Who is Adam Kovic?

Adam Kovic is of Croatian descent, but was born in Los Angeles, California USA on 20 February 1985, so under the zodiac sign of Aquarius and holding American nationality – Adam is famous for being part of “The Rooster Teeth” gaming clan. He goes by the nicknames “The Dead Pixel”, “Adam the Kovic”, “Koko”, “Papa Kovic”, and “Pikovic”.

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Early life and education

Adam spent his childhood with his parents in Los Angeles, but Adam never talks about his family or siblings and doesn’t appear to have a close bond with them. He loved playing video games when he was a kid, which was his escape from the real world – he also had a dream of going to the military because some of his family members enlisted, and his uncle Ron Kovic was played by Tom Cruise in the “Born on the Fourth of July” movie.

After matriculating from a local high school, Adam enrolled at college but wasn’t committed, and so dropped out. He started working in a store just across the street from his home – he soon learned about the Machinima and other gaming clans, and decided to somehow become part of the gaming industry.

Who was Ron Kovic?

Adam’s uncle fought in Vietnam and came back as a Veteran Hero, but also an anti-war activist – the movie “Born on the Fourth July” is based on him and follows his life. Adam’s father fought in the Gulf War while his grandfather fought somewhere as well which made Adam want to join the military, but he never has.

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Career on TV and being part of the Machinima

Adam’s career began when he became part of the “Attack of the Show” program which aired on G4 – he was first working in the Miscellaneous Crew department as a talent seeker for 10 months until he was promoted to write and produce their shows in June 2006. It was a popular gaming show and Adam was reporting about the gaming scenes behind the curtains, about the developers who ran out of business, projects which got cancelled, and about upcoming games as well.

After a year of working for the show, Adam and some of his friends were fired because the production wasn’t satisfied with the ratings, and wanted to completely change the program – Adam’s friend Bruce Greene helped him to begin working at Machinima.

He landed the job in 2006, and served as the executive producer and host of their “Inside Gaming” department based in West Hollywood, California – remaining part of the team for over eight years until January 2015. He began hosting the “Inside Halo” show (“Halo” is a popular first person shooter game) but due to the lack of “Halo” news, the show was canceled, and Adam began hosting “Inside Gaming Daily”. The team from “Inside Gaming” soon launched their YouTube channel and began editing their videos and uploading them – they were one of the first news shows on YouTube, and people actually criticized them for not being on TV and in the newspapers. However, as the years went by and YouTube became more and more popular, everybody realized that this was indeed one of the best ideas they’d had. They didn’t only have money to survive, they enough to travel and host numerous events – they once went on a road trip together while Bruce and Adam from the team hosted the “Inside Gaming Daily” on the famous E3 Stage Live.

Adam also got a taste of acting, as he appeared in several web series and animated cartoons produced by Machinima, which include “Critical Flaw” which was cancelled after 11 episodes because it wasn’t popular, then “Nerdist vs. Machinima”, “Inside Gaming Animated”, and “Creepy Text Theatre Animated”.

Adam left Machinima in 2015 and explained the reason – ‘the company was going in a different direction that many people didn’t agree with, many of my friends were also leaving and I decided that I wanted to roam greener pastures.’

His favorite mistakes during his job at Machinima

Adam remembers every time he messed up, and two of these he will never forget – during one of his gaming reviews on YouTube, he referred to the “Far Cry 2” game as a ‘Skyrim with guns’ which none of his viewers liked, joking about Adam and said how ‘x is like y with z’! The second time he messed up was when he interviewed Reggie Fils-Aime – the COO of Nintendo – and said ‘Nintendo is very strict when it comes to press interviews, and he had already scripted the questions I would ask him’.

Working with The Rooster Teeth

Adam and many of his friends from the Machinima created the “Funhaus” group with Rooster Teeth gaming group, based in Los Angeles, with Adam serving as their Content Producer.

Adam has appeared in many of the web series produced by Rooster Teeth – he was the first member of the FunHaus to appear in “On The Spot” series, voiced a character in “X-Ray and Vav” TV series, appeared in the “Off Topic Podcast”, “Million Dollars, But…” and starred in “Civilization: The Movie”. He also appeared in six episodes of “The Eleven Little Roosters” TV series, and voiced Tha Schling in “Sex Swing”.

Adam has been working at FunHaus since January 2015 – he serves as their online video content creator, actor and voice actor, host, and content producer. He also works for the other subsidiary of The Rooster Teeth called “On The Know”, mostly involved in the same things as at FunHaus.

Personal life and marriage

Adam is married to Jessica “Jess” Auten – they exchanged their vows on 4 August 2012 in North Hollywood, and are currently living in LA close to Adam’s uncle Ron, but they rarely meet.

Appearance and net worth

Adam is currently 34 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes but his height and weight are unknown – he has a tattoo on his left arm which reads ‘God’s in his heaven. All’s right with the world’. According to authoritative sources, Adam’s current net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, and is very likely to rise as long as he remains active in The Rooster Teeth and on his personal social media accounts.

Fun facts

Adam is immensely scared of sharks. His friends and wife mentioned that he talks and snores during his sleep which drives the other people in the house mad.

Social media presence

Adam is quite active on several social media platforms – he launched his Twitter account in April 2008 and has so far gathered nearly 350,000 followers and tweeted over 30,000 times. He has around 200,000 followers on his Instagram account, and has uploaded over 500 pictures.

Adam also has his personal YouTube channel, which he launched on 9 September 2013, and has so far amassed over 150,000 subscribers and over 4.2 million views on all his videos combined.

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