Tom Root at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con.
September 20, 1973 |
Iowa City, Iowa
|Alma mater||Central Michigan University|
|Occupation||Writer, producer, television director, voice actor|
Root attended Central Michigan University, graduating with a degree in journalism. While at CMU, Root edited the student newspaper CM Life.
Root was one of the original staffers of ToyFare magazine, and was a staff writer and copy editor for Wizard Entertainment's family of publications. While at ToyFare he was a co-writer of the magazine's 's popular Twisted ToyFare Theatre feature.
Root, along with Robot Chicken co-creator Matthew Senreich, created the Adult Swim series Titan Maximum (which premiered on September 27, 2009). He was a writer on Lucasfilm's Star Wars Detours animated series, and wrote The Simpsons' Robot Chicken-style animated opening in 2013.
- "Robot Chicken: Adult Swim," Emmy Awards official website. Accessed Dec. 24, 2014.
- MacDonald, Heidi. "The Boys of Wizard," The Beat (Jan. 25, 2011).
- Twisted Toyfare Theatre: Collector's Edition, vol. 3 (Wizard Entertainment, 2003).
- Writers on Comics Scriptwriting (Titan Books, 2004) ISBN 1840238089.
- Renaud, Jeffrey. "Robot Chicken's Tom Root (Jug)Heads to Riverdale," Comic Book Resources (Dec. 30, 2009).
- Andreeva, Nellie. "'Robot Chicken' crew sets new series: Adult Swim to launch stop-motion 'Titan' in September," Hollywood Reporter (May 6, 2009).
- "Robot Chicken Couch Gag," Fox.com: The Simpsons. [dead link]
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