RWBY (pronounced “ruby”) is an American web series and media franchise created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to become Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect their world from the creatures of Grimm. The name RWBY is derived from the four main characters’ forenames: Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang, as well as their associated theme colors: Red, White, Black and Yellow. Following several promotional trailers, the first episode was screened at the Rooster Teeth convention event RTX and then released on their website in July 2013. Subsequent episodes were released approximately every week — first to Rooster Teeth’s subscribers and then to YouTube a week later. The series became a viral hit, and a second season, subtitled Volume 2, was released in July 2014.
Michael Vincent Jones (born July 24, 1987) is an American actor, voice actor, podcast host, and internet personality who is known for his work with Rooster Teeth’s gameplay division Achievement Hunter. He also co-hosted a three-time winner of the Podcast Awards, Internet Box. Jones has worked extensively with Rooster Teeth, having also starred in the second and third seasons of Immersion, the comedy murder mystery series Ten Little Roosters, and voices the character Sun Wukong in Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, and Max in Camp Camp. He starred in Rooster Teeth’s science fiction action comedy film Lazer Team, released in 2016, as well as its sequel the following year. His work outside of Rooster Teeth includes voicing Sting Eucliffe in Fairy Tail, Dogra in One Piece, Rapture in Ninja Slayer From Animation, and Gen in World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman.
Lindsay Elise Jones (née Tuggey, born September 6, 1989) is an American actress, voice actress, and director. She is best known for her work at Rooster Teeth, with roles such as Ruby Rose in RWBY, and Kimball in Red vs. Blue. She was also a director, writer, and voice actress on X-Ray and Vav, a cartoon series by Rooster Teeth. Additionally, Jones was the primary manager of Rooster Teeth’s video gaming website Achievement Hunter, and has appeared in many other Rooster Teeth productions such as Ten Little Roosters and On the Spot. In April 2012, she was added to the cast of the three-time winner of the Podcast Awards, Internet Box.
Kara Eberle is the voice actress for Weiss Schnee in RWBY. Kara previously worked at Rooster Teeth for many years. Over her time there, she held a number of different positions, such as receptionist, office manager and podcast set designer. She has since left Rooster Teeth to become the executive assistant at Powerhouse Animation, an animation studio in Austin, Texas. She has been on several of the Rooster Teeth Podcasts and appeared in several other shows. Kara was born in San Marcos, Texas, United States. She says that, in order to get into character for her role as Weiss, she acts “whiny”.
Arryn Zech is the voice actress for Blake Belladonna in RWBY, as well as a blogger, photographer, writer, and journalism graduate from UT Austin. She is currently based in Los Angeles where she is pursuing a career as an actress. She also voices Dr. Emily Grey and the voice filter for Control in the other Rooster Teeth popular web series, Red vs. Blue. Arryn ceased working exclusively for Rooster Teeth in August 2015 and moved to Los Angeles. She still provides voice work and remains on good terms.
Barbara Julie Dunkelman (born July 2, 1989) is a Canadian actress, community manager and internet personality. She is the Director of Social and Community Marketing at the production company Rooster Teeth, Program Director of the RTX gaming and internet convention and voice of Yang Xiao Long in the web series RWBY, Cosmos in Fairy Tail, and ORF in X-Ray and Vav. Her live-action acting credits include roles in Rooster Teeth Shorts, Immersion, Day 5 and Ten Little Roosters, as well as the upcoming Blood Fest.