Joel Heyman is a former employee and co-founder of Rooster Teeth. After the recent happening, not much has been heard about Joel’s current life. Find out where Joel is now nd what he is up to in this article.
Who Is Joel Heyman From Roster Teeth?
Joel Pearce Heyman is an American actor, best known for voicing Michael J. Caboose in the Rooster Teeth web series Red vs. Blue from 2003 until 2020.
He co-founded Rooster Teeth with Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Geoff Ramsey and Gus Sorola and has appeared in their other projects, including The Strangerhood (2004–2006, 2015), The Gauntlet (2012) and RWBY (2013–2020).
Joel was born on September 16, 1971, in Texas. not much is known about his early childhood and life. Joel is a very private person.
Heyman starred in The Schedule, a live-action film written and directed by Burnie Burns, the creator of Red vs. Blue, and has also appeared on shows such as Friends, Angel, The Inside and Alias.
Why Was Joel Heyman Fired From Rooster Teeth?
It has still not been disclosed why Joel was fired from Rooster Teeth. Joel did not reveal he was fired until 2020. Although he was fired in 2019, Joel disclosed he was fired in 2020 via Tweet.
On June 1, he tweeted, “I was ‘laid off’ after making 10s of millions (for others). When I started I had no healthcare, 401k or salary. Worked harder than anyone can know. I basically stopped coming in, after a thing, I have my reasons for that. But, it’s a long deal.”
Although Joel claimed he was laid off, Rooster Teeth claimed they fired him. It’s also not clear if he was in June or if he had been fired earlier than that.
Rooster Teeth didn’t specifically address Joel’s departure, but they did write up a statement about racial inclusivity on their blog on June 5. “We are committed to equality. We realize that these donations and our live stream fundraiser are just one small step in the direction we need to take to improve. We have begun company-wide discussions to identify changes that we can make, actions we can take against intolerance, and the steps we can take to ensure lasting change,” Rooster Teeth wrote.
Where Is Joel Heyman Now?
After completing the University of Texas at Austin, Joel has recently moved back to Los Angeles, California, where he lived during the first season of Red vs. Blue.
Joel has also been known to have reprised his role as Caboose on Red vs Blue. In recent episodes of Red vs Blue, Joel has taken his former position which was occupied by Michael Malconian.
It is also not clear the kind of relationship between Joel and Rooster Teeth. Joel’s Twitter account still states he is employed at Rooster Teeth.