Travis McElroy

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Travis McElroy
Born (1983-11-08) November 8, 1983 (age 36)[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma
OccupationPodcaster
Years active2010–present
Known forWork as podcaster
Notable work
Spouse(s)
Teresa McElroy (m. 2013)
Children2
Parent(s)
Relatives
Websitewww.travismcelroy.com

Travis Patrick McElroy (born November 8, 1983) is an American podcaster, writer, and comedian. He is known for his work on podcasts such as My Brother, My Brother and Me, Shmanners, The Adventure Zone, and Can I Pet Your Dog?.

Early and personal life[edit]

Travis McElroy was born in 1983 to Clint McElroy, former co-host of WTCR-FM's morning radio show in Huntington, West Virginia, and his wife Leslie.[3] Travis McElroy is an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma.[4] He married Teresa McElroy in 2013.[5] They have two children, Barbara or "Bebe," born on October 25th 2016, and Dorothy "Baby Dot," born on January 7th 2020.[6]

Career[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Travis McElroy worked as technical director at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company from 2009 to 2014.[2]

Podcasting[edit]

Since 2010, Travis McElroy, along with his brothers Justin and Griffin, has co-hosted the comedy podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me, an "advice show for the modren era" hosted as part of the Maximum Fun network. The brothers also starred in a 2017 TV show based on the podcast, which originally aired on Seeso.[7]

In 2014, the McElroy brothers, along with their father Clint McElroy, launched a tabletop role-playing game podcast entitled The Adventure Zone.[8] Initially playing Dungeons & Dragons, the show moved into other game systems in later arcs. During the first arc, Balance, Travis McElroy portrays Magnus Burnsides, a human fighter. The first sub-arc of Balance, named Here There Be Gerblins, was adapted into a graphic novel, a collaboration of the McElroys and artist Carey Pietsch, published by First Second Books in 2018.[9] It was followed by a second graphic novel, Murder on the Rockport Limited!, in 2019.[10]

From 2015 to 2016, McElroy also co-hosted the podcast Can I Pet Your Dog? with Allegra Ringo and Renee Colvert, leaving after the 57th episode due to the fact that he was moving house and expecting a child.[11] However, McElroy did later return as a guest star for episodes 71 and 81.[12][13] McElroy also co-hosted the "doomsday prepping" comedy podcast Bunker Buddies with Andie Bolt from 2014 to 2018, at which point he retired from the show and was replaced by Ben Ellis, and Trends Like These with former roommate Brent Black and writer Courtney Enlow from 2015 until its conclusion in 2020. He currently co-hosts and Shmanners since 2016 with his wife, Teresa.[14]

McElroy and his brothers also co-host a yearly podcast with Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery, released every American Thanksgiving since 2015, called Til Death Do Us Blart[15] where they review the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. The brothers also host the documentary podcast The McElroy Brothers Will Be in Trolls World Tour, which ultimately resulted in the announcement that all three were set to make cameo appearances in the film.[16][17]

In 2018, Travis McElroy appeared as a guest star on Dice, Camera, Action as part of the Stream of Many Eyes, a Dungeons & Dragons event promoting the new Waterdeep storyline.[18][19]

Podcasts
Years active Name Hosts Notes
2010–present My Brother, My Brother and Me Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy
2012 In Case Of Emergency Travis McElroy, Jeremy Dubin, Miranda McGee
2014–2018 Bunker Buddies Travis McElroy, Andie Bolt, Ben Ellis Ben replaced Travis as host in 2018.
2014–present The Adventure Zone Travis McElroy, Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy
2015–present Can I Pet Your Dog? Travis McElroy, Allegra Ringo, Renee Colvert, Alexis B. Preston Alexis replaced Travis as host in 2016.
2015–2020 Trends Like These Travis McElroy, Brent Black, Courtney Enlow
2015–present Til Death Do Us Blart Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Tim Batt, Guy Montgomery
2016–2017 Interrobang with Travis and Tybee Travis McElroy, Tybee Diskin
2016–present Shmanners Travis McElroy, Teresa McElroy
2017–2018 The Kind Rewind Travis McElroy, Teresa McElroy
2017–2020 The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls: World Tour Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy Formerly named The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2.
2017–2019 Run: A Doctor Who Fancast Travis McElroy, Tybee Diskin
2017–2018 Surprisingly Nice Travis McElroy, Hal Lublin
2018–2019 Positiviteeny Travis McElroy, Amy Dallen, Erika Ishii

Voice acting[edit]

Travis provides voice commentary for the 2017 video game 100ft Robot Golf, along with Justin and Griffin.[20]

In September 2018, following a successful podcasting campaign, Travis, Justin and Griffin confirmed that they would be voicing the character Skyscraper in the animated film Trolls World Tour, with Travis also voicing Rock Tear.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Griffin McElroy - Authors - Macmillan". Archived from the original on June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Home". Travis McElroy: Middlest MBMBaM Brother. Archived from the original on June 3, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Huntington Quarterly - Articles - Issue 73 - Clint McElroy". www.huntingtonquarterly.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "About Travis McElroy". Archived from the original on August 14, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  5. ^ McElroy, Clint. "Huntington Quarterly | Articles | Issue 80 | Last Laugh". www.huntingtonquarterly.com. Archived from the original on September 11, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  6. ^ FM, Player, From The Harrowing Tale of Barbara "Bebe Lee" McElroy to We Love You Very Much, archived from the original on November 12, 2017, retrieved September 11, 2018
  7. ^ "Review: 'My Brother, My Brother and Me' Has Advice From Three Modern Stooges". Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Into The Adventure Zone With Griffin McElroy". Archived from the original on June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "'The Adventure Zone' Podcast Is Getting Its Own Graphic Novel". June 14, 2018. Archived from the original on June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Exclusive: First look at interiors of 'The Adventure Zone' sequel 'Murder on the Rockport Limited'". EW.com. Archived from the original on April 24, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  11. ^ Barsanti, Sam. "Travis McElroy is still hoping to find the moment we reached "peak Jim Carrey"". Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ Hershon, Marc (February 5, 2016). "Podcast Reviews: Shmanners & The New Hollywood". Archived from the original on June 7, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Till Death Do Us Blart". Archived from the original on April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  16. ^ "The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2". trolls2.libsyn.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  17. ^ a b Bradley, Laura (September 11, 2018). "The Unbelievable True Story of How Three Podcasters Trolled Their Way into Trolls 2". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on September 11, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ http://uk.ign.com/articles/2018/06/01/dungeons-and-dragons-newest-storyline-waterdeep-dragon-heist-revealed
  20. ^ "100ft Robot Golf on Steam". Steam. Archived from the original on August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.

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