Biography

Monty Oum was the creator and lead animator on the show RWBY. He was born on June 22, 1981. He dropped out of high school around 2002 and started creating fan videos. In 2007, he used model from Halo 2 and Super Smash Bros. Melee to have a Spartan (Halo) and Samus Aran (Metriod) fight in the "ultimate showdown". Afterwards, he worked at Midway Games as a combat designer and then worked at Namco Games as a combat designer and animator for Afro Samurai. In 2009, he met Burnie Burns at a SDCC International panel. A year later at PAX East 2010, he was announced to be working at Rooster Teeth. He started to animate in Season 8 of the show that started Rooster Teeth, Red v Blue. After working hours on end on RvB, Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum decided to give him his own project. This project would later be known as RWBY. Monty brought on Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross to write the animated series. RWBY premiered in 2012. On January 22, 2015, Monty was rushed to the hospital due to a severe allergic reaction. The doctors operated on him and Monty fell into a coma for 10 days. He passed away at 4:24 P.M on February 1, 2015.

Monty Oum was the creator and lead animator on the show RWBY. He was born on June 22, 1981. He dropped out of high school around 2002 and started creating fan videos. In 2007, he used model from Halo 2 and Super Smash Bros. Melee to have a Spartan (Halo) and Samus Aran (Metriod) fight in the "ultimate showdown". Afterwards, he worked at Midway Games as a combat designer and then worked at Namco Games as a combat designer and animator for Afro Samurai. In 2009, he met Burnie Burns at a SDCC International panel. A year later at PAX East 2010, he was announced to be working at Rooster Teeth. He started to animate in Season 8 of the show that started Rooster Teeth, Red v Blue. After working hours on end on RvB, Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum decided to give him his own project. This project would later be known as RWBY. Monty brought on Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross to write the animated series. RWBY premiered in 2012. On January 22, 2015, Monty was rushed to the hospital due to a severe allergic reaction. The doctors operated on him and Monty fell into a coma for 10 days. He passed away at 4:24 P.M on February 1, 2015.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 9

Birthday 1981-06-22

Day of Death 2015-02-01

Place of Birth Providence - Rhode Island - USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2013 RWBY (28 episodes)Director
2007 Dead Fantasy Director

Acting

2018 Why We’re Here: 15 Years of Rooster Teeth as Himself
2014 On the Spot (1 episode) as Self
2013 RWBY (28 episodes) as Lie Ren
2011 Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures (3 episodes) as Self (voice) (1 episode) as Self (voice) / Gavin Free (voice) (2 episodes) as Pizza God (voice)
2011 RT Life (15 episodes) as Self
2010 Immersion (8 episodes)
2010 Rooster Teeth Shorts: Volume Two as Monty

Visual Effects

2013 RWBY (28 episodes)Animation
2011 Rooster Teeth Shorts: Volume Three Visual Effects
2010 Rooster Teeth Shorts: Volume Two Visual Effects

Creator

2013 RWBY Creator

Writing

2013 RWBY (81 episodes)Writer

Camera

2011 RT Life (2 episodes)Camera Operator

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