Geoff Ramsey is an American film and content producer, voice actor, and online sensation, whose ticket to fame was his involvement as producer and voice actor of one of the main characters in the popular sci-fi comic web series entitled, “Red vs. Blue.”
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Early Life and Family
Geoffrey Paul Wright was born on 19 June 1975, in Mobile, Alabama, where he was raised mostly, and partly in Pensacola, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana. Little else is known about his family except that he officially changed his last name to that of his stepfather.
He attended local public school in Mobile County for his primary education, and didn’t finish high school as he decided to enlist in the US Army.
He spent his basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, and served his country from 1993 up to 1998, primarily stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, but was also tapped to serve as a photojournalist in Kuwait after taking up journalism at the Defense Information School at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Marion County, Indiana. He spent the last two years of his military service stationed at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
Geoff turned his focus to the entertainment industry after leaving the Army. He worked as one of the tech assistants for Catch 22, a ska punk band, and then became a production assistant for View Askew Productions, a film production company.
He also worked on tech support at teleNetwork, an Information Technology company in Texas, where he met his future business partners, Burnie Burns and Gus Sorola. After leaving teleNetwork, Geoff created an online gaming website, drunkgamers.com, with Gus and later hired Burnie to help manage the site. These three along with two other tech guys, Dan Godwin and Jason Saldana, review video games while drunk. They started to gain notoriety with their projects, but soon many companies would offer them free games for review, despite ‘incurring the wrath’ of game developers.
They also created live-action parody versions of non-gameplay videos, including the ad campaign of Apple Switch and Drunk Tank podcasts.
For business reasons, they renamed their brand to get serious financial backing; no decent company would associate with anything having the word “drunk” in it. They changed Drunk Tank Podcast to Rooster Teeth Podcast, and Drunk Gamers to Rooster Teeth.
With the rebranding of their company, in 2003 he along with his partners produced a machinima science fiction comedy web series, “Red vs. Blue”, loosely based on the military fiction first-person shooter game series, “Halo” – Geoff was one of the original voices of the main cast. This unique method of producing cinematic films through the use of real-time computer graphics often seen in computer games had developed a fan base. Rooster Teeth had created many television web series out of this Machinima technique. “Red vs. Blue” runs for seven minutes each episode, and is currently in its 17th season.
As a producer and actor, Geoff has also been involved in creating 11 other machinima web series – some of the most notable were “The Strangerhood” in 2004 to 2006 and rebooted in 2015; “Rooster Teeth Shorts” from 2009 to 2014; and “Happy Hour,” a reality-based series with his ex-wife, Griffon Ramsey, aired from 2014 to 2016,
Geoff along with Jack Pattillo started in 2008 an online site and channel, “Achievement Hunter,” and produced videos that were related to video games. It was based from achievement modes that can be found in the 7th generation video game consoles. They helped in finding Easter eggs and creating game guides, and the success of this site led to launching the “Let’s Play” online site and YouTube channel, uploading videos on gameplays, and sometimes would produce live gaming.
Aside from giving gaming guides and Easter eggs, they also included comedic commentary that gained a huge fanbase. Today, “Achievement Hunter” channel has 1.65 million subscribers with 2,328 uploaded videos that has attracted over 870 million views. “Let’s Play” channel, on the other hand, has 3.86 million subscribers and over 2 billion views as of May 2020.
Geoff has also provided voice to characters in popular computer games including “Halo 3” in 2007, “Worms WMD” as Worm in 2016, “Red Dead Redemption” as the Train Station Attendant in 2018, and “Vicious Circle” as Blitz that was released in 2019.
Geoff has also been a part of five films, including “Renaissance Man” in 1994 and “Blood Fest” in 2018.
Geoff married Griffon Ramsey on 2 June 2005, and they have a daughter named Millicent Ramsey – they met through a blind date after cancelling it twice. They started dating and found out that they had several common interests, including their adventurous spirits and love for tattoos. Many people were inspired by their relationship, thus a podcast named, “Relationship Goals” started airing in 2017; it featured all types of relationship and it was the right platform for them since they had an unorthodox relationship. They would be separated for long periods of time in a year due to the nature of their work, but it worked for them because of the unconditional love that they had for each other.
However, after 12 years of marriage, they announced that they were getting a divorce, at which fans were shocked.
Many people thought that it was fake news, but both of them confirmed it through separate postings on their social media accounts. They claim to have remained friends and would share parenting duties to their child.
Geoff’s only daughter is an online celebrity just like him. Millie appeared in an interactive game YouTube channel “Game Kids”, and became popular with the “Sims Sisters” series in which she was able to play herself along with her nanny Chelsea. Sometimes Geoff and ex-wife Griffon would join them as they explored the world of “Sims.”
Geoff is currently dating Emily Hatfield, a hairstylist based in Austin, Texas, who owns VAIN Salon. There’s no information on when they started dating, but based from Emily’s Instagram, she started posting couple photos on 25 June 2018.
- When he officially changed his last name, he added Lazer as his middle name when the judge said during the application that it would not cost him anything.
- Before the popularity of his daughter’s “Sims” series online, he created his own family Minecraft video back in 2014 when he and his wife Griffon were still together, which became one of the most popular videos on the Game Kids channel.
- He was credited as Geoffrey Paul Fink in some of his earlier works.
Social Media Accounts
Geoff is active on major social media sites, with verified accounts including Instagram @geofflramsey, Twitter @geoffLRamsey, and Facebook @geofframseyrt.
Geoff is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs). He is Caucasian with black hair, sporting a beard, has brown eyes, and covered with colorful tattoos all over his body.
Sources estimate that his net worth is around $4 million as of May 2020. Most of his earnings have come from Rooster Teeth of which he was the co-founder, content producer, voice actor, and podcaster.