Geoff Ramsey

American internet personality
(Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Geoff Ramsey
Geoff Ramsey RTX 2019.jpg
Ramsey at RTX 2019
Born
Geoffrey Paul Wright

(1975-06-19) June 19, 1975 (age 47)
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationVoice actor, film producer, internet personality
Years active2003–present
EmployerRooster Teeth
Spouse
Griffon Ramsey
(m. 2005; div. 2018)
Children1
Websiteroosterteeth.com/g/user/Geoff

Geoffrey Lazer Ramsey (born Geoffrey Paul Wright, later Geoffrey Paul Fink on June 19, 1975)[1][2] is an American voice actor, film producer and internet personality. He co-founded the production company Rooster Teeth and is known for voicing Dexter Grif in the web series Red vs. Blue. He also co-founded Achievement Hunter, a gaming division of Rooster Teeth.[3]

Early life

Ramsey was born and grew up primarily in the Mobile, Alabama area, where he attended elementary and high school, but also lived in Pensacola and Jacksonville, Florida, and the outlying areas of New Orleans.[4] He was a semi-pro bowler in his teenage years, and enlisted into the United States Army before graduating high school, beginning basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina shortly afterwards. His service lasted from 1993 to 1998, though he went on to serve as a photojournalist in Kuwait;[5][6][7] he was based at Fort Hood during that time. He studied journalism at Fort Benjamin Harrison.[8]

After his military service, Ramsey worked as a roadie for the band Catch 22 and as a production assistant for View Askew Productions.[9][10] Ramsey then secured a job at the tech support company teleNetwork, where he met Burnie Burns and Gus Sorola. Prior to working for Rooster Teeth, he also co-created the web site drunkgamers.com with Sorola, hiring Burns shortly afterwards to run the site.

Rooster Teeth

Ramsey (far left) with other members of Achievement Hunter on a panel at RTX 2014

Ramsey is one of the original voice actors for Rooster Teeth's sci-fi comedy machinima series Red vs. Blue (2003–present) as the voice of Dexter Grif.[11][12][13] Since then, he has gone on to become an Internet celebrity, regularly appearing at conventions such as PAX and Com Blue with Red vs. Blue actors Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola and Joel Heyman on the Rooster Teeth Podcast. He has only appeared on the podcast sporadically since September 2011, but was one of the hosts on a November 2014 episode of The Patch, Rooster Teeth's gaming podcast. Ramsey's other work with Rooster Teeth includes voicing The Omnipotent Voice in the machinima series The Strangerhood (2004–2006), playing a fictionalized version of himself in both Captain Dynamic (2008) and Rooster Teeth Shorts (2009–present), being a "lab rat" in Immersion (2010), and voicing the Corpirate, the primary antagonist of the first season of the animated series X-Ray and Vav (2014).

In 2008, Ramsey started Achievement Hunter with his colleague Jack Pattillo, a department of Rooster Teeth Productions centered largely on video games. The site originally focused on making videos of achievement guides and Easter eggs found in video games, but has since moved its primary focus to comedic "Let's Play" videos, wherein they play video games and provide humorous commentary, as well as other game-related videos and live-action content featuring the same personalities.

Additionally, he appeared in the bi-weekly reality series Happy Hour alongside his friend and coworker Gavin Free and his second wife Griffon Ramsey.[14] In June 2018, Rooster Teeth launched its first pop-up store in Los Angeles featuring a collection of shirts, hoodies, bags, and pins designed by Ramsey.[15] On September 23, 2019, it was announced that Ramsey had been appointed executive creative director of Rooster Teeth.[16]

Personal life

While changing his surname to his stepfather's, "Ramsey", he was informed by the court that it would not cost any more to change any of his other names, so he jokingly changed his middle name to "Lazer".[17][18]

Ramsey married his second wife, Griffon Ramsey, in 2005. They have a daughter named Millicent.[19] In November 2017, Griffon confirmed on Twitter that the two were in the process of a divorce.[20] Geoff announced the following April that he was divorced in a video on the Let's Play channel on YouTube.[21]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Renaissance Man Soldier Uncredited
2015 Let's Play Live: The Documentary Himself[22] Documentary
2016 Uno: The Movie Himself
2017 The Tattooist Himself[23] Documentary
2018 Blood Fest Guns
2018 Why We're Here: 15 Years of Rooster Teeth Himself[24] Documentary
2019 Waiting for the Punchline Himself[25] Documentary
2020 Jenga: The Movie Himself Conceptual Designer[26]

