Who is (Angry Video Game Nerd)? His Biography, Wife and Net Worth


James Rolfe, best known professionally as Angry Video Game Nerd, is an American YouTuber, online personality, actor, comedian, screenwriter, video game critic, film critic and filmmaker. James has been considered a pioneer of internet gaming videos.

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James Rolfe Biography

James D. Rolfe was born on July 10, 1980, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. He is 42 years old as of 2022. He was raised in southern New Jersey by his parents Scott Rolfe and Marlene Rolfe.


James Rolfe has a sister named Gina Rolfe. Regarding his educational background, he attended the University of the Arts where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. He later attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2004.

James Rolfe had earlier schooled at Winslow Township High School. He continued staying in Philadelphia following his graduation. For a while in 2014, he relocated to Los Angeles during the filming of Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014).

James Rolfe is of Italian ancestry. He began filming shorts in 1989, a hobby he continued into the early 1990s. Notable among others, he used Mario Paint for some of his early films and later eventually took classes for hand-drawn animation at a university.

James Rolfe rose into the spotlight online in 2004 with the beginning of Angry Video Game Nerd. His popularity got established after one of his videos went viral on YouTube. He had been creating homemade videos since the late 1980s and has created more than 270 videos throughout his career.

James Rolfe has two YouTube channels Cinemassacre and Cinemassacre Plays. His content centres around gaming, sketch comedy and game reviews. He has a combined 4.06 million subscribers with combined total views of 2.11 billion.

James Rolfe is also recognized in the online community for creating and starring in the retrogaming web series Angry Video Game Nerd. The web series was jointly produced between his Cinemassacre Productions, GameTrailers, and ScrewAttack.

James Rolfe Wife

James Rolfe is a married man. He is married to April Chmura whom he first met in July 2004. April worked as a cinematographer. James Rolfe and April Chmura started dating for a few years and eventually tied the knot in November 2007.

James Rolfe and his wife are the parents of two children. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Rolf in April 2013. Their second daughter was born on September 1, 2017.

James Rolfe Net Worth

James Rolfe has accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $600,000 which he has earned primarily from his successful career as a YouTuber, online personality, video game critic, film critic, actor and filmmaker.

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