Justin Roiland (born February 21, 1980) is an American voice actor, animator, writer, producer, director and game developer. He is best known as the co-creator of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, of which he voices the show's titular characters. He is also known for voicing the Earl of Lemongrab on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time and Blendin Blandin on Gravity Falls. He is the founder of the animation studio Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions! and the video game studio Squanch Games.
Justin Roiland at the 2015 XOXO festival
February 21, 1980
Stockton, California, U.S.
|Education||Sierra High School|
Manteca High School
|Alma mater||Modesto Junior College|
|Home town||Manteca, California, U.S.|
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 Houston, Texas, 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, including voicing the titular characters of Rick and 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, was released for PSVR on Dec. 19. In 2017, he, Alex Hirsch, and Ethan Klein raised over $200,000 for hurricane relief via Twitch live stream in which he prank called the Lakewood Church in Houston. In February 2019, Roiland co-hosted YouTuber PewDiePie's show "Meme Review" with Elon Musk under the request of PewDiePie's fans.
|2006||Tenacious D: Time Fixers||Abe Lincoln||Short film|
|The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti||Doc Smith, Mharti McDonhalds (voices)|
|2013||Underdogs||Rippers (voice)||English dub|
|2018||Seth Rogen's Hilarity For Charity||Char (voice)||Ity (voice)|
|2019||Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus||Foodio 3000, Weird Alien #1, Excited Audience Member (voices)||Netflix film|
|2004||Cheap Seats without Ron Parker||Rhonda's Son||Episode: "1973 Superstars"|
|2005||House of Cosbys||Various Voices||Also creator, writer and executive producer|
|2007||Acceptable.TV||Various||Also director, writer and executive producer|
|2007–2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Blonde Craig, Chant Leader||8 episodes|
|2010–2014||Fish Hooks||Oscar (voice)||Also story writer|
|2011–2018||Adventure Time||Earl of Lemongrab, Lemonhope, Various Voices||14 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 and director|
|2015||The Simpsons||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith (voices)||Episode: "Mathlete's Feat"|
|Community||Ice Cube Head (voice)||Episode: "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"|
|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 (voices)||7 episodes|
|2015||Yo Gabba Gabba!||Sea Queen (voice)||Episode: "Mermaids"|
|2016||Animals.||H&M (voice)||Episode: "Cats"|
|Future-Worm!||Homework Android (voice)||1 episode|
|2017||Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return||N/A||Writer: "Reptilicus"|
|2018–2019||Hot Streets||Chubbie Webbers (voice)||Also executive producer|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Various Voices||Episode: "3 2 1 2 333, 222, 3…66?"|
|70th Primetime Emmy Awards||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith (voices)||Television special|
|2019||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Doop-Doop (voice)||2 episodes|
|2020||Solar Opposites||Terry, Korvo (voices)||Also co-creator, director, writer and executive producer|
|2013||Friends and Lovers||Captain Xandar||3 episodes|
|2010–2016||Grandma's Virginity Podcast||Himself||44 episodes|
|2016–2018||H3 Podcast||3 episodes|
|2017||Lasagna Cat||Vocals||Episode: "10/20/1984"|
|2019||PewDiePie's Meme Review||Guest||Episode: "Will Smith hosts Meme Review w/ Elon Musk"|
|2013||Dota 2||Rick and Morty Announcer||Rick and Morty Announcer DLC|
|Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!||Earl of Lemongrab|
|Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald||Various Voices|
|Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations||Earl of Lemongrab|
|2016||Pocket Mortys||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith|
|The Lab||Various Personality Cores|
|Job Simulator||Cars Talking Host|
|Accounting||Various Voices||Also co-director and co-writer|
|2017||Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality||Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith|
|2018||Trover Saves the Universe||Trover|
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|||
|Annie Award||Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production||Rick and Morty||Won|||
|Saturn Award||Best Animated Series or Film on Television||Rick and Morty||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Animated TV Show||Rick and Morty||Nominated|||
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Animated Program||Rick and Morty for "Pickle Rick"||Won|||
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