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2003–present Red vs. Blue Dexter Grif (voice)[27][28] Also producer
2004–2006, 2015 The Strangerhood Mister Mystery
2008–2011, 2017–present Rooster Teeth Podcast Himself
2009 Captain Dynamic Himself Also producer
2009–2014 Rooster Teeth Shorts Himself
2010–2011 Immersion Himself
2011 O Brave New World Himself[29]
2014 X-Ray and Vav Corpirate (voice)[30]
2014–2016 Happy Hour Himself
2015–present Off Topic Himself[31] Also producer
2016–2019 Theater Mode Himself[31]
2016–2018 Heroes and Halfwits Bo Jingles, Akshay, others[31]
2017 The Eleven Little Roosters Boomerang Geoff[32]
2018–2020 Haunter Himself[33] Also producer
2018–present Hardcore Tabletop Himself[34]
2020 Last Laugh Himself[35]
2020–present F**kface Himself[36]
2020 Hardcore Mini Golf Himself[37]
2021–present Annual Pass Himself[38]

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Halo 3 Additional Voices Credited as Geoff Lazer Ramsey
2016 Worms W.M.D Worm
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 Train Station Clerk Credited as Geoff Lazer Ramsey
2019 Vicious Circle Blitz[39]

References

  1. ^ Ramsey, Griffon. "Happy birthday". Twitter. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  2. ^ Ramsey, Geoffrey. "Found Geoff thanked in the Catch-22 album "Alone In A Crowd"". reddit. Archived from the original on 7 October 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  3. ^ Sliwinksi, Alexander (July 28, 2008). "Rooster Teeth creates Achievement/Trophy database site". engadget.com. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "RT Docs: The Tattooist". Rooster Teeth. Event occurs at 14:38. Retrieved 25 March 2017. I was born in Mobile, Alabama
  5. ^ Rooster Teeth (5 August 2009). "ROOSTER TEETH PODCAST #4". Rooster Teeth.[dead link]
  6. ^ Fink, Geoffrey (8 December 1994). "1st Med Grp supports operation". The Fort Hood Sentinel.
  7. ^ Rooster Teeth (16 November 2012). "Let's Play Minecraft Episode 25 - Stronghold Hunting Part 2". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  8. ^ "Shut Up You Absolute Chad - #143". Rooster Teeth. Event occurs at 9:10:10. I went to journalism school there [Indiana] [...] It was a place called Fort Benjamin Harrison
  9. ^ "Rooster Teeth · Rooster Teeth Podcast #98". Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  10. ^ Biese, Alex (18 January 2012). "Taking on a life of its own". App.com. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2012.
  11. ^ Rooster Teeth] (4 November 2013). "Red vs Blue : Season 10 Episode 22". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  12. ^ Rooster Teeth (3 June 2008). "Episode 1: Why Are We Here?". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  13. ^ Kohler, Chris (26 June 2007). "Machinima Series Red vs. Blue Ends Tour of Duty". Wired. While the company will continue to produce occasional Red vs. Blue specials, Wednesday's climactic episode will end the long-running serial storyline, which began on April 1, 2003.
  14. ^ "Roomba Death Match - Happy Hour #1". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  15. ^ Weiss, Geoff (13 June 2018). "Rooster Teeth Opens First Pop-Up Store In Los Angeles For Its Geoff Ramsey Collection". TubeFilter. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  16. ^ Spangler, Todd (September 24, 2019). "Jordan Levin Takes Reins at Rooster Teeth, Co-Founder Matt Hullum Shifts to New Role".
  17. ^ Sal Basile (June 2010). "Halo: Visit Blood Gulch With Geoff Ramsey". UGO's The Goods. UGO Entertainment, Incorporated. Archived from the original on 14 June 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  18. ^ Rooster Teeth (June 16, 2014). "Let's Play - GTA V - Ray's Heist". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  19. ^ Brouwer, Bree (October 3, 2016). "Rooster Teeth's Geoff Ramsey, Millie Ramsey Loved Making Their Family-Friendly Series 'Schooled'". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  20. ^ Ramsey, Griffon [@griffonramsey] (November 17, 2017). "Unfortunately it's true. Thank you all for showing respect and appropriate etiquette during our family's transition" (Tweet). Retrieved 17 November 2017 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ "Let's Play Minecraft - Episode 307". YouTube. LetsPlay. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  22. ^ Brouwer, Bree (September 7, 2015). "Rooster Teeth To Debut 'Let's Play Live: The Documentary' On September 14". www.tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  23. ^ Dry, Jude (2017-03-17). "Rooster Teeth Exclusive Trailer: Get Inked By An Amateur In New Documentary 'The Tattooist' — Watch". IndieWire. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  24. ^ "Rooster Teeth Turns 15". Austin Monthly Magazine. 2018-04-19. Retrieved 2020-12-29. Rooster Teeth’s documentary Why We’re Here [...] The documentary shows founders Burns, Geoff Ramsey, Matt Hullum, Gus Sorola, and Joel Heyman visiting locations from which Rooster Teeth has operated, from a spare bedroom in Buda to its current location in Austin, and recounts how it has grown through current and archival footage.
  25. ^ "Waiting for the Punchline". Rooster Teeth. March 22, 2019. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  26. ^ Rooster Teeth, Caleb (2020-03-18). "Jenga: The Movie". Youtube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  27. ^ Rooster Teeth (October 16, 2016). "Episode 24: Red vs. Blue vs. Rooster Teeth". Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  28. ^ Krahulik, Mike (November 12, 2007). "Pokemon Night and CP". Penny Arcade. Archived from the original on July 31, 2016. Gus Sorola, Geoff Ramsey, and Burnie Burns (Simmons, Grif, and Church from RvB)
  29. ^ Bungie (August 4, 2011). "O Brave New World". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  30. ^ Rooster Teeth (25 December 2014). "X-Ray & Vav - Episode 4: Storm the Tower". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  31. ^ a b c Weiss, Geoff (January 18, 2017). "Rooster Teeth Unveils Slate Of 12 Talk Shows And Podcasts For 2017 (Exclusive)". www.tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  32. ^ @RoosterTeeth (December 7, 2016). "Introducing Boomerang Geoff of whatever Australia has. #ELR" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  33. ^ Spangler, Todd (2018-05-17). "Rooster Teeth Orders Animated Horror-Comedy Series From Rob McElhenney". Variety. Retrieved 2020-12-29. “Achievement Haunter” (pilot premiered May 17): Geoff Ramsey challenges the Achievement Hunter crew to explore a haunted location and draw out the lingering paranormal spirits, traveling to Texas’ most famous haunted houses, asylums and abandoned locales.
  34. ^ Francisco, Eric (August 21, 2018). "Rooster Teeth: Gamers Play Monopoly for Real Money in 'Hardcore Tabletop'". Inverse. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  35. ^ Weiss, Geoff (April 9, 2020). "Rooster Teeth's New Comedy Competition Locks Creators In A Room For 6 Hours (Trailer)". www.tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  36. ^ F**KFACE - Roosterteeth, retrieved 2020-12-29
  37. ^ Sheehan, Gavin (May 23, 2020). "Rooster Teeth & Achievement Hunter Reveal Hardcore Mini Golf". bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  38. ^ "Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart To Catch Up With OG YouTubers In Limited Podcast 'How Ya Been?'". Tubefilter. 2021-02-11. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  39. ^ "Geoff Ramsey is Blitz! Vicious Circle Character Reveal | Rooster Teeth Trailers". YouTube. Rooster Teeth Trailers. June 18, 2019. Retrieved December 29, 2020.

