Joseph Garrett

Joseph Mark Garrett (born December 13, 1990),[8] known on YouTube as stampylonghead or stampylongnose, is an English YouTuber, gamer, author, actor, voice actor, and former animator. He is known for posting videos about the sandbox video game Minecraft as his internet alias Stampy Cat.[9] In 2014, Garrett's YouTube channel was one of the ten most watched channels in the world.[10][11] He has been featured on several television programs with CBBC and Disney.

Joseph Garrett
Garrett appearing at Minecon in 2015
Personal information
BornJoseph Mark Garrett
13 December 1990 (age 30)[1]
Kye Bates
(m. 2019)
YouTube information
Also known asStampy Cat, stampylonghead, stampylongnose, Stampy
Years active2006–present
Subscribers10.2 million[3]
Total views7.7 billion[3]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2013[4]
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014[5][6]
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2021[7]

Updated: 8 June 2021


Life and career

Garrett was born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom on 13 December, 1990.[12] He studied video production at university and initially intended to be a games journalist.[13]

In August 2006, Garrett created his first YouTube channel, stampylongnose . Initially, his channel consisted of live-action comedy skits he made along with his friends, but he soon transitioned to the gaming genre after "Let's Play" videos surged in popularity on YouTube. He mainly played video games such as Homefront, but soon quit his channel and created a new one, stampylonghead. He was introduced to the game Minecraft in May 2012, where he would start a "Let's Play" series on it. The game resulted in rapid growth for his channel and he quickly became a prominent member of the site. When he noticed that his primary audience were children (6-14 year olds),[14] he reoriented his work to be family-friendly.[15] When the videos became popular, Garrett left his job as a barman to focus on producing the content full-time.[16]

His avatar was the character of Stampy Cat, an orange and white cat (depicted by a commercially-available Minecraft skin based on the character Fidget from the video game Dust: An Elysian Tail). Garrett develops a story in his series in Minecraft, which is an otherwise non-story game. He gives viewers ideas for activities to pursue with their friends.[9] Garrett describes the character as "a bigger, brighter, better version" of himself.[17] He receives correspondence from his viewers and thinks they see him as a friend, rather than "a presenter in a studio".[10] Other characters in the videos (who are referred to as Garret's "helpers") include iBallisticSquid, the YouTube name of Garrett's friend David Spencer,[10] and Sqaishey Quack, a duck character played by Garrett's spouse Kye Bates; they became engaged in 2018 and were married the following year.[18][19] Jordan Shapiro said that "he does a great job of bringing the positive aspects of Minecraft—the game’s educational potential—to the surface."[20] Caroline Knorr of Common Sense Media describes Stampy's presentation as best for younger fans and that "Stampy feels like a cross between Pee-Wee Herman and Mr. Rogers."[21]

On 25 April 2015, Garrett launched a spin-off educational YouTube channel in collaboration with Maker Studios.[15] The series, Wonder Quest, is scripted, professionally produced, and designed so that it can be used in classrooms. Garrett has also been attached to a Minecraft film.[17] In July, he appeared on the series premiere of the Disney XD sitcom Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything where he portrays the announcer Stampy Cat at the World Gaming Championships.[22][23] He was a featured panelist at MineCon held in London in July.[24][25][26]

Garrett has signed a two-book deal with Egmont Publishing. Stampy's Lovely Book was released on 22 October 2015; aimed at ages 4 to 10, it features games, activities, jokes and facts about Stampy Cat and some of his Vlogger friends.[27] Stampy Cat: Stick with Stampy! was released on 28 July 2016; the 32 paged paperback features sticker-based activities, games, jokes and posters.[28][29]


  • Stampy's Lovely Book (Egmont, 2015), ISBN 978-1405281560
  • Stampy Cat: Stick with Stampy! (Egmont, 2016), ISBN 978-1405284219


Year Title Role Notes Refs
2015 Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything Stampy Cat Ep. "Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything" [22]
2015–16 Wonder Quest Stampy Also creator and writer [30]
2016 Diddy TV Himself [31]
2016 Minecraft: Story Mode Stampy Cat Ep. "A Portal to Mystery" [32]
2017 Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 Stampy Cat Eps. "Hero in Residence" & "Giant Consequences" [33]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref
2014 The Game Awards Trending Gamer Nominated [34]
2014 4th Annual Streamy Awards Gaming Nominated [35]
2015 2015 Kids' Choice Awards UK Favourite Tipster Nominated [36]
2015 5th Annual Streamy Awards Gaming Nominated [37][38]
2016 2016 Kids' Choice Awards UK Favourite Tipster Nominated [39][40]


