Popular Meme Characters

The backstory behind your favorite meme characters

Bad Luck Brian

Bad Luck Brian

Bad Luck Brian's friend thought his junior picture from high school was funny, so he turned it into a meme. Now Brian lives in the Akron area and is trying his hand at making funny YouTube videos. He also has a Facebook page where he shares pictures of bad things happening to him.

Hipster Barista

Hipster Barista

The hipster barista's photo was first uploaded to Quickmeme two years ago. The man behind the meme is Dustin Mattson, and he is not impressed. According to his Twitter, he's still living down South and teaching people how to make awesome coffee.

Overly Attached Girlfriend

Laina Morris, AKA the Overly Attached Girlfriend, skyrocketed to internet stardom when a video she posted of a rather creepy version of Justin Bieber's song 'Girlfriend' went viral. A screengrab from the video quickly became a meme, and the rest is history. Currently Laina makes funny YouTube videos for her many fans and raises money for charity.

Success Kid

Success Kid

Sammy the Success Kid was just 11-months-old when the photo that would become a popular internet meme was taken. His mother, Laney Griner, shared the photo on her Flickr account before it took on a life of its own.

Laney wound up selling photos of Sammy to be used in a Vitamin Water ad campaign. Sammy is currently six and presumably doing six-year-old stuff.

Scumbag Steve

Scumbag Steve

Blake Boston, better known to most as the internet's Scumbag Steve, became an internet face when somebody nabbed his high school Myspace picture and spread it around the web. Most recently he was making rap videos and posting them on YouTube.

Good Guy Greg

Good Guy Greg

Good Guy Greg got his start on 4Chan and quickly became the poster child for a model citizen according to the ideals of Reddit. He supposedly was a commercial fisherman for a little while, all though that is still under dispute.