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Robert James Rallison

(1996-05-14) May 14, 1996 (age 27)
  • YouTuber
  • cartoonist
  • animator
  • author
  • voice actor
ParentsJanette Rallison (mother)
YouTube information
Years active2014–present
  • 19.2 million (TheOdd1sOut)
  • 2.68 million (TheOdd2sOut)
Total views
  • 4.6 billion (TheOdd1sOut)
  • 143.8 million (TheOdd2sOut)
Associated acts
100,000 subscribers2016, 2017
1,000,000 subscribers2016, 2018
10,000,000 subscribers2019

Last updated: October 16, 2023

Robert James Rallison (/ˈrælɪsən/; born May 14, 1996), known online as TheOdd1sOut, is an American YouTuber, cartoonist, animator, author, and voice actor. He is known for producing storytime animations on his YouTube channel and co-creating, starring in, and executive producing the Netflix animated series Oddballs.

Personal life

Robert James Rallison[1] was born in Chandler, Arizona,[2] on May 14, 1996,[3] to a Mormon family.[4] His mother is author Janette Rallison.[5] He has a twin sister and three other siblings.[citation needed]

He attended Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona.[6] In 2018, Rallison moved to Glendale, California.[2]



Rallison's first published illustrated works were webcomics, under the title TheOdd1sOut. He uploaded the first comic strip onto Tumblr in June 2012, when he was 16.[7] After 100 comics, he had amassed 100 followers, and it took him about a year to settle into his art style.[7] By September 2016 he had written around 400 strips. Rallison described the characters in his comics as "marshmallow people" because of their white, roundish look. His comics tended to focus on lighthearted themes, such as taking famous puns literally, or poking fun at social cliches.[6]


On August 30, 2014, just over two years after starting his webcomic, Rallison started his YouTube channel as theodd1sout comic. In his animated videos, which feature the same "marshmallow people" as the webcomic,[6] he talks about his life story, his thoughts, and opinions. His first video was titled "A Book I Made as a Kid", looking at a short story he made while in elementary school.[2] In March 2016, his channel reached 100,000 subscribers.[8][9] In April 2016, his channel gained over 278,000 subscribers, giving him a total of over 400,000 subscribers.[10] In July 2016, his channel reached 1 million subscribers.[11] At some point, Rallison dropped out of college to make videos full-time.[2]

On December 2, 2017, Rallison created a second channel, TheOdd2sOut, in which non-animation content is uploaded, i.e gaming. TheOdd2sOut amassed 1 million subscribers in April 2018,[12] and TheOdd1sOut reached 10 million subscribers in January 2019.[13]


Rallison (left) with various other animation YouTubers, including Domics (2nd from right) and Jaiden Animations (right)

Rallison has collaborated with others to produce two songs and their accompanying music videos: "Life is Fun" in July 2018 with David Brown from Boyinaband;[14][15] and "Good Person" in December 2020 with Joel Berghult from RoomieOfficial.

His animated character appeared in the credits scene of YouTube Rewind: The Shape of 2017 and in YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind where he has a speaking role.[16] In March 2019, Rallison was in MrBeast's $200,000 YouTuber Battle Royale video. He was on a team with Jaiden Animations and Anthony Padilla and they won the first round.[17] Rallison gave the earnings he made from the YouTuber Battle Royale to #TeamTrees, a non-profit started by MrBeast that aimed to plant 20 million trees by the end of 2019.[18]

Other work

Rallison wrote a book titled The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool and Other Things I Definitely Learned from Growing Up, which was released in July 2018.[7] It was ranked No. 12 in the "trade paperback" category on Publishers Weekly's August 13, 2018, bestseller list.[19]

Rallison also worked on the board game Can't Catch Harry,[20] and, on November 22, Rallison announced and released his mobile game named TheOdd1sOut: Let's Bounce!.[21]

In June 2022, Rallison announced that an animated series, Oddballs, based on his character, would premiere on Netflix later in the year.[22][23]

Public image

Rallison at Vidcon in 2017

As of December 2022, Rallison's main YouTube channel had over 18.5 million subscribers, and his secondary channel had over 2.7 million subscribers.[24][12]

Foodbeast writer Peter Pham called Rallison's three videos about working at Subway (which Rallison satirically refers to as "Sooubway") as "amazing" and "hilarious".[25][26][27]

In 2017, Dave Trumbore of Collider named Rallison one of five YouTubers who were "poised for mainstream success".[28] In 2018, Kristin Brantley of Culturess reviewed his channel and webcomics favorably, writing, "You'll be glued to the screen watching all of these hilarious clips and reading all his great comics."[29]

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Recipient Result Ref.
2016 Streamy Awards Animated Himself Nominated [30][31]

Boxing record

1 fight 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Loss 0–1 I Did a Thing TKO 1 (5), 1:24 May 14, 2022 Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida, US


  • TheOdd1sOut: How to Be Cool and Other Things I Definitely Learned from Growing Up (July 2018)
  • TheOdd1sOut: The First Sequel (March 2020)
  • TheOdd1sOut Doodle Book (March 2022)
  • The Odd 1s Out Journal (October 2022)
  • Oddballs: The Graphic Novel (April 2023)



