Steven He O’Byrne is known and famous for being a Chinese-Irish actor, comedian, TikToker, and YouTuber based in the United States who makes comedic sketches. He is most well known for his “Asian Dad” character on TikTok and YouTube.
Steven was born in Shenzhen, China in 1996. At a young age, he had relocated to New York City and had spent most of his childhood here. He had graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse, an acting school in New York City, New York as well as a BA in Acting and Global Theatre from Regent’s University in London, England.
Steven mainly uploads sketches on both his YouTube and TikTok. Most of his videos revolve around jokes about Asians, mostly Asian parents and families. He also uploads reaction videos about memes and his subreddit on his channel. His Vimeo seems to be used for a portfolio as it sticks to his professional acting. His acting degree is often used as the subject of jokes in his videos.
Steven He’s comedic videos have several characters, all of whom are acted by himself.
Steven is one of the protagonists that appear in videos. He is an Asian boy who runs a YouTube channel, which features his father. He is also allergic to peanuts. He usually appears in videos wearing a blue T-shirt with sushi cat illustration. He is also able to play the piano after touching one key and cook minute rice in 58 seconds, which surprises Timmy’s Father.
Steven’s father is another protagonist. He is an Asian dad who appears in most of Steven’s YouTube videos with a heavy Asian accent. He sees his son as a “failure” and attempts to encourage him to become a lawyer or a doctor. He is the founder of a fictional brand “Beijing Corn” and a professional Asian dad who specializes in failure management. He often tells how he went to school when he was young in videos, where he claims to have been through quite an adventure including having to walk 20 miles there. Additionally, he seems to be secretly attracted to Timmy’s mother. He loves to call his son a failure and that he is “stoopid”. He can be seen wearing a gray suit jacket and a salmon T-shirt. In “How Asian Parents Flex 2”, he has asked Steven to play the piano, ride a horse, fly, use shadow clone jutsu and cook 1 minute of rice in 58 seconds.
Steven’s mother occasionally appears on videos. She often throws shoes at her husband or at her son as a punishment. She can be seen wearing a T-shirt over her head with generic shirts.
Other characters are featured in His videos, often exclusively for one video or series. Such examples include the President (Steven’s father dressed in sunglasses and a poorly knotted tie), Steven’s friend at lunch and the other boy they criticize (both from the “How Asians Pack Lunch” series), and the various video game characters from the “Asian difficulty” series.