Caspar Richard George Lee was born on 24 April 1994 in London but raised in Knysna and Durban, South Africa where he attended Crawford College, La Lucia. From the age of six, Lee was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. He is a British-South African YouTube personality, vlogger, actor and entrepreneur.
Lee started his YouTube channel ‘dicasp’ in 2011, and later renamed it to simply ‘Caspar’. As of November 2017, Lee’s main YouTube channel has over 7.5 million subscribers and over 850 million video views, and is the 243rd most subscribed channel on the website; his second channel “morecaspar” has nearly 2 million subscribers and over 116 million video views.
Caspar was part of the ‘YouTube Boyband’ that raised money in 2014 for Comic Relief and was featured in The Guardian. He was named by Yahoo! News as one of “12 Web-savvy entrepreneurs to watch” in December 2013. In 2014 he starred, along with a number of other YouTubers, in the Style Haul series The Crew, described by teen website Sugarscape.com as “the male version of Loose Women, but a bit less pervy”. He featured in a 2014 episode of the American television series Web Therapy. And Lee has over 5.6 million followers on Twitter and over 3.6 million on Instagram, as of November 2017.
Lee was nominated for the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for the “UK’s Favourite Vlogger”.