Born in Montreal, Canada, Jon Lajoie was the third of nine children. He graduated from Dawson's College in Montreal in 2001. Lajoie became popular online before he graduated to movies and TV shows. A stand-up comic, he began putting short films and videos for his comic songs on YouTube in 2007 and quickly gained a substantial online following for tracks like "Everyday Normal Guy" (over 30 million views); the videos on his YouTube channel quickly gained over 100 million views. In 2009 Lajoie released You Want Some of This, a studio album of his YouTube songs. That same year, Lajoie began his first long term role, as Taco Macarthur, one of the fantasy football league competitors in the comedy "The League" (FX, 2009-15). Much like Lajoie's internet persona, Taco was a lazy, not too bright, misogynistic singer-songwriter. He continued to exploit his online persona, making YouTube videos, and in 2010, released another studio album called I Kill People. Lajoie also had a small role in the big screen comedy "Let's Be Cops" (2014).