Joel Heyman

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Joel Heyman
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Joel Heyman at PAX Prime 2012
Born Joel Pearce Heyman
(1971-09-16) September 16, 1971 (age 45)
Nationality American
Occupation Film producer, writer and actor
Years active 1997–present
Employer Rooster Teeth Productions

Joel Pearce Heyman (born September 16, 1971) is an American actor best-known for voicing Private Michael J. Caboose in the Rooster Teeth web series Red vs. Blue (2003–present). He co-founded Rooster Teeth with Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Geoff Ramsey and Gus Sorola and has appeared in a large amount of their other projects, including The Strangerhood (2004–2006, 2015), The Gauntlet (2012) and RWBY (2013–present).


Heyman's credited roles include Captain Michael J. Caboose/O'Malley in the popular rooster teeth web-series Red vs. Blue, Wade in The Strangerhood, Bartholomew Oobleck in RWBY, and Bidderman in 1-800-MAGIC. His writing credits include 1-800-MAGIC and occasional skits in the live action Rooster Teeth Shorts series. In addition to his involvement in machinima, he starred in The Schedule, a live-action film written and directed by Burnie Burns, the creator of Red vs. Blue, and has also done a range of acting roles on American television shows including Friends, Angel, The Inside, Alias. He has reprised his Red vs. Blue role as a Blue Prison Guard in the G4 show Code Monkeys, and has had a minor role in Halo 3 as an unseen marine with the voice of Caboose from Red vs. Blue. His character Caboose also has a minor voice role in the Xbox 360 arcade game, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile.[citation needed] He is also a recurring member of The Rooster Teeth Podcast (previously The Drunk Tank). He also has a Rooster Teeth gaming series of videos called How To, where he and fellow employee Adam Ellis play various video games while under the effects of alcohol. He also had a small but pivotal role in a Rooster Teeth film Lazer Team as an on field news reporter.

Personal life[edit]

Heyman is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama Production. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, to work in the Rooster Teeth offices.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Schedule Jacob film
1999 Friends Guy on Plane, Guy in Pickle 2 episodes, uncredited
1999 Passions Waiter 1 episode
2000 Angel Vampire in Rug 1 episode, uncredited
2001 The Quickie Bartender film
2002 Simone Male film
2005 The Inside Paramedic #2 1 episode
2006 Criminal Minds Detective #1 / Man on the Street #6 2 episodes
2007 Code Monkeys Head Guard 1 episode
2007 Asylum Craig film
2012 Video Game High School Board member 1 Episode
2015 Lazer Team News Reporter film


Year Title Role Notes
2003–present Red vs. Blue Caboose (voice), O'Malley (voice) Producer
2004–2006, 2015 The Strangerhood Wade (voice)
2007 1-800-Magic Bidderman (voice) Writer
2007 Halo 3 UNSC Marine (voice)
2009 Captain Dynamic Himself
2009–present Rooster Teeth Shorts Himself
2012–2013 The Gauntlet Himself
2012 Halo 4 Caboose (voice)
2013 Video Game High School Board Member
2013–present RWBY Bartholomew Oobleck (voice)
2016 Immersion Game Over (voice) Episode: "Metal Gear Solid in Real Life"
2016 Day 5 Bill Beavers Episode: "Sweet Dreams"
2016 Crunch Time Man in Tux Episode: "The Party of the Century"
2017 Eleven Little Roosters Joel Joelle Episodes: "Honor Among Assassins", "Recon Rebirth". Named in "Mission Critical"

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