Beyond being known as an American actor and a voice artist, Lawrence Sonntag is also known as a Host for some shows and podcasts. He is really a multi-talented media personality as there are those who identify him as a Gaming Journalist and Editor.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Born as Lawrence Michael Sonntag in Dallas, Texas, on the 7th day of June 1983, the actor was raised in his birthplace as well. Very little information, if any, is available to the public about his father, mother, and siblings. It is however known that he went to Azle High School located in Azle, Texas and graduated in the year 2001. From the University of Texas, Dallas, he has a Bachelor of Arts degree which he bagged in Computer Science in 2006. Despite his degree in Computer Science, the Gamer now does Freelance Writing.
In May 2006, as a recent college graduate, Michael got a job with AGRO Data Resource Corporation and stayed at it for about a year as a software engineer. He has also garnered experience as a reviews director and a freelance video game writer. He joined Machinima.com as a producer in January.
Lawrence was popularly known as “The Talking Head” of Inside Gaming but most persons do not know the origin of this. Well, it didn’t start out planned, it merely happened and stuck. Before his relocation to Cincinnati, Lawrence was faced with the responsibility of maintaining the blog and creating the newsletters. When he relocated, Bruce (a co-host of Inside Gaming) came up with the idea of reviewing their content before going on any show via Skype. On a certain day, after the usual Skype review, Bruce forgot to disconnect and they began shooting. When the guys made a wrong sentence, they were promptly corrected by Lawrence who had been watching all along. Everyone felt that his response from a computer was terrific so it came to stay and he worked there till February 2015 when he left to join Rooster Teeth as their Lead Producer.
Rooster Teeth is an entertainment and media company. Its major locations are Austin, Texas; London and Los Angeles. As a staff of Rooster Teeth, Lawrence works on shows like The Know and Funhaus. While he works as a co-host and gaming journalist, he equally produces and edits the shows’ contents. On the shows, he brings to bare his passion for games. He also responds to his question and answer segment as well as talk about technological products, movies, and television shows. What distinguishes him is the casual and comical way he throws in his comments and replies. His fans love it, we do too.
Lawrence Sonntag has been a part of some animated productions as well such as The Eleven Little Roosters where he featured as Lars in 2017. Others include Civilization: The Movie (2016) and Creepy Text Theatre Animated (2015).
As a social media personality, Lawrence is known as SirLarr across most of his social media accounts. On YouTube, his self-named channel has over 44,000 subscribers. He describes himself as a trans-media cyber psychologist on his Twitter bio.
Lawrence Sonntag’s Wife, Divorce, and Girlfriend
Lawrence Sonntag was previously married to a woman named Katy. Although almost nothing is known about Katy, it is a common knowledge that she is no longer married to Mr. Sonntag; they got divorced in 2014.
He is currently in a relationship with Stephanie Bayer. One of the many things they share in common is their love for Cheaters; another is trashy local TV. Right on their first date, they discovered and discussed this. The duo does all manner of crazy things together. On one occasion, Stephanie made a body pillow anime of the quintessential gamer and posted a picture of it on Twitter.
Other Facts You Need To Know
To the best of our knowledge, Lawrence Sonntag’s divorce was a loss for him. He lost his house and shortly after, had a nearly fatal car wreck. Reportedly, this sad occurrence got him into a drinking habit that took him some time to give up.
Irrespective of the fact that he claimed alcohol somewhat helped him get over the pain and shock of his divorce, Lawrence cautioned that dealing with a divorce through therapy and counseling is healthier.
He loves anime, he enjoys dancing and claims he has forgotten a good part of his childhood memory.