Geoff Ramsey

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Geoff Ramsey
Geoff Ramsey.jpg
Born Geoffrey Fink
(1975-06-19) June 19, 1975 (age 39)
Nationality American
Occupation Film producer and actor
Years active 2003–present
Employer Rooster Teeth
Spouse(s) Griffon E. Ramsey (neé O'Connell) (m. 2005)
Children Millicent "Millie" Ramsey
Website
roosterteeth.com/Geoff

Geoffrey Lazer "Geoff" Ramsey (born Geoffrey Fink; June 19, 1975), is a voice actor for Rooster Teeth, which he co-founded. He also co-founded Achievement Hunter, a division of Rooster Teeth which he manages.

Background[edit]

Geoff grew up primarily in the Mobile, Alabama area where he attended elementary and high school, but lived in Florida and the outlying areas of New Orleans when he was younger. He was a semi-pro bowler in his teenage years, and enlisted into the United States Army before graduating high school, beginning basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina shortly afterwards. His service lasted from 1993 to 1998, though he would go on to serve as a photojournalist in Kuwait; he was based out of Fort Hood during that time.

After his military service, Ramsey secured a job at the tech support company TeleNetwork Partners, where he met Burnie Burns. Prior to working for Rooster Teeth and TeleNetwork, Ramsey worked as a production assistant for View Askew Productions,[1] and before that as a roadie for the band Catch 22.[2] He also co-created the web site drunkgamers.com with Gus Sorola, hiring Burns shortly afterwards to run the site. Ramsey currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Griffon Ramsey and daughter Millicent "Millie" Ramsey. While changing his surname to his stepfather's, "Ramsey", he was informed by the court that it would not cost any more to change any other of his names. As a joke, he changed his middle name to "Lazer".[3]

Career[edit]

Main article: Rooster Teeth

Ramsey is one of the original voice actors for Red vs. Blue (he voices Grif) which premiered in 2003. Since then, he has gone on to become an Internet celebrity, regularly appearing at conventions such as PAX and Comic-Con. He has attended every iteration of Rooster Teeth's own convention, RTX, from 2011 to 2014. Ramsey used to frequently join fellow RvB actors Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, and Joel Heyman on the "Drunk Tank Podcast" (renamed to "The Rooster Teeth Podcast" in October 2011). He has not appeared on the podcast since September 2011.

In 2008, Ramsey started Achievement Hunter, a new department of Rooster Teeth Productions. Achievement Hunter was originally just Ramsey and colleague Jack Pattillo, but it has grown rapidly and has twelve members as of October 2014. While originally focused on achievement guides and easter eggs, Achievement Hunter has since shifted their attention to comedic Let's Plays and other game-related videos. Most achievement guides are now produced by fans under the "Community Hunter" name. Achievement Hunter also releases a weekly video highlighting the next week's game releases and news in gaming called Achievement Hunter Weekly Update (AHWU) which is usually hosted by Ramsey and Jack Pattillo.

Ramsey and Pattillo created a game through Halo: Reach's Forge mode, called "Achievement HORSE", based on the rules of the original game. Gamers sent in maps they had created and Geoff and Jack played them every Wednesday. Time limitations occasionally shortened the spelled word to "Pig". In October 2011, a company-wide HORSE tournament was held; Ramsey was eliminated early on. In 2012 another tournament was held, but he was once again eliminated early on in the tournament. On April 18, 2012, Ramsey and Patillo started playing Achievement Horse in Trials Evolution, using racing maps submitted by viewers.

Horse was eventually changed to HUNT in order to more closely tie into the Achievement Hunter name. HUNT can be played in any game, and on several occasions it has been a live-action recording of non-video game competitions.

Ramsey and Pattillo also started the highly popular "Halo Fails of the Weak" series; compilation videos of fan-submitted gameplay footage from the most current Halo game, released every Friday. An excessive volume of videos allowed the 'Fails' series to expand into the separate component GameFails.

Fails of the Weak has expanded to include fails from many different games.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2003–present Red vs. Blue Grif (voice), producer
2005 PANICS Alpha Squad Member (voice)
2006 The Strangerhood The Omnipotent Voice (voice), producer
2006 1-800-Magic Troll 1
2007 Halo 3 UNSC Marine
2008–present Achievement Hunter Himself, producer
2008 Captain Dynamic Himself, producer
2009–present Rooster Teeth Shorts Himself
2010 Immersion Himself
2011 O Brave New World Himself
2012 Halo 4 Grif (voice)
2014 Lazer Team Unknown/Rumoured

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drunk Tank Podcast
  2. ^ Biese, Alex (2012-01-18). "Taking on a life of its own". App.com. Retrieved 2012-01-18. 
  3. ^ Sal Basile (June 2010). "Halo: Visit Blood Gulch With Geoff Ramsey". UGO's The Goods (Website). UGO Entertainment, Incorporated. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 

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