Burnie Burns is actor, writer, producer, host, director and comedian. He is one of co-founders of Rooster Teeth.
He is also chief creative officer in this company. He worked with live action and animation.
His birth name is Michael Justin Burns. Burnie was born on January 18, 1973, in Rochester, New York. He was raised in Houston, Texas. His descents are French and Canadian. In Alief Elsik High School he got nickname “Burnie”, because it was many boys with his name in his class. His choice was to enroll The University of Texas in Austin, which he graduated with degree of Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science.
While he was student, he was volunteer in video prodution at Texas Student Televison (known as K29HW-D). At this time, he was founder of Sneak Peek. After that he become president of teleNetwork Partners, until he formed Rooster Teeth company.
On his last year on studies, he had intention to make a movie. His roommates Matt Hullum and Joel Heyman helped him, and in 1997, they filmed The Schedule. The movie is seen only in several festivals, because he was frustrated how difficult is process of distribution.
His next job was at teleNetwork Partners. In this company he met Gus Sorola and Geoff Ramsey, and in 2002, they created first viral video, which was parody named Mac Gamer Swich.
This trio continued to work together. Burns was creator of trailer for television series Red vs. Blue. This trailer was released on September, 2002, on drunkgamers.com, which is web site of this trio. This didn’t went so well, so they resurrected and re-released this trailer on April 1, 2003, on Rooster Teeth, production company founded by Burnie.
Series Red vs. Blue got popularity more than they was expected. In their vision these series should be short, but at the end first season had 22 episodes. Burnie become popular for his voice role of character named Churh. In 2003 this series was awarded on Machinima Film Festival for Best Independent Machinima Film, Best Writing and Best Picture, and it earned three more nominations.
In 2004, Matt Hullum and Burnie created The Strangerhood, web series. This series was related with game The Sims. In 2005, The Strangerhood was awarded at Machinima Film Festival for Best Editing.
At the same year Rooster Teeth and Burnie created series P.A.N.I.C.S, which was inspired by video game called F.E.A.R.
In 2009, Burnie wrote and Matt Hullum directed mini series Captain Dynamic, which promoted online game named City of Heroes. This series was received by public, so Rooster Teeth and Burnie created new series Rooster Teeth Shorts. This series have five seasons.
In 2008, Burnie, Gus Sorola and Geoff Ramsey created audio podcast Drunk Tank. This podcast was renamed in September 2011 to The Rooster Teeth Podcast. At Podcast Awards on January it was awarded for Best Gaming Podcast.
Griffon Ramsey and Burnie was hosts at Immersion in 2010.
In 2012 he was executive producer of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, documentary movie about developers of Minecraft video game. In next year he was executive producer of web series RWBY, which was created by Monty Oum, employe of Rooster Teeth. In 20014, he was executive producer for Vav and X-Ray.
Campaign for film Lazer Team was launched by Rooster Teeth in 2014. Burnie was one of writers, producers and stars in this film. In 2015 he appeared in Hit and The Outfield.
On August 2000, Burnie married Jordan Burns. They have two kids. Their marriage lasted only a year, and this couple divorced in December 2011. Later, Burnie moved to Los Angeles, California.
On May 2016, he engaged his girlfriend Ashley Jenkins.
Full name: Michael Justin Burns
Nick name: Burnie
Date of birth: January 18, 1973
Birth place: Austin, Texas
Residence: Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas
Occupation: Chief Creative Officer at production company Rooster Teeth (he is also producer, writer, actor, director, editor, visual effect supervisor, comedian, host)
Education: University of Texas at Austin
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: White (Caucasian)
Father name: Unknown
Mother name: Unknown
Marital status: Engaged
Fiance name: Ashley Jenkins
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Children: Two (J.D. and Teddy)
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 198.42 lbs (90 kg)
Body measurements: Unknown
Chest size: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown
Eye color: Blue
Waist size: Unknown
Hip size: Unknown
Shoe size: Unknown
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $5 million
Amount of salary is not revealed.
Social networks are very popular at this time, so almost everyone have accounts on some social network. Burnie is not exception.
He have page on Facebook which is followed by 32K people. Link of this page is: https://www.facebook.com/burnieburns.
Burnie is also active on Instagram, where he have 99.4K followers, Link of his profile is: https://www.instagram.com/burnie/?hl=en.
His most active account is on Twitter. His profile on this social network have 575K followers. Link of this profile is: https://twitter.com/burnie?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor.
Web site of Rooster Teeth is: http://www.roosterteeth.com/.
Interesting Facts about Burnie Burns
Burnie acts strange when he is drunk. Sometimes he is pretending to be Catbug, and sometimes he is Gavin. He have couple alter egos, and all of them are characters in Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures.
Burnie was born on January 18, 1973, in Rochester, New York. His full name is Michael Justin Burns, he got his nickname in high school. He was raised in Houston, Texas. His parents have Canadian and French descents. Burnie attended Alief Esik High School and he graduated at University of Texas at Austin.
At first, he was volunteer in video production at Texas Student Television while he was still student. After that he was president of teleNetwork Partners, until he formed his own company Rooster Teeth.
His first movie was made in 1997 by him and his roommates, it’s word about The Schedule. In 2002 Burnie released trailer for Red vs. Blue, but this series are recreated and released in 2003. This series received award on Machinima Film Festival for Best Independent Machinima Film, Best Writing and Best Picture.
He also created or was one of creators in many series, such as: The Strangerhood, P.A.N.I.C.S, Captain Dynamic, Rooster Teeth Shorts. In Lazer Team movie he is one of producers, writers and actors.
His marriage with Jordan Burns lasted one year, form August 2000 to December 2011. They have to sons: J.D. and Teddy. After that he moved to Austin, Texas, and later he resides to Los Angeles, California. From 2016 he is engaged to Ashley Jenkins.