Barbara Dunkelman

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Barbara Dunkelman
Barbara Dunkelman at PAX Prime 2012.jpg
Dunkelman at PAX Prime 2012
Born Barbara Julie Dunkelman
(1989-07-02) July 2, 1989 (age 27)
Montreal, Quebec
Residence Austin, Texas, United States
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Marketer
Voice actor
Program Director of RTX
Years active 2008–present
Employer Rooster Teeth

Barbara Julie Dunkelman[1] (born July 2, 1989)[2] is a Canadian voice actress and internet personality, as well as a permanent resident of the United States. She is the Director of Social and Community Marketing at the production company Rooster Teeth,[3] Program Director of the RTX gaming and internet convention[4][5] and voice of Yang Xiao Long in the web series RWBY, Cosmos in Fairy Tail, and ORF in X-Ray and Vav.[6] Her live-action acting credits include roles in Rooster Teeth Shorts,[7] Immersion,[8] Day 5[9] and Ten Little Roosters.[10]


Dunkelman was born in Montreal, Quebec to a Jewish family, as the younger sister to two older brothers. She credits her brothers with getting her interested in Red vs Blue as well as Rooster Teeth as a whole. She signed up on Rooster Teeth's website in October 2004.[2] In 2005 she attended and assisted at the premiere Toronto Red vs. Blue fan event, RvBTO.[11] Starting in 2008, she helped organize it as co-host and Rooster Teeth liaison.[12][13] She was a hostess for for several months in 2010.[14]

Dunkelman graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Marketing in June 2011.[15] In September 2011, she co-founded and co-hosted, with fellow employees Michael Jones, Ray Narvaez, Jr., Lindsay Jones, and Kerry Shawcross, along with fellow community members Andrew Blanchard, Mike Kroon, and Dylon Saramago, the triple award winning Internet Box podcast.[16] In December 2011, she was hired by Rooster Teeth as their first Community Manager, in charge of developing community features and the company's social media.[17][18] At the time of her hiring she was the most-followed member on the Rooster Teeth community site.[19]

Since February 2012, she appears regularly on the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast.[16] In May 2013, alongside fellow employee Jack Pattillo, she was interviewed as part of Microsoft's 2013 E3 Xbox One reveal.[20] Despite her numerous appearances on the podcast and at events, she estimates that "only 25 percent" of her job, which entails marketing and management functions within the company, takes place in the public eye.[19] Her current partner is Aaron Marquis, himself a Rooster Teeth employee.


Dunkelman with a group of cosplayers dressed as Yang Xiao Long, her character in RWBY.
Year Title Role Notes
2013–present RWBY Yang Xiao Long Voice, motion capture
2014–2015 X-Ray and Vav ORF Voice only
2014 Fairy Tail Cosmos Voice only
2014 iBlade Worker of Secrets / Sharon
2014 Ten Little Roosters Barbara
2014–present Immersion Barbara / Soldier (Blue Moose) Herself
2014–present Red vs. Blue Jensen Voice only; Writer of episode "Head Canon"[21][22]
2015 Death Battle Yang Xiao Long Voice, episode: "Yang vs. Tifa"
2015 Fanarchy Herself Documentary
2015 Lazer Team Cheerleader Cameo
2016 Crunch Time Beatrice
2016 Day 5 Flip
2016 RWBY Chibi Yang Xiao Long Voice only
2016 Camp Camp Nerris Voice only


  1. ^ Sorola, Gus; Free, Gavin; Dunkleman, Barbara; Burns, Burnie (February 16, 2016). "Rooster Teeth Podcast #363" (Podcast). Rooster Teeth. Event occurs at 42:24. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "RoosterTeeth Profile". 
  3. ^ Rex, Vanessa (December 18, 2012). "GAW Visits Rooster Teeth". GamerAssaultWeekly. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ervin, Dominic (July 16, 2013). "RTX 2013: Gus Sorola Interview". IngloriousGamer. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Childs, Jessica. Interview with RTX Co-Organizer Barbara. San Antonio Counter Culture. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ Silverman, Joshua (June 2, 2013). "RWBY: Yellow Unveiled". ConstantlyCalibrating. Archived from the original on August 30, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Siri: The Horror Movie". 
  8. ^ "Immersion: Simulation Racer". 
  9. ^ Day 5 Episode 1 - Waking Nightmare. 
  10. ^ Ten Little Roosters – Episode 1: And Then There Were Nine. 
  11. ^ Carbone, Anthony. "The Stories of the Rooster Teeth Community Event Coordinators". Gamer's News Network. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ Denecour, Caleb (May 10, 2011). "Everyone meet BigNiceJohn and Blawndee". RoosterTeeth Community Group. Retrieved September 13, 2013. [dead link]
  13. ^ Gallaga, Omar (June 22, 2012). "Two Austin websites bring in geek fans for real-world conferences". Austin Statesman. Retrieved September 13, 2013. [dead link]
  14. ^ "VIDEOS HOSTED BY BARBARA DUNKELMAN". Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ Dunkelman, Barbara (June 21, 2011). "What did I do today?". RoosterTeeth. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "2012 Winners and Nominees". January 7, 2012. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ Burns, Burnie (February 12, 2011). "Welcome Barbara!". RoosterTeeth. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ Evon, Ryan. "A community like no other: My experience at RTX". Odessa American. 
  19. ^ a b Anne Jones, Leslie. "Meet Barbara Dunkelman: Internet celebrity, community manager, superhero". The Daily Dot. The Daily Dot. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Xbox Live Stories — "BlawnD & Jack P"". Xbox. May 23, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Head Canon". Rooster Teeth. August 21, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  22. ^ Dunkelman, Barbara (August 20, 2016). "My Red vs. Blue Episode". Rooster Teeth. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 

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