  1. ^ iBallisticSquid (13 December 2014). "Minecraft - Crazy Craft 2.2 - The King & Queen! [18]" – via YouTube.
  2. ^ "Stampy's Lovely Book set to top the Christmas bestseller lists" . The Independent. 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "About stampylonghead" . YouTube.
  4. ^ Stampy - 100k Subscribers Special . YouTube. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  5. ^ 1 Million Subscribers Special - From Then To Now . YouTube. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  6. ^ Stampy's Special Unboxing . YouTube. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  7. ^ 10M Subscribers Special - Play Button Unboxing - 🔴 Live . YouTube. 27 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Joseph Mark Garrett" . Companies House. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  9. ^ a b Stampy on why his Minecraft tutorials have YouTubers gripped . BBC Breakfast. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  10. ^ a b c Precey, Matt (7 March 2014). "Minecraft gamer's YouTube hit 'more popular than Bieber" . BBC News. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  11. ^ Lewsey, Karen (6 March 2014). "Man earns £236k a month – through playing Minecraft on YouTube!" . Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  12. ^ Mohan-Hickson, Matt (13 June 2020). "Who is Stampy Cat? Name, age and Minecraft videos created by YouTube star" . The News (Portsmouth). JPIMedia. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  13. ^
  14. ^ Precey, Matt (7 March 2014). "Minecraft gamer's YouTube hit 'more popular than Bieber" . BBC News. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  15. ^ a b Dredge, Stuart (9 April 2014). "YouTube star Stampylonghead launching new education channel" . The Guardian. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  16. ^ Stretch, Euan (5 March 2014). "Bedroom gamer's YouTube videos get 170 million hits and earn him a FORTUNE" . The Mirror. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  17. ^ a b Burrell, Ian (1 January 2015). "Stampy Cat: Joseph Garrett's cartoon from Minecraft that is bigger than Justin Bieber – and has just been linked to Disney" . The Independent. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  18. ^ "" . Twitter. Retrieved 9 July 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  19. ^ "Ep. 72 Stampy Cat - Ear Biscuits" . SoundCloud. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  20. ^ Shapiro, Jordan. "This Is What You Should Be Asking About Stampy's Minecraft Videos" . Forbes. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  21. ^ "The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube" . The Huffington Post. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  22. ^ a b Elizabeth Wagmeister. "'Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything' to Premiere July 22 - Variety" . Variety. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  23. ^ "Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything". Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything. Episode 1. 22 July 2015. Disney XD.
  24. ^ Dredge, Stuart (1 July 2015). "Minecraft Minecon 2015 schedule reveals Stampy, YouTube and more" . The Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  25. ^ Grill, Scott (3 July 2015). "'Minecraft' MineCon 2015: How To Watch And Full Saturday Schedule" . The Inquisitr News. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  26. ^ de Gallier, Thea (4 July 2015). "Minecon 2015 news updates and highlights" . Metro. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  27. ^ "Website for Stampy's Lovely Book" . Stampy's Lovely Book. Official Book microsite. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  28. ^ Depository, Book. "Stampy Cat: Stick with Stampy! (Sticker Activity Book) : Joseph Garrett : 9781405284219" . Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  29. ^ "Thousands of Minecraft fans gather for Minecon show" . BBC. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  30. ^ Studios, Maker. "Season 2 of Award-Winning Original Series "Wonder Quest," From Disney's Maker Studios, Attracts 10MM Views on YouTube" . Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  31. ^ "Diddy TV" (Adobe Flash). BBC.
  32. ^ "'Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 - A Portal to Mystery' Will Add Stampy Cat, Stacy Plays, DanTDM, LDShadowLady, & CaptainSparklez as Guest Characters - High-Def Digest" .
  33. ^ "Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2 debuts - PC News at New Game Network" .
  34. ^ "Nominees" . Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  35. ^ "4th Annual Winners & Nominees" . The Streamy Awards. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  36. ^ "NickALive!" . Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  37. ^ "Streamy Awards: James Franco, 'SnapperHero,' Fifth Harmony, Tyler Oakley Score Nominations" . TheWrap. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  38. ^ "5th Annual Winners & Nominees" . The Streamy Awards. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  39. ^ "2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards" . 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. 2016. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  40. ^ "Full 2016 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards nominations revealed" . Retrieved 12 February 2016.

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