James Rolfe