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Troy Rutter (born August 1, 1973) is an American actor, author and programmer. He was born in Ames, Iowa where he attended Ames Senior High School and later Iowa State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Growing up, he programmed games for the Commodore 64 including "Bash Yer Brains" and "Stat!" He regularly hosted online chat rooms for the Music Connection, Commodore Software Showcase and Information Network areas on the Commodore BBS QuantumLink. He also produced several "SID" songs for the Commodore during this time.
In 1992, while attending Iowa State University, he started the first Babylon 5 mailing list on the college's VAX system. The load on the machine when combined with the alt.tv.babylon-5 newsgroup later eventually crashed the machine and was disconnected from the newsgroup. It is because of his involvement with early Babylon 5 fandom that he was offered a job at Warner Bros. Online to produce the Official Babylon 5 Web Site and the area on America Online. He has also been connected with various Hollywood websites including E.R., Rosie O'Donnell, Drew Carey and Friends. He served as a production assistant on The Apprentice and was a writer on the TV game show Pictionary  He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild after appearing on the TV show 7th Heaven.
Books by Troy Rutter
- Kids in the Biz: A Hollywood Handbook for Parents, 2004 ISBN 0-325-00708-X
- "Internet Movie Database entry for Troy Rutter (I)". IMDB. 1997. Retrieved 2007-01-08.
- "Heinemann Publishing page for Kids in the Biz". Heinemann. 2004. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- "Kickstarter Project". Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- TroyRutter.com (personal website)
- Rutters Ramblings (podcast site)
- Troy Rutter at the Internet Movie Database
- Replayer.com (SID Music)
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