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Joel Heyman at PAX Prime 2012
Joel Pearce Heyman
(1971-09-16) September 16, 1971
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin (BFA)|
|Occupation||Film producer, writer, actor|
|Employer||Rooster Teeth (2003–c. 2020)|
Joel Pearce Heyman (born September 16, 1971) is an American actor, best known for voicing Private Michael J. Caboose in the Rooster Teeth web series Red vs. Blue (2003–2020). He co-founded Rooster Teeth with Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Geoff Ramsey and Gus Sorola and has appeared in their other projects, including The Strangerhood (2004–2006, 2015), The Gauntlet (2012) and RWBY (2013–present).
Heyman's credited roles include Private Michael J. Caboose and O'Malley in the popular Rooster Teeth web series Red vs. Blue, Wade in The Strangerhood and Bartholomew Oobleck in RWBY. In addition to his involvement in Machinima, he starred in The Schedule, a live-action film written and directed by Burnie Burns, the creator of Red vs. Blue, and has also appeared on shows such as Friends, Angel, The Inside and Alias. He has reprised his Red vs. Blue role as a Blue Prison Guard in the G4 show Code Monkeys and had a minor role in Halo 3 as a UNSC Marine. He was also a recurring member of The Rooster Teeth Podcast (previously The Drunk Tank) and hosted a series of Rooster Teeth gaming videos called How To, where he and fellow employee Adam Ellis play various video games while under the effects of alcohol. He had a cameo role in the film Lazer Team, playing a news reporter.
On June 1, 2020, Joel replied to a user on Twitter that he had been "laid off" by Rooster Teeth for personal reasons with the company.
Heyman is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama production. He has recently moved back to Los Angeles, California, where he lived during the first season of Red vs. Blue.
|2018||Lazer Team 2||Reporter|
|1999||Friends||Guy on Plane, Guy Watching Game||2 episodes|
|2000||Angel||Vampire in Rug||Episode: "Blind Date"|
|2001||Star Trek: Enterprise||Crewman||2 episodes|
|2005||The Inside||Paramedic #2||Episode: "Aidan"|
|2006||Criminal Minds||Man on the Street, Detective #1||2 episodes|
|2007||Code Monkeys||Head Guard (voice)||Episode: "Super Prison Breakout"|
|2003–2020||Red vs. Blue||Caboose, O'Malley (voices)||Also producer|
|2004–2006, 2015||The Strangerhood||Wade (voice)|
|2009–2020||Rooster Teeth Shorts||Himself|
|2013||Video Game High School||Board Member||Episode: "Welcome to Varsity"|
|2013–2020||RWBY||Bartholomew Oobleck (voice)|
|2016||Immersion||Game Over (voice)||Episode: "Metal Gear Solid in Real Life"|
|2016||Crunch Time||Man in Tux||Episode: "The Party of the Century"|
|2017||Eleven Little Roosters||Joel Joelle|
|2017–2018||RWBY Chibi||Bartholomew Oobleck|||
|2007||Halo 3||Additional Voices|
- Heyman, Joel [@JoelHeyman] (June 2, 2020). "I was "laid off" after making 10s of millions (for others). When I started I had no healthcare, 401k or salary. Worked harder than what anyone can know. I basically stopped coming in, after a thing, I have my reasons for that. But, it's a long deal" (Tweet). Archived from the original on June 6, 2020 – via Twitter.
- Minnie, Jessie (October 2017). "Rooster Teeth Founders Start as Longhorns". Verge Campus Media.
Three of the five founders: Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, and Joel Heyman, had their beginnings on our own University of Texas campus. Burns was studying for a B.A. in computer science, Hullum for a B.S. in film, and Heyman for a B.F.A in drama production.
- "Episode 1 - Road Trip". Rooster Teeth. January 27, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
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