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Joshua "Josh" Dillon Flanagan (born January 5, 1984) is a former staff member of Rooster Teeth. He is an American screenwriter, director, actor, on-camera host and content producer known for his work with Rooster Teeth, serving as a co-creator, show-runner, creative writer/director and actor host where he is generally involved with in the RT Live Action department and RT Animation department cartoons such as Day 5 (2016), Ten Little Roosters, The Eleven Little Roosters (2017) and Lazer Team (2015). He's also worked on iBlade and RWBY.

Josh has directed the murder mystery show Ten Little Roosters and its sequel, as well as Day 5. He has also made appearances on On The Spot.

Early Life and Education[]

Before fame, he enlisted in the United States Army in July 2002 and served a tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004 and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and Army Commendation Medal. Josh also performed in a variety of roles, including rifleman, grenadier, dismount machine gunner, CO driver, armorer, Bradley driver and gunner, and eventually dismount team leader. He was then promoted to the rank of Sergeant in less than three years. He earned the rank of Sergeant by the time and he was honorably discharged in July 2005.

After leaving the military, he attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a degree in television, radio, and film. (Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film). Activities and Societies included: University Filmmakers Alliance (President, 2007-2008) Cinepreneurs Feature Filmmaking Organization (co-Founder and Director, 2008-2009), (Executive Producer, 2009-2010). While studying in University, Josh focused coursework on script writing, producing, acting and directing for film, television, and interactive media. After graduating in 2011, he won the Longhorn Showcase Screenwriter Award.


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Riding Shotgun with Zach Anner: 2012-2013[]

From July 2012 until August 2013, Josh served as a Producer on Riding Shotgun, the first travel show "for the Internet, by the Internet!", a co-production of Google and Breadpig.

Modern Pictures (US): November 2011-present[]

Freelance Screenwriter: June 2012-present[]

Rooster Teeth: 2012-2019[]

From 2013 to 2019, Josh served as a Screenwriter, Director, Producer and Actor in the RT Live Action department

On December 12, 2019, he posted on Twitter that he is no longer an employee of the company as of May of that year.[1] However, he returned to co-create Dead Little Roosters, the follow-up to Eleven Little Roosters.

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  • He used to be in the United States Army
  • He Is 5'7" [2]
  • His middle name (Dillon) is from Marshall Matt Dillon of Gunsmoke[3]
  • He is diabetic[4]