YouTube star Markiplier, whose real name is Mark Fischbach, has signed with big-time Hollywood talent agency WME, Variety reports. He’s one of YouTube’s biggest stars, amassing more than 15 million subscribers to his channel, which has generated more than 6 billion views so far.
He told Variety that he hopes to break into acting and music, which is presumably part of the reason why he signed with WME, whose clients include A-list actors and musicians. “I want to push myself into music and acting–more traditional media stuff,” he said.
WME is one of the biggest and best-known talent agencies in the world. Some of its clients include Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, JJ Abrams, Michael Bay, Quentin Tarantino, The Eagles, 50 Cent, Foo Fighters, and Eminem.
The talent agency purchased the UFC earlier this year for a reported $4 billion.
According to Variety, Fischbach was studying to become a biomedical engineer before he made the decision to make YouTube videos full-time.