|Born||Herschel Beahm IV|
March 10, 1982
|Education||California State Polytechnic University, Pomona|
|Height||2.03 m (6ft 8in)|
|Also known as||Dr DisRespect, (the) Doc, (the) Two-Time back to back 1993 1994 blockbuster video game champion, 6 Foot 8 Great|
(May 12, 2021)
|Total views||247 million|
(May 12, 2021)
|Catchphrase(s)||Violence. Speed. Momentum.|
Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV, commonly known by his online alias Dr DisRespect, is an American Internet celebrity, current YouTube streamer, and former Twitch streamer. Beahm had accumulated more than four million followers on Twitch and is best known for playing battle royale video games, such as H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Black Ops 4: Blackout, Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends and Fortnite.
On June 26, 2020, Beahm was banned from Twitch for unexplained reasons and his channel was removed from the site. Sources have reported that the ban is permanent. He returned to streaming on August 7, 2020, on YouTube with a total peak of more than 510,000 concurrent viewers.
Beahm graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2005, where he played NCAA Division II basketball.
Beahm's first video was posted on January 11, 2010, showing gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. He was featured in multiple videos for the gaming channel Machinima, mostly playing Call of Duty. Beahm went inactive from YouTube in late 2011 and did not release any content for nearly five years.
On March 16, 2011, Beahm was appointed as the community manager of Sledgehammer Games. He was promoted to level designer and helped create many of the multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Beahm joined Justin.tv (now Twitch) while he was working at Sledgehammer. He quit Sledgehammer in 2015 to focus on a full-time streaming career.
Beahm gained a following from playing battle royale games, starting with H1Z1 before switching to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and then moving on to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In December 2017, he took a two-month hiatus from streaming to tend to his relationship with his wife, after having admitted to being unfaithful to her. Beahm and his wife have a daughter. He returned on February 5, 2018, with a total peak of 388,000 concurrent viewers, just shy of beating Tyler1's record of 410,000. His popularity has led to sponsorship deals with Gillette, ASUS, Roccat and Game Fuel.
According to Beahm, on September 11, 2018, an unknown person shot at his house with a BB gun and hit an upstairs window. This was reportedly the second time that someone shot at his house.
On January 10, 2019, Creative Artists Agency signed Beahm as a client.
Beahm signed a multi-year deal with Twitch in March 2020.
On August 17, 2020, Beahm announced that he was writing a personal memoir called Violence. Speed. Momentum. This book was released to the public on March 30, 2021.
Beahm's on-stream persona is usually ruthless, quick-witted, and bombastic. He is often regarded as an entertainer in the streaming industry, rather than a "professional gamer." ESPN describes him as "a WWE character in the competitive gaming world", and he has himself said "I created a character who plays multiplayer video games, and he's considered the most dominating gaming specimen."
When playing the Dr Disrespect character, Beahm wears a black mullet wig, sunglasses, a red or black long-sleeved athletic moisture-wicking shirt, and a red or black tactical vest. He sports a mustache he has named "Slick Daddy" aka "The Poisonous Ethiopian Caterpillar".
On June 11, 2019, Beahm's DrDisrespect Twitch channel was suspended as he was Live streaming while attending the 2019 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California. Beahm and his cameraman went into a public restroom (Beahm re-entered the bathroom on two occasions, with filming still going on) at the venue in violation of Twitch's privacy rules and privacy laws in the California Penal Code. In addition, E3 organizer Entertainment Software Association revoked Beahm's E3 pass, banning him from the event. Twitch reinstated the DrDisrespect channel on June 25.
Musician Jimmy Wong compiled a series of clips in which Beahm caricatures Chinese accents and language and accused him of racism on this basis. In response, Beahm claimed that some of his best friends are Asian and called the criticism "laughable".
During a stream, Dr Disrespect shared two pieces of questionable coronavirus-related media, that cited rebutted analysis and 5G conspiracy. Neither during the stream nor afterwards he distanced himself or the persona from the positive attitude shown to the pieces. The gaming blog Kotaku commented: "Time and time again, he’s acted with reckless irresponsibility while streaming [...] He constantly walks a line between comedy and outright toxicity, never very carefully." 
On June 26, 2020, the DrDisRespect Twitch account was banned from Twitch. Twitch's official statement on the ban said "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". No specific details have been released. On June 27, Beahm tweeted that he had not yet been informed on the exact reason for the ban. On July 16, 20 days after he was banned, he broke his silence and was interviewed by PC Gamer and The Washington Post; insisting that he still does not know why Twitch banned him from the platform, that his contracts were still in good standing, debunks any "crazy speculation" or theory that developed and is focusing on his upcoming "Doc 3.0" personality.
On August 6, after 42 days without streaming, he tweeted a link to his YouTube channel with the caption "Tomorrow, we arrive." He went live on YouTube at the same time, but the stream only showed a looping video of a custom Champions Club gas station. He also confirmed that he would show up on stream at 12:00PM PT on the following day. On August 7, DrDisrespect returned to his stream at 1 pm PDT. The reason for his ban remains unknown.
|2017||Esports Industry Awards||Streamer of the Year||Won|||
|The Game Awards||Trending Gamer||Won|||
|2019||Esports Industry Awards||Streamer of the Year||Won|||
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