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James Ryan Haywood (born December 6, 1980) is an American actor, voice actor, on-camera host and content producer (for shows and podcasts), gaming journalist, video game journalist, Twitch streamer, Internet and YouTube personality originally from Columbus, Georgia who is best known for his long-time extensive work at Rooster Teeth, co-starring with Rooster Teeth's game play division Achievement Hunter and Rooster Teeth's news division The Know. He is a former machinima animator, editor, producer, visual effects supervisor and technical director of the 10th season of Red vs. Blue and also co-hosts Rooster Teeth's gaming podcast Glitch Please (formerly The Patch), serves as a secondary recurring host the official Achievement Hunter podcast, Off Topic and an occasional guest on the RT Podcast.

Early Life Edit

Ryan grew up primarily in the Columbus, Georgia area. He was referred to by his parents as Ryan rather than James, and it stuck.

During his time in high school, Ryan worked as a professional male model, as stated in Let's Play - 7 Days to Die Part 3, appearing in a magazine called "Twist". After $200,000 was raised during an Extra Life stream, the pictures from his Twist days were released. Separate from Twist, Ryan also starred in a runway show in Italy where he was dressed as a gnome who stood on a mushroom. According to the Twist magazine stats, Ryan made Twist magazine quite popular during the time he worked there. Apart from modelling, Ryan worked as a pool cleaner during his early high school days.

Ryan graduated from Georgia Tech University and also went to college at some point at Georgia Southern University. He later went to study abroad in England, getting degrees in Theater, Computer Science and Computer Animation.

Career at Rooster Teeth Edit

In early 2011, after moving to Corpus Christi, Texas, Ryan found an job opportunity on Craigslist for a job opening with Rooster Teeth. After applying, Geoff had Ryan up drive up to Austin on more than one occasion to ensure he really wanted the job. He did end up with the job, subsequently moving to Austin, Texas where he began full-time work as an editor for Achievement Hunter. He was largely in charge of the Achievement Hunter website and the recently-created Game Fails YouTube channel. Ryan also worked as an editor, crew member and recurring host, before being featured in videos as a main host beginning in March of 2012, becoming one of the main crew members.

Outside of Game Fails, the first video Ryan made was the NYC tour video, titled "A video game tour of NYC", uploaded on June 10, 2011. His first speaking part was in a Witcher 2 Achievement Guide, titled "The Witcher 2: Librarian Achievement Guide", uploaded on June 16, 2011. The first Let's Play Ryan featured in was in Mari0, in a video titled "Let's Play - Mari0 - With Geoff, Gavin, Michael, and Ryan", published on March 26, 2012, the day on which Ryan was promoted to a main host. He was also in an earlier video titled "Dear YouTube", but was still working as a Rooster Teeth animator at the time. In 2012, as an animator and technical director, Ryan also worked on Red vs. Blue Season 10.

Since his promotion to main host, he has worked full-time for Achievement Hunter and starred as the third main host. Apart from his work as a member of Achievement Hunter, he has also co-starred and appeared in several live action productions such as Rooster Teeth Shorts, Immersion, Million Dollars, But..., The Gauntlet, Ten and Eleven Little Roosters, and more. Ryan also provides voice acting for various Rooster Teeth animated shows. He voices Professor Peter Port, a recurring secondary character in RWBY, Soldier #1, Marlowe and Caboose's Lieutenant John Elizabeth Andersmith in Red vs Blue (RvB), Jethro in Nomad of Nowhere, and The Mad King in X-Ray and Vav. Ryan also guest voiced Agent Millers in the season 2 finale of Camp Camp.

Personal Life Edit

Ryan was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. Although he originally preferred to keep his personal life out of common knowledge, he has slowly divulged more information through videos and streams.

He married his high-school sweetheart Dr. Laurie Higginbotham, a veterinarian, in 2007. The couple have two children named Eli (born 2011) and Olivia (born October 2013) both of whom have briefly appeared in his Twitch streams. He is also a pet owner, with several dogs and cats in his home.

