Griffin McElroy Biography
Griffin McElroy (was born as Griffin Andrew McElroy ) is an American podcaster and former video game journalist. He is known for his work on podcasts such as My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, as well as for co-founding the video game journalism website Polygon. In 2017, Forbes named him a “30 Under 30” media luminary.
Griffin McElroy Age
Griffin Andrew McElroy is an American podcaster and former video game journalist. He is known for his work on podcasts such as My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, as well as for co-founding the video game journalism website Polygon.
In 2017, Forbes named him a “30 Under 30” media luminary. He was born on 17 April 1987 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Her is 32 years old as of 2019.
Griffin McElroy Early and personal life
Griffin McElroy was born in 1987 to Clint McElroy, former co-host of WTCR-FM’s morning radio show in Huntington, West Virginia, and his wife Leslie.
He is an alumnus of Marshall University with a degree in journalism. He married Rachel McElroy in 2013. They have one son, named Henry, born in 2016.
Griffin McElroy Wife
Who is Griffin McElroy’s Wife?
Griffin certainly understands the joys of having a wife as he is a married man. The podcaster married Rachel Mcelroy. The couple got married on December 7, 2013. His wife, Rachel is an expert grant writer.
As per the report, in June 2014, she joined Austin Community College as a Resource Development Officer. In the same way, in July 2018, she moved up to Grant Development & Compliance Manager.
The couple together hosts the Wonderful! podcast since 2017. The duo has a son together named Henry.Griffin McElroy
Griffin McElroy Career
McElroy’s journalism career began in 2007 when he began working as the weekend editor for Joystiq. During the 2008 United States presidential election, McElroy also acted as MTV’s local journalist for his home state of West Virginia.
He departed Joystiq in 2012 in order to found Polygon along with his brother Justin McElroy and Christopher Grant, going on to later become a senior video producer for the site.
During his tenure, he oversaw a large volume of video content for the site, including their Monster Factory series and several lets plays. In 2018, Griffin and Justin both announced their departure from Polygon, in order to focus on their podcasting careers and families.
Since 2010, Griffin McElroy, along with his brothers Justin and Travis, has co-hosted the comedy podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me, an “advice show for the modern era” hosted as part of the Maximum Fun network. The brothers also starred in a 2016 TV show based on the podcast, which originally aired on Seeso.
In 2014, the McElroy brothers launched a tabletop role-playing game podcast entitled The Adventure Zone. Initially playing Dungeons & Dragons, the show moved into other game systems in later arcs.
Griffin McElroy acted as the Dungeon Master for the initial 69-episode Balance arc, and later took on the similar role of “Keeper” for the Powered by the Apocalypse based Amnesty arc. Griffin McElroy also composes much of the original soundtrack for the series.
The first sub-arc of The Adventure Zone: Balance, named Here There Be Gerblins, has been adapted into a graphic novel, published by First Second Books, with a sequel set to follow the plot of the second sub-arc “Murder on the Rockport Limited” coming soon.
Griffin and his brothers also co-host a yearly podcast with Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery, released every American Thanksgiving since 2015, called Til Death Do Us Blart where they review the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
The brothers also host the documentary podcast The McElroy Brothers Will Be in Trolls 2, which ultimately resulted in the announcement that all three were set to make cameo appearances in the film.
Since 2017, Griffin McElroy has also co-hosted the podcast Wonderful! with his wife, Rachel. The two had previously hosted another podcast named Rose Buddies.
McElroy has appeared as a voice actor in several animated series, including Clarence, Big City Greens, We Bare Bears, and Camp Camp.
He also provided voice commentary for the 2017 video game 100ft Robot Golf, alongside his brothers. In September 2018, following a successful podcasting campaign, the McElroy brothers confirmed that they would be voicing characters in the film Trolls World Tour.
Griffin McElroy Net Worth
How much is Griffin McElroy’s Net Worth?
Griffin has earned a hefty amount of money from his successful career. As of 2019, his net worth is under review. Even though the star has earned a pretty good amount of money, he hasn’t revealed any details about the house he owns and the cars he rides. Looking at his Instagram feeds we can surely assume Griffin is living a very lavish lifestyle.
Griffin McElroy My Brother, My Brother And Me
Since 2010, Griffin, along with his brothers Travis and Justin, has co-hosted the comedy podcast ”My Brother, My Brother and Me,” an “advice show for the modern era” hosted as part of the Maximum Fun network.
The brothers attempt to answer both questions submitted to Yahoo! Answers and listener queries, to hilarious effect.
They also offer advice on the challenges of life and specifically state that they are not experts on anything, however, they try their hardest anyway.
The show occasionally features guest experts who help the McElroy brothers answer questions. Notable past guests include:
- Dan Savage, advice columnist, podcast host, and author;
- Jimmy Buffett, musician;
- Patrick Rothfuss, fantasy author;
- Bill Corbett, television and theatre producer, writer, and performer;
- John Roderick, musician and podcast host;
- Cameron Esposito, stand-up comedian and podcast host;
- Jonah Ray, comedian, actor, and podcast host;
- Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor, playwright, award-winning composer, and rapper;
- Bridget Lancaster, producer, and host of America’s Test Kitchen;
- John Hodgman, author, actor, and podcast host;
- Marilu Henner, actress, radio host, producer, and author;
- Elizabeth Gilbert, author;
- Elsie Fisher, actress.
Griffin McElroy Polygon
On October 24, 2012, he founded Polygon along with his brother Justin McElroy and Christopher Grant. The gaming blog Polygon is an American video game website that publishes news, reviews, culture, and videos.
As of June 2014, the website ranks 4th among games sites by Comscore web traffic data: behind IGN (a subsidiary of Ziff Davis, itself wholly owned by j2 Global), GameSpot (the site was launched on May 1, 1996, and created by Vince Broady, Pete Deemer, and Jon Epstein), and Kotaku.
Polygon emulates the magazine-style layout of The Verge and uses a pink color palette. The website aims to set their content apart from other games journalism outlets by focusing on the people playing and making the games rather than the games alone.
Polygon’s flagship podcast, called The Polygon Show, was launched in 2017 and discusses gaming and culture. In 2018, the podcast was named one of the “10 gaming podcasts every gaming nerd should know” by The Daily Dot.