Born Ian Dickinson, he is the younger brother of makeup artist and internet phenomenon James Charles. His brother's fame helped him reach more than 1 million followers on his Instagram account ianjd12.
He played basketball for Bethlehem High School, wearing the number 3.
Upon visiting his brother in California, he was featured in a couple of James' YouTube videos called "LITTLE BROTHER DOES MY MAKEUP!" and "LITTLE BROTHER DOES MY MAKEUP!"
He grew up in Bethlehem, New York. He and his mom visited James in California for the first time ever in July of 2017.
His brother had Maddie Ziegler on his channel to do her makeup.