Ryan began streaming on Twitch on April 30, 2016, under the channel SortaMaliciousGaming.

Trivia Edit

  • Ryan has long gone by his middle name rather than his given first name, James.
  • Ryan gave up drinking alcohol (not that he was a frequent consumer) and instead drinks Diet Coke, which he can be seen drinking during Off Topic and other live-action content.
  • According to Free Play: The Newlywed Game - #30, Ryan('s):
    • Wanted to be an astronaut when he was younger.
    • Favorite color is blue.
    • Wants to travel to Japan (and has since done so).
    • Favorite video game of all time is Wing Commander Privateer.
    • Biggest pet peeve is being out of Diet Coke.
    • Biggest fear is losing a child or being paralyzed.
    • Didn't have a childhood nickname.
  • On Ryan's Xbox Live Gamertag, from his Twitch bio: "The BM stands for Been Mawed and was the name of the Halo 1 clan I played with in college. It's a reference to the level in Halo named "The Maw". Vagabond comes from the call sign of my favorite character from Wing Commander III & IV!"
  • After meeting a stretch goal for Extra Life, Ryan now runs a vanilla PC Minecraft server with the IP of minecraft.sortamalicious.scalacubes.net.
  • Ryan has a public discord for fans of his Twitch stream. A link can be found in his Twitch bio.
  • Ryan has a Snapchat account, RyanTheSnap.

Acting Credits Edit

Year Date Title Character Role(s) Type Notes
2011–present September 23, 2011-present RT Life (TV Series) Ryan/Himself Rooster Teeth Live action Web series
2012-2016 November 5, 2012-August 20, 2017 Red vs. Blue Soldier #1, Lieutenant, Smith, Marlowe  John Andersmith (all voices) Rooster Teeth Machinima-animated TV Web series - Epilogues (2017) ... Smith (voice)- Chorus Lessons (2017) ... Smith (voice)

- Grey vs Gray (2016) ... Marlowe (voice)

- The Chorus Trilogy (2015) ... Andersmith

- Temple of the Key (2015) ... Smith (voice)

- No Fighting in the War Room (2015) ... Smith (voice)

- Tourist Trap (2015) ... Smith (voice)

- Capital Assets (2015) ... Smith (voice)

- You Know Who We Are (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Fed vs. New (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Multiple Choice (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Out of the Frying Pan (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Thin Ice (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Self Assessment (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Reflections (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Training Daze (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Teaming with Problems (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Oh Captains, My Captains (2014) ... Smith (voice)

- Project Freelancer (2012) ... Soldier #1 (voice)

2012 November 5, 2012 Red vs. Blue: Season 10 (Video short) Soldier #1 (voice) Video short
2013-2016 May 22, 2013 – December 29, 2016 The Patch (Podcast) Himself (main host) Rooster Teeth and The Know's gaming podcast Himself, with Ashley Jenkins, Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola and (until June 2016) Meg Turney
2013–present September 12, 2013 – present RWBY (TV Series) Professor Port / Professor Peter Port / Peter Port (voice) Rooster Teeth Anime-influenced styled TV Web series 15 episodes

- No Safe Haven (2017) ... Peter Port (voice)

- Family (2016) ... Peter Port (voice)

- End of the Beginning (2016) ... Peter Port (voice)

- Battle of Beacon (2016) ... Professor Port (voice)

- PvP (2016) ... Professor Peter Port (voice)

- Destiny (2016) ... Professor Peter Port (voice)

- Fall (2015) ... Professor Peter Port (voice)

- Never Miss a Beat (2015) ... Professor Peter Port (voice)

- Lessons Learned (2015) ... Professor Peter Port (voice)

- It's Brawl in the Family (2015) ... Professor Peter Port (voice)

- New Challengers (2015) ... Professor Port (voice)

- Round One (2015) ... Professor Port (voice)

