Daniel Hardcastle, also known online as Nerdcubed (Nerd3), is an English YouTuber. He is famous for his ‘Nerd³ Plays’ series and other funny gaming videos that he produces on his channel OfficialNerdCubed. Originally renowned for his Minecraft webcomics, Hardcastle initially started out on YouTube as a generic YouTuber. 

Today, he has emerged as one of the top comic gamers on the social site. Additionally, he maintains the YouTube channels OfficiallyNerdCubed and OfficialNerdCubedLive, both of which have experienced significant growth in popularity. The creator of YouTube content is a multifaceted individual in every sense. 

He loves to publish gameplay videos and also likes to share his personal life tales with his viewers. Hardcastle is constantly up to something interesting and entertaining because he sincerely loves his fans. He is married to social media influencer Rebecca Maughan and is the son of well-known YouTuber Steve Hardcastle.

Short Facts

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 33 Years
  • Spouse/Ex-: Rebecca Maughan
  • Father: Steve Hardcastle
  • Mother: Andreina
  • Siblings: Hannah Aka Banana

Rise to Stardom

Webcomics about Minecraft were Daniel Hardcastle’s introduction to YouTube. The characters in these comics were created by the author from screenshots of the Minecraft video game. Although the comic book series was never finished, it is still downloadable on Hardcastle’s official website.

The gamer started posting gameplay videos to his gaming channel, “OfficialNerdCubed,” on March 20, 2011. Soon after, he received funding from Machinima to create the “13 Ways to Die” television series. The success of the show eventually increased Hardcastle’s and his channel’s notoriety.

He started his OfficiallyNerdCubed YouTube channel in March 2012. Toy videos and ordinary vlogs are the main types of content that will be published on this channel. The channel has everything for toy lovers, from captivating games to toy unboxings and reviews. It also offers entertaining vlogs that are worth watching.

InTheLittleCubed is a Minecraft game series that Hardcastle and Martyn started working on together in January 2013. This then developed into the competition series Little Vs Cubed, which later developed into a new series named Little And Cubed.

In order to distribute Nerd3 Twitch live streams, Hardcastle started a personal channel called OfficialNerdCubedLive on November 30, 2017. In terms of the YouTuber’s fame, his primary channel currently has over 1.2 billion views and over 2.6 million subscribers (as of September 2018). 

Over 437k people subscribe to his secondary channel, OfficiallyNerdCubed. More than 72k people subscribe to Hardcastle’s third channel, OfficialNerdCubedLive.

Personal Life

Andreina and Steve Hardcastle welcomed Daniel into the world on March 23, 1989, in England. His father is a well-known YouTuber who runs the officialdadcubed channel. His sister Hannah is well-known on social media with the handle Banana3 (BananaCubed). Every summer, Hardcastle used to work at a camp for children.

Since 2016, Hardcastle has been wed to YouTuber Rebecca Maughan. Pizza and pasta are two of his favorite foods. He loves Disney’s “Frozen” a lot. In his videos, Daniel Hardcastle frequently employs sarcasm. 

His favorite video games of all time are GTA 5, Portal, Portal 2, Just Cause 2, Just Cause 3, and Shadow of the Colossus, and he detests mobile games. “Fuck Yeah, Video Games: The Life And Extra Lives Of A Professional Nerd” is the title of the book he recently published.

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Author Profile

Linda Bradley
Linda Bradley
Formerly a senior accountant with a business degree, Linda now manages to generate story ideas; planning, assigning, and editing content for our website.


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