Shayne Topp

Shayne Topp
Born
Shayne Robert Topp

(1991-09-14) September 14, 1991 (age 30)
Alma mater Arizona State University (B.A.)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Internet personality
Years active 2006–present
Known for Smosh
So Random!
The Goldbergs
Height 5' 8"

Shayne Robert Topp (born September 14, 1991) is an American actor and comedian most known for his work on Smosh. He is also known for his roles as Shayne Zabo on Disney Channel's So Random!, and as Matt Bradley in ABC's The Goldbergs. He has been a member of Smosh since 2015, making his debut as the first referee of the Smosh Summer Games.

Early life

Shayne was born on September 14, 1991 in Florida, to Catherine Topp (née Person) and Robert Royal Topp,[2] a fighter pilot.[3] His grandfather, Wayne Topp, was also a fighter pilot.

As a military family, they moved a lot. Topp stated in the 55th episode of Smosh's podcast, SmoshCast, that, mostly, he was raised in Arizona, but also grew up in such states as Florida, Virginia, and California.

When Topp was 18 months old, he drowned in a swimming pool in his backyard and was clinically dead.[4] According to him, his mother heard someone say his name when she ran to find him. He was revived on site.[5]

Topp participated in an acting class with his friend (and fellow Smosh member) Noah Grossman, taught by the mother of Laura Marano.[6]

Career

Topp also has experience in theatre performances, starring in "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at Wonderworks Theatre Co. and "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" at Highland Lakes Theatre (as the title role).[7] Additionally, he has appeared in commercials.[7]

He went on to win the Jury Prize at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival for his performance in Dear Lemon Lima.[8] In 2012, he and his now fellow Smosh member Damien Haas, acted in the Disney Channel show, So Random!. He was also nominated for "Exciting New Face (Male)" at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards. Originally deciding to move away in 2015 due to a lack of work, he was convinced by Noah Grossman to audition for the cast of Smosh, for which he has remained a part of since 2015.[9][10] Smosh’s parent company Defy Media went bankrupt in late 2018, however Topp and the rest of the cast still continued to make videos; and in early 2019 it was announced that Smosh was purchased by Mythical Entertainment.

Since 2017, Topp has played recurring character Matt Bradley, a best friend of main character Barry Goldberg (Troy Gentile) on ABC's The Goldbergs.

In 2019, Topp graduated from Arizona State University's online campus with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a degree that he'd been pursuing since 2009. A surprise dedication and mock graduation ceremony was held by the Smosh crew and was uploaded to Smosh Pit in December 2019.[11]

In July of 2021, Topp broke his right ankle, to which he commented “putting my healing factor to the test.” This is Topp’s first broken bone that had been reported.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Moonpie John Paul
2008 iCarly Philip Brownley Episode: "iMight Switch Schools"
2009 Dear Lemon Lima Philip Georgey
2010 Eli Stone Young Nathan Stone Pilot
2011 Love Bites Ian Episode: Too Much Information
All Kids Count Corey
2012 Fred: The Show Steve Episode: Expired Cow
So Random! Shayne Zabo Recurring role
Hi, Lillian Dylan Short
2013 The Violation Oscar Heim Short film; re-released in 2016 as part of the collection Boys on Film 14
First Rick Short
Sam & Cat Vance Anderson Episode: "#StuckInABox"
What's Next for Sarah? Chad Episode 2
2015 Switched at Birth Taylor Halsted Episode: I Lock the Door Upon Myself
A Sort of Homecoming Dylan Conti
Henry Danger Dennis Episode: Captain Jerk
Astrid Clover Cop with Taser Episode: Photo Fads
2015-present Smosh Himself / various Main Cast Member
2016 Ghostmates Adult film actor Cameo (uncredited)
2017-present The Goldbergs Matt Bradley Recurring [12]
2019 Schooled Episode: Dr. Barry

Awards and nominations

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 Role in Dear Lemon Lima Los Angeles Film Festival (Jury Prize) - Outstanding Performance Won
2010 Role in Dear Lemon Lima Method Fest - Best Ensemble Cast Won
2014 Role in Dear Lemon Lima Young Hollywood Awards - New Exciting Face (Male) Nominated

References

  1. ^ Podcast Courtney Hits Different - SmoshCast #55. SmoshCast. March 20, 2020. Archived from the original on March 28, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2021 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Topp, Shayne [@supershayne] (August 9, 2016). "I am Shayne Topp, son of Robert Topp, listener of the Spinning Tops, fan of Top Gun, collector of Topp's baseball cards, eater of Top Ramen-" (Tweet). Retrieved August 24, 2021 – via Twitter.[verification needed]
  3. ^ "Instagram post by the subject of the article". Instagram.com. November 11, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.[verification needed]
  4. ^ HOW SHAYNE DIED (The Show w/ No Name). Smosh Pit. November 1, 2016. Archived from the original on September 1, 2021. Retrieved September 11, 2021 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ Topp, Shayne (October 29, 2019). "Damien Is Not A Psychic - Smoshcast #36". Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  6. ^ Pit, Smosh (2016). "Put it in my mouth: century egg w/ Laura Marano". YouTube.
  7. ^ a b Topp, Shayne. "Shayne R Topp: Résumé". Casting Networks, Inc. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  8. ^ Han, Angie (February 13, 2011). "'Dear Lemon Lima' Trailer". www.slashfilm.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  9. ^ Spangler, Todd (October 4, 2016). "'Smosh' New Comedy Shows Lead Defy Media's Fall Slate of Original Series". Variety. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Hamedy, Saba (April 16, 2017). "How two high school friends built a YouTube empire". Mashable. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  11. ^ Surprising Shayne with a Graduation Ceremony (he cries). Smosh Pit. December 5, 2019. Archived from the original on June 9, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2021 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ BWW News Desk (November 1, 2017). "Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Today, November 1, 2017". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017.

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