Tom Root

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Tom Root
Tom Root by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Tom Root at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con.
Born (1973-09-20) September 20, 1973 (age 43)
Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Central Michigan University
Occupation Writer, producer, television director, voice actor
Years active 2005–present

Tom Root (born September 20, 1973) is an Emmy Award-winning[1] writer, producer, director and voice actor for Robot Chicken.

Early life[edit]

Root was born in Iowa City, Iowa. He attended Central Michigan University, graduating with a degree in journalism. While at CMU, Root edited the student newspaper CM Life.[citation needed]


Root was one of the original staffers of ToyFare magazine, and was a staff writer and copy editor for Wizard Entertainment's family of publications.[2] While at ToyFare he was a co-writer of the magazine's 's popular Twisted ToyFare Theatre feature.[3]

Root co-wrote Writers on Comics Scriptwriting, vol. 2, with Andrew Kardon in 2004.[4] He also wrote Archie Comics' 200th anniversary issue of Jughead in 2010.[5]

Root and Robot Chicken co-creator Matthew Senreich created the Adult Swim series Titan Maximum which premiered on September 27, 2009.[6] He was a writer on Lucasfilm's Star Wars Detours animated series. Root also wrote The Simpsons' Robot Chicken-style animated opening in 2013.[7]


  1. ^ "Robot Chicken: Adult Swim," Emmy Awards official website. Accessed Dec. 24, 2014.
  2. ^ MacDonald, Heidi (25 January 2011). "The Boys of Wizard". The Beat. 
  3. ^ Twisted Toyfare Theatre: Collector's Edition, vol. 3 (Wizard Entertainment, 2003).
  4. ^ Writers on Comics Scriptwriting (Titan Books, 2004) ISBN 1840238089.
  5. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey. "Robot Chicken's Tom Root (Jug)Heads to Riverdale," Comic Book Resources (Dec. 30, 2009).
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (6 May 2009). "'Robot Chicken' crew sets new series: Adult Swim to launch stop-motion 'Titan' in September". Hollywood Reporter. 
  7. ^ "Robot Chicken Couch Gag". Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. 

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