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Sorola at RTX 2013
Gustavo Raul Sorola III
February 22, 1978
|Alma mater||Rice University|
|Occupation||Actor, podcast host|
Sorola was born in Austin, and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas, near the US–Mexico border. After attending Rice University for a short time, he started working at tech support company, teleNetwork, where he met two fellow co-founders of Rooster Teeth, Burnie Burns and Geoff Ramsey.
Sorola is a founding member of Rooster Teeth Productions. He is still currently employed at the company and appears in many of their productions. Since 2003, he has voiced the character of Richard Simmons in the machinima series Red vs. Blue. He was also a voice actor in The Strangerhood from 2004 to 2006. His live-action credits include Rooster Teeth Shorts, which started in 2009, and Immersion, which started in 2010.
Sorola has also managed and hosted the Rooster Teeth Podcast (formerly known as the "Drunk Tank") since 2008. Of the five hundred weekly episodes, Sorola has been absent for fewer than fifty. On the podcast, Sorola shares many anecdotes about his life, including his childhood and early career. He was also a host on Rooster Teeth's video game podcast, The Patch.
Married to Esther Sorola, the pair live in Austin, Texas with their two dogs, Oswald and Benjamin. He is an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church and has performed several marriages for his friends and colleagues. A pragmatic, straightforward person, Sorola describes himself as antisocial and tries to avoid interactions with others. He enjoys playing video games.
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|2003–present||Red vs. Blue||Simmons (voice), Gene (Voice)|
|2004–2006, 2015||The Strangerhood||The Omnipotent Voice (voice)|
|2007||Halo 3||Additional voices|
|2008–present||Rooster Teeth Podcast||Himself||Host|
|2009–present||Rooster Teeth Shorts||Himself / Various|
|2014||X-Ray and Vav||X-Ray's mom (voice)||Episode: "Evil Unlocked"|
|2014||Ten Little Roosters||Gus||5 episodes|
|2015||Lazer Team||Disheveled scientist|
|2016||Marvel Avengers Academy||Hawkeye (voice)|
|2016||Crunch Time||Bartender||Episode: "The Beginning"|
|2017||The Eleven Little Roosters||So'Rolla|
|2017||Lazer Team 2||Scientist|
|2017||Bill Nye Saves the World||Himself||Episode: "Cheat Codes for Reality"|
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- Rorke, Adam (January 31, 2016). "Interview - Gus Sorola - RTX Australia". Player2.net.au. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
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- Gaudiosi, John (February 3, 2016). "How Rooster Teeth Conquered Hollywood With 'Lazer Team' - Fortune". Fortune. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- "Meet the Makers of The Strangerhood". Wired. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
- Johnson, Eric (September 9, 2015). "Here It Is, the Worst Virtual Reality App Idea Ever". Re/code. Retrieved April 13, 2016.