Spoken Reasons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

John A. Baker, Jr.
Born(1988-12-19) December 19, 1988 (age 25)
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Spousenone
Childrennone
 
Jump to: navigation, search
John A. Baker, Jr.
Born(1988-12-19) December 19, 1988 (age 25)
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Spousenone
Childrennone

John A. Baker, Jr. (born December 19, 1988), better known under the moniker Spoken Reasons, is an American comedian, actor, and artist. Spoken Reasons began his career by creating a YouTube channel, which now has over 1 million subscribers.

Early life[edit]

Reasons grew up in Bradenton, Florida,[1] where he first discovered his passion[neutrality is disputed] for sharing his thoughts on a stage by witnessing spoken word poetry online. He penned the name "Spoken Reasons" for himself because he realized the true power of words, stating, "Everything that comes out of your mouth has a living with purpose."

Career[edit]

Reasons has worked with many famous individuals, including recording artist Russell Simmons and Priscilla Renea, among others.[2][3]

He co-starred with actresses Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the 20th Century Fox comedy, The Heat, which opened in theaters June 28, 2013.[4]

Spoken Reasons also has an album called The Game Changer Spoken Reasons also has several such as "Electric Wheelchair", "Why You Lyin" and "This Goes Out To My Momma" in his mixtape called New King of Comedy.[5]

He appears in a new web series called "Doctor Reasons" as a dysfunctional therapist who counsels quirky troubled couples through relationships hurdles.[6]

References[edit]

Hernandez, Barbara (9 January 2013). "YOUTUBE Producers Want YouTube Stars for New Channels". NBC Bay Area. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

Chmielewski, Dawn (8 January 2013). "CES 2013: Russell Simmons and Brian Robbins talk All Def Digital". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 February 2013.  Patton, Dominic (28 June 2012). "Paul Feig’s ‘The Heat’ Adds Online Comic Spoken Reasons". Deadline.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

Paul, Lindsey (1 March 2013). "Spoken Reasons Invades Russell Simmons' Offices". Global Grind. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

"Exclusive – Comedian To Watch: Spoken Reasons Talks New Deals, Animosity From Other Comedians, What Comedy Is Missing, And More". Da Laughing Barrell. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

External links[edit]