Lucas Alan Cruikshank (born August 29, 1993) is an American comedic actor. Living in Columbus, Nebraska, he created the character Fred Figglehorn, and the associated Fred series for his channel, on the video-sharing website YouTube. These videos are centered on Fred Figglehorn, a fictional 6-year-old who has a dysfunctional home life and 'anger management issues'. Cruikshank was raised in Columbus, Nebraska and attended Lakeview High School. He is the son of Molly Jeanne (nee Duffy) and Dave Alan Cruikshank. He is the middle of eight children (he has five sisters and two brothers). Cruikshank, while testing character ideas, created the Fred character in a Halloween video, and uploaded it to a YouTube channel that he had started with his two cousins.