Dr. Brian Wecht (Born April 22, 1975) also known as Ninja Brian, is a comedian, musician and theoretical physicist. He is a pianist, keyboardist, a ninja and forms half of the band Ninja Sex Party alongside Danny. He is also an official Game Grumps member as of the 5th of November, 2015.
Ninja Sex PartyEdit
In Ninja Sex Party, Brian portrays the character Ninja Brian who is the keyboardist and Danny's silent sidekick. Typically in all the videos, Brian doesn't speak at all and gives a deadly stare directly into the camera at the viewers in many shots. In most of their videos Danny will end up insulting Brian which angers him and causes him to kill Danny at the end.
Ninja Brian's character has also been shown to have the ability to destroy things with his mind, seen in "Let's Get This Terrible Party Started" (which Jon, Barry, and Ross appear in, Suzy made the props for, and was directed by Arin). In the video "Best Friends Forever" it is shown that Brian has a bad habit of killing every friend Danny makes, and even anyone who tries to be his friend as well. This is shown when Danny tries to get him to befriend another ninja named Ninja Jim.
Brian has also achieved many unlikely feats. He killed the Slenderman in "Let's Get This Terrible Party Started"; recovered the 'Sacred Chalice' with Danny in "The Sacred Chalice (Parts 1-4)"; killed most of the inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom in "Best Friends Forever" and blew up the sun with a laser fired from his eyes in "NSP Theme Song". He also blew some dudes in the song "If We Were Gay".
Brian appears in person in an old interview for BVEW that can be found here.
Involvement in Game Grumps, Steam Train, and GrumpcadeEdit
Brian appears in the Steam Train announcement video posted on Ross's channel. He is confirmed to be in the Grump room during Steam Train recording during You're the Boss of Me and In a World, when he silently tells Ross and Danny how to defeat a boss, and is asked by Ross to look up how to find an item.
He also made the soundtrack for the campaign video Mycaruba Shirt! ONE WEEK ONLY! on Game Grumps.
On December 17, 2013, Dan and Arin announced the release of their eponymous album Starbomb. The group consists of Dan, Arin, and Brian. On the date of its release, the album reached #12 album overall on iTunes.
Brian was officially introduced as a member of Game Grumps in the Grumpcade one-off, BurgerTime. He has since appeared on most Grumpcade episodes, some Steam Train episodes, been in charge of social media and manning the chat in the Game Grumps livestreams.
Brian taught Theoretical Physics at Queen Mary University of London, where, as stated by Danny, he had a tenured professorship.
- “I have a PhD.”
- — Brian
- “Cockfosters. Cockfosters. Cockfosters. Cockfosters. Cockfosters. Cockfosters. Cockfosters. Cockfosters. Cockfosters. Cockfosters...”
- — Brian, playing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- “And you never put another trilobite in your butt again.”
- — Brian, playing Diablo III
- “Holly, you have been training that bird army to take down Ross if necessary, right?”
- — Brian, playing Diablo III
- “Who's your daddy?”
- — Brian, playing Who's Your Daddy
- “You didn't know one of the most basic things about Burger Time? That is laughably naive.”
- — Brian, playing Burger Time
- “P-H-fucking-D, asshole!”
- — Brian, playing Classic Concentration against the AI
- — Brian
- — Brian
- — Brian as sad robot from Tetris Axis Part 2: The Birth of Sad Robot
- — Brian
- “Who's the old man now?”
- — Brian, playing Dr. Mario
- “This Dia-blows.”
- — Brian, playing Diablo III
Steam Train Edit
- Brian's partially unmasked face appears briefly in the Ninja Sex Party music video for "I Just Wanna Dance".
- Brian appears unmasked as side characters in the Ninja Sex Party music videos for "No Reason Boner", "Road Trip", and "6969".
- It is confirmed that Brian dressed as the eponymous monster in the Ninja Sex Party music video for "Manticore."
- Brian forced Danny to refer to himself as a "sexy widdle baby" stated in the 28th part of Pokemon FireRed. Brian got his just desserts 12/11/15 on Steam Train via Ross during gameplay for "Who's Your Daddy" when the latter forced Brian to refer to himself as "a sexy widdle baby".
- In episode 7 of The Goonies II, Dan stated that Brian was having a baby girl.
- On May 23rd, it was revealed that his daughter, Ninja Audrey, had been born.
- June 18th 2017, Brian hosted a special Father's Day edition of Grumpcade, during which he played Robot Party alongside Audrey, claiming it was her favorite game.
- He is married to Rachel Wecht.
