Ryan Haywood is a multi-talented American voice actor who is also known as a presenter on camera, twitch streamer, games journalist, and YouTube/Internet personality.
He began as a pool cleaner and model but is now popular with Rooster Teeth because of his incredible work. He is the co-star of Rooster Teeth’s gameplay department Achievement Hunter and their news department.
Ryan is co-host of Glitch Please, acts as the second recurring host of the official Achievement Hunter podcast, Off-Topic, and occasionally appears as a guest on the RT podcast. How did he achieve all this? Find out as you read on.
He is originally from Columbus Georgia and was born James Ryan Haywood on December 6, 1980. Ryan usually keeps his background and private life away from the media, but through videos and interviews some information about his private life has leaked out to the public.
According to some of his colleagues, after graduating from Georgia Tech University, Ryan went to Georgia Southern University (the degrees he earned from these institutions are not listed). He also studied abroad in England and earned degrees in theater and computer animation.
After high school, Ryan worked as a model and appeared in several magazines. According to him, he worked as a male model for a magazine called Twist and also appeared on a catwalk show where he stood on a mushroom as a dwarf – this was his third job as he was also working at Rooster Teeth and as a pool cleaner at that time.
The statistics of Twist magazine confirm that Ryan made the magazine popular at the time he worked there.
When he started working at Rooster Teeth Studios, Ryan had found an open position, applied, and got the offer. He was eventually transferred to Austin, Texas, where he still lives today.
He only became popular in the 89th episode of the series Minecraft Let’s Play, in which he earned the Mad King title and became one of the most influential players.
His responsibilities at Rooster Teeth include running the website and working on their YouTube channel Game Fails. He served as technical director and animator for Red vs. Blue Season 10 and also helped found Rooster Teeth’ subsidiary, Achievement Hunter.
In 2013 Ryan set up a Twitter account when Extra Life’s donation to Rooster Teeth reached $90,000 and he had 10,000 followers in the first 30 seconds and 50,399 in just 15 days.
Ryan has earned several nicknames in his professional career, besides “The Mad King” he is also known and addressed as “Iron Ryan”, “Ryan the Model Guy”, “The Vagabond”, “Rye Bread”, “SortaMaliciousGaming”, “Ryan the Gnome Guy”, “Ryan the [blank] Guy” and “BM Vagabond”.
His current net worth is estimated at around $1 million.
Wife, Kids, Family
Ryan is married in 2007 to his high school sweetheart, Dr. Laurie Higginbotham. Laurie is a veterinarian by profession and the couple lives with their two children (a son and a daughter) in Austin, Texas.
His adorable children – Eli (born 2011) and Olivia (born October 2013) appeared during his Twitch streams. Ryan is an animal lover, so he owns several dogs and cats.
It can be found at 6′ (1.83 m) and weighs about 82 kg. His other body measurements are not available online.
Other Interesting Facts About Ryan Haywood
Ryan was the third Achievement Hunter to be hired but had to work behind the scenes for several months to run the Game Fails Channel.
The first video to mention Ryan was The Tour of NYC, through video games that came online in 2011.
He is the first Achievement Hunter to be named Minecraft King more than once.
Allegedly he once placed a humming machine in Gavin’s desk just to piss him off. The machine initially went off every 90 seconds before failing, and eventually started humming every 20 seconds.
Ryan once openly admitted that when he occasionally watches “Let’s Plays” he is unable to distinguish his voice from Jack’s.
- Full Name: James Ryan Haywood
- Popular As: YouTube Star
- Birth Date: December 6, 1980
- Place of Birth: Columbus
- Birthsign: Sagittarius
- Nationality: American
- Education: Georgia Tech University, Georgia Southern University
- Spouse: Dr. Laurie Higginbotham
- Children: 2