Puerto Rican Thunder
Good Guy Ray
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
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Ray Narvaez Jr. (born on September 15th, 1989 in Manhattan, New York) and also primarily known as BrownMan (because of his nickname in middle school that he has been using ever since) and also known as X-Ray (because of his animated superhero counterpart in the Rooster Teeth show X-Ray and Vav) is a Puerto-Rican American Internet and YouTube personality, web video star, an independent and self-sufficient Twitch.tv live streamer and YouTube star. He is a former Rooster Teeth employee and former Achievement Hunter host. He is also a former GameStop employee and a former UPS employee. Narvaez was an employee of Rooster Teeth Productions in the Achievement Hunter division from April 6th, 2012 for three full years of employment until April 17th, 2015 when he quit his job in favor of full time streaming on Twitch. He received over $20,000 on his first day of Twitch streaming. Ray was a contributor and a main golden member of Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter. In The Internet Box Podcast and Achievement Hunter videos, Ray often joked about being poor and Hispanic. He was one of the hosts of A Look Back At, and a full time employee of Rooster Teeth. His Twitch account is BrownMan and his YouTube channel is B1GnBr0wN.
He is, as of April 17th, 2015, now formerly the 6th main host of Achievement Hunter and former employee of Rooster Teeth Productions who departed the company as a full time employee to focus on live Twitch.tv streaming and uploading YouTube videos independently and being solo although in his final Rooster Teeth blog post, he stated that he would still continue to voice his character X-Ray in the series X-Ray and Vav, continue attending RTX (Rooster Teeth conventions) full time and occasionally continue to make recurring guest host appearances in The Know and other Achievement Hunter videos from time to time. On his first full time stream recorded on April 18th, 2015 shortly after leaving Rooster Teeth, he earned over $20,000 in his first stream.
Ray Narvaez Jr. was born on September 15th, 1989 in Manhattan, New York City to Hispanic Puerto Rican parents who were immigrants from Puerto Rico. Growing up in the residential neighborhood of Fresh Meadows, Queens, New York near Long Island, he started playing games since he was 2 years old. He is of Puerto Rican descent and grew up in New York area and he began wearing glasses since he was 5.
Ray attended Queens College for about a year but he dropped out as he would frequently ditch classes much to the anger and chargin of his parents. His parents were at first very disappointed so Ray had to go find work with a well-paying salary. After dropping out of college, he at first worked as a bar server at a New York bar. He then worked as a delivery truck driver assistant at the American freight company United Parcel Service (UPS). His job working as a truck driver assistant at UPS was basically consisting of sitting in the passenger seat of the truck and give destination directions to the truck driver as well as delivering and carrying cargo/freight boxes and packages to the doorsteps across the neighborhood. Ray said that his job working at UPS was the worst job ever as he hated delivering packages in the cold winter snow. Ray later moved to Texas where he currently resides in Austin, Texas. His longest job before working at Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter and next job after UPS was working at GameStop Corporation in New York. He worked there for about 2 and a half years. His old awesome boss left for another job and when his horrible new boss came in and gave Ray unfair working hours, Ray quit working at GameStop immediately. At a GameStop branch in New York, he realized he hated his job and his manager kept cutting his hours so he was earning little to no pay. Due to this, he came to the decision to make a large selection of videos and try and be hired at Achievement Hunter (which was an overall success). At RTX 2013 Geoff revealed that had Ray asked Geoff to be brought on full time earlier, Geoff would have done so.
Ray's best friend Michael Jones convinced him to start working at Rooster Teeth Productions and Achievement Hunter by making YouTube community videos for Community Hunter to grab the attention of Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter. He worked as a content creator and uploaded community YouTube videos under the internet persona BrownMan for three years from 2009 until he was officially hired in 2012 when his YouTube videos grabbed the attention of Rooster Teeth. When Ray first met Geoff for employment, Geoff ran Ray under a contract and he worked as a contract host from 2011 until 2012. Before being officially hired, he was a community member, editor, content creator and recurring host on Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter videos. On April 6th, 212, he was officially hired by Rooster Teeth and would later be promoted to the 6th main host at Achievement Hunter. He was the last and newest member at Achievement Hunter. He flew from JFK airport to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas on April 26, 2012 following his employment. By April 30th, 2012, he became a fully-fledged Rooster Teeth Productions employee and a cast member at Achievement Hunter. According to Burnie Burns, Ray was employee number 34.
He became active in the Rooster Teeth community, making many achievement guides for video games. Before officially being hired, he was a content creator, community member, contract host and editor for Achievement Hunter who also appeared in several of the company's shows. He also created achievement guides for the associated YouTube channel. He made community videos for Achievement Hunter under the internet persona BrownMan for three years from 2009 until 2012 before being hired on April 6th 2012. He worked as a contract host from 2010 until 2011.
