Burnie Burns
Burnie Burns

Michael Justin “Burnie” Burns (is an American writer, actor, producer, comedian, host, and director. Burnie is also a co-founder, former chief executive officer, and current chief creative officer of Rooster Teeth. Burnie is recognized for his contributions in machinima, a form of film-making that uses video game technology in its production. In addition, Burnie also works with animation and live-action. He has also been active in the hosting and podcasting field.

Quick Biography

Michael Justin “Burnie” Burns was born in Rochester, New York, on January 18, 1973, and grew up in Houston, Texas. His father was an acclaimed physicist, and this influenced Burnie developing in him a fascination for science fiction at an early age. Burnie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Michael Justin Burns
Age: 48 years old
Birth Date: January 18, 1973
Birth Place: Rochester, New York
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: N/A
Spouse: Ashley Burns (m. 2019), Jordan Burns (m. 2000–2011)
Children: Three children
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 90 kg
Profession: Chief Creative Officer at Rooster Teeth
Net Worth in 2021: $6 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Michael Justin Burns is 48 years old, at present as he was born on January 18, 1973, in Rochester, New York. He has Regular brown Hair, while his eye color is Blue. Burnie weight approximately 90 kg while his height is 1.88 meters.

Education, School/College University

Burnie Burns graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from the University of Texas.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Details on Burnie burns parents are sketchy save for the fact that his father was an acclaimed physicist. Burnie is an American citizen whose ethnicity is that of a white Caucasian. Burnie Burn’s religion and political inclinations are also no well defined save for the fact that Burnie professes to believe in God.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Burnie Burns With Wife Ashley Burns
Burnie Burns With Wife Ashley Burns

Burnie Burns and Jordan Burns dated for some time before they married each other in 2000. After about 11 years together, the couple finally divorced in 2011. In 2015, Burnie started dating Ashley Jenkins, the host of the show ‘The Know.’ The couple got married in June 2019. Burnie has two children

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): June 2019
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Burnie Burns Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Ashley Burns
Kids: Three children

Professional Life and Career

Burns’s career started in 2002 when he and his friend came up with a trailer for ‘Red vs. Blue.’ As a result of the troubles they underwent in producing the series, Burns took it on himself and established Rooster Teeth to produce the series airing the first episode in 2003. This film gained popularity due to the comedy factor that was inherent in it.

The Strangerhood’ another series by Rooster Teeth, was released in 2005 in partnership with the game publishing company Electronic Arts. The deal turned out to be highly beneficial for both parties as the series was successful. Another series titled ‘P.A.N.I.C’ was created in 2006. This five-episode series was released as a prologue to the game ‘F.E.A.R.’

By 2008, Burns had become a well-known celebrity in the comedy sphere and was invited to host the inaugural episode of ‘Drunk Tank’ in the form of a podcast. The podcast became a major success, and in the year 2011, it was renamed as ‘The Rooster Teeth Podcast.’

While managing the production team of the podcast, Burns also made some guest appearances that furthered his popularity among a host of viewers. Burns produced the documentary ‘Minecraft: The Story of Mojang’ based on the popular Swedish video game designer company Mojang which created the world-famous game ‘Minecraft.’

Awards & Nominations

In his career, Burnie’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, and therefore he has been nominated for various awards. Burnie nominations include the International Academy of Web Television Awards, where he has been nominated twice.

Burnie Burns Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Burnie Burns Net Worth
Burnie Burns Net Worth

As of November 2021, Burnie has an estimated net worth of around $6 million. Burnie has accumulated this wealth through his engagements as the co-founder and as the current chief creative officer of Rooster Teeth.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Burnie has been able to steer away from controversies and scandals in both his private and professional life.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Burnie Burns E Facebook page has around 123,365 fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 688,700 followers. On Instagram account, Burnie Burns has around 178,700 followers, while on YouTube, Burnie Burns has around 9.6 million subscribers.

Growing up in a physicist’s home played a major role in Burnie, developing a fascination for science fiction at an early age. Additionally, Burnie’s pursuit of a computer science degree while at the university also equipped Burnie with prerequisite knowledge upon which he set up The Rooster Teeth.

Burnie’s zeal and ingenuity are partially credited for revolutionizing the media industry by popularizing Machinima, a technology that uses computer graphics engines to produce cinematic production. Through his efforts, Burnie has been able to attain celebrity status as well as collecting a substantial amount of wealth.


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