Jerome Aceti, known online as ASFJerome or JeromeASF, is a 26-year-old American YouTuber who is a former member of Team Crafted and is currently part of a group of YouTubers known as "TheBuddies". Born on March 2, 1994, Jerome got his start on YouTube when he starting making videos based around the Call of Duty franchise on a channel called AwesomeSauceFilms, which he co-owned and operated with his friends Mitch (TheBajanCanadian) and Matt (TheNoochM). After abandoning the channel in November 2012, Jerome focused on his channel which quickly exploded into one of the most popular Minecraft channels on YouTube. As of April 2019, Jerome has over 5 Million subscribers on his main channel. On his second channel "JeromeACE" where he plays random video games, he currently has 577,041 subscribers. He currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. His Number 1 fan is Baccapooop this user was hidden from the channels chat around 6 years ago says the user. They don't know why but from what they guess is saying late in the chat.
Early Years[edit | edit source]
Jerome was born in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He met Mitch in the fourth grade after Mitch moved to New Jersey. The two were best friends, but Mitch ended up moving away in the sixth grade. However, the two still kept in contact with each other. In high school, Jerome was involved in activities such as fencing and being part of the school debate team. Jerome credits his involvement in debate for his ability to speak at length on any given topic. After high school, Jerome attended Rutgers University for a short period of time but dropped out to pursue a career on YouTube.
In early 2016, he moved down to St. Petersburg, Florida with Mitch. Jerome was dating Erica - they had been together for around two years. Jerome has adopted a pet rabbit named cookie.
Start on YouTube[edit | edit source]
Jerome got his start on YouTube initially when he created the channel "HacksourceVideos" on March 30th, 2008. The channel consisted of real-life videos shot with Jerome and his friends. He has only uploaded around 15 videos on the channel.
Jerome stated that he had always had a liking for playing video games, and on December 8th, 2008, he founded the channel "AwesomeSauceFilms". Later, he would share the channel with Mitch, Zak (Hippo|oqqiH), and Matt.
Jerome started uploading to the channel on January 13th, 2009. The first video was a solo video by Jerome pertaining to the game "Spore". The channel continued to grow in popularity, and it became centered around primarily Call of Duty gameplay after the addition of Mitch, Zak, and Mat. The channel also branched out to Twitch, and the group started hosting a weekly podcast they called "The bYd Podcast" which stood for "But Y Dood". Jerome continued to make videos on AwesomeSauceFilms with his friends until November 29th, 2012, when the channel uploaded its last video.
AwesomeSauceFilms stopped uploading videos because they collectively got bored of playing Call of Duty. During his time on AwesomeSauceFilms, Jerome also started a Minecraft channel called "JeromeASF", which was created on July 11th, 2011. There he mostly played with his friends from AwesomeSauceFilms, but soon found other friends to play with as well. AwesomeSauceFilms soon went into hibernation while Jerome continued on with his Minecraft channel, bringing in a larger, younger audience.
 This "hibernation" would last until March 16th, 2015, when Mat and Zak uploaded a CS:GO gameplay video. The channel soon fell silent again shortly after.
Transition to Minecraft and "Team Crafted"[edit | edit source]
With the "hibernation" of the ASF channel and the subsequent transition to Minecraft, Jerome's new channel thrived on the bigger and younger audience that was brought in. During this time, Jerome played with mostly his friends from AwesomeSauceFilms, until they started meeting other large YouTubers, such as Rob (MrWoofless) and Brandon (PeteZahHutt). As Jerome gained more subscribers, he got to meet bigger YouTubers such as Adam (SkyDoesMinecraft), Tyler (Deadlox), and Jason (MinecraftUniverse). On June 30th, 2013, less than two years after the channel was created, JeromeASF had gained one million subscribers.
As Minecraft rapidly became popular, Jerome and his friends skyrocketed to the top of YouTube content creators in terms of popularity. Because of all the success, Jerome and his friends decided to officially launch the group "Team Crafted" on November 4th, 2013. Along with Jerome, the group consisted of his lifelong friend Mitch, Adam, Tyler, Jason, Ian (SSundee), and Quentin (HuskyMudkipz). Together, the group moved out to Los Angeles, California and began making videos together, soaring to the top of Minecraft gameplay on YouTube in the process.
