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He was an English Literature student at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ethan Edward Klein was born on June 24, 1985 in Ventura, California, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. His parents are Gary and Donna Klein, and he attended Buena High School. Ethan studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 2004 to 2009, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. His paternal grandfather was Leonard Katzman, the showrunner of the soap opera Dallas. He worked as a marketing executive in Israel.
Hila Klein (née Hakmon, Hebrew: הילה חכמון) was born on December 12, 1987 in Holon, Israel, to a Sephardic Jewish family. Her father is of Libyan-Jewish descent, whereas mother is of Turkish-Jewish descent. Hila served as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces for two years. During her military service, she met Ethan Klein in 2007 while he was visiting the Holocaust Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem at the time on his Birthright Israel trip. She then attended the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel, but did not complete her studies. Hila became a naturalized U.S. citizen in September 2019.
The Kleins registered the h3h3Productions YouTube channel on April 29, 2011. The primary format of videos uploaded to the channel involves the Kleins providing critique and commentary in reaction videos, consisting of clips of a source video intermixed with commentary and absurd sketches, a style which has been described as a cross between the works of comedy duo Tim & Eric and the television series Mystery Science Theater 3000.
After several years together, the couple married on October 12, 2012. During the early years of the channel, the couple lived together in Israel, in the Florentin neighborhood of Tel Aviv. In April 2015, the Kleins moved to the United States, first living in Los Angeles then moving to New York City in September 2015 and later back to Los Angeles in August 2016. They are secular Jews.
The channel has gained a reputation for critiquing internet trends and a range of online personalities, as well as several YouTube policies. On July 15, 2016, after winning a Hot 97 contest, Ethan met DJ Khaled and showed him a series of comedy videos. The pair have responded to several online controversies, many of which concern badly received prank videos posted to the site. The Kleins leased a short documentary on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling, which involves trading skins for real-world currency. The channel criticized several YouTubers for attempting to attract young viewers to their gambling websites.
In April 2016, Matt Hosseinzadeh, an American YouTuber who goes by "MattHossZone" and "Bold Guy", filed a civil action against the Kleins for copyright infringement. h3h3Productions made a reaction video to Hosseinzadeh's video "Bold Guy vs. Parkour Girl". Hosseinzadeh claims that he initially contacted the Kleins "to politely ask them to remove my content from their video", but that they refused. Hosseinzadeh's lawyer, Tim Bukher, claims that the video used more than 70% of his work "while contributing nothing substantive to it."
After a video on this was released by h3h3Productions the following month, fellow YouTube personality Philip DeFranco started a fundraiser on GoFundMe to help raise money for their legal fees, citing the need to protect fair use on YouTube. The fundraiser raised almost $170,000, receiving large donations from notable individuals including Fine Brothers, Markus "Notch" Persson, PewDiePie, Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, Justin Roiland, and Garry Newman. On May 26, 2016, Ethan and Hila announced that the funds raised will go into an escrow account called the "Fair Use Protection Account" (FUPA), overseen by Morrison & Lee LLP to be used to help people defend fair use. On June 27, 2016, Lee announced on Twitter that he had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
The H3 Podcast channel was registered by the Kleins on April 8, 2017, on which they upload recordings of their tri-weekly podcast.
Court filings from November 2016 state that Ethan and Hila Klein had new attorneys and were no longer represented by Morrison & Lee LLP. Later claims by both Ethan and Hila that the switch was due to among other reasons, "things not working out". They also discussed that the alleged fees charged by the new firm were US$54,146.57 for one month of work. There is currently no evidence that Morrison & Lee LLP had ever controlled the funds raised by H3h3Productions, and Morrison & Lee LLP has not confirmed the allegation. On March 17, 2017, the trial set for April 17, 2017 was adjourned in anticipation of ruling on summary judgment motions.
In 2017, Hila Klein founded her own clothing company named Teddy Fresh.
In May 2020, Ethan was dropped as a sponsor for Old Spice because of resurfaced footage of Ethan saying derogatory slurs in a 2017 interview.
Born in the USA, he moved to Israel with his wife Hila. They were forced back to the states, but would make their way back to Israel again. They welcomed a son named Theodore together in June 2019.
Currently, Ethan Klein is 37 years, 0 months and 2 days old. Ethan Klein will celebrate 38th birthday on a Saturday 24th of June 2023. Below we countdown to Ethan Klein upcoming birthday.