External links

Media related to Geoff Ramsey at Wikimedia Commons

  • v
  • t
  • e
Rooster Teeth
Productions
Shows
Live action
Animated
Podcasts
  • Rooster Teeth Podcast
Films
  • Lazer Team
  • Lazer Team 2
  • Blood Fest
Events
Co-productions
Divisions
Current
  • Achievement Hunter
  • Rooster Teeth Games
Former
  • Sugar Pine 7
Personnel
Founders
  • Burnie Burns
  • Joel Heyman
  • Matt Hullum
  • Geoff Ramsey
  • Jason Saldaña
  • Gus Sorola
Current
  • Barbara Dunkelman
  • Gavin Free
  • Lindsay Jones
  • Michael Jones
  • Jordan Levin
  • Elyse Willems
  • Evan Narcisse
Former
  • Gray Haddock
  • Alanah Pearce
  • Ashley Jenkins
  • Paul Marino
  • Monty Oum
  • Griffon Ramsey
  • Meg Turney
Related
  • Otter Media
  • Smite
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Brawlhalla
  • Easy Allies
  • Kinda Funny
  • Paladins
  • The Slow Mo Guys
  • Trocadero (band)
Authority control Edit this at Wikidata
General
  • VIAF
    • 1
  • WorldCat
Other
  • MusicBrainz artist