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, U.S.
Occupation Actor, animator, writer, producer, director, video game developer
Years active 2003–present
Home town Manteca, California
Relatives Amy Roiland (sister)

Mark Justin Roiland (born February 21, 1980) is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director and video game developer. 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] Roiland was born to Jewish parents.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Roiland has been in a relationship with Abbie Maley since 2013.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Tenacious D: Time Fixers Abe Lincoln Short Film
2006 The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti Doc Smith, Mharti McDonhalds (voice) Short film
2013 Underdogs Rippers (voice) English dub
2015 Krampus Clumpy (voice)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Cheap Seats without Ron Parker Rhonda's Son Episode: "1973 Superstars"
2007 Acceptable.TV Various characters 20 episodes; also writer, executive producer, director
2007–2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Blonde CraiG, Chant Leader 8 episodes
2010–2014 Fish Hooks Oscar (voice) 89 episodes; also story writer
2011–2016 Adventure Time Earl of Lemongrab, Lemonhope, various voices 10 episodes
2012–2015 Gravity Falls Blendin Blandin, Bobby Renzobbi, various voices 7 episodes
2013 Out There Chris Novak (voice) 10 episodes
2013–present Rick and Morty Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith, various voices Also co-creator, writer, executive producer, director
2015 The Simpsons Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith (voice) Episode: "Mathlete's Feat"
2015 Community Ice Cube Head (voice) Episode: "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"
2015 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Honest Abe Lincoln's Hot Links Mascot (voice) Episode: "Mouth Quest"
2015–2016 Pig Goat Banana Cricket Psychopath Giraffe, Radical Rick, Customer (voice) 3 episodes
2015 Yo Gabba Gabba! Sea Queen (voice) Episode: "Mermaids"
2016 Animals. H&M (voice) Episode: "Cats"
2016 Future-Worm! Homework Android (voice) Episode: "The Bleak Shall Inherit the Earth/Lobster Boy Movie Trailer/Makin' History"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice Notes
2013 Dota 2 Rick and Morty Announcer Rick and Morty Announcer DLC Pack[10]
2013 Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! Earl of Lemongrab
2015 Lego Dimensions Earl of Lemongrab
2015 Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald Various voices
2015 Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations Earl of Lemongrab
2016 Pocket Mortys Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith
2016 The Lab Various Personality Cores
2016 Job Simulator Cars Talking host
2016 Accounting Various voices
2017 Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2015 Annie Award Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production Rick and Morty Nominated [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justin Roiland, "Oscar"". Disney Channel. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Justin Roiland - Filmography". The New York Times. January 26, 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Justin Roiland". Channel101. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Sarah Silverman Program". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Sarah Silverman Program: TV Show Cancelled; No Season Four". TV Series Finale. May 12, 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  6. ^ http://uproxx.com/tv/dan-harmon-rick-and-morty/
  7. ^ "The Grandma's Virginity Podcast". iTunes. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Rosenberg, Adam (August 25, 2016). "'Rick and Morty' co-creator launches a new VR studio, Squanchtendo". Mashable. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/justinroiland/status/506560695119269889?lang=en
  10. ^ "Steam Workshop :: Rick and Morty Announcer Pack". steamcommunity.com. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  11. ^ "42ND ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES". annieawards.org. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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