Pioneer of the popular video blogging, AKA vlogging, format who served as the executive vice president of video at BuzzFeed. He also works as a composer, humorist, and public speaker.
He was the recipient of a 2002 Webby Award for Best Personal Website after he sent out an online birthday invitation to 17 close friends. The invitation went viral, accumulating millions of hits and a ton of traffic toward his personal website.
He created a program called the show with zefrank which launched on March 17, 2006 and ended exactly a year later, following that show with another in 2012 called A show with zefrank.
He married Jody Brandt in 2003 and has a sister who worked as a painter.
His early video blogging inspired other popular vloggers including Philip DeFranco and Wheezy Waiter.