‘Fred’ Star Lucas Cruikshank Comes Out (Video)

The TV and movie star tells fans he's gay on YouTube

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 3:30 PM

A new star has joined the growing group of out Hollywood.

Nickelodeon's "Marvin Marvin" and "Fred" movie star Lucas Cruikshank came out as gay on his official YouTube channel.

"I'm a gay," he said with a smile and what seemed quite a bit of nerves.

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The 19-year-old goes on to explain, "My family and friends have known for three years, but I haven't felt I needed to announce it on the internet. It's really awkward."

Cruikshank created and played the wacky persona of 6-year-old Fred on YouTube. He transitioned that into two films and the Nickelodeon series, "Marvin Marvin."

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Watch the video in which he comes out below: