Ryan Haywood - Updated Jul 2024

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Columbus, GA, USA

Ryan Haywood

Best known as a staff member of the Machinima production company Rooster Teeth, Ryan Haywood is more than. Ryan Haywood is an American actor, content producer, gaming journalist, and on-camera host. Moreover, he was an animator, editor, producer, and technical director of the 10th season of Red vs Blue.

Early Life and Childhood

Born on the 6th of December 1980, Ryan’s full name is James Ryan Haywood. His current age as of 2023 is 43 years old. He was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. Apart from this, Ryan has concealed other details about his family and childhood. Currently, he is known by the nicknames Iron Ryan, The Mad King, Rye Bread, and many more. He also has several pets.

Regarding his educational pursuits, Ryan attended Full Sail Tech University where he studied computer animation. Then he joined Georgia Southern University to take courses in computer engineering, computer science, and broadcast. Not to forget he also has a degree in Theatre and Computer Animation from an institute in England.


Caption: Ryan Haywood with one of his pet dogs. Source: Instagram

Professional Life

Haywood’s career journey began during his high school days. Back then he worked as a professional model as stated in Let’s Play – 7 Days to Die Part 3. Besides this, he fronted many magazines and even did runway shows.

Rooster Teeth

In 2011, after moving to Corpus Christi, Texas, Ryan came across a job opening with Rooster Teeth on Craigslist. He applied and was called to move to Austin. There he started working as a full-time editor for Achievement Hunter.

He was responsible for managing the Rooster Teeth website and their Game Fails Channel on YouTube. Subsequently, he worked as an editor, crew member, and recurring host, before being featured in videos as the main host beginning in March of 2012.

Ryan claims the first video he made was the NYC tour video, titled “A video game tour of NYC” uploaded to YouTube by Rooster Teeth on June 10, 2011. Similarly, his sound was first heard in the video titled “The Witcher 2: Librarian Achievement Guide“.

Moreover, “Let’s Play – Mari0 – With Geoff, Gavin, Michael, and Ryan” was the video uploaded on March 26, 2012, where Ryan made his first appearance. Following this, he was promoted to the main crew member. Later in 2012, he also became the technical director and animator for Red vs. Blue Season 10.


Caption: Geoff Ramsey and Ryan Haywood in Achievement Haunter (2018)
Source: IMDb

Since then, Ryan has been investing in Achievement Hunter as a full-time member. He has starred as the third main host member in several videos including Let’s Play and VS. In addition to his hosting skills, Ryan has participated as a voice actor in several animated projects and TV series produced by Rooster Tech.

He is the voice of Professor Peter Port in RWBY, Lieutenant John Elizabeth Andersmith in Red vs Blue, and The Mad King on X-Ray and Vav. Besides this, he began streaming on Twitch under the channel ‘SortamaliciousGaming’ in 2016.

Solo YouTube career

He also created his YouTube channel Ryan Haywood Twitch Stream Archive on May 4, 2016. This channel is run by community member M3gaShiny with support from Ryan Haywood who also owns the channel. In this YouTube channel, the videos will be released one month after bring streamed on twitch. Likewise, the channel is all about archiving all of Haywood’s twitch streams.

One of the most popular videos on the channel is “The Bleepin’ Minecraft Sky Factory 4 Stream (Part 1) – Recorded Apr 16, 2019.” the channel has garnered almost 261K views. Some of the other notable videos are “Cuboids in the Sky with Ryan! Minecraft Sky Factory 4 (Part 2) – Recorded April 18, 2019,” “It’s A Crazy Night of GMOD!- Recorded Sep 21, 2019,” and “We’re in the Skygame now, Minecraft Sky Factory 4 (Part 3) – Recorded Apr 24, 2019.”

So far, the channel has garnered almost 65.9K subscribers, with almost 5 million total views.


Ryan has not been recorded as an award winner until now. Furthermore, as the main cast of one of the world’s biggest entertainment companies Rooster Teeth Productions, Ryan has earned a significant amount from his career.

Ryan Haywood – Net Worth 2024

He is one of the most influential gamers in the world who has worked tirelessly to achieve his dreams. As for now, his estimated net worth is around $1 million. Talking about his brand endorsements, he hasn’t endorsed any brands or products. Being a rising star, it is sure that we can see him as the brand ambassador of several top brands very soon.

Relationship Status

In 2007, Ryan was married to his long-term, girlfriend Laurie Higginbotham. His wife Laurie is a veterinarian and met Ryan in high school. The pair is blessed with two children Eli and Olivia. Elder son Eli was born in 2011 whereas they had Olivia in 2013. They have been featured in Ryan’s Twitch streams multiple times.

Ryan is a hardworking and dedicated human. He is focused on his work and happy family life. Thus he has never been involved in any kind of rumors or controversies.

Body Measurements

6 feet tall Ryan has a slim body built. He has a body weight of 82 kg. Other details about his body measurements are not available. Furthermore, he has light brown hair and dark brown eyes.


Caption: Geoff Ramsey, Gavin Free, Ryan, Jeremy Dooley, and Trevor Collins in Off-Topic (2015)
Source: IMDb

Ryan Haywood – Social Media

Ryan stands out even as a social media personality. He is active on several social media sites including Instagram and Twitter. He goes by the name @RyanTheTwit on Twitter and has 388k followers. Similarly, 144k people follow him on his Instagram account @RyanTheTwit.