Dr DisRespect: The evolution of….
Dr DisRespect is the Twitch handle of Guy Beahm, who is known for his streams of H1Z1 and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. He is known for his over-the-top arrogant and competitive character, as well as his high production quality of streaming.
Guy Beahm first created his Dr DisRespect persona in early 2010. Beahm says the creation of the character started purely through ‘changing his gamertag.’ The Dr DisRespect YouTube channel was created on January 5th 2010, with his first video, posted on January 11th the same year, showing gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. He featured in multiple videos for the gaming channel Machinima, mostly playing Call of Duty. On November 4th, 2011, YouTube channel DavidSilverberg made a video about the character, gaining over 380,000 views. Beahm went inactive from YouTube in late 2011 and did not release any content for nearly five years.
The Twitch channel of Guy Beahm, Dr DisRespectLIVE, was created on March 21st 2016. His popularity grew mostly through him playing the ‘Battle Royale’ games H1Z1 and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. He became widely known for his personality during gameplay – being deliberately arrogant and cocky, calling himself ‘an award winning international champion in the online gaming community.’ He refers to his subscribers as members of ‘The Slick Daddy Club.’ As of April 2019 the channel has over 3.3 million followers.
Guy Beahm was a former multiplayer level designer for Call of Duty. Despite his brash online personality, Guy Beahm as a reputation for being an extremely friendly and approachable person face to face. On July 16th, 2017, a clip of him talking to a fan who said he was contemplating suicide was posted to YouTube, gaining over 486,000 views. The clip was later posted to /r/videos on November 1st, 2017, where it gained over 42,000 upvotes. He claims he “really has a 38-inch vertical, and can do 360-degree dunks,” facts he also weaves into his online persona. On November 11th, 2017, he was profiled by ESPN. On the 15th December 2017, Beahm streamed a short 2 minute segment in which he admitted to being ‘unfaithful’ to his wife, and declared that he was “going to take time off to focus on my family.” The clip was uploaded to r/LivestreamFails where it received over 31k upvotes and over 9000 comments in 24 hours.
On February 4th, 2018, Dr. Disrespect tweeted a video promoting his return to Twitch on February 5th. Within 24 hours, the video accumulated upwards of 15,000 likes and 3,000 retweets.