Gavin Free is an English actor, internet personality, cinematographer and director. He gained attention and acclaim for his work with Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC. Rooster Teeth is an American production company with offices in Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas. The company was founded in 2003 by Matt Hullum, Gus Sorola, Jason Saldaña, Burnie Burns, Joel Heyman and Geoff Ramsey.
Gavin is noted for his work at Rooster Teeth when he served as their creative director. He personally handled many of their projects including directing the 7th season of their long-running science fiction, web series Red Vs Blue. He also handled their miniseries, Relocated, and their Achievement Hunter gaming division.
He is also the co-creator and co-hosted the popular Youtube series – The Slow Mo Guys; which features slow-motion footage of different stunts and experiments. Their experiments and stunts have gone viral on several occasions and have even been featured on the popular late-night show – The Tonight Show.
As a slow-motion cinematographer, he has also worked on feature films such as Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Hot Fuzz, Dredd, and Snow White and the Huntsman.
In 2016, he won a Streamy Award for cinematography.
Gavin Free Biography, Age & Early Career
Gavin Free was born on the 23rd of May, 1988 in Thame in Oxfordshire in England. He attended Lord Williams’s School, a co-educational secondary school in Thame, Oxfordshire.
For a moment, he worked at a branch of Waitrose, a chain of British supermarkets. While at Waitrose, he met Daniel Gruchy – a fellow presenter, Internet and YouTube personality and podcast host. Gruchy would later become the other half of The Slow Mo Guys, that propelled them to internet fame.
In 2006, Gavin joined Green Door Films which is considered innovative because it’s the first European production company to adopt Phantom digital high-speed cameras as a source of slow motion. While at Green Door, he worked as a camera operator and data technician.
Gavin has also worked on several music videos and adverts for Kasabian, Enter Shikari, The Chemical Brothers, Klaxons, U2 and X-Press 2.
Gavin Free Net Worth
The Youtube celebrity currently has a net worth of $5 Million which is impressive for someone whose platform is primarily online. However, when you consider the fact that Gavin has worked for several movies such as Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Snow White and the Huntsman – it’s also understandable. He has also lent his talent and skills to several television shows such as Top Gear.
It’s the culmination of these jobs and his other ventures that have contributed to his sizeable net worth.
Other ventures he’s been involved in include; the web series: Captain Dynamic, Rooster Teeth Shorts, The Gauntlet, Immersion and X-Ray and Vav. He also starred as Woody in the movies Lazer Team and Lazer Team 2.
Gavin Free Girlfriend, Family Life & Home Invasion
Since 2013, The Youtuber has been in a relationship with Meg Turney who is a noted internet personality known for her modelling and cosplaying. She was born on the 12th of March, 1987. For a while, Megan also worked with Rooster Teeth on their show The Know which is the entertainment news faction of Rooster Teeth‘s online media empire. The Know primarily focuses on current events in gaming, movies, technology, TV shows and media, in general.
The two have a good and admirable relationship, having been together for over five years.
However, their family life was disrupted when a supposed fan broke into their home in Austin with a gun. The gunman, Christopher Giles, was obsessed with Meg Turney and hated Gavin’s relationship with her. The fan drove for 11 hours from Albuquerque to the couple’s home in Austin, Texas. When Christopher Giles broke into their house, he fired one shot as Gavin and Meg hide in their closet and called the police; when the police arrived, they exchanged gunfire with the attacker and in the fight, the attacker was killed by one of the police officers.
Gavin Free Height, Weight & Other Facts
Full Name: Gavin David Free
Profession: Actor, Internet Personality, Cinematographer, Director
Height: 5′ 10″ or 177 cm
Weight: 143 lbs or 65 kgs
Date of Birth: May 23, 1988
Place of Birth: Thame, Oxfordshire, England
Sexual orientation: Straight
Astrological sign: Gemini