Tom Root

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Tom Root
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Tom Root at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con.
Born (1973-09-20) September 20, 1973 (age 41)
Iowa City, Iowa
Nationality American
Alma mater Central Michigan University
Occupation Writer, producer, television director, voice actor
Years active 1997–present

Tom Root (b. Sept. 20, 1973, in Iowa City, Iowa) is an Emmy Award-winning[1] writer, producer, director and voice actor for Robot Chicken.

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.[2] While at ToyFare he was a co-writer of the magazine's 's popular Twisted ToyFare Theatre feature.[3]

Root co-wrote Writers on Comics Scriptwriting, vol. 2, with Andrew Kardon in 2004.[4] He also wrote Archie Comics' 200th anniversary issue of Jughead in 2010.[5]

Root, along with Robot Chicken co-creator Matthew Senreich, created the Adult Swim series Titan Maximum (which premiered on September 27, 2009).[6] He was a writer on Lucasfilm's Star Wars Detours animated series, and wrote The Simpsons' Robot Chicken-style animated opening in 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robot Chicken: Adult Swim," Emmy Awards official website. Accessed Dec. 24, 2014.
  2. ^ MacDonald, Heidi. "The Boys of Wizard," The Beat (Jan. 25, 2011).
  3. ^ Twisted Toyfare Theatre: Collector's Edition, vol. 3 (Wizard Entertainment, 2003).
  4. ^ Writers on Comics Scriptwriting (Titan Books, 2004) ISBN 1840238089.
  5. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey. "Robot Chicken's Tom Root (Jug)Heads to Riverdale," Comic Book Resources (Dec. 30, 2009).
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'Robot Chicken' crew sets new series: Adult Swim to launch stop-motion 'Titan' in September," Hollywood Reporter (May 6, 2009).
  7. ^ "Robot Chicken Couch Gag," Fox.com: The Simpsons. [dead link]

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