Justin Roiland (born February 21, 1980) is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, and director. He is best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty, in which he voices both of the show's eponymous characters, the voice of Oscar on the Disney Channel's animated television show Fish Hooks, as well as the Earl of Lemongrab on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and several characters (most notably the character of Blendin Blandin) on Gravity Falls.
Justin Roiland in 2010
February 21, 1980 |
Stockton, California, U.S.
|Education||Sierra High School
Manteca High School
|Alma mater||Modesto Junior College|
|Home town||Manteca, California|
Roiland grew up on an almond orchard in Manteca, California. He attended Sierra High School for all of his time in high school up to the first quarter of his senior year and then transferred to Manteca High School for the remainder of his senior year, graduating in 1998. After high school he attended Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California.
He eventually moved to Los Angeles, and in early 2004, got involved with Channel101, an L.A. media collective started by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab, where he made and acted in numerous movie shorts (such as 2 Girls One Cup: The Show, House of Cosbys and a small role as musician "Christopher Cross" in the series "Yacht Rock") and in the VH1 television show Acceptable TV. He appeared regularly on The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central as "Blonde Craig".
He now works as a voice actor, most notably as the title characters of Rick & Morty, for which he is also co-creator, co-writer and executive producer with Dan Harmon. In addition, he has voiced several other characters in Rick and Morty. Since 2010, he has co-hosted The Grandma's Virginity Podcast with Rick and Morty writer, Ryan Ridley, and Steven Universe producer, Jackie Buscarino. He stated at the Rick and Morty panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 that one of his main influences was Pendleton Ward and that he enjoyed watching The Ren & Stimpy Show as a child. In his interview to The Rolling Stone he stated that he enjoys making cartoons and games as it lets him do all the work in his apartment, without a need to leave his house.
On August 25, 2016, Roiland launched Virtual Reality studio Squanchtendo, a portmanteau of the company Nintendo and Rick and Morty character Squanchy. It was later renamed to Squanch Games. Its first full-length title, Accounting+, made in collaboration with William Pugh's studio will be released for PSVR on Dec. 19.
|2006||Tenacious D: Time Fixers||Abe Lincoln||Short film|
|2006||The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti||Doc Smith, Mharti McDonhalds (voice)||Short film|
|2013||Underdogs||Rippers (voice)||English dub|
|2004||Cheap Seats without Ron Parker||Rhonda's Son||Episode: "1973 Superstars"|
|2007||Acceptable.TV||Various characters||20 episodes; also writer, executive producer, director|
|2007–2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Blonde CraiG, Chant Leader||8 episodes|
|2010–2014||Fish Hooks||Oscar (voice)||89 episodes; also story writer|
|2011–2018||Adventure Time||Earl of Lemongrab, Lemonhope, various voices||13 episodes|
|2012–2015||Gravity Falls||Blendin Blandin, Bobby Renzobbi, various voices||7 episodes|
|2013||Out There||Chris Novak (voice)||10 episodes|
|2013–present||Rick and Morty||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith, various voices||Also co-creator, writer, executive producer, director|
|2015||The Simpsons||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith (in couch gag)||Episode: "Mathlete's Feat"|
|2015||Community||Ice Cube Head (voice)||Episode: "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"|
|2015||Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Honest Abe Lincoln's Hot Links Mascot (voice)||Episode: "Mouth Quest"|
|2015–2017||Pig Goat Banana Cricket||Psychopath Giraffe, Radical Rick, Customer (voice)||7 episodes|
|2015||Yo Gabba Gabba!||Sea Queen (voice)||Episode: "Mermaids"|
|2016||Animals.||H&M (voice)||Episode: "Cats"|
|2016||Future-Worm!||Homework Android (voice)||Episode: "The Bleak Shall Inherit the Earth/Lobster Boy Movie Trailer/Makin' History"|
|2017||Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return||Writer|
|2018–present||Hot Streets||Chubbie Webbers (voice)|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Various voices||Episode: "3 2 1 2 333, 222, 3…66?"|
|2018||Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher||Bozzly Fuzzly (voice)|
|2010-2016||Grandma's Virginity Podcast||Himself||Episodes: 1-44|
|2016-2017||H3 Podcast||Himself||Episodes: 1, 26|
|2017||Lasagna Cat||Vocals||Episode: "10/20/1984"|
|2013||Dota 2||Rick and Morty Announcer||Rick and Morty Announcer DLC Pack|
|2013||Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!||Earl of Lemongrab|
|2015||Lego Dimensions||Earl of Lemongrab|
|2015||Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald||Various voices|
|2015||Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations||Earl of Lemongrab|
|2016||Pocket Mortys||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith|
|2016||The Lab||Various Personality Cores|
|2016||Job Simulator||Cars Talking host|
|2016||Accounting||Various voices||Also co-director and co-writer|
|2017||Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2015||Annie Award||Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production||Rick and Morty||Nominated|||
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Animated TV Show||Rick and Morty||Nominated|||
|2018||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Animated Series||Rick and Morty||Won|||
|2018||Annie Award||Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production||Rick and Morty||Won|||
|2018||Saturn Award||Best Animated Series or Film on Television||Rick and Morty||Pending|||
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- "The Grandma's Virginity Podcast". iTunes. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
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- "42ND ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES". annieawards.org. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
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