Matthew Jay Hullum (born September 29, 1974) is an American director, producer, writer, actor and visual effects supervisor living in Austin, Texas
. He is one of five co-founders and former CEO of production company Rooster Teeth
, which specializes in online content, including live-action series, podcasts, animation and machinima, an art using game engine
s to create films.
Alongside longtime business partner Burnie Burns
, he was named one of Variety
's top Digital Entertainment Execs to Watch in 2018.
Matthew Jay Hullum was born in Atlanta
on September 29, 1974, to librarian Cheri Johnston (born 1945) and sports journalist and freelance writer Everett Hullum (1942–2015).
Hullum met his production partner Burnie Burns
while working at TSTV
at the University of Texas at Austin
He recalled loving the creative freedom due to the lack of "gatekeepers" at the station.
He would graduate with a Bachelor of Science
Alongside Burns, he would direct, write and produce their directorial debut ''The Schedule'' (1997), starring his roommate Joel Heyman
He would go on to work as the visual effects coordinator for Hollywood
films such as ''The Faculty
'' and ''Driven
Hullum voices Sarge
in the Rooster Teeth
original series ''Red vs. Blue
'', of which he also directs, produces and serves as casting director. He directed the science fiction comedy film ''Lazer Team
'', the first feature-length film Hullum has directed in over 18 years. Hullum co-wrote the film alongside Burnie Burns, Chris Demarais, and Josh Flanagan.
Hullum has directed four music videos for singles by the Barenaked Ladies
, "Odds Are
", "Did I Say That Out Loud?", "Say What You Want
" and "Lookin' Up".
Hullum married lawyer and actress Anna (née Hurayt) on August 26, 2000.
They live in Austin, Texas
with their two children.
His father, Everett Hullum, died on July 12, 2015, aged 73.
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Category:American animated film producers
Category:American animated film directors
Category:American male voice actors
Category:American male web series actors
Category:21st-century American male actors
Category:Artists from Austin, Texas
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Category:Film directors from Texas
Category:Male actors from Austin, Texas
Category:Rooster Teeth people
Category:Moody College of Communication alumni
Category:Writers from Atlanta
Category:Writers from Austin, Texas
Category:Screenwriters from Texas
Category:Screenwriters from Georgia (U.S. state)