Short bio Y.J. Gold is an actor and comedian currently living in Los Angeles, CA. He was born in Chicago, IL but raised in Memphis, TN. He is a co-founder of the Azura Entertainment Acting Workshops and a co-founder of the Sketch Juice youtube comedy group. Longer bio Y.J. came into existence on the 29th of June in Chicago, IL. However, he doesn't remember Chicago very well because he moved around a good bit as a kid. Eventually, he did settle down in Memphis, TN. He survived high school and eventually went on to college at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He got a degree in Psychology, but decided to completely not use said degree and move to Los Angeles, CA to become and actor and comedian. One day he met a guy named Nick Cabanas on a set they were both working on. They got to talking about various things and found that they both were passionate about acting, but one from a directing perspective. They decided they should get together and practice and so the Azura Entertainment Acting Directing Workshop was born and continues on to this day. In late 2012 Y.J. Gold and Gregory Blanche started the Sketch Juice youtube comedy group which focuses on sketch comedy done for youtube.