- A Minor Hiccup (2014) ... Professor Port

- The Badge and the Burden: Part 2 (2013) ... Professor Port

- The Badge and the Burden (2013) ... Professor Port

2013 October 27, 2013 The Gauntlet (TV Mini-Series) Himself Rooster Teeth Live action competition show, TV Mini Web series 1 episode

- The Sonic Relay (2013) ... Himself

2013 November 7, 2013 RWBY: Volume 1 (Video) Professor Peter Port (voice) Rooster Teeth video
2014–present June 1, 2014 – present The Know Himself/Co-anchor Official Rooster Teeth news channel division Himself, with Ashley Jenkins, Jon Risinger, Gus Sorola, Funhaus Team and (until June 2016) Meg Turney
2014 November 2014 RWBY: Volume 2 (Video) Professor Port (voice) Rooster Teeth video
2014-2015 November 12, 2014-April 19, 2015 Rooster Teeth Shorts (TV Series)  Ryan/Himself Rooster Teeth live action webseries - Stage 5 Facility Tour (2015) ... Ryan- Office Divorce (2015) ... Ryan

- Twelve Days of Rooster Teeth (2014) ... Ryan

2014–present November 13, 2014 – present On the Spot (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Team BBz Rooster Teeth Live action Game Show, TV Web series 8 episodes

- Death of the Golden Gus (2016) ... Himself

- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Himself (uncredited)

- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... Himself - Team BBz

- Funhaus Takes on the Fart Whisperer and Hogwarts (2015) ... Himself (uncredited)

- Team BBz vs. Team Jon's Hair Is Silly (2015) ... Himself - Team BBz

- Team CSC vs. Team R&R Connection (2014) ... Himself

- Team CSC vs. Team Free Willy (2014) ... Himself

- Team Buttz vs. Team CSC (2014) ... Himself

2014 November 5, 2014 - December 23, 2014 Ten Little Roosters (TV Mini-Series) Ryan/Himself Rooster Teeth Live action comedy murder mystery TV Mini Web series 8 episodes

- And Then There Were Two & One (2014) ... Ryan

- And Then There Were Three (2014) ... Ryan

- And Then There Were Four (2014) ... Ryan

- And Then There Were Five (2014) ... Ryan

- And Then There Were Six (2014) ... Ryan

- And Then There Were Seven (2014) ... Ryan

- And Then There Were Eight (2014) ... Ryan

- And Then There Were Nine (2014) ... Ryan

2014-2015 December 4, 2014 – October 18, 2015 X-Ray and Vav (TV Series) The Mad King (voice) Rooster Teeth 2D Animated TV Web series 3 episodes

- Reign Down (2015) ... The Mad King (voice)

- The Madness of the King (2015) ... The Mad King

- Operation: Rescue Friend (2014) ... The Mad King (voice)

2015 April 1, 2015 – September 7, 2015 Red vs. Blue: Season 13 (Video) Lieutenant John Andersmith (voice) Rooster Teeth Animated machinima
2015 September 14, 2015 Let's Play Live: The Documentary Ryan Haywood

(Himself)

Rooster Teeth Live action Documentary
2015 December 1, 2015 RWBY: Grimm Eclipse (Video Game) Peter Port (voice) Rooster Teeth video game
2015–present December 13, 2015 – present The Off Topic Podcast (TV Series) Himself (co-host) Official Achievement Hunter podcast 79 episodes

