Bryan Odell (born May 22, 1990), better known by his online alias, BryanStars, is a Japanese-born American video blogger, interviewer, and musician. He is best known for his BryanStars Interviews, where Odell interviews with popular artists in the alternative scene, including Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria and Falling in Reverse. Odell’s YouTube channel holds over 750,000 subscribers and more than 127 million video views.
Odell was born on May 22, 1990 in Sendai, Japan, where he lived until he was eight years old before moving to Nebraska. He attended Lincoln East High School where he graduated in 2008. He then attended the University of Nebraska for two years but dropped out early in order to focus on his YouTube channel, “BryanStars”.
In 2011, Bryan Odell won a prize of $35,000 and a multi-day workshop with professional online bloggers at the Youtube Next Up! contest in New York City.