Justin Roiland

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Justin Roiland
Justin Roiland
Justin Roiland in 2010
Born Mark Justin Roiland
(1980-02-21) February 21, 1980 (age 36)
Stockton, California
Occupation Actor, animator, writer, producer, director
Years active 2003–present
Known for Rick and Morty
Adventure Time
Home town Manteca, California
Relatives Amy Roiland (sister)

Mark Justin Roiland (born February 21, 1980) is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, and director. He is best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty, in which he voices both of the show's eponymous characters, the voice of Oscar on the Disney Channel's animated television show Fish Hooks, as well as the Earl of Lemongrab on Adventure Time, and Blendin Blandin on Gravity Falls.

Biography[edit]

Justin Roiland grew up in an almond orchard in Manteca, California.[1] He attended Sierra High School and Manteca High School, graduating in 1998. He eventually moved to Los Angeles, and in early 2004, got involved with Channel101, an L.A. media collective started by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab, where he made and acted in numerous movie shorts (such as 2 Girls One Cup: The Show and House of Cosbys) and in the VH1 television show Acceptable TV.[2][3] He appeared regularly on The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central as "Blonde Craig".[4][5]

He now works as a voice actor, most notably as the title characters of Rick & Morty, for which he is also co-creator, co-writer and executive producer with Dan Harmon. Since 2010, he has co-hosted The Grandma's Virginity Podcast with Rick and Morty writer, Ryan Ridley, and Steven Universe producer, Jackie Buscarino.[6] He stated at the Rick and Morty panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 that one of his main influences was Pendleton Ward and that he enjoyed watching The Ren & Stimpy Show as a child.

On August 25, 2016, Roiland launched Virtual Reality studio Squanchtendo, a portmanteau of the company Nintendo and Rick and Morty character Squanchy.[7]

Projects[edit]

Films[edit]

  • Krampus (2015) – Voice Actor (as Clumpy)
  • Underdogs (2013) – Voice Actor (as Rippers; USA version)

Television[edit]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justin Roiland, "Oscar"". Disney Channel, http://www.disneychannelmedianet.com/. Retrieved 26 January 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Justin Roiland - Filmography". The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/. January 26, 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Justin Roiland". Channel101. Retrieved January 31, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "The Sarah Silverman Program". The Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com. Retrieved 26 January 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "The Sarah Silverman Program: TV Show Cancelled; No Season Four". TV Series Finale, http://tvseriesfinale.com/. May 12, 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "The Grandma's Virginity Podcast". iTunes, https://itunes.apple.com/. Retrieved 26 January 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ Rosenberg, Adam (August 25, 2016). "'Rick and Morty' co-creator launches a new VR studio, Squanchtendo". Mashable. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Steam Workshop :: Rick and Morty Announcer Pack". steamcommunity.com. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 

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