Who is DanTDM and why do my kids like him so much?April 5, 2016
So the main question parents have is who is he and why do my kids like him so much and these are questions that I asked myself a few months back. DanTDM is also known as the Diamond Minecart, which is the name of his popular youtube channel. His real name is Daniel Middleton and he has been running the popular Diamond Minecart channel since 2012, in fact, he has just passed the 10 million subscriber mark. He was born in 1991 and started his first youtube channel whilst at university however he has since left that one behind him to focus on The Diamond Minecart channel which has grown rapidly due to the popularity of Minecraft and his child-friendly personality.
Dan posts daily Minecraft videos on his channel and has recently started publishing videos for some more independent games. Dan’s Minecraft adventures vary but he bases most of them around his original characters which include DanTDM, Dr Treyaurus and Grim the skeleton dog. He has been voted Nickelodeon Kids Choice award top tipster for the last two years and has also been immortalised by toy company Jazwares as part of the Tube Heroes range.
DanTDM has been at Minecon and the Insomnia Gaming Festival the last few years and he takes the time out where he can to meet and greet his fans. He has also shared photos of meeting his fans when shopping and always seems happy to do that.