Ownage Pranks began his prank calling career in 2004, although most videos are at least 2007 to present. Ownage Pranks uses Skype for his calls, and occasionally does pranks in public. Most of his videos are pretty random and do not follow any sort of planned route. He posts his videos on his YouTube Channel.
Prank call format
His videos changed after he started, and they sometimes follow a sort of order. The order followed in many videos is:
- Ownage calls somewhere and a complaint is made. (Usually applies to restaurants or other hospitality-driven places)
- A ridiculous request is made as compensation for a small screw up or consequence that had nothing to do with the called place.
- The opposing line hangs up and now knows to ignore Ownage's number (If they have caller ID).
- Ownage then simply calls back, or changes his caller ID before doing so.
- Sometimes, he will be the same persona to confuse and further torment the opponent, or change into a completely different persona and make similar demands as the previous caller.
- This escalates into either the opponent getting very angry, or just confused.
- Ownage may or may not call back at this point with yet another persona and confuse them even more than before or simply have them rage as he tries to keep explaining his "problem".
- He then breaks the news about it being a prank call. (Only Sometimes)
Ownage uploaded his first YouTube video, "Raged 7-Eleven Indian Prank Call", on June 14, 2008.
Ownage revealed his face on June 16, 2019. He also hinted that the Juanito-Ashley videos may return now that his face can be shown in the videos.
OwnagePranks owns 3 body suits which he can don and personify his personas. He has a black person suit, an asian suit, and an old person suit. He has done videos of himself walking around in public and acting out his personas at the unexpecting public.
He has also done many videos of going on Omegle video chat in his body suits and recording his chat partner's reactions.
Ownage is an Egyptian-American man who can also speak Arabic. His real name is Nabil Mady, but his preferred name is Russell. He used to live in Arlington, Virginia, but has since moved to Los Angeles, California. He based some of his personas off of his friends (most notably basing Buk Lau off Thomas Lau). Tyrone Biggums is based off a character of the same name created by Dave Chappelle.
Ownage's grandfather, "Giddo", (who raised him because Ownage's father died when Ownage was 14) passed away in June 2020. "Giddo" was born in 1926 in Egypt and was a major source of Ownage's jokester personality.