Part chef and part visual effects artist, he is a full-time YouTube phenomenon who gained fame for recreating food from TV and movies. His sometimes yummy, sometimes disgusting dishes have helped his Binging with Babish channel rack up more than 3 million subscribers.
He graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Production in 2009. In 2010, he began working at Switch FX Inc. as a digital effects artist.
The first dish he recreated for his channel was the "Traeger burger" created by Rob Lowe's character in NBC's Parks & Recreation.
He was born in Rochester, New York to Annie and Douglas Rea, and raised alongside his older brother David. He took up cooking as a hobby to honor his late mother who taught him how to cook when he was young. He also has a nephew named Christopher who has appeared in his videos.
One of his top videos became a recreation of a burger from Bob's Burgers, a FOX animated series that stars H Jon Benjamin as the eponymous Bob.