Ryan Haywood is a multi-talented American voice actor who is also well-known as an on-camera host, Twitch streamer, gaming journalist, YouTube/Internet personality.
He started off as a pool cleaner and a model but is today popular for his incredible work at Rooster Teeth, he co-stars with Rooster Teeth’s gameplay division Achievement Hunter as well as its news division.
Ryan co-hosts Glitch Please, serves as a secondary 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 these? Find out as you read further.
He is originally from Columbus Georgia and was born December 6, 1980, as James Ryan Haywood. Ryan usually keeps his background and personal life off the media but through videos and interviews, some information about his personal life have been leaked out to the public.
According to some of his colleagues, Ryan headed to Georgia Southern University after graduating from Georgia Tech University (the degrees he bagged from these institutions are not stated). He also studied abroad in England, bagging degrees in both Theater and Computer Animation.
After high school, Ryan worked as a model, starring in several magazines. According to him, he worked with a magazine called Twist as a male model and also appeared on a runway show, where he stood on a mushroom as a gnome – this he did as a third job as he also worked at Rooster Teeth and as a pool cleaner at the time.
Twist magazine stats, confirms that Ryan made the magazine popular at the time he worked there.
On how he began working at the Rooster Teeth Studios, Ryan had stumbled on a job opening opportunity, he applied and got the offer. He was eventually moved to Austin, Texas where he resides till date.
He didn’t become popular until the 89th Episode of the Minecraft Let’s Play series where he earned the title of Mad King and became one of the most influential gamers.
His job description at Rooster Teeth includes to run their website, work on their Game Fails YouTube channel. He served as the technical director and animator for Red vs. Blue Season 10 and also helped in creating Rooster Teeth’s subsidiary Achievement Hunter.
In 2013, Ryan created a Twitter account when Extra Life donation amount for Rooster Teeth reached $90k and in the first 30 seconds, he had 10,000 followers and 50,399 in just 15 days.
In professionally discharging his duties, Ryan has earned several nicknames, aside from “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 to be around $1 million.
Wife, Kids, Family
Ryan is married to his high school sweetheart, Dr Laurie Higginbotham in 2007. Laurie is a Veterinarian by profession and the couple, and they live in Austin, Texas with their two children (a son and a daughter)
His lovely children – Eli (born 2011) and Olivia (born October 2013) have appeared during his Twitch streams. Ryan is a lover of animals thus, he owns several dogs and cats.
He stands at 6′ (1.83 m) and weighs about 82kg. 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 serve behind the scenes for several months managing the Game Fails Channel.
The first video Ryan was mentioned in was The Tour of NYC, through video games which came online in 2011.
He is the first Achievement Hunter to be named the Minecraft King more than once.
He was said to have once placed a buzzing machine inside of Gavin’s desk just to get him angry. The machine initially went off every 90 seconds, before it malfunctioned, and eventually started buzzing every 20 seconds.
Ryan once openly admitted that when he watches the Let’s Plays occasionally, he is unable to differentiate his voice from Jack’s.
Full Name: James Ryan Haywood
Popular As: YouTube Star
Birth Date: December 6, 1980
Place of Birth: Columbus
Education: Georgia Tech University, Georgia Southern University
Spouse: Dr Laurie Higginbotham