"Anybody can play a video game," said Jones. "You don't have to be good. I consider myself okay. I'm better than the average person, but compared to people on the Internet I'm horrible." More
Michael Jones from Rooster Teeth. Source: YouTube Michael Jones from Rooster Teeth.
When Michael Jones takes the stage, he doesn't hold a mic or a musical instrument. His main tools to entertain are his video game controller and the words that come out of his mouth.
"I certainly didn't think I'd find myself in this situation," said Jones, 29.
After graduating high school, Jones apprenticed as an electrician. He bought a camera to film family moments, and decided to film himself playing video games for fun.
In July 2010, he posted an expletive-laden video of him chasing of one of the impossible-to-catch orbs in "Crackdown 2." It went viral and suddenly people noticed.
"I realized, 'Oh, people like it when I'm pissed?'" Jones said. "I'm from New Jersey. I do that all the time."
Six months later, production company Rooster Teeth asked him to join its team, and in January 2011 he launched his online show "Rage Quit," a series featuring him playing difficult levels or challenges in video games. Spoiler alert: It usually ends in him quitting with an epic tantrum. It's gotten more than 350 million views to date on YouTube.