As a 6th main cast member of Achievement Hunter, he quickly became known for his various catchphrases that he used in the group's videos. In 2014, Narvaez appeared in two of Rooster Teeth's shows, On the Spot (2014) and X-Ray and Vav (2014). He was also a host of the award-winning Internet Box podcast from 2011 until it ended on March 3rd, 2014. He also cracked the top 100 for highest Xbox Gamerscore and was one of the best gamer players at Achievement Hunter and Rooster Teeth, with the highest gamer score.
Ray was considered to be the best gamer in Rooster Teeth and the best Achievement Hunter due to his considerable and unbeatable skills in many video game genres. Ray has won The Tower of Pimps the most times, survived more rounds in Black Ops: Zombies, has the longest Versus winning streak, and has the highest gamerscore out of all the Achievement Hunters. He had a gamerscore of about 400,000.
Ray's primary job working at Rooster Teeth Productions and Achievement Hunter was to star in Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter videos, such as star in Lets Play videos and VS with the rest of the five guys and record for the internet box podcast which ended on March 3rd, 2014. He was also signed in to voice his animated superhero counterpart named X-Ray in the cartoon series X-Ray and Vav. He was often given the task of making guides for achievements that are too difficult for other employees (e.g. Call of Duty SpecOps missions on Veteran difficulty). Aside from his work at Rooster Teeth, he was also a member of the Internet Box Podcast, which ended March 3rd, 2014. Ray was at New York Comic Con in October 2012, along with Matt Hullum, Monty Oum, and Kathleen Zuelch. He was a part of the Rooster Teeth interview on what it's like making Red vs Blue. He also got to answer the audience's questions, signed autographs, and had taken pictures for fans. He even performed some magic tricks for the crowd.
Ray talked about how he got to be in the same photograph with the entire game designer group that made Halo 4, as shown in the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventure. He is good friends with Michael Jones and is dating fellow YouTuber and Twitch streamer Tina Dayton as of April 2014. Ray is also known to excel in video games; he has a gamer score of 500,000+, higher than that of anyone else working at Rooster Teeth. Ray has commonly been known as the best one in the office at video games and he has won many games against other people. He is also non-alcoholic and is known to never drink any alcohol, pre and post Rooster Teeth.
Ray's humor is very sarcastic and self-deprecating, making for very memorable lines, or "Rayisms". He frequently responded to the mention of a song, movie, or person with something completely unrelated, such as responding to a Michael Jackson song with "I love the Baha Men". It was also common for him to poke fun at his own supposed abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
On April 10, 2015, Ray announced his departure from Achievement Hunter to pursue streaming full-time. He has stated he will make guest appearances in Achievement Hunter videos as well as continue his voice role in X-Ray and Vav. In his last journal entry under his official profile user, Ray stated the stated the following.
"I'm Leaving Rooster Teeth
As many of you have now heard my time at Achievement Hunter is coming to an end, my last day will be next Friday (April 17th). My time here has been the most incredible experience of my life and really was a dream come true. I could never thank Geoff or the company or the fans enough for everything over these past few years.
Over the past year and a half I've fallen completely in love with streaming and therefore I attend on pursuing it full time. For those of you who wish to continue to follow me and my content you can do so over at Twitch.tv/BrownMan where I will be streaming full time. Additionally I will continue to make videos on my YouTube channel YouTube.com/B1GnBr0wN.
I know many of you will have a lot of question and I will do my best to answer them all for you in the next few weeks.
Thank you again to every single person who has supported me/been a fan of Achievement Hunter. Additionally, I am still 100% on board to do X-Ray and Vav and will definitely still pop up in AH videos from time to time.
After his last full time day working at Rooster Teeth Productions and Achievement Hunter on the afternoon of Friday, April 17th, 2015, Ray stated on Ask.fm that "he said goodbye to all of the RT staff and the AH guys, thanking them for employing him and giving him a great also thanked his fans and the staff for letting him have an amazing and wonderful time at Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter, cleaned up his desk, packed up his stuff and went home". He thanked everyone including the Rooster Teeth staff, the Achievement Hunter cast and crew and his fans for the best time of his life in his final journal entry blog post under his profile user on the Rooster Teeth website. He also gave links to his Twitch.tv and YouTube channel to those who wished to continue following Ray's content. In his final journal entry, Ray cited his passion and interest in Twitch.tv live streaming (as well as uploading YouTube videos independently) as the main reason behind his departure. He stated that over the past year and a half, he fell in love with life streaming (not that he hates Rooster Teeth) and wanted to do it full time. Also, when frequently asked on Ask.fm "Why did you leave and quit Rooster Teeth Productions and Achievement Hunter", he responded "I wanted to pursue independent live streaming full time and unfortunately, I could not do both at AH/RT. So I had no choice but to leave". According to Ray, one of the biggest benefits of independent and solo Twitch.tv live streaming as well as YouTube uploading is just the freedom and flexibility of working as he gets to work at home without having to wake up early to go anywhere. The flexibility and freedoms include having the ability to wake up whenever you want, stream whenever you want, play whatever game you want, whenever you want to play it, however you want and not being forced to play certain games you play horrible at/don't like playing or games that make you burnt out, bored and tired such as playing the sae games like GTA Online and Minecraft over and over again. Also, you get good money as your source of income comes from subs, tips and donations. Ray also has stated that his skyrocketing Twitch salary which is greater than his AH/RT salary is also one of the reasons why he likes Twitch more than Rooster Teeth.
