Thomas Sanders is an American-based singer, actor, scriptwriter, and internet personality. He came to fame through Vine and YouTube in 2013. In 2017, after the Vine shutdown, he continued releasing videos across various social media sites. Thomas generally creates long videos on YouTube and simultaneously posts shorter videos in the Vine style to Instagram, TikTok, Tumblr, and Twitter. His content consists of pranks, comedy sketches, singing, civil rights activism, and stories.
Thomas became popular on the Vine from his series Narrating People’s Lives and Storytime for the “Disney Pranks with friends”; on YouTube for the Sanders Sides. He has won one Streamy Award and two Shorty Awards for best Viner and YouTube comedian. In addition, he has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Viner.” Thomas has received three Golden Apple Awards from the Gainesville Community Playhouse; one is for his cast in “Hot Mikado” (2007), another one for “The Producers” (2010), and the last one for “Anything Goes” (2011).
In 2013, Thomas released one EP; in 2016 one album and several singles since 2017 till date. He started his career in musical theatre in his hometown in Florida when he was a teenager, and Thomas has performed since 2006 in Gainesville (Florida), Orlando, and many more.
In 2017, Thomas made a guest appearance on the show Bizaardvark on the Disney Channel and co-hosted a special episode show Walk the Prank alongside David Lopez of Disney XD.
Thomas Sanders Early Life:
Thomas was born on 24th April 1989. He was raised in Gainesville, Florida, and currently resides there. His ancestors on his mother’s side belonged to Ireland.
Thomas took his first steps towards singing and acting in middle school; he sang in several choruses and appeared in several school plays. During his high-school days, Thomas started doing his initial roles in musical plays. Later, he combined his university studies with community theater by joining the Gainesville Community Playhouse (from 2006 to 2015). Further, after graduating in 2011, Thomas started working as a manufacturing engineer at a pharmaceutical development company (Alachua) during the day. He did a job in the theater during the night. This routine was until Thomas became successful on Vine, and he left the job to focus on Vine and theater.
Thomas Sanders Family Background:
Thomas’s father is a teacher, and further information about his parents is still unavailable in the media. He grew up with three brothers named Christian, Patrick, and Shea.
Thomas is 2 years older than Shae and eight years younger than Christian and Patrick.
Thomas Sanders Education:
Thomas attended Kanapaha Middle School and then F. W. Buchholz High School, located in Gainesville. He then enrolled at the University of Florida for his further studies, and in 2011, Thomas graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering.
Thomas Sanders Physical stats:
Thomas stands 5ft 8in tall and weighs 60kg. He has brown silky short hair and attractive dark brown eyes. His distinctive features include his deep voice and charming personality. His smile, fair complexion, and amazing smile all add to his handsome personality.
Thomas’s sexuality is gay; in June 2017, he publicly came out as gay though he never committed to this.
Thomas Sanders Birth Signs:
Thomas was born on Monday, and he is currently 33 years old. According to his birthdate, he falls under the Taurus zodiac sign. Taurus is practical, well-grounded, stable, intelligent, dependable, hardworking, dedicated, stubborn, conservative, etc.
Thomas Sanders Net worth:
Thomas’s net worth is approximately $3 million. He is a successful social media influencer, actor, and singer.
Thomas Sanders Relationship Status:
Thomas is currently single, and any past relationship has not been found.
Thomas Sanders Career:
On 14th April 2013, Thomas made his debut on Vine as “Foster Dawg,” which he named after his first dog. Later, he relaunched his channel and named it “Thomas Sanders.” In October 2013, his channel reached 1 million followers on Vine. His biggest success on Vine was Storytime, where he used to narrate the People’s Lives series. Thomas approached random strangers, comically narrated their everyday activities, and showed their reactions. Other Vine series he is popular for include Disney Pranks with Friends, Misleading Compliments, Shoutout Sunday, and Pokémon Pranks. Till April 2015, his Vine account gathered more than 5 million followers, making Thomas the 17th most followed Viner during that period.
