Thomas Sanders Biography

Thomas Sanders, also known as Foster Dawg, is a YouTube star who gained fame on Vine before transitioning to YouTube. With over one million followers on Vine, Thomas became a household name in October 2013. Although Vine was dissolved in 2017, Thomas continued to thrive on YouTube, collaborating with popular stars such as Dodie Clark, Lilly Singh, and Grace Helbig. Not only is he a successful internet celebrity, but Thomas also has a passion for theater and is determined to pursue his acting career. Known for his impressive singing abilities, Thomas has been praised for his vocal talents in his Vine and YouTube videos. In 2016, he embarked on a national tour, bringing his internet content to the stage, and even released an album titled Ultimate Story Time with Thomas Sanders, featuring music from his stage shows.

Quick Facts

  • Nick Name: Foster Dawg
  • Age: 34 Years
  • Family: siblings – Christian Sanders, Patrick Sanders, Shea Sanders
  • Born Country: United States
  • Height: 5’10” (178 cm)
  • U.S. State: Florida


Thomas Sanders first appeared on Vine as Foster_Dawg. He gained immense popularity on Vine and by October 2013 had gained one million followers. After establishing a successful internet career, he rebranded himself as Thomas Sanders. He won the Favorite Vine Celebrity Contest in 2014, edging out Brittany Furlan. In many of his videos, he is seen impersonating Stewie from Family Guy and Stitch from Lilo & Stitch which gives these videos a funny twist.

Many of his series enjoyed great reviews from the viewers and took him to the top of his career. Series like Musicals in Real Life, Misleading Compliments, and Narrating People’s Life became hugely popular and he managed to gather 8.3 million followers on Vine in the course of time. When Twitter made it clear that it will subsequently close down Vine, Sanders declared that he will continue making Vines till the end date of the app and then he will switch to his YouTube channel on which he had been posting videos from earlier.

In his YouTube videos, he is shown in various personas to express his thoughts. His personas like Dad and Disney Prince are particularly popular amongst his followers. Currently, Thomas Sanders is a full-time YouTuber but he also makes short videos for Instagram. The forceful shifting from Vine to YouTube certainly took some toll on the numbers of Thomas’s current follower base but he is looking forward to catching up soon as a change in platform has not dampened the popularity of his videos or the personas that he represents in them.

Apart from being an Internet celebrity, Thomas Sanders is also a musical theater star and he performs in various local productions. He has played different roles on stage as a theater actor and he also hopes to take his acting career to the silver screen someday. Anyone who is a follower of his past Vines or current YouTube channel must be already familiar with his songs. He has also contributed to duets like Birds and Dear Happy alongside Dodie Clark.

In 2016, he won the Streamy Award for the Viner of the Year, and in 2017, right after shifting his full attention to YouTube, he was adjudged the Best YouTube Comedian in Shorty Awards. Currently, Sanders enjoys over 3.97 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and over 4 million followers on Instagram. He has a second channel on Youtube under the name ‘Thomas Sanders and Friends’ where he entertains over 381k subscribers. He has also given voice in popular series like ‘Bizaardvark,’ ‘Walk the Prank,’ ‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe,’ and ‘Hamster & Gretel.’

Personal Life

Thomas Sanders was born on 24 April 1989, in Gainesville, Florida. He has three brothers, namely Patrick, Shea, and Christian. His first social media name, Foster_Dawg is actually based on the name of his first dog. Sanders loves watching anime, such as Naruto and Dragonball Z. He identifies himself as a homosexual.

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