Who Is Dr. DisRespect?
Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, popularly known by the alias Dr. DisRespect, is an American video-game streamer.
Dr. DisRespect has enjoyed tremendous online popularity since 2010. He had accumulated over 4 million followers on Twitch before he was banned from the platform in June 2020.
More recently, Dr. DisRespect is best known for his exceptional videogaming skills. He has played multiple battle royale video games, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, H1Z1, Apex Legends, Black Ops 4: Blackout, Fortnite, and Call of Duty.
As of 2021, Dr. DisRespect’s YouTube channel had garnered 3.59 million subscribers and over 255 million total lifetime views. The YouTuber has also earned handsomely from his various internet endeavors. His current net worth stands at $4 million.
|Full Name:||Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV|
|Popular Name:||Dr. DisRespect|
|Birth Date:||March 10, 1982|
|Birth Place:||Encinitas, California, United States|
|Education:||Willow Glen High School and California State University – Pomona|
|Marital Status:||Married to a woman known by the online alias Mrs. Assassin|
|Net Worth:||USD 4 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Online Gaming, Online Streaming, Endorsement Deals, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||6′ 8″ (2.3 m)|
|Weight:||95 kg; In pounds: 209 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Herschel Beahm IV was born on March 10, 1982, in Encinitas, California, United States. Not much is known about his parents or immediate family.
Beahm graduated from California State Polytechnic University – Pomona in 2005. He played NCAA Division II basketball while in college.
Herschel Beahm began his career in video gaming shortly after graduating from college. He posted his first video on January 11, 2010. The video was a gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Over the next couple of months, Beahm appeared in several videos for the gaming channel, Machinima, Inc. However, he took a 5-year break from YouTube in late 2011.
On March 16, 2011, before going inactive from YouTube, Herschel Beahm joined Sledgehammer Games as community manager. He rose through the ranks to become a level fashion designer. During his stint as Sledgehammer Games designer, Beahm was able to create several multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It’s also around this time that he joined Twitch, formerly known as Justin.tv.
In 2015, Herschel Beahm quit Sledgehammer so he could focus on video streaming. Beahm’s Twitch channel gained considerable attention after he began posting videos of him playing battle royale games, including H1Z1, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
On January 10, 2019, Beahm signed to Creative Artists Agency as a client. And in March, 2020, he signed a multi-year deal with Twitch. However, Beahm’s Twitch account was suspended on June 26, 2020 for gross violation of the company’s terms of service. A statement from the streaming platform read, “As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community”. Twitch did not divulge the reasons for banning Beahm from its platform.
Following his suspension from Twitch, Herschel Beahm moved his streaming career fully on YouTube. He currently enjoys over 2.5 million subscribers as well as more than 255 million total lifetime views on YouTube.
Awards and Honors
Dr. DisRespect has received several prestigious awards. Examples include 1 Game Award and 2 eSports Industry Awards
Dr. DisRespect’s Net Worth
Dr. DisRespect has enjoyed a fairly successful online video gaming and video game streaming career. He has also earned millions from his various video game streaming gigs, mainly in the form of ad revenue, streaming donations & subscriptions, and merchandise sales. As of 2023, Dr. DisRespect had a net worth of $4 million.
Although much of his wealth comes from video game streaming, Dr. DisRespect also earns from sponsorship deals. Beahm has signed lucrative endorsement deals with renowned brands like ASUS, Gillette, Game Fuel, and Roccat.
Besides video game streaming and endorsement earnings, Dr. DisRespect also potentially earns from book royalties. DisRespect has since authored his personal memoir, titled “Violence. Speed. Momentum.”
Lessons from Dr. DisRespect
1. Job satisfaction outweighs salary considerations
It’s safe to imagine that Dr. DisRespect was earning handsomely as a Sledgehammer Games designer. However, he still quit his designer job so he could focus on video game streaming, where he found true satisfaction.
2. Family comes first
In December 2017, Dr. DisRespect took a 2-month break from his professional endeavors so he could focus on his relationship. This was after admitting to cheating on his wife.
3. Strive to be different
Dr. DisRespect has successfully distinguished himself from fellow video game streamers. He’s known for his iconic mustache, which he named “The Poisonous Ethiopian Caterpillar” or “The Slick Daddy.” Dr. DisRespect is also known for donning sunglasses, black mullet wig, a black or red long-sleeved shirt, and a black or red tactical vest.
Famous Quotes by Dr. DisRespect
• Certain individuals you don’t attack. You run from.
• I really don’t like to talk about my financial situation live on stream.
• I’ve always wanted a movie where the bad guy came out on top. It would shock the world.
• Mainstream media can be controlled, right. Because messaging from mainstream comes from that particular news outlet or whatever. Then you have the top people driving that messaging, and then that’s what it is, right? Social media can really stir up a higher level of panic. If you think about it, it’s not controlled.
• One of the things I pride myself on is that I don’t cuss. It’s extremely rare, but when I do it kind of adds to the character.
Dr. DisRespect is an accomplished video game streamer known for his eccentric dress code. DisRespect enjoyed initial success on Twitch before moving to YouTube. He has amassed a $4 million net worth from his various streaming gigs.