Matthew Jay Hullum (born September 29, 1974) is an American director, producer, writer, actor and visual effects supervisor living in Austin, Texas. He is one of five co-founders and the current chief executive officer of production company Rooster Teeth, which specializes in online content, including live action series, podcasts, animation and machinima, an art using computer and video game engines to create films.
Matt Hullum at RTX 2013
Matthew Jay Hullum
September 29, 1974
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Residence||Austin, Texas, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin (BS)|
|Occupation||Chief Executive Officer of Rooster Teeth|
Anna Hurayt (m. 2000)
Matthew Jay Hullum was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 29, 1974, to Cheri Johnston (born 1945) and Everett Hullum (1942–2015). His mother, Cheri, is a retired librarian and his father, Everett, was a sports journalist and freelance writer.
Hullum met his production partner Burnie Burns while working at TSTV at the University of Texas at Austin. He recalled loving the creative freedom due to the lack of "gatekeepers" at the station. He would graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Film.
Alongside Burns, Hullum would direct, write and produce their first indie feature The Schedule (1997), starring his roommate Joel Heyman. He would go on to work as the Visual Effects coordinator for movies such as The Faculty and Driven and settle in Hollywood.
Hullum voices Col. Sarge in the Rooster Teeth-created machinima series Red vs. Blue, and he also produces and has directed episodes of the show as well as casting the actors. He directed the science fiction comedy film Lazer Team, the first feature-length film Hullum has directed in over 18 years. Hullum co-wrote the film alongside Burnie Burns, Chris Demarais, and Josh Flanagan.
Hullum married lawyer and actress Anna (née Hurayt) on August 26, 2000 and they live in Austin, Texas with their two children.
His father, Everett Hullum, died on July 12, 2015, aged 73.
|1997||The Schedule||Co-writer, co-director, producer|
|1998||The Faculty||Visual effects coordinator|
|2001||Driven||Visual effects producer|
|2002||Scooby-Doo||Visual effects production manager|
|2003||Gods and Generals||Visual effects producer|
|2003–present||Red vs. Blue||Sarge (voice), Doc (voice), O'Malley (voice),
Wyoming (voice), The Meta (voice)
|Writer, director, producer, editor,|
visual effects, casting director
|2004||Clifford's Really Big Movie||Digital supervisor|
|2005||Babak & Friends: A First Norooz||Producer, editor|
|2005||PANICS||Bravo 3 (voice)||Producer|
|2006||The Strangerhood||Dutchmiller (voice)||Writer, director, producer, editor|
|2007||1-800-Magic||Troll 3 (voice)|
|2007||Code Monkeys||Red Leader|
|2007||Halo 3||UNSC Marine (voice)||Video game|
|2009–present||Rooster Teeth Shorts||Matt||Co-writer, co-director, cinematographer,|
|2012||Halo 4||Sarge (voice)||Video game|
|2012–2013||The Gauntlet||Executive producer|
|2013||"Odds Are"||Music video; director|
|2014||"Did I Say That Out Loud?"||Music video; director|
|2014||iBlade||Ted||Second unit director|
|2014||Ten Little Roosters||Executive producer|
|2014–present||X-Ray and Vav||Executive producer|
|2015||Say What You Want||Director|
|2015||Lazer Team||Army soldier||Director, co-writer, producer|
|2016–present||RWBY Chibi||Executive producer|
|2016||Crunch Time||Nursing Instructor|||
|2016||The Eleven Little Roosters||The Big Cock|
|2017||Lazer Team 2||Arklosh (voice)||Director, co-writer, producer|
|2017||Day 5||Dale||Executive Producer|
|2018||Nomad of Nowhere||Bertha (voice)||Producer|
|2019||Gen:Lock||Marc Holcroft (voice)|
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