Chester See on YouTube Fame & Playing a ‘Likable Idiot’ in Rock of Ages

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 “I never had dreams of being on Broadway, but when I got the call for Rock of Ages, it became one. It’s such an honor to be part of this world—I’m taken aback by the whole experience.” Current Role: A stage debut as sex-crazed rock god Stacee Jaxx in the final Broadway cast of the ‘80s jukebox hit Rock of Ages. View Comments “When I realized I’d be shirtless onstage, I did some serious boot camp and a strict diet…but the New York pizza! I’m hoping I don’t slip into the ‘Fat Stacee’ version, like ‘Fat Elvis,’ by the end of my run.” “In high school, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I listened to ‘N Sync. What CD did I have in my car? ‘No Strings Attached.’ But now when I go to karaoke, I can’t wait to sing ‘Wanted Dead or Alive.’ I got this one!” “I was making 30 bucks a month when I started putting videos on YouTube, and that increased as I grew a fanbase. It’s so great, I get to create content, showcase my songs and make a good living just from doing videos.” “When I was 16 I was working at Chevys and a guy went, ‘Can I get some more chips…Chester?’ I knew he was making fun of my name. So I changed my tag and used my middle name, Lionel. The next day, somebody made fun of Lionel. My parents didn’t give me any options!”center_img Related Shows “Stacee Jaxx is like Joey Tribbiani meets Russell Brand. He’s a likable idiot that doesn’t know he’s a jerk.” Stage & Screen Cred: After majoring in theater at UCLA, See hosted the Disney Channel’s Disney 365 (and even did some Broadway reporting!). He found internet fame posting videos of his songs and sketches on YouTube—he has more than 1.5 million subscribers to date. Rock of Ages Hometown: Fairfield, CA Age: 31 (“And I’ve reached the point where I feel OK saying that!”)last_img

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