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Draco from Gatorbox
First Appearance: 2012
Last Appearance: N/A
Portrayed By: André Bardin

Draco from Gatorbox (commonly shortened to just Draco) is an American writer and humorist. He is the primary host of Gatorbox. He made his on-camera debut on December 21, 2012 as part of the stream's "end of the world" apocalypse marathon by commentating the Playstation game Apocalypse. Originally a guest host, in 2013 he eventually became the lead anchor of the stream and its executive producer once the original production group abandoned the project. Since then he has appeared in almost every Gatorbox broadcast to date.

When the original producers elected to cancel Gatorbox he inquired about obtaining the show's assets and continuing onward with it as a personal project. Gatorbox went off the air in March 2013 while Draco sorted out the details, and the stream returned later that year with its first Extra Life charity marathon hosted from the charity's event headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

As the lead creator in charge of Gatorbox, Draco is responsible for nearly all of the channel's content and operations. He greenlights (and often writes and edits) the various miniseries produced by the stream such as Fanfiction Factory and GatorUNbox.

Draco is a graduate of Texas A&M University and studied broadcasting while he was there which has helped him better understand livestreaming and make better use of equipment. Draco is also a former theatrical actor, stand-up comedian, and singer. These experiences have helped him become a skilled entertainer and prolonged the life of the Gatorbox show. In 2019 Draco performed as a vocalist in the game Twitch Sings as part of that year's Extra Life marathon; he later streamed the game again throughout 2020 before it was terminated by Twitch. He has since gone on to embrace his musical past by way of compiling some of his more noteworthy work and releasing it as Echoes in 2022. Draco also revived the techno album F-Sides by way of distributing it to Spotify alongside a compilation of singles from another album, Conglomeraté: The Singles. Several of the covers he recorded with Twitch Sings have been posted individually to the COLA Incorporated YouTube channel and a full album of covers named Eraser is slated to be released in 2024. Also in 2024 Draco recovered a taping of an old stand-up show he performed in 2012, Live and in Person, Too!; he cleaned up the audio of this show and released it as a comedy album to Spotify and other platforms.

In 2023, Draco received Extra Life's lifetime achievement award for raising over $10,000 total for the charity.

External links

  • Draco on Twitch (as "Gatorbox")
  • Draco on Speedrun.com (as "Gatorbox")