- Geoff Makes Iris Cry (2018) ... Himself

- Where Did The Bad Man Bite You? (2018) ... Himself

- Make Minecraft Great Again (2018) ... Himself

- The Kids From Hell (2018) ... Himself

- The Table Gets Destroyed (2018) ... Himself

- The Achievo Drinking System (2018) ... Himself

- The Worst Time To Be A Chicken (2018) ... Himself

- AH Fashionistas (2017) ... Himself

- Mind Spaghetti (2017) ... Himself

- You Can Break Anything If You Try Hard Enough (2017) ... Himself

- Cats Hate Pregnant (2017) ... Himself

- Selling Out For 15 Years (2017) ... Himself - Host

- The Dumpster Fire (2017) ... Himself

- A Burnt Monstosity (2017) ... Himself - Host

- Dinky Arms (2017) ... Himself - Host

- Achievement Hunter Deadpool (2017) ... Himself

- Besmirching the Good Name of Clowns (2017) ... Himself - Host

- Would You Rather: Mouth or... (2017) ... Himself

- Pleb, Plank, and Plum (2017) ... Himself

- You've Never Seen a Moose (2017) ... Himself

- Stinks Like Cake (2017) ... Himself

- Ryan the Bad King (2017) ... Himself

- An Ocean of Stupidity (2017) ... Himself

- The Gang Fixes the Internet (2017) ... Himself

- It's a War Out There (2017) ... Himself

- A Waste of Words (2017) ... Himself - Host

- I'm an Adult That Has a Lot of Knives (2017) ... Himself - Host

- Run, Jump, and Jump Really Far (2017) ... Himself

- The Geoff Experience (2017) ... Himself

- Goatbusters (2017) ... Himself

- Be Careful About Bears in Orlando (2017) ... Himself

- Geoff Can't Say No to Tom Clancy (2017) ... Himself - Host

- Going to the Moon (2017) ... Himself - Host

- Geoff's Still Dead (2017) ... Himself - Host

- Walt Didney! (2017) ... Himself

- I'm Gonna Disappoint Someone (2017) ... Himself

- Favorite Anal Flavor (2017) ... Himself

- Myriad of F*Ckups (2017) ... Himself

- Taco Touchdown (2017) ... Himself

- This Is Internet Box (2017) ... Himself

- My Butt Would Be Filled (2017) ... Himself

- Just a Charming F*Ck (2017) ... Himself

- My House Will Choke a B*Tch (2016) ... Himself

- FIGHTING AIDS THROUGH MIDDLE-EARTH (2016) ... Himself

- How Much Money? (2016) ... Himself

- Pregnancy Is Bullsh*T (2016) ... Himself

- Nobody Hates Me More Than Me (2016) ... Himself

- You Put Your D*Ck on Your Favorite Stuff (2016) ... Himself - Host

- I'd Cry White Tears (2016) ... Himself - Host

- I Never Asked for This (2016) ... Himself

- The F*Ck Me Anyway Diet (2016) ... Himself

- Fleshlight Full of Flubber (2016) ... Himself

- You're F@#$ing at a High School Level (2016) ... Himself

- I'm Woefully Straight (2016) ... Himself

- Geoff's on the Fussy Bus! (2016) ... Himself - Host

- Do You Miss Being Depressed? (2016) ... Himself - Host

- Are They Wiping the Lube? (2016) ... Himself

- Never Forget (2016) ... Himself

- Kill All the Rabbits (2016) ... Himself

- Vomit King (2016) ... Himself

- I Hear Someone Crying (2016) ... Himself

- The Sound of 3000 Disappointed People (2016) ... Himself

- I Didn't Think It Would Pass (2016) ... Himself

- Is This Your Card? (2016) ... Himself

- I Love My Boobs (2016) ... Himself

- An Element of Blanchard (2016) ... Himself

- That's a Hard No (2016) ... Himself

- Make Austin Great Again (2016) ... Himself - Host

- The Mattress and the Pea (2016) ... Himself

- Shitting Chicken Out of Your Mouth: The Brandon Farmahini Story (2016) ... Himself

