Jon Risinger Wiki Bio
Jos Risinger was born in California USA, on 12 September 1984, so under the zodiac sign of Virgo and holding American nationality – he is popular for being a graphic designer for the Rooster Teeth media and entertainment company. Besides that, Jon is a YouTuber, art director, TV show producer, actor, and a writer.
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Early life and education
Not much is known about Jon’s formative years, as he prefers not to talk about his childhood as there is not much to say about it. According to his high school friend, he was somewhat anti-social during those years, as he wasn’t interested in spending time with his peers, but was rather curious about graphic designing and was learning it on his own.
Jon is also secretive when it comes to his family, as hasn’t shared any details about his parents with the public. He spent his childhood in California with his parents and although he doesn’t talk about his siblings, it is known that he has two.
Career and work with the Rooster Teeth
Jon moved to Austin Texas to be with the Rooster Teeth Productions when he was about 28 years old, and is mostly popular for the work he has done with the company – he became part of their team in August 2012, although his career started long before that. He is now known for being a host of many of their TV and web series, while he produced more than 50 episodes of their “On the Spot” show.
He hosted and appeared in many of these, and appeared in other Rooster Teeth’s TV series’ such as “Dog Killer” and “Standards” both in 2016, and “March Madness” in 2017. He was also lending his voice to several animated characters of their web series’, including the Atlas Soldier in their “Painting the Town” episode which aired in 2014, and the Paramedic in their “End of the Beginning” episode which aired in 2016.
As he is a writer, from 2014 to 2018 he wrote a episodes for the “On The Spot” series including “Team Gus vs. Team Buttz”, “Team Buttz vs CSC”, “Team CSC vs Team R&R Connection”, and “Team Disabled vs Team Hotica”. He has also produced many of the episodes for the same show including “Funhaus Takes on the Fart Whisperer and Hogwarts”, “My Bag of Emotions”, The Cookie Hoover”, “Ray Narvaez Jr & The White Girl Challenge”, and numerous others.
Jon is also responsible for the creation of numerous Rooster Teeth T-shirt designs, which they sell on their website with the most popular among these being the Funhaus logo.
Jon is currently working as the host of the Rooster Teeth’s “Enjoy the Show” – the series revolves around reviewing new movies and their analyses.
YouTube and Twitch
Jon is active on his YouTube channel too,which he launched on 17 May 2011, and there are currently more than 17,000 people subscribed to it, which also counts nearly 430,000 views of all his videos combined. Jon uploads a variety of videos, including himself playing the piano, his “Player Unknown Pirategrounds” short animated video, his dog, and some random everyday things from his life.
Hhe is also quite active on Twitch on which he plays games such as “Art”, “Hearthstone”, “Overwatch”, and “Hitman” – the channel is currently followed by nearly 40,000 people and counts more than 50,000 views of all his livestreams combined.
This is not the Muppet show I remember as a kid. #sxsw
The Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC is an American media and entertainment company based in Austin in Texas, and is owned by Ellation, a part of Otter Media which in turn is part of AT&T Warner Media, an element of Warner Media Entertainment unit.
Rooster Teeth was launched by Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Jason Saldana, Geoff Ramsey, Gus Sorola and Joel Heyman back in 2003. The first web series they created was entitled “Red vs Blue”, which aired its first episode in April 2003 and is still airing to this day, which makes it the longest running web series of all time. After they become popular, the original founders decided to launch a subscription option called “FIRST”, which makes it possible for you to view their exclusive content, and gain early access to their series and episodes while also getting a discount on their merchandise which they sell online.
After the success of their “Red vs. Blue” series, they started branching out into live-action short movies, series, comedy, and they’ve started making ‘Let’s Play’ videos. Besides that, they also host game shows, entertainment news programs, reality shows,and podcasts – the team released a feature-film entitled “Lazer Team” science fiction action comedy too. They are currently that popular that they host the “RTX” annual convention in a couple of cities around the world.
The two most popular divisions of Rooster Teeth are Funhaus which hosts numerous shows, and Achievement Hunter, which is especially made for gaming – it’s a group of gamers who manage the in-game achievements, and upload videos of it so that you can also complete the achievements.
Rooster Teeth currently counts more than 45 million subscribers to all their social media accounts combine, including YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.
Love life and relationships
Jon avoids talking about his love life as he hasn’t had much luck in love. In 2006, Jon married Kathy who is an artist as well, and he thought her to be the love of his life – Kathy calls herself a ‘forgiveness advocate’, and loves coffee, wine and beer. The two seemed to be happy together but that’s only because Jon didn’t share any details of it with the public – it seems that relations between the two became irreparable as they divorced in 2015. They have two daughters together and it is said that they decided to stay in somewhat good relations so that their daughters wouldn’t suffer. They are biological parents to their first daughter while their second daughter was adopted when she was only two days old
Judging by the article about him on Roosterteeth.fandom.com, Jon is bisexual, and it is speculated that this led to his and Kathy’s divorce.
Hobbies and other interests
Jon has stated that he could have become a teacher if he hadn’t joined Rooster Teeth – he was already working as a teacher at a college in California right before he decided to move to Austin. He is a huge animal lover, and has a dog named Bella who was featured in a couple of Rooster Teeth’s shows including “Million Dollars But…”, “Metal Gear Immersion”, and “The Gauntlet”. He loves spending his free time outdoors which can be noticed on his Instagram account – he is also very fond of travelling but around the US as he rarely gets the chance to leave the country. He loves reading comic books and superhero movies, and is said to be collecting Funko figurines.
Jon is suffering from the very rare Celiac disease – it does not allow him to eat gluten as it will cause intestinal damage. He is also suffering from Kallmann Syndrome, meaning that he has no sense of smell at all.
Appearance and net worth
Jon is currently 34 years old. He has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 145lbs (66kgs).
According to authoritative sources, his net worth as of mid-2019 is estimated to be more than $800,000, and is steadily rising thanks to his work with the Rooster Teeth.
"Did you do it?"
"What did it cost?"
"Almost everything." pic.twitter.com/zUn91Stf5d
— Jon Risinger (@JonRisinger) July 16, 2019
Social media presence
Jon is quite active on several popular social media platforms – he launched his Twitter account in January 2008, and has so far gathered nearly 200,000 followers, and tweeted over 16,000 times. His Instagram account is followed by more than 125,000 people, while he has uploaded nearly 1,250 pictures onto it – he is also running a Facebook page which is ‘liked’ by over 5,000 people.