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Gus Sorola

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Gus Sorola
Gus Sorola (cropped).jpg
Sorola at RTX 2013
Born Gustavo Raul Sorola III
(1978-02-22) February 22, 1978 (age 39)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Rice University
Occupation Actor, podcast host
Years active 2003–present
Employer Rooster Teeth
Notable work Red vs. Blue
Rooster Teeth Podcast
Spouse(s) Esther Sorola

Gustavo Raul Sorola III (born February 22, 1978) is an American actor and podcast host, best known for his work with Rooster Teeth.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Sorola was born in Austin, and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas, near the US–Mexico border. After attending Rice University for a short time, he started working at tech support company, teleNetwork, where he met two fellow co-founders of Rooster Teeth, Burnie Burns and Geoff Ramsey.[3]

Career[edit]

Sorola is a founding member of Rooster Teeth Productions. He is still currently employed at the company and appears in many of their productions. Since 2003, he has voiced the character of Dick Simmons in the machinima series Red vs. Blue.[4] He was also a voice actor in The Strangerhood from 2004 to 2006.[5] His live-action credits include Rooster Teeth Shorts, which started in 2009, and Immersion, which started in 2010.[6]

Sorola has also managed and hosted the Rooster Teeth Podcast[7] (formerly known as the "Drunk Tank") since 2008. Of the four hundred weekly episodes, Sorola has been absent for fewer than fifty.[citation needed] On the podcast, Sorola shares many anecdotes about his life, including his childhood and early career. He was also a host on Rooster Teeth's video game podcast, The Patch.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Married to Esther Sorola, the pair live in Austin, Texas with their two dogs. He is an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church and has performed several marriages for his friends and colleagues. A pragmatic, straightforward person, Sorola describes himself as antisocial and tries to avoid awkward interactions with others. He enjoys playing video games.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003–present Red vs. Blue Simmons (voice), Gene (Voice)
2004–2006, 2015 The Strangerhood Mister Mystery (voice)
2007 Halo 3 Additional voices
2008–present Rooster Teeth Podcast Himself Host
2009–present Rooster Teeth Shorts Himself / Various
2010–present Immersion Himself
2012–2013 The Gauntlet Himself
2014 X-Ray and Vav X-Ray's mom (voice) Episode: "Evil Unlocked"
2014 Ten Little Roosters Gus 5 episodes
2015 Lazer Team Disheveled scientist
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Hawkeye (voice)
2016 Crunch Time Bartender Episode: "The Beginning"
2017 The Eleven Little Roosters So'Rolla
2017 Lazer Team 2 Unknown

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet Rooster Teeth, the online video powerhouse". Stuff.co.nz. January 25, 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Rorke, Adam (January 31, 2016). "Interview - Gus Sorola - RTX Australia". Player2.net.au. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Gross, Joe (July 6, 2004). "'Red Vs. Blue' = Green". Austin American-Statesman. Cox Texas Newspapers, L.P. Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved July 12, 2006. 
  4. ^ Gaudiosi, John (February 3, 2016). "How Rooster Teeth Conquered Hollywood With 'Lazer Team' - Fortune". Fortune. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Meet the Makers of The Strangerhood". Wired. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1559903/
  7. ^ Johnson, Eric (September 9, 2015). "Here It Is, the Worst Virtual Reality App Idea Ever". Re/code. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 

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