Burnie Burns is an American star popularly known for his directing and show hosting prowess. He is the president of the tech company Network Partners. He has several interests in many other businesses but mainly owns the Rooster teeth company.
His father was an academic who taught physics and was one of the lucky and intelligent scientists to work on the Deserton Super Collider. His origins can be traced back to both French and Canadian descent.
Burnie was born in New York, and grew up in Texas. After high school, he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he studied Computer Science. During his college years, he was employed at the college station and this is when he founded his most popular work; the ‘sneak peak’ which has been on air ever since and has become the longest ever running student show.
He embarked on a project to direct and promote a film while at college with two others but the system at that time frustrated their efforts. He later settled on a parody production with two tech savvy guys which was an instant hit.
After his initial success, Burns went on to form his own company called Rooster Teeth. He managed to snag a deal with game developer Electronic Arts who gave him very lucrative creation deals. They went on to create a very successful promotional series which further established him on the market. He also worked on another successful mini-series next. At the turn of 2016, Burns embarked on a project to create a comedic film that he had written with a colleague called Lazer Team.
In late 2008, Bernie did his first hosting gig in an episode of the Drunk Tank audio podcast. This podcast focused on comic remarks about various topics like news, games and even trends. It became so popular that it was regularized with consistent content since 2009. In 2010, he joined Griffon Ramsey as the host of Immersion where they focused on video game concepts. He later did more hosting gigs with the likes of Ali Baker and featured hot topics like The Gauntlet.
In 2000, the star got hitched to Jordan Burns but the marriage lasted a little over a decade only. He later married and settled in Texas with another show host from ‘the know’, Ashley Jenkins in 2019 after dating on the down low for 3 years.
Burnie is estimated to be worth a whopping $5 million dollars. His wealth is mainly from his directing gigs however he has also made quite a considerable amount from his acting and show hosting. His yearly income is an impressive 800 000 dollars!