He won a Teen Choice Award in 2010 in the category "Choice Web Star".
He has three channels: Shane Dawson TV (his main channel), Human Emoji (his second channel, which has not been in use for some time now), and shane (his vlogging channel).
Shane grew up in California and graduated from Lakewood High School in 2006.
It would feature songs written by various other web personalities, including Chelsea Dunaway, Owen Carter and Andy Kaufman's Ghost.
In 2016 he started to host Mostly Harmless for Comic Con HQ, as well as launching three podcasts. Dynamic Banter also with comedian, leel boy and friend Mike Falzone, and It Feels Like the First Time with Owen Carter and Brett Register.
He started the channel on March 10, 2008 with small videos.
His first proper sketch video was HODINI'S STREET MAGIC .
In September 2014, Zaragoza co-hosted a video with Lee Newton, focusing on charities refusing donations from Reddit following the leaks of celebrities' nude photographs, which Reddit commonly referred to as "The Fappening." According to Stat Sheep, the Source Fed channel lost over 20,000 subscribers due to the video, which were quickly recovered.
Aside from hosting series for Phil De Franco Networks & Merchandise, Zaragoza has frequently collaborated with You Tube personality Dane Boedigheimer.
In a You Tube video posted on July 7, 2015, Shane came out to his audience as bisexual. Jerid also has a You Tube channel called coolguywithglasses .
His father was an abusive alcoholic who abandoned Shane when he was 9, having addressed that many times in his videos.
In February 2011, he moved "Ask Shane" to his main channel (Shane Dawson TV) because he found it was too much work to produce one every week, but he still does them occasionally.