Mark Rober

YouTube Star

Birthday March 11, 1980

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Los Angeles, CA

Age 44 years old

#977 Most Popular


Former mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for nine years where he worked on the Curiosity Rover. He gained additional fame online with YouTube videos such as "SKIN A WATERMELON party trick," a video which accumulated close to 40 million views in just three months.

Before Fame

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2004. He later attended the University of Southern California to earn his Master's in Mechanical Engineering.


His first viral YouTube video was his "iPad2 Halloween Costume- Gaping hole in torso" video. The video led him to founding a Halloween costume company called Digital Dudz, which he then sold to a British company that makes Morphsuits. In 2021, he won a Streamy Award in the science and engineering category. 

Family Life

His wife recommended he put his iPad torso Halloween costume on YouTube. He has a son.

Associated With

He and fellow YouTuber Lindsay Ellis both received master's degrees from the University of Southern California.


Mark Rober Interview - Streamys 2019