Mark Justin Roiland
February 21, 1980
Manteca, California, U.S.
|Education||Sierra High School|
Manteca High School
|Alma mater||Modesto Junior College|
Justin Roiland (born February 21, 1980) is an American voice actor, animator, writer, producer, and director. He is best known as the co-creator of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, on which he voices the show's title characters and as the co-creator of Hulu's Solar Opposites, in which he voices the main character, Korvo. He has also played Earl of Lemongrab on Adventure Time and Blendin Blandin on Gravity Falls. He founded the animation studio Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions! and the video game studio Squanch Games. He is also known for voice acting Mr. Romero in The Cyanide and Happiness Show episode from season 4, "The Animator's Curse".
Roiland was born and grew up in Manteca, California. He attended Sierra High School up until the first quarter of his senior year and then transferred to Manteca High School for the remainder of his senior year, graduating in 1998. After high school he attended Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California.
He eventually moved to Houston, Texas, 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, House of Cosbys and a small role as musician Christopher Cross in the series Yacht Rock) and in the VH1 television show Acceptable TV. He appeared regularly on The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central as "Blonde Craig".
He voices the titular characters of Rick and Morty, for which he is also co-creator, co-writer, and executive producer with Dan Harmon. In addition, he has voiced several other characters in Rick and Morty. Since 2010, he has co-hosted The Grandma's Virginity Podcast with Rick and Morty writer, Ryan Ridley, and Steven Universe producer, Jackie Buscarino. He stated at the Rick and Morty panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 that one of his main influences was Pendleton Ward.
On August 25, 2016, Roiland launched virtual reality studio Squanchtendo, a portmanteau of the company Nintendo and Rick and Morty character Squanchy. It was later renamed to Squanch Games. Its first full-length title, Accounting+, made in collaboration with William Pugh's studio, was released for PSVR on December 19, 2017.
|2006||Tenacious D: Time Fixers||Abe Lincoln||Short film|
|The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti||Doc Smith, Mharti McDonhalds (voices)|
|2013||Underdogs||Rippers (voice)||English dub|
|Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity||Char (voice)|
|2019||Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus||Foodio 3000, Weird Alien #1, Excited Audience Member (voices)||Netflix film|
|2004||Cheap Seats without Ron Parker||Rhonda's Son||Episode: "1973 Superstars"|
|2005||House of Cosbys||Various Voices||Also creator, writer and executive producer|
|2007||Acceptable.TV||Various||Also director, writer and executive producer|
|2007–2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Blonde Craig, Chant Leader||8 episodes|
|2010–2014||Fish Hooks||Oscar (voice)||Also story writer|
|2011–2018||Adventure Time||Earl of Lemongrab, Lemonhope, Various Voices||14 episodes|
|2012–2016||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 and director|
|2014—2019||The Cyanide and Happiness Show||Mr. Romero||1 episode|
|2015||The Simpsons||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith (voices)||Episode: "Mathlete's Feat"|
|Community||Ice Cube Head (voice)||Episode: "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Honest Abe Lincoln's Hot Links Mascot (voice)||Episode: "Mouth Quest"|
|2015–2017||Pig Goat Banana Cricket||Psychopath Giraffe, Radical Rick, Customer (voices)||7 episodes|
|2015||Yo Gabba Gabba!||Sea Queen (voice)||Episode: "Mermaids"|
|2016||Animals.||H&M (voice)||Episode: "Cats"|
|Future-Worm!||Homework Android (voice)||1 episode|
|2017||Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return||N/A||Writer: "Reptilicus"|
|2018–2019||Hot Streets||Chubbie Webbers (voice)||Also executive producer|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Various Voices||Episode: "3 2 1 2 333, 222, 3…66?"|
|70th Primetime Emmy Awards||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith (voices)||Television special|
|2019||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Doop-Doop (voice)||2 episodes|
|2020–present||Solar Opposites||Korvo (voices)||Also co-creator, director, writer and executive producer|
|2021||Invincible||Doug Cheston||1 episode|
|2005–2010||Yacht Rock||Christopher Cross||4 episodes|
|2013||Friends and Lovers||Captain Xandar||3 episodes|
|2010–2016||Grandma's Virginity Podcast||Himself||44 episodes|
|2016–2018||H3 Podcast||3 episodes|
|2017||Lasagna Cat||Vocals||Episode: "10/20/1984"|
|2019||Meme Review||Guest||Episode: "Will Smith hosts Meme Review w/ Elon Musk"|
|2013||Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!||Earl of Lemongrab|
|2015||Dota 2||Rick and Morty Announcer||Rick and Morty Announcer DLC|
|Lego Dimensions||Earl of Lemongrab|
|Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations|
|Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald||Various Voices|
|2016||Pocket Mortys||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith|
|The Lab||Various Personality Cores|
|Job Simulator||Cars Talking Host|
|Accounting||Various Voices||Also co-director and co-writer|
|2017||Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith|
|2019||Trover Saves the Universe||Trover|
Awards and nominations
- "Justin Roiland". Amazon. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
- "Justin Roiland, "Oscar"". Disney Channel. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
- "98 – Justin Roiland". Don't Ever Change with John Roy. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
- "Rick and Morty Origins Part One". Adult Swim. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
- "Justin Roiland – Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
- "Justin Roiland". Channel101. Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. Retrieved January 31, 2011.
- "The Sarah Silverman Program". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
- "The Sarah Silverman Program: TV Show Cancelled; No Season Four". TV Series Finale. May 12, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
- "LOL: Watch Justin Roiland's Drunken Rick and Morty Voice Recording". Slashfilm. May 9, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
- "An Interview With the Creator of 'Rick and Morty'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- "The Grandma's Virginity Podcast". iTunes. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
- Rosenberg, Adam (August 25, 2016). "'Rick and Morty' co-creator launches a new VR studio, Squanchtendo". Mashable. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "Co-Creator Of Rick And Morty Collaborating On New VR Game Studio". WWG. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- Alexander, Julia (December 7, 2017). "Rick and Morty co-creator confirms Accounting+ coming to PSVR this month". Polygon. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- "The Stanley Parable's designer lied to Rick and Morty's creator — and now they're making a game together".
- "Squanchtendo is now Squanch Games". February 6, 2017.
- "Steam Workshop :: Rick and Morty Announcer Pack". steamcommunity.com. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- "42ND ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES". annieawards.org. Archived from the original on December 14, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
- Ceron, Ella (June 19, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: See the First Wave of Nominations". Teen Vogue. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
- Hammond, Pete (December 6, 2017). "Critics' Choice Awards Nominations: 'The Shape Of Water' Leads With 14; Netflix Tops TV Contenders". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
- "Annie Awards: Disney/Pixar's 'Coco' Tops Nominations". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 14, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
- McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- Weatherby, Taylor (June 13, 2018). "Taylor Swift, Drake, Cardi B & More Among Teen Choice Awards 2018 Nominees: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
- "Emmys: Netflix Beats HBO With Most Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- "Emmys 2020: List of Nominations". Variety. July 28, 2020. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
- Kit, Borys (November 19, 2020). "Palm Springs,' 'Lovecraft Country' Lead Nominations for Inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
- Pedersen, Erik (March 3, 2021). "Annie Awards Nominations: 'Soul' & 'Wolfwalkers' Lead Field For Animation Prizes". Deadline. Archived from the original on December 3, 2019. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
- Hipes, Patrick (March 4, 2021). "Saturn Awards Nominations: 'Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker', 'Tenet', 'Walking Dead', 'Outlander' Lead List". Deadline. Archived from the original on December 3, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2021.