Michael Justin Burns was born on the 18th January 1973, in Rochester, New York State USA. He is an actor, director, producer and writer, although on the whole, filmography is the main source of Burnie Burns net worth. He is the creator of real-time computer graphics engines meant for creating cinematic production, named Machinima. Entertainment production company Rooster Teeth Productions was also co-founded and managed by Burnie Burns, and currently he holds the position of the creative director there. Burns has been active in the entertainment industry since 2003.
How much is Burnie Burns net worth? Reportedly, Burnie’s wealth now stands at $5 million, accumulated from his various activities in the entertainment industry over about 12 years.
Burnie Burns Net Worth $5 Million
To give some background facts about Burnie Burns, he was raised in Houston, Texas, and was educated at Alief Elsik High School. He wanted to study medicine but when his parents could not pay for the studies he changed his mind, and as a result, he majored in computer science at The University of Texas at Austin. While still being a student, he launched Sneak Peek television which was the longest running television program made by a student – he is still the holder of the record.
During his final year at the university, Burns decided to make a film, helped by his roommates Matt Hullum and Joel Heyman, though the process was very difficult. Finally, they made “The Schedule” (1997) which was screened during several film festivals. Burns was employed at the local tech company where he was introduced to his future partners Gus Sorola and Geoff Ramsey. Together they created Internet Machinima, and later using it they created their first project, the video web series “Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles” (2003–present) which won three Machinima Film Festival 2003 Awards in the categories of the Best Independent Machinima Film, Best Writing and Best Picture, not to mention three other nominations. The series was praised for its originality and humour, and significantly increased the net worth of Burnie Burns. Consequently, Burns alongside Matt Hullum, Geoff Ramsey, Gus Sorola and Joel Heyman founded the production company Rooster Teeth. Then, Burns attracted attention by co-creating the video game “The Strangerhood” (2004).
As well as being a master using IT, he is also a gifted actor; he debuted in the film “Porked” (1995). He successfully voiced characters in the series “Red vs. Blue” (2003–present) and “The Strangerhood” (2004–2006), in the video games “PANICS” (2005) and “Code Monkeys” (2007), as well as the animated film “Code Monkeys” (2007). As himself, he appeared in the series “Rooster Teeth Shorts” (2009–present), “O Brave New World” (2011) and “Ten Little Roosters” (2014–present). Currently, he is working on the set of three upcoming films: “Hit”, “Slash” and “Lazer Team”.
Finally, in the personal life of Burnie Burns, he married Jordan Burns in 2000. The family has two children, but unfortunately they divorced in 2011. As everything is kept very private there is no information about custody rights to their children. Neither Burnie nor Jordan gives comments about their marriage, divorce or other matters.