Year Title Role Notes
2017 YouTube Rewind: The Shape of 2017 N/A Short film; animator
2018 YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind Himself Short film; voice; also animator
How It Should Have Ended Martha Web series; voice; episode: "The Martha Origin Story" (no. 138)
asdfmovie11 Judge Short film; voice
2018-2019; 2022 YouTubers React Himself Web series; 28 episodes
2019 Meta Runner Male civilian Web series; voice; episode: "Wrong Warp" (no. 1)
Himself Web series; voice; episode: "Fast Food Fight" (special episode)[32]
2022–2023 Oddballs James TV series; voice; also co-creator, executive producer


  1. ^ Dodgson, Lindsay. "These were the top 10 trending videos on YouTube in 2019". Insider. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Waltz, Adam (November 19, 2018). "Chandler Native Finds Success as 'TheOdd1sOut' on YouTube". YourPHX. Archived from the original on March 9, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  3. ^ @theodd1sout (May 14, 2015). "Happy Birthday (to me)" (Tweet). Retrieved September 8, 2022 – via Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Rallison, James (November 12, 2021). "I spent a day with THEODD1sOUT" (Interview). Interviewed by Anthony Padilla. YouTube. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  5. ^ "Answering three questions about becoming a writer". Janette Rallison & CJ Hill Books. July 18, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2022.
  6. ^ a b c Del Fosse, Sawyer (September 29, 2016). "James Rallison: Alumni taking self-made illustrative success to the internet". The Precedent. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Cappello, Nile (June 11, 2018). "James Rallison on TheOdd1sOut Comics, Animations & New Book". Crixeo. Archived from the original on July 7, 2018. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Rallison, Robert (March 15, 2016). 100,000 Sprinkles on a Cake (not really) (100,000 Subscriber Special!). YouTube (Video). TheOdd1sOut. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  9. ^ Rallison, Robert [@theodd1sout] (March 15, 2016). "100,000 subscriber special video is up! I put 100,000 sprinkles (rounded up) on a cake! THANKS, YOU GUYS!" (Tweet). Retrieved September 25, 2022 – via Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ Cohen, Joshua (May 20, 2016). "Top 100 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels Worldwide • April 2016". Tubefilter. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  11. ^ Rallison, Robert [@theodd1sout] (July 30, 2016). "THANKS FOR A MILLION SUBS!!!!!!💯0000" (Tweet). Retrieved September 25, 2022 – via Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ a b "TheOdd2sOut's YouTube Stats". Social Blade. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  13. ^ Rallison, Robert (March 2, 2019). 10 Million Sprinkle Special. YouTube (Video). TheOdd1sOut. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  14. ^ TheOdd1sOut (July 19, 2018). "Life is Fun – Ft. Boyinaband (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved March 23, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  15. ^ "Life Is Fun - BMI Repertoire Search". BMI Repertoire. Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
  16. ^ YouTube Spotlight, YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind | #YouTubeRewind, retrieved January 21, 2019
  17. ^ Griffin, Louise (March 12, 2019). "MrBeast unleashes hell on Caspar Lee, Anthony Padilla and JaidenAnimations in YouTuber Battle Royale". Metro. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  18. ^ Griffin, Louise (October 31, 2019). "PewDiePie donates $69,420 to MrBeast's TeamTrees as he brands himself 'boomer'". Metro. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  19. ^ Juris, Carolyn (August 10, 2018). "This Week's Bestsellers: August 13, 2018". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  20. ^ TheOdd1sOut (June 16, 2018). "A Book I Made as an Adult". YouTube. Retrieved February 11, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  21. ^ Gregson-Wood, Stephen. "TheOdd1sOut: Let's Bounce is a casual game for mobile that sees players bouncing through YouTuber James Rallison's life". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  22. ^ Lang, Jamie (June 23, 2022). "'Oddballs' Series Coming To Netflix From Youtube Creator James Rallison". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  23. ^ Robinson, Jacob (September 16, 2022). "Netflix Animated Series 'Oddballs': Coming to Netflix in October 2022". What's on Netflix. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  24. ^ "TheOdd1sOut's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile) - Social Blade Stats". Retrieved December 10, 2022.
  25. ^ Pham, Peter (April 12, 2016). "A Former 'Subway' Worker Recreates His WORST Customer Experiences in One Hilarious Animation". Foodbeast. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  26. ^ Pham, Peter (March 31, 2016). "Sooubway Worker Created An Animated Video Detailing His Experience There And It's Amazing". Foodbeast. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  27. ^ Pham, Peter (January 13, 2017). "A Former 'Subway' Worker Explains Why You Should Be Nice To Fast Food Employees in a Hilarious Animated Video". Foodbeast. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  28. ^ Trumbore, Dave (July 20, 2017). "5 Indie YouTube Animators Poised for Mainstream Success". Collider. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  29. ^ Brantley, Kristin (August 18, 2018). "10 hilarious webcomic artists you should check out ASAP". Culturess. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  30. ^ Haring, Bruce (October 20, 2018). "Streamy Awards Honor 24 Winners in Prelims To 8th Annual Event". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  31. ^ Schaffstall, Katherine (October 22, 2018). "Streamy Awards 2018: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  32. ^ SMG4 (October 19, 2019). "Fast Food Fight (Ft. TheOdd1sOut & Arin Hanson) - Meta Runner Special". YouTube. Retrieved October 19, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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