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
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Matt Hullum at RTX 2013
Matthew Jay Hullum

(1974-09-29) September 29, 1974 (age 44)
ResidenceAustin, Texas, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin (BS)
OccupationChief Executive Officer of Rooster Teeth
Years active1997–present
Anna Hurayt (m. 2000)

Alongside longtime-business partner Burnie Burns, he was named one of Variety's top Digital Entertainment Execs to Watch in 2018.[2]


Early lifeEdit

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.[3]


Hullum met his production partner Burnie Burns while working at TSTV at the University of Texas at Austin.[4] He recalled loving the creative freedom due to the lack of "gatekeepers" at the station.[5] He would graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Film.[6]

Alongside Burns, Hullum would direct, write and produce their first indie feature The Schedule (1997), starring his roommate Joel Heyman.[4] 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.[7][8] Hullum co-wrote the film alongside Burnie Burns, Chris Demarais, and Josh Flanagan.

Hullum has directed four music videos for singles by the Barenaked Ladies, "Odds Are", "Did I Say That Out Loud?", "Say What You Want" and "Lookin' Up".[9][10][11][12]

Personal lifeEdit

Hullum married lawyer and actress Anna (née Hurayt) on August 26, 2000[1] and they live in Austin, Texas with their two children.

His father, Everett Hullum, died on July 12, 2015, aged 73.[3]


Year Title Role Credit
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
2013–present RWBY Executive producer
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 [13]
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)


  1. ^ a b "Rhodes". Vol. 8 no. 2. Class Notes: Rhodes College. Spring 2001. p. 44.
  2. ^ Staff, Variety. "Digital Entertainment Impact Report: Execs to Watch in 2018". Variety. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Obituaries: Everett C. Hullum Jr". Baptist Standard. July 22, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Rooster Teeth Podcast No. 107". Rooster Teeth Productions. March 30, 2011. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  5. ^ Jones, Leslie Anne. "Rooster Teeth Rules the YouTube Roost". Silicon Hills. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Rooster Teeth Podcast No. 145". Rooster Teeth Productions. December 21, 2011. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  7. ^ Finn, Elliott. "Rooster Teeth's 'Lazer Team' Begins Production". AirLockAlpha. Nexus Media Group Inc. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  8. ^ Klima, Jeff. "Rooster Teeth Crow About Their New Movie Lazer Team". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  9. ^ Landa, Chris. "'Odds Are' You'll Like The Rooster Teeth, Barenaked Ladies Collaboration". Tube Filter. Retrieved 19 July 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  10. ^ Swiatecki, Chad. "Rooster Teeth collaborates with high-profile rock band for music video". Austin Business Journal. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Barenaked Ladies to land in Cranbrook". DailyTownsman. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  12. ^ "Rooster Teeth works with Barenaked ladies on new video". YoutTube.
  13. ^ Gaudiosi, John. "How These YouTube Content Creators Just Changed Hollywood". Fortune. Retrieved 2 March 2016.

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