On March 6th, 2014, roughly 6 months after the official launch of Team Crafted, Adam left the group, initially for unknown reasons. However, it was later confirmed that he did not approve of the direction that Team Crafted was commercially headed in. On the same day, Tyler also left Team Crafted, stating that he's "in the same boat as Adam for leaving". On March 7th, 2014, just one day later, Quentin left Team Crafted as well, citing wanting to grow on his own as his reason leaving. Jerome and Mitch remained on the team, but soon after welcoming Ryan on board, the group was abandoned.
After the stint with Team Crafted, Jerome continued to grow his channel and started to record with new people, such as Lachlan (CraftBattleDuty), Vikram (Vikkstar123), Preston (TBNRfrags), and Ryan (xRpMx13). Although he doesn't very often record with past members of Team Crafted (besides Mitch), all members have stated that they are all on good terms with each other.
Jerome, along with Mitch, formed a new group called The Pack, which includes Vikram, Rob, Lachlan, and Preston. Jerome records with The Pack in a lot of his videos, and they have, in a way, become the new Team Crafted of YouTube. They do mostly PVP related videos together, like Battle Dome and Lucky Block PVP Challenges
Transition to Nice Posture Squad and the Buddies[edit | edit source]
After the Pack, Jerome moved on to a new group of youtubers called the Nice Posture Squad. It consisted of Biffle, Sigils, Ben ~ Frizzlenpop, AlexACE, MiniiDear, and Tewtiy---he still sometimes streams with members of “The Pack”. Jerome has since move on from "The Nice Posture Squad" and it has been disbanded. Now in 2020 he does most of his content with his new group of friends "The Buddies" which includes Sitemusic, dropsy, Bladehell, RetroPronghorn, and Captain Blast'Em!, the artist formally known as ValeYard. Jerome also still does occasional videos with his old friends from Team Crafted, the Pack, and the Nice Posture Squad, such as Sigils, Ssundee, Bajan Canadian, and others
On April 8, 2016, Jerome launched a new channel for mature content, JeromeACE. The channel was launched with gameplay of Grand Theft Auto V, which featured The Pack. Jerome currently plays Among Us, Raft, and other games on this channel.
Jerome currently has 5.38 million subscribers on his main channel, 740 thousand subscribers on JeromeACE, 264 thousand subscribers on Jerome, his vlog channel, 225 thousand subscribers on his roblox channel, 133 thousand subscribers on Jerome LIVE, where he uploads his livestreams, and 16.9 thousand subscribers on the mystery channel of JeromeASF Mods, where no videos have been uploaded. Nothing has been said about this mysterious channel on any of Jerome's other channels.
Skin Design[edit | edit source]
His skin is designed to look like the Wookiee species, from the Star Wars films. However, he states that it is called a "Bacca". He calls his skin "Business Bacca" because of the suit his skin includes.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- His parents live in New Jersey. His Brother also died in New Jersey when he was two.
- He lives in St. Petersburg.
- He is known to be called "Fluffy" by SkydoesMinecraft and "Bacca" or "Filthy Stinkin' Bacca" by Mitch.
- Jerome mentions being red-green color blind in some episodes.
- Jerome speaks fluent Italian.
- On the 9th of March in 2014, his German Shepard, Coco, passed away.
- Jerome mainly plays Modded Minecraft with "The Buddies".
- Jerome has a Snapchat: JeromeASF. Like Mitch, he will be posting snaps on his story.
- He has a German Shepard named Shadow.
- Jerome has two sisters (mentioned in Mitch's A Kingdom For Keflings - The Movie) named Angelica.
Notable Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Get them toes!
- I'm gonna lick your toes!
- I have the high ground Anakin!
- New Jersey Fried Street Chicken! It's just pigeon on a grill. What's not to love?
- Florida dragon! It's just a crazy man riding on an alligator. What's not to love?
- I'm not hip with the new kid lingo.
- OH BUDDY!
- U r diaper.
- It's supposed to be like that.
- Let me bite your ankles!!!