- Don't Stick Things in Things (2016) ... Himself

- Diet Coke and Commitment (2016) ... Himself

- You're All My Slaves Now (2016) ... Himself

- Tom Cruise Has Never Made a Bad Movie (2016) ... Himself

- RTX Australia Special (2016) ... Himself

- Who's Dead? Who's Dead? Somebody's Dead. (2016) ... Himself

- Welcome to 2016 (2016) ... Himself

- The Trouble with Jack's Pants (2015) ... Himself

- If Your Pee Could Cure Cancer (2015) ... Himself

2016 February 7, 2016 Immersion (TV Series) Himself Rooster Teeth Live action TV Web series 1 episode

- Space Invaders in Real Life (2016) ... Himself

2015-2016 August 27, 2015 – present Million Dollars, But... (TV Series) Ryan/Himself Rooster Teeth Live action TV Web series 3 episodes

- Achievement Hunter Scandal Scandal - Achievement Hunter Animal Attack (2016)

- Sudden Nudity & Permanent Parachutes (2015)

2016 May 2016 RWBY Volume 3 (Video) Peter Port (voice) Rooster Teeth Anime-influenced cartoon video
2016–present June 9, 2016 – present Heroes & Halfwits (TV Series, aka Heroes and Halfwits) Albus Cumberbatch

(Himself)

Achievement Hunter Live action TV Web series gaming podcast Himself, with Geoff Ramsey, Michael Jones, Gus Sorola, Griffon Ramsey and Frank

- The Final Descent (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- What Emerges in the Dark (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Twisting in the Wind (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- A Tomb with a View (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- There Are Doors (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Old Dog, New Tricks (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Dream a Little Dream (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Should Old Acquaintances Be Forgot (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- The Bor Ealis Shuffle (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- The Ribcage Rumble (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Stuck in the Ribcage with You (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Mysterious Goings-On & How Art Can Save the Licentious (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Anamnesis Upheavel (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Hex, Drugs, & Clocks That Toll (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Of Fear and Other Strange Drugs (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Blood and Darkness (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Green with Envy (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Pyromania (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Revelations (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- The Search for the Spy Master (2017) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Spy Master (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Nineteen (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Eighteen (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Seventeen (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Sixteen (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Fourteen (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Thirteen (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Twelve (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Eleven (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Ten (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Nine (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Eight (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Seven (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Six (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Five (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Four (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Three (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Two (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

- Episode One (2016) ... Albus Cumberbatch

2016 July 30, 2016 RWBY Chibi (TV Series) Peter Port (voice) 6 episodes

- Road Trip (2018) ... Peter Port (voice)

- Nuptune Noir (2017) ... Peter Port (voice)

- Parent Teacher Conference (2017) ... Peter Port (voice)

- Evil Genius (2017) ... Peter Port (voice)

- Must Be Nice (2017) ... Peter Port (voice)

- Little Red Riding Hood (2016) ... Peter Port (voice)

2016 December 1, 2016 Let's Play Uno: The Movie Ryan/Himself Achievement Hunter Live action Let's Play video Himself, with Geoff, Jack, Gavin and Jeremy
2016-2017 October 26, 2016-MAy 10, 2017 Schooled (TV Series)  Ryan/Himself Achievement Hunter Live action web series - Hot Pepper Challenge (2017)- The Final Challenge (2017)

- Wall of Punishment (2017)

- Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! (2017)

- I Guess I'm Ready? (2017)

- Know Thy Enemy (2017)

- We Punish Defeat (2017)

- Geoff's Fate is Decided (2016)

- Going Undercover (2016)

2017 January 16, 2017 – March 6, 2017 The Eleven Little Roosters (TV Mini-Series) Ryan Haywood/Himself Rooster Teeth Live action comedy murder mystery TV mini Web series 3 episodes.

- Mission Critical (2017) ... Ryan Haywood

- Born Identities (2017) ... Ryan Haywood

- The Most Dangerous Game (2017) ... Ryan Haywood

- Recon Rebirth (2017) ... Ryan Haywood (voice)

- Spy Games (2017) ... Ryan Haywood

2018-present March 16, 2018-present Nomad of Nowhere (TV Series)  Jethro (voice) Rooster Teeth 2D animated Western-fantasy web series - Bliss Hill (2018) ... Jethro (voice)- The Dreaded Nomad (2018) ... Jethro