At the end of 2016, when Twitter announced Vine closing, Thomas also announced that until the app’s last day, he would continue making Vines. Further, on 17th January 2017, when the Vine app was closed, he reached 8.3 million followers. Later, he released his Vines as short videos, known as the Sanders Shorts, on his Instagram; he has followers in millions over there too.
On 24th February 2015, Thomas appeared as a guest on The View, a talk show, in a section featuring Vine stars. During the show, he was interviewed about his popularity on Vine. In addition, one of Thomas Vines was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He has collaborated with Viners, including Vincent Marcus, Amymarie Gaertner, and Brandon Calvillo. Further, Thomas has also been featured in cameos and appearances from popular personalities like Sean Bean, Stacy London, Nicolle Wallace, Nick Pitera, Brizzy Voices, Tara Strong, Gabbie Hanna, E. G. Daily, Dan and Phil, Jim Cummings, Adam Pascal.
On 15th March 2009, Thomas opened his official YouTube account. After gaining popularity through Vine, he started posting more frequently through YouTube. In 2015, Thomas had his first YouTube collaborations consisting of games, challenges, and pranks. Until 2014, Thomas’s subscriber count grew at a lower rate, and he earned around 80,000 subscribers at the end of that year. Later, his subscriber growth accelerated; by April 2015, Thoams had 200,000 subscribers and above 700,000 subscribers at the end of 2015. Currently, he has around 3.74 million subscribers.
On 29th October 2018, Thomas debuted a second YouTube channel, “Thomas Sanders & Friends,” This channel https://www.youtube.com/c/tsandfriends currently has around 387K subscribers.
Since 19th October 2016, Thomas has run a YouTube web series titled Sanders Sides, co-written along with Joan S. He discusses personal or observational issues with four main characters. Sanders Sides consists of 2 seasons, and season 1 has 17 episodes released from 19th October 2016 to 19th July 2017. Season 2 began on 1st September 2017, with 13 episodes as of May 2020. The series is usually all portrayed by Thomas himself, and the series has also featured appearances of guest stars like Butch Hartman and Lilly Singh. The series also consists of animated sequences, and the characters become a cartoon. The Sanders Sides can be described as “physical-mental projections” of Thomas’ mind and represent different aspects of his personality. Each episode is started as an ordinary vlog about a certain topic, and later Thomas takes the series to a comedic, including more dramatic elements.
Along with Thomas’s Internet-based career, he has worked in musical theater for productions at the Gainesville Community Playhouse, including Hot Mikado in 2007, Singin’ in the Rain in 2009, The Producers in 2010, Anything Goes in 2011, Into the Woods in 2014, and Les Misérables in 2014. In addition, Thomas did his first professional theater work in 2015, starring as J.D. in Heathers: The Musical in a production performed in Orlando. He went on the stage musical tour from 8th August to 2nd September 2016, titled Ultimate Storytime. He wrote the tour and songs composed by Jacob Fjeldheim, based on his Vine series Narrating People’s Lives. The tour was performed in 17 cities in the USA and Canada. In 2019, Thomas was cast as the understudy for The Beast in Beauty and the Beast.
Thomas has always considered himself a bass singer and has sung primarily on Youtube and Vine. His songs have a wide variety of genres, but his personal preference is jazz music. He has musically collaborated with Jon Cozart, Dodie, Ben J. Pierce, HallAdam Pascal, Deedee Magno, and AJ Rafael. On 21st December 2013, Thomas released his first EP, Merry Christmas, on Bandcamp. In 2016, he released the soundtrack of his Ultimate Storytime stage musical, recorded alongside his co-stars. On 22nd July 2017, he released on YouTube a new original song, “The Things We Used to Share,” inspired by real-life events. Further, in 2018 more singles were released.
Thomas Sanders Social Appearance:
Thomas has a massive fan following on all his social media profiles. On Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, he has around 3.5M, 2.7M, and 742K followers. Further, on Youtube, his channel “Thomas Sanders” has around 3.74M subscribers. On all profiles, Thomas has a vast collection of pictures and videos, which includes unique costumes, contents, poses, etc.
Thomas Sanders is a multitalented born star; Over the years, with his hard work and creative mind, he has achieved huge success. He has used his talents and passion together, and today he is one of the popular names in the social media world. Our best wishes are always with him.