Michael Jones (actor)

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Michael Jones
Michael Jones at RTX 2015.jpg
Jones at the Lazer Team panel at RTX 2015
Born Michael Vincent Jones
(1987-07-24) July 24, 1987 (age 31)
Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence Austin, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor, YouTube personality
Years active 2009–present
Known for
Spouse(s)
Lindsay Jones (m. 2014)
Children 1

Michael Vincent Jones (born July 24, 1987) is an American actor, voice actor, podcast host, and internet personality who is known for his work with Rooster Teeth's gameplay division Achievement Hunter.[1] He also co-hosted a three-time winner of the Podcast Awards, Internet Box.[2]

Jones has worked extensively with Rooster Teeth, having also starred in the second and third seasons of Immersion, the comedy murder mystery series Ten Little Roosters, and voices the character Sun Wukong in Rooster Teeth's RWBY, and Max in Camp Camp. He starred in Rooster Teeth's science fiction action comedy film Lazer Team, released in 2016, as well as its sequel the following year.[3][4]

His work outside of Rooster Teeth includes voicing Sting Eucliffe in Fairy Tail, Dogra in One Piece, Rapture in Ninja Slayer From Animation, and Gen in World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman.

Career[edit]

Michael Jones and Gavin Free on the Achievement Hunter panel at RTX 2014

After graduating from high school, Jones worked as an electrician for almost five years.[5][6][7] Jones first came to attention after his video "Crackdown 2 – Orbs = Bullshit"[8] reached the front page of reddit.[9][10] He received an email from Rooster Teeth asking him to join and make a new show for Achievement Hunter, which became Rage Quit.[11][12] In September 2011, he co-founded the triple award-winning Internet Box podcast[13] hosted by himself, Barbara Dunkelman, Ray Narvaez, Jr., Andrew Blanchard, Mike Kroon, and Dylan "Dylon" Saramago, with Lindsay Jones and Kerry Shawcross being added to the cast later on. He is an occasional guest on the Rooster Teeth Podcast and is currently the main host of the Achievement Hunter podcast Off Topic.

Jones has worked as both an actor and a voice artist in multiple projects, several of which are produced by Rooster Teeth, including roles as Sun Wukong in Rooster Teeth's animated series RWBY, fictionalized versions of himself in both Rooster Teeth Shorts and Ten Little Roosters,[14] Mogar in the animated series X-Ray and Vav, and Zach in the sci-fi comedy film Lazer Team and Lazer Team 2.[15] He has co-starred in the Rooster Teeth series Immersion since season two. His non-Rooster Teeth credits include the animated shows Fairy Tail, as Sting Eucliffe, and World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, as Gen. On October 1, 2016, Jones announced via Twitter that he will be playing Dogra in One Piece.[16]

The creator of the video game Surgeon Simulator named the alien character Gworb after a remark made by Jones in a Let's Play video in which Jones was conversing with Gavin Free.[17] In addition Gworb has an organ known as the "Gavichal", which is a combination of Michael Jones' and Gavin Free's names.

Personal life[edit]

Jones was born in Woodbridge, New Jersey to "devout Roman Catholic parents."[18][19]

Michael and his wife Lindsay Jones

On May 9, 2014, Jones married long-time girlfriend and Rooster Teeth voice actor Lindsay Tuggey.[20] During Rooster Teeth's 2016 Extra Life livestream, the couple announced that they are expecting a child, which was later revealed to be a girl in January 2017.[21] They announced the birth of their daughter, Iris Elise Jones, born May 24, 2017.[22] On August 5, 2018, Jones announced at RTX 2018 that he and Lindsay were expecting their 2nd child in February, 2019.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Lazer Team Zach[23][24][25] Feature film
2017 Lazer Team 2 Zach[15] Feature film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014–present Fairy Tail Sting Eucliffe[26][27] Television series; English version
2015 World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman Gen[28][29] Television series; English version
Dragonar Academy Additional Cast Television series; English version
Ninja Slayer From Animation Rapture Television series; English version
2016 One Piece Dogra Television series; English version
2018 Overlord Hekkeran Termite Television series; English version

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011–2014, 2016 Internet Box Himself Podcast
2011–2014 Red vs. Blue Ground Soldier #2, Chain Guy, Private Ganoosh (voices) Web series
2011–present Rage Quit Himself[30][31] Web series
Rooster Teeth Shorts Himself[32][33] Web series
2012 Nature Town Cancer the Rabbit (Episode: "Tortoise and the Rare Disease")[34][35] Web series
2013–present Immersion Himself Web series
RWBY Sun Wukong[36] Web series
2014–present Play Pals Himself Web series
2014 Ten Little Roosters Himself[37] Web series; one episode
2015 YouTubers React Himself Web series
Let's Play Live: The Documentary Himself[38][39][40] Documentary
Tom & Bill Additional Voices Web Series; one episode
X-Ray and Vav Mogar[41][42] Web series
2015–present Off Topic Host Podcast
2016–present Camp Camp Max[43][44] Web series
RWBY Chibi Sun Wukong[45] Web series
Heroes and Halfwits Mogar Jones / Himself Web series
2017 The Eleven Little Roosters Operator Mikey[46] Web Series

