and the family currently divides their time between living in California and North Carolina.

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Net Worth


The Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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