Who is Justin Roiland?
Justin Roiland was born on 21 February 1980, in Stockton, California USA, and is a writer, animator, actor, director and producer, probably best known for being the co-creator and one of the voices of the animated series entitled “Rick and Morty” – the show is a part of Adult Swim.
The Net Worth of Justin Roiland
How rich is Justin Roiland? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in animation. He is also the voice of Oscar in “Fish Hooks” and the Earl of Lemongrab in “Adventure Time”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
While Justin was born in Stockton, he grew up in Manteca on an almond orchard. He attended Sierra High School until the first quarter of his senior year, before moving to Manteca High School. After matriculating, he enrolled at Modesto Junior College located in Modesto, California. After completing his education, he then decided to move to Los Angeles in early 2004, to try and pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
He got started by working with Channel101 in Los Angeles, and acted in numerous shorts such as “House of Cosbys”, one of the first animated projects that he worked on. However, the series was never consented to by Bill Cosby, and ended after a cease and desist from Cosby’s lawyers. Justin also had a small role in the web series “Yacht Rock”, which follows the fictional lives of soft rock stars during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Voice Acting and Animated Work
After appearing in the show “Acceptable TV”, and making regular appearances in “The Sarah Silverman Program” as the character Blonde Craig, Roiland started focusing more on voice acting. His popularity increased significantly when he co-created and co-wrote the animated television show “Rick and Morty”, for which he also voiced the titular characters. Rick is a cynical, mad scientist, and with his good hearted grandson Morty, goes on various inter-dimensional adventures while trying to work on their domestic life. The show originated from a short parody of “Back to the Future” which led Adult Swim to offer co-creator Dan Harmon a chance for an original show. The show has received a lot of critical acclaim for its humor and creativity.
According to an interview, Roiland mentioned that one of his main influences was Pendleton Ward and he was also a big fan of “The Ren & Stimpy Show”. He previously worked with Ward as a part of another popular animated show “Adventure Time”, for which he voiced numerous roles, particularly the Earl of Lemongrab and Lemonhope. In 2016 he launched his own virtual reality studio entitled “Squanchtendo”, which is based on the “Rick and Morty” character Squanchy and Nintendo. The company was later re-named to “Squanch Games”, and they produced their first game entitled “Accounting+”.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) May 10, 2018
Justin has also worked with various video game companies and products. One of his first well-known works in video games was with “Dota 2”, for which he created the Rick and Morty Announcer pack. He also lent his voice to various “Adventure Time”-related games, reprising his role of the Earl of Lemongrab, and can be seen in video games such as “Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know”, and “Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations”. In 2017, he voiced Rick and Morty once more in “Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality”, and lent his voice to the video game “Lawbreakers”.
For his work with “Rick and Morty”, Justin has won a Critics Choice Television Award for Best Animated Series, and an Annie Award for Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production; he’s been nominated numerous times over the course of his career. mainly thanks to his work with the show. He’s also voice-acted for several films, with one of his most recent works being in “Krampus”, voicing the role of Clumpy.
Roiland has mentioned before that he was so focused with his work that he had not yet considered going into a relationship. Many sources believe that he had a break-up in the past that left him to not consider dating for a while. Later it was reported that he was linked to Abi Lyn Maley, but it was never confirmed. Roiland has a sister who he grew up with in Stockton, she works as an actress too, and they’ve collaborated on several projects together. She is also a fashion blogger who goes under the name Fashion Nerd, and is the inventor of Fashion Tap.