- In episode 8 of Super Mario 64, Dan stated that Brian registered the domain buttsex.info and thed.club to link back to the Ninja Sex Party YouTube page. The link to thed.club was then changed to link to the Game Grumps YouTube page, and is currently expired/up for sale.
- Ninja Brian did a video on Hot Pepper Gaming for the game Dark, where he "reviewed" the game after eating an incredibly hot Cayenne pepper. In reality, he stares blankly at the camera without blinking or talking as footage of the game plays occasionally in the corner of the screen for almost four minutes. Brian does not react to the pepper's heat or even blink throughout. He gives the game a 2 out of 5 and the pepper a 0 out of 5 before flipping off the camera.
- In episode 52 of Wind Waker HD, Danny states that Brian refers to taking a shit as Officer Dumpsky.
- Brian enjoys reading erotic slash-fictions about Ninja Sex Party and Game Grumps. He has even written a graphic NSP slash-fic called "The Beej," which he once tried to read to Danny. Brian had to stop reading because he made Danny too uncomfortable.
- Ross attempted to read The Beej to Danny during the Steam Train playthrough of Space Quest IV, which annoyed and angered Danny.
- When Starbomb was yet unnamed, Brian proposed over a hundred possible names for the band, most of which Danny found terrible.
- Brian also has an STD, as stated in "The Decision" music video.
- In episode 4 of The Munchables, he is said to criticize someone when they tell bad stories, even though Dan cites him as a teller of bad stories himself.
- In episode 10 of Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Danny revealed that Ninja Brian's "Holy Trinity" of what he's about is: Distance, Respect, Love. Danny says this is absolutely untrue, though he has been a rather loving man.
- In the Super Mario Galaxy and the Sonic Adventure DX playthrough, Dan has made more reference to Ninja Brian's nonstop begging and harassment to give/receive blowjobs from his band partner, despite the fact neither of them are gay.
- At the time he officially joined Game Grumps, Brian is 40 years old, making him the oldest of the grump crew, a record formerly held by his bandmate Danny.
- During a live stream of Rocket League Brian mentioned that his favorite podcast is "The Story Collider". It should be noted that Brian is also the co-creator of "The Story Collider".
- He mentioned he wears contacts during a live stream.
- He has said that he has killed infinite people in a live stream.
- One of Brian's biggest inspirations for studying theoretical physics was the TV show Quantum Leap, as mentioned on the first episode of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.
- Brian was Burgie's puppeteer in the I Burgie Burgie - NEW SHIRT!! commercial.
- Brian is prone to picking apart the scientific inaccuracies frequently found in games featured in episodes he stars in. This rarely goes unchallenged, with Ross often presenting concepts completely opposite of genuine science.
- As a man of science, Brian is easily annoyed by any talk of pseudoscience, especially people who neglect scientific evidence in favor of alternative treatments for serious illnesses, and the anti-vaccination movement. According to Ross, the easiest way to annoy Brian is to ask him about chakras.
- In Impossible Creatures, it was revealed that a large number of Transformers toys owned by Arin, as well as a few owned by Ross, were actually bought from Brian, who offered to sell his childhood collection of Transformers to them after he decided it was too troublesome to keep them due to his constant moving in adulthood.
- Brian was a guest speaker at NECSS in 2012.
- Ninja Brian is the patron saint of the Game Grumps.
- At the tender age of 30 Brian decided to give porn a shot. He played the roll of Cousin Jim bob in the classic incest flick Truck Sluts 12.
- Brian can recite Pi from memory up to 210 digits. (At least that's as many as he could do before Ross, Barry, and the others grew tired of it and he stopped.)
- Brian's eyes are fanfiction blue.
- Brian refused to answer someone's question in a live stream on Facebook because they spelled his name wrong.
- Brian's brother in law is a DJ for the 93x Half-Assed morning show, a morning radio show on Minneapolis' KXXR 93.7.
- Brian was apparently said to be "The Most Likely To Cure AIDs" when he was in high school.
- According to Danny in episode 6 of the Ocarina of Time playthrough, Brian tells Ninja Audrey when she sees Danny that Danny is sick and went to heaven, despite him being right in front of her.
- According to episode 3 of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Brian is a big fan of the band Deep Purple.
- Brian has a PhD.
- ↑ Reddit AMA
- ↑ Space Camp
- ↑ Wecht, B. et al, 2015: Chiral Ring Generating Functions & Branches of Moduli Space. Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Research in String Theory.
- ↑ Undertale: Final Showdown 1:51:05