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Justin Roiland (born February 21, 1980)[1] is an American voice 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
Justin Roiland
Justin Roiland in 2010
Born (1980-02-21) February 21, 1980 (age 37)
Stockton, California, U.S.
Education Sierra High School
Manteca High School
Alma mater Modesto Junior College
Occupation
  • Voice actor
  • animator
  • writer
  • producer
  • director
Years active 2004–present
Home town Manteca, California

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Early lifeEdit

Roiland grew up on an almond orchard in Manteca, California.[2] His sister is Amy Roiland (born 1984), she is the CEO/Founder of Fashion/Social Networking app FashionTap.[3] 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.[3] After high school he attended Modesto Junior College[4] in Modesto, California.

CareerEdit

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.[5][6] He appeared regularly on The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central as "Blonde Craig".[7][8]

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.[9] 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.[10] 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.

On August 25, 2016, Roiland launched Virtual Reality studio Squanchtendo, a portmanteau of the company Nintendo and Rick and Morty character Squanchy.[11]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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
2015 Krampus Clumpy (voice)

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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–present Adventure Time Earl of Lemongrab, Lemonhope, various voices 12 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

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Voice Notes
2013 Dota 2 Rick and Morty Announcer Rick and Morty Announcer DLC Pack[12]
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
2017 LawBreakers Blitzball

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jason Sudeikis". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Justin Roiland, "Oscar"". Disney Channel. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "98 - Justin Roiland". Don't Ever Change with John Roy. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Rick and Morty Origins Part One". Adult Swim. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Justin Roiland - Filmography". The New York Times. January 26, 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Justin Roiland". Channel101. Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Sarah Silverman Program". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Sarah Silverman Program: TV Show Cancelled; No Season Four". TV Series Finale. May 12, 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "LOL: Watch Justin Roiland's Drunken Rick and Morty Voice Recording". Slashfilm. 2017-05-09. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  10. ^ "The Grandma's Virginity Podcast". iTunes. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  11. ^ Rosenberg, Adam (August 25, 2016). "'Rick and Morty' co-creator launches a new VR studio, Squanchtendo". Mashable. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Steam Workshop :: Rick and Morty Announcer Pack". steamcommunity.com. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  13. ^ "42ND ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES". annieawards.org. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  14. ^ Ceron, Ella (June 19, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: See the First Wave of Nominations". Teen Vogue. Retrieved June 19, 2017. 

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