He made his first You Tube video while attending Waiakea High School where he competed in Judo and wrestling.
The channel was launched in 2006 and was created by Higa, Sean Fujiyoshi, Tim Enos, and Tarynn Nago.
It features some other popular You Tube users as well as actors such as Aki Aleong.
Better known by his You Tube username Nigahiga, he is known for his comedy videos including the popular "Nice Guys," "How to be Gangster," and "The ipod Human." He has accumulated more than 18 million subscribers.
The plot revolves around a ninja master named Master Ching Ching sending his student Lapchung (played by Bryson Murata) to find a replacement, finding Ryan and Sean to catch the evil Bokchoy (played by Tim Enos) and his henchwoman, Gina (played by Tarynn Nago). (Agent of Secret Stuff) (Higa) who is sent undercover to a high school to protect one of the students, a girl named Taylor (Arden Cho) from the A.
An independent 35 minute film he created with Wong Fu Productions called Agents of Secret Stuff was uploaded on the nigahiga channel on November 24, 2010.
In Spring 2010, How to be Ninja, How to be Gangster and How to be Emo were made public once more.
After Higa moved to Las Vegas to study filmmaking at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, most of the Nigahiga videos were solo efforts, usually featuring collaborations with other You Tube users.
most of the nigahiga videos were solo efforts, usually featuring collaborations with other You Tube users.
Since then, Higa started composing the music himself.
How to be Gangster and How to be Emo were put back on nigahiga's channel in late August 2009, only to be removed a few days later, along with How to be Ninja and How to be Nerd.
The resulting film, Ryan and Sean's Not So Excellent Adventure, was directed by Richard Van Vleet and released on November 14, 2008. Higa has also starred on an episode of Supah Ninjas, playing DJ Elephant Head, a master plotter who uses his hypnotizing electronic music to make people fall asleep to commit robberies.
Ryan and Sean's Not So Excellent Adventure is about a down on his luck movie producer, played by Michael Buckley, who is seeking out famous celebrities in order to make a hit movie in 30 days or risk being fired. He has been cast in the 2016 horror film Tell Me How I Die.
In 2012, Higa helped form the YOMYOMF Network, which hosts the online video-making talent competition, Internet Icon, of which he served alongside Christine Lakin and Timothy De La Ghetto as main judges.