Adam Lee Kovic was born in California USA, on 20 February 1985, so under the zodiac sign of Pisces and holding American nationality – he is popular for his YouTube channel, and for the work he has done as part of Machinima and the Rooster Teeth.
Childhood and education
Adam is quite a secretive person who hasn’t shared much about his childhood and teenage years. He has never talked about his parents as he is somewhat sensitive when it comes to these matters, however, we know that his mother is Suzanne Marie Goddard, that he has a sister named Jessie Marie, a brother named Louis Bon ‘Louie’, and that he is of Czechoslovakian and Croatian descent. His years before the launch of his career have been best described by his friend from Rooster Teeth Bruce who said ‘Born to a family of some sort, Adam grew up around videogames maybe. After dropping out of what he thought was a college, he went to work at some dump that was across the street from another dump. At that second dump, Adam found out about a place called MAACHEENNEMMMA. Seven years later he’s still here doing what he loves: Bruce.’
Adam was also interested in joining the US Army as most men in his family were already enlisted, including his uncle Ron Kovic who Tom Cruise actually played in the “Born on the Fourth of July” movie. According to Adam’s friend Bruce, after Adam matriculated from high school, he enrolled at college but didn’t do very well, and quit after finding a job at G4.
Career of a YouTuber
After he quit college, Adam started working odd jobs just to make enough money to support himself – his first job in the field of gaming and production was for the G4 channel and their program entitled “Attack of the Show”. He worked in their miscellaneous crew department and served as a talent assistant, starting in September 2005, and was fired in June 2006 because, as he stated ‘Me and several other guys were fired after about a year because the network wanted to revamp the show because they weren’t happy with the ratings.’ His friend Bruce then found him a job at Machinima, believing that he would be the perfect choice for them as they were looking for a gamer and a producer. Adam decided to give it a try, and he was part of the team for nearly nine years. After Machinima, Adam joined the Rooster Teeth in 2016 and has been a part of their team ever since.
Besides Machinima, Rooster Teeth, and G4, Adam has also worked for 32Thirteen as their editor.
Adam is also an actor, as he has appeared in numerous online series created by Machinima and Rooster Teeth, such as “Critical Flaw”, “Million Dollars, But…”, “The Eleven Little Roosters”, “Creepy Text Theatre Animated”, “Civilization: The Movie”, “Inside Gaming Animated”, “Sex Swing”, and Rooster Teeth’s most popular series – “Red vs. Blue”.
Adam is currently working as an online video content creator, and is a producer and actor as well as a voice actor, on camera host, reviewer, writer, director, video game journalist, entertainer, a YouTuber and social media personality. He is currently working for Rooster Teeth’s divisions Funhaus and Inside Gaming – he is in charge of sharing the gaming news with their fans and making Machinima type of videos.
Adam and the Inside Gaming division of Machinima
Adam started working for the Inside Gaming division of Machinima as their managing producer in August 2006, and remained part of the team until January 2015 when he became a host and a producer for Machinima Inc. He has been involved in several series such as the popular “Inside Halo”, but as the time went by, series rankings fell as there was no “Halo” news, leaving Adam as the sole host. After the series was canceled, Adam launched another series entitled “Inside Gaming Daily” – he started making online series which were criticized by some who thought they were stupid for making series online instead of making them for TV. However, it turned out that these people were wrong, as newspaper distribution declined, and focus on the internet increased, with movies, music, and news. Thanks to the amount of money they made online, the team was able to travel, buy cars and clothes, and meet their fans from around the world, while hosting numerous gaming events.
Even though Adam had a great time with Machinima, he still remembers the times when he didn’t do so well, but made some big mistakes including when he stated that “Far Cry 2” video game is “like Skyrim with guns” – none of his fans liked his comment, mocked him and even made memes about this error. Another time was when he was interviewing Reggie Fils-Aime who worked as the Nintendo’s COO, and said ‘Although Nintendo is very strict when it comes to press interviews, he had already scripted the questions I would ask him.’
Adam and the Rooster Teeth
On 26 January 2015, Adam left Machinima together with many other members of the Inside Gaming division, including his best friend Bruce Greene –all joined Rooster Teeth, and created a group called Funhaus, moving to Los Angeles where Rooster Teeth’s offices were located.
Since he became part of the Rooster Teeth, Adam has been working as their content producer. He is also working as an actor and a voice actor, becoming the first Funhaus member to star in “On The Spot” online series on 19 February 2015 – besides that, he is voicing Bully #2 in “X-Ray and Vav”, Rooster Teeth’s online series. Adam has also appeared in numerous other Rooster Teeth series, including “Off Topic”, “Million Dollar, But…”, “Civilization: The Movie”, and many more. He continued the “Inside Gaming Daily” show from Machinima, now for the Rooster Teeth, hosting it together with his friend Bruce Greene.
Love life and relationships
Adam is quite secretive when it comes to his love life and he rarely talks about it – he has never mentioned the names of any of his former girlfriends, which is perhaps because he is a married man and wouldn’t want his wife to be jealous. Adam fell in love with Jessica “Jess” Auten during the short time he spent at college – Jessica is Hispanic and to Adam’s surprise, her family had no problems that he is not Hispanic, and liked him for who he is. The two exchanged their wedding vows on 4 August 2012 in North Hollywood, California, and are currently living in Los Angeles – Adam’s uncle Ron is living nearby, but they are not on good terms, as Adam stated that war has changed his uncle a lot.
Even though Adam and Jessica have been married for years now, they do not have any kids, and it appears as they are not planning on having any – rumors say that one of them is actually not able to have kids, and that they’ve also agreed not to adopt.
Adam’s last name
Adam’s last name ‘Kovic’ comes from the Croatian last name ‘Kovachevich’ – after his parents came to Ellis Island in the US running from the World War II, they apparently had to change their name, and so decided to use the shorter version – it translates from Croatian as ‘son of a blacksmith’.
Hobbies and other interests
Adam is a huge animal lover and has a pet dog named Timmy, and also a black cat. He is a very busy man professionally, obviously capable of multitasking, but spending most of his free time with his wife Jessica. Adam also exercises, and is very good at drawing – some of his works can be found on his Instagram account. He also loves doing cosplay, but doesn’t have enough time to dedicate to making the costumes, and therefore always tries to keep it simple.
Appearance and net worth
Adam is currently 34 years old. He has short brown hair and beard, brown eyes, but his height and weight are unknown.
According to authoritative sources, Adam’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $2 million and is rising fast thanks to the numerous things he is currently involved in.
Adam is quite active on several social media platforms. He launched his Twitter account in April 2008 with part of his description reading ‘Internet Princess, content creator for Rooster Teeth Productions’ – he is currently followed by nearly 350,000 people, and has tweeted more than 30,000 times. His Instagram account is followed by nearly 200,000 people, while he has uploaded more than 530 pictures onto it.
Adam is also quite active on his personal YouTube channel which he launched on 9 September 2013, and has so far gathered nearly 150,000 subscribers and more than 4.2 million views of all his videos combined – his description reads ‘Hi. You probably have seen me in videos but now you’re seeing me more…in videos. I mostly do fresco art based on small dogs.’
Adam is active on Twitch too – his channel is currently followed by more than 35,000 people, but has an average of 200 viewers per livestream.