James Rolfe (IV)

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James Rolfe was born on July 10, 1980 in Penns Grove, New Jersey, USA as James Duncan Rolfe. He is a writer and producer, known for The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004), Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014) and You Know What's Bullshit (2007). He has been married to April Rolfe since November 2007. They have two children. See full bio »

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  The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) (205 episodes, 2004 - 2021) (written by - 10 episodes, 2004 - 2017) (creator - 9 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (created by - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011)
- Darkman (NES) (2021)
 2007-2021 You Know What's Bullshit (TV Series) (45 episodes)
- Bed Sheets (2021)
- Startup Sounds (2020)
- Group Texts (2020)
 2020 The Head Returns (Short) (uncredited)
 2020 Coming Soon: The Head Returns (Documentary short) (written by)
 2012-2020 James & Mike Mondays (TV Series) (created by - 387 episodes)
- Waterworld (SNES) (2020) ... (creator)
- Castle Crashers (2020) ... (creator)
 2020 Cinemassacre Video (TV Series) (created by - 2 episodes)
- Bob Ross: My Childhood Hero (2020) ... (creator)
- The Maltese Falcon (1941) (2020) ... (creator)
 2020 Top 10 Reasons Blu-ray Sucks (Documentary short) (creator)
 2019 Godzilla for Beginners: My picks (Documentary short) (creator)
 2019 Which Dracula Film is Most Faithful to the Book? (Documentary short) (creator)
 2018 Why Does the Kid Shout Mortal Kombat? (Short) (uncredited)
 2018 Link movie review (Documentary short) (creator)
 2018 Psycho series review (Documentary short)
 2018 Hollow Man Review (Documentary short) (creator)
 2018 Childhood Thoughts (TV Series) (concept - 1 episode)
- The Angry Video Game Nerd (2018) ... (concept)
 2018 Breaking Bad - TV series review (Documentary short) (creator)
 2017 Video Power/Nick Arcade Reviews (Short) (uncredited)
 2017 Zelda animated TV series review (Short) (creator)
 2017 What happened to the Psycho house? (Documentary short) (creator)
 2017 Where did Frankenstein's brain go? (Documentary short) (creator)
 2017 Who is the lantern man in Phantom of the Opera? (Documentary short) (creator)
 2017 Why is there cardboard in Dracula? (Documentary short) (creator)
  Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (5 episodes, 2008 - 2017) (dialogue - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Mummy (2017) (2017)
- Critic and Nerd: TMNT Making of Coming Out of Their Shells (2009) ... (dialogue - as James D. Rolfe)
- AVGN vs. NC Final Battle (2008) ... (as James D. Rolfe)
 2017 Famous Elusive/Unconfirmed Movie/TV Quotes (PART 3) (Short documentary) (creator)
 2017 Famous Movie/TV Misquotes (PART 2) (Documentary short) (creator)
 2017 Famous Nonexistent Movie Quotes (PART 1) (Short documentary) (creator)
 2017 The Mandela Effect in Movies (Short documentary) (creator)
 2017 Mimal the Elf (Short) (written by)
 2017 Top 5 King Kong Ripoffs (Short) (uncredited)
 2016 The Making of Astro Bastards (Documentary short) (writer)
 2016 Flying Fuckernauts vs. The Astro Bastards (Short) (writer - uncredited)
  Board James (TV Series) (18 episodes, 2011 - 2015) (series creator - 8 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (written by - 5 episodes, 2009 - 2013)
- Video Games! (2015)
- Wacky Blasters (2015) ... (as James D. Rolfe)
 2015 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Game - The Movie (Short) (written by)
 2014 Elmo's Number Journey (Short) (uncredited)
 2014 Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (written by)
 2014 Pat the NES Punk (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bayou Billy/The Punisher (2014) ... (as James D. Rolfe)
 2013 Top 10 Worst Top 10's (Short) (uncredited)
 2013 The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Video Game) (creator - as James D. Rolfe)
 2013 Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (Video short) (as James D. Rolfe)
 2013 Top 10 Hitchcock Films (Documentary short) (written by)