Ray's first full time stream was recorded on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 12:00 noon. The four hour long video showed that he earned lots of money. His source of income on Twitch is from his fans, as he gets money from subs, tips and donations. From the video, Ray made a total of over $20,000 in the four hour long stream. Since that day, Ray continues to stream on Twitch and upload YouTube videos. You can view his Twitch channel here at Twitch.tv/BrownMan and his YouTube channel is YouTube.com/B1GnBr0Wn.
After Ray's leaving, many renovations were made to Achievement Hunter's game worlds in GTA Online, Minecraft's Achievement City and VS to remove Ray's stuff. In VS, Ray's character was removed and starting at the end of Minecraft Episode 151: Brown Out for three episodes until Minecraft Episode 154: Finish This House, Ray's old mud hut was fully demolished. His chest containing his stuff, supplies and equipment were packed up and moved to the basement so his stuff would life on and be used by the AH guys. But Ray's horse he never used (because Ray wanted the donkey instead and ride off into the sunset but chose to just walk away anyway) wasn't so lucky. Michael set Ray's horse free and marched it into the lava pit and murdered it. Some of Ray's other assets such as his crafting table and his bed were also moved to the basement and the rest of the assets were seized by the AH guys. By the end, it was a brand new refurbished house which would later be called Jeremy's house. It was built starting at the end of Episode 151 after Ray left with the deconstruction of Ray's Mud Hut, with construction lasting through Episode 154 . The new house sat unoccupied until Episode 177 when Jeremy won the Tower of Pimps for the first time, prompting him to "rent" the house. In a skit filmed later, but still part of Episode 177, Geoff claimed that Jeremy's rent check had "cleared" and that the house was officially his. This was signified by either Geoff or Gavin having put a sign on the house saying "Jeremy's House" and another sign on that, that said "BREAK". When Jeremy chopped the sign down, the "Jeremy's House" sign was revealed. In Geoff's house, there is a portrait of Ray with some red roses so that they can remember him. They also placed some roses near the infamous tunnel with the sign "Do Not Enter". Since Ray's house has been renovated and seized by Jeremy, it has now been listed as a former location.
As for his future plans, in an interview at RTX 2015 (in August 2015) to Ray with Simon Lu from GameDistiller Productions as well as on Ask.fm, Ray has stated that because the benefits of Twitch.tv and YouTube outweigh the benefits of working at Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter, he plans to make Twtch.tv live streaming and YouTube uploading (basically being an independent solo entertainer on Twitch and YouTube) as his final job and to never return to Rooster Teeth or Achievement Hunter again (until otherwise). If Twitch goes bankrupt and shuts down their website forever, Ray decides to move to Hitbox instead of returning to Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter because he likes streaming and he can't do that at AH/RT. They have moved on in life and so has he. Because he is very wildly successful on Twitch and YouTube, it is highly doubtful that Ray will ever return to Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter as he got burnt out, bored, annoyed and tired playing the same games over and over again and he wanted to start fresh and try something new. It is highly unlikely that he will ever return due to his interests but that doesn't mean the possibility is dismissed entirely. Geoff told Ray that he was still rehire him if he really wants to return. Ray had stated on Twitter that he still planned to attend RTX 2015 in Austin, Texas as well as attending every future RTX's to come, that is, at the Austin Convention Center (as stated on Ask.fm).
Ray also stated that he and Tina were going to watch Lazer Team (Rooster Teeth's first full length movie) and they both were very excited and highly supportive to RT's first movie and very eager on watching it as well as looking forward to Michael and Gavin's performances. On that day, Ray and Tina announced on Twitter that they both liked and enjoyed the film, giving it positive reviews. Ray also attended AGDQ instead of RTX Australia 2016 (unfortunately, he could not do both). On Ask.fm, Ray says that in the future, he hopes to marry his girlfriend and fellow Twitch streamer and YouTuber Tina Dayton. They have been dating since April 2014 and reside in Austin, Texas visiting the Rooster Teeth offices every now and then.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: crazymoviereviewer