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 LocoCycle Nicaragua Cocktail Partier[47]
2016 Worms W.M.D Worm voices[48]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "2012 Winners and Nominees". PodcastAwards.com. 2012-01-07. Archived from the original on 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  3. ^ Finn, Elliott. "Rooster Teeth's 'Lazer Team' Begins Production". AirLockAlpha. Nexus Media Group Inc. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Klima, Jeff. "Rooster Teeth Crew About Their New Movie Lazer Team". Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Retsuprae (20 November 2013). "Retsutalk Episode 41: Trophy Trapper". YouTube. 
  6. ^ Rooster Teeth (31 March 2015). "Let's Play – I am Bread Part 4". YouTube. 
  7. ^ Rooster Teeth (4 December 2013). "Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures – Michael Punches Poo". YouTube. 
  8. ^ Jones, Michael (6 July 2010). "Crackdown 2 – Orbs = Bullshit". YouTube. 
  9. ^ DeadSpaceLover. "What Playing Crackdown 2 Is Really Like NSFW]". Reddit. Reddit. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Rooster Teeth Podcast No. 212". Rooster Teeth Productions. April 2, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rooster Teeth Podcast No. 228". Rooster Teeth Productions. July 23, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ LtMkilla (20 January 2011). "Rage Quit – Trials HD". YouTube. 
  13. ^ "2012 Winners and Nominees". PodcastAwards.com. 2012-01-07. Archived from the original on 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  14. ^ Brouwer, Bree. "Rooster Teeth Asks Fans To Sleuth Out A Killer In 'Ten Little Roosters'". Tubefilter. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  15. ^ a b Spangler, Todd (2017-11-03). "'Lazer Team 2' Premiere Date Set on YouTube Red, Extended Trailer Released (Watch)". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-23. 
  16. ^ Jones, Michael. "Michael Jones' Twitter". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  17. ^ Partridge, Jon. "Achievement Hunter: The making of a YouTube legend". Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "RT Sponsor Cut: Rooster Teeth Newly Wed Game". Rooster Teeth. Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  19. ^ Rooster Teeth (March 7, 2012). "RT Podcast #156". Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  20. ^ Kane, Bugeja. "Michael and Lindsay Jones Panel at Supanova 2014". Capsule Computers. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  21. ^ Rooster Teeth (November 13, 2016). "Michael Jones is having a baby! Rooster Teeth Extra Life 2016". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  22. ^ Jones, Michael. "Surprise, OUR DAUGHTER IS HERE!!!". Twitter. Michael Jones. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  23. ^ Froehlich, Dave (29 January 2016). "Rooster Teeth's 'Lazer Team'". KTBC (TV). 
  24. ^ Dillard, Clayton (25 January 2016). "Lazer Team". Slant Magazine. 
  25. ^ Darling, Cary (29 January 2016). "'Lazer Team' review: Goofy blast from the past". Chicago Tribune. 
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  27. ^ "4 More Cast Members Join Funimation's Fairy Tail Dub". Anime News Network. August 9, 2014. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. 
  28. ^ Edwards, Tara (February 23, 2015). "'World Break: Aria Of Curse For A Holy Swordsman' English Dub Cast Revealed By Funimation, Includes Clifford Chapin, Felecia Angelle, Jad Saxton". KpopStarz. Archived from the original on 31 July 2016. 
  29. ^ Michelle (February 19, 2015). "World Break – Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman Cast Announcement". Funimation. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. 
  30. ^ Rooster Teeth. "Rage Quit". YouTube. 
  31. ^ "Michael Jones". Supanova Pop Culture Expo. 
  32. ^ Rooster Teeth (20 August 2013). "Max Capacity – RT Shorts". YouTube. 
  33. ^ Rooster Teeth (12 September 2013). "The iPhone Cult – RT Shorts". YouTube. 
  34. ^ Rooster Teeth (July 20, 2012). "Nature Town: Tortoise and the Rare Disease". Rooster Teeth. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  35. ^ Rooster Teeth (July 27, 2012). "RT Recap – Week of July 27th (feat. Michael's Beers!)". YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  36. ^ Rooster Teeth (14 November 2013). "RWBY Episode 16: Black and White". YouTube. 
  37. ^ Rooster Teeth (24 December 2014). "Ten Little Roosters – Episode 8: And Then There Were Two & One – 4K". YouTube. Event occurs at 9:36. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  38. ^ Rooster Teeth. "RT Docs: Let's Play Live: The Documentary". Rooster Teeth. 
  39. ^ Rooster Teeth (4 September 2015). "Let's Play Live: The Documentary – Official Trailer". YouTube. 
  40. ^ Rooster Teeth (16 September 2015). "Paging Dr. Jones and Dr. Free". YouTube. 
  41. ^ Rooster Teeth (16 August 2015). "X-Ray & Vav: The Madness of the King – Season 2, Episode 5". YouTube. 
  42. ^ Hall, Connor D. (23 October 2015). "X-Ray And Vav, Season 2. Web Series Review". Liverpool Sound and Vision. 
  43. ^ "REVIEW:Camp Camp: Ep 1-Escape from Camp Campbell". BubbleBlabber. 2016. 
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  45. ^ "Episode 4 – Dad Jokes". Rooster Teeth. June 3, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017. 
  46. ^ "The Eleven Little Roosters: Episode 1: Spy Games". Rooster Teeth. January 16, 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  47. ^ "LocoCycle Details and Credits for Xbox One". Metacritic. Archived from the original on July 31, 2016. 
  48. ^ "Let's Play: Let's Play – Worms WMD". Rooster Teeth. August 9, 2016. Event occurs at 1:12. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 

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