 2013 Cinemassacre Interviews (TV Series)
 2012 Public Domain Horror VHS Art (Video documentary short)
 2011 Cinemassacre's Top 20 Turtle Flubs (Short) (uncredited)
 2011 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World - Filming Locations (Documentary short) (writer)
 2011 TMNT Live Action Leftovers (Short) (uncredited)
 2011 OverAnalyzers (TV Series) (creator)
 2010 Cinemassacre's Top 10 Worst Movie Cliches (Short) (uncredited)
 2010 Top 10 Shitty Shatner Movies (Short) (uncredited)
 2009 Top 10 Tales from the Crypt (Short) (uncredited)
 2009 Top 10 Twilight Zone Episodes (Short) (uncredited)
 2009 Top 13 Friday the 13th Moments (Short) (uncredited)
 2009 Top 20 Urkel Moments (Short) (uncredited)
 2009 History of Super Mecha Death Christ (Short) (as James D. Rolfe)
 2009 Top 10 Dumbest Indiana Jones Moments (Short) (uncredited)
 2008 Cinemassacre's Bat-a-Thon (Short) (uncredited)
 2008 Cinemassacre's Top 10 Car Chases (Short) (uncredited)
 2008 Cinemassacre's Top 10 Shoot 'Em Up Movies (Short) (uncredited)
 2008 Top 10 Giant Movie Monsters (Short) (uncredited)
 2008 Top 10 Riddler Riddles (Short) (uncredited)
 2008 Top 10 Star Trek Technobabbles (Short) (uncredited)
 2007 Spaghetti Western (Short) (written by)
 2007 Top 10 Baddest Bad Guys (Short) (uncredited)
 2007 Top 10 Jackie Chan Fights (Short) (uncredited)
 2007 Top 10 Jackie Chan Stunts (Short) (uncredited)
 2007 Shit Pickle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... (writer - as James D. Rolfe)
 2006 Death Secret (Short) (written by)
 2005 The Mexican Mummy (Short) (written by)
 2005 Death Seen (Short)
 2005 The Deader the Better (Short) (as James D. Rolfe)
 2004 The Death Suit (Short)
 2004 Beer Man (Short) (written by)
 2004 Legend of the Blue Hole (Short) (written by)
 2002 The Night Prowler (Short) (adaptation)
 2001 Stoney (Short) (written by)
 2001 Cinemaphobia (Short)
 2000 Kill for Thrill (Short)
 2000 Death Puppy (Short)
 1998 The Banishing of the Evil Spirit of Snix (Short) (written by)
 1998 The Possessed Mask of Snix (Short) (written by)
 1998 The Rotten Corpse of Snix (Short) (written by)
 1997 Red Zombie (Video short) (written by)
 1997 Snix Again (Short) (screenplay - as James D. Rolfe)
 1997 When the Shadows Lay Darkest (Short) (written by)
 1996 A Night of Total Terror (Short) (written by)
 1996 Snix: The Return (Short) (as James D. Rolfe)
 1993 Cut-Out Animation (Short) (written by)
 1993 Snix (Short) (written by - as James D. Rolfe)
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Show Show Self (87 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Made a Cameo appearance as "The Angry Video Game Nerd" in a music video parody of Brittney Spears's song "Peice of Me" called "Peice of Meat" on cinevore.com See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Cinemassacre | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Angry Video Game Nerd | Beer Man | James D. Rolfe | Jimmy Rolfe | James Rolph | James rolfe | yours fuckin' truly


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on his earliest memory of playing the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde game] I have such a strange obsession with that game. As a kid, I rented a game weekly from the video store, just about every weekend. That game in particular left a lasting impression. I was confused by it, and couldn't figure out how to play. Lots of times the instruction manuals were not included with the rentals, usually because ... See more »


In November 2013, his wife posted an update on his Cinemassacre website that their daughter is continually seeking medical treatment due to unnamed complications. On April 13, 2016, Rolfe revealed what happened while announcing an auction of various Cinemassacre memorabilia to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. During birth, his daughter suffered nerve damage in one of her arms and required... See more »


Frequently references the games Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde See more »


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