Jordan Maron (born February 10, 1992), better known by his online alias CaptainSparklez, is an American YouTuber, gamer-commentator, and electronic musician. Maron is primarily known for playing the video game Minecraft, which is featured on his main channel, CaptainSparklez, and the channel CaptainSparklez 2. His main channel is currently the 437th most-subscribed channel on YouTube with over ten million subscribers as of July 25, 2019.Maron's first channel, ProsDONTtalkSHIT, was created in February 2010 and featured gameplay from the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Maron later created his main channel CaptainSparklez in July 2010, uploading both Minecraft and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gameplay before focusing mainly on Minecraft.
Maron has produced several Minecraft-themed songs and music videos, most notably "Revenge", a parody of "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" by Usher, featuring vocals from himself and TryHardNinja. Other notable Minecraft music videos include his Fallen Kingdom tetralogy and "TNT". On his other channels, Maron also uploads reaction videos and gameplay of various other games including Fortnite and Trials Fusion.
Maron is an electronic music enthusiast, having used tracks from the label Monstercat on gameplay videos. He has experimented with music production himself. On March 27, 2016, he created Maron Music, a music promotion channel where he would share other artists' music, as well as his own original music. "Moonbeam" was the first of his tracks to be uploaded to the channel.Beginning in early 2017, Maron uploaded videos featuring his reactions and commentary to various communities on Reddit. This led to a temporary decrease in Minecraft-related content. Maron ultimately decided they were not what his core audience enjoyed watching. He proceeded to create the channel Jordan Reacts, where he continued to upload Reddit reaction videos, and refocused on making Minecraft videos for his main channel.