Who is Michael Jones?
Michael Vincent Jones is a popular American actor, YouTube gaming star, and voice artist. He started his YouTube channel LtMkilla in 2007 and has successfully built a huge fan base. When his ‘Crackdown 2 – Orbs = Bullshit’ video went viral, it attracted the attention of Rooster Teeth, a media and entertainment company, which recruited him full time to make videos for their gaming channel Achievement Hunter. He now creates ‘Let's Play’ videos on games like Saints Row and Minecraft for Achievement Hunter. Earlier, he used to create his own ‘Let's Play’ videos for his own YouTube channel. As a voice artiste, he lends his voice to the characters Sun Wukong on the anime-style web series ‘RWBY’ and Sting Eucliffe in ‘Fairy Tail’. He is also an important part of Internet Box, a podcast hosted by the members of Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter. Following his success as an internet celebrity, voice actor, and podcast host, Michael ventured into acting as well and has appeared in a handful of TV series.
Rise to Stardom
Michael Vincent Jones started his YouTube channel LtMkilla on April 22, 2007. He has successfully amassed over 378k subscribers and over 30 million views as of September 2018. One of his videos, ‘Crackdown 2 – Orbs = Bullshit,’ became viral, and as a result, he was featured on the front page of Reddit. This caught the attention of Rooster Teeth, an American media and entertainment company. The company immediately hired him and asked him to make a new show for its channel Achievement Hunter. The new show, ‘Rage Quit,’ went viral and received over 350 million views. Jones co-founded the Internet Box podcast in September 2011. The podcast has won multiple awards. He hosts it along with other members of Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter.
Jones has worked as a voice artist in many Rooster Teeth projects as well as other projects. He has lent his voice to the popular character Sun Wukong in the animated series ‘RWBY’ and Max in ‘Camp Camp’. He has also voiced Mogar in the animated series ‘X-Ray and Vav’ and Zach in the science fiction comedy film ‘Lazer Team’ and ‘Lazer Team 2’.
As an actor, he has appeared in two seasons of the series ‘Immersion’ produced by Rooster Teeth and in the comedy murder mystery web series ‘Ten Little Roosters’. Besides the Rooster Teeth credits, he has been featured in the TV series ‘Fairy Tail’ as Sting Eucliffe as well. In 2015, he starred in ‘World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman’. In the same year, he also appeared in the TV series ‘Dragonar Academy’ and ‘Ninja Slayer From Animation’. In 2016, he acted as Dogra in the TV series, ‘One Piece’. In 2017, he was featured in the web series, ‘The Eleven Little Roosters’.
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Michael Vincent Jones was born on July 24, 1987, in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. After graduating from high school, he worked as an electrician for about five years. He later moved to Austin, Texas.
He married Lindsay Tuggey, a fellow Rooster Teeth voice actor, on May 9, 2014. In 2016, during Rooster Teeth's 2016 Extra Life livestream, the couple announced that they were expecting a child. In January 2017, he announced to his audience that it’s a baby girl. On May 24, 2017, their daughter Iris Elise Jones was born. He is good friends with filmmaker and YouTube star Gavin Free and YouTube star Ray Narvaez, Jr. On August 5, 2018, Michael and Lindsay announced that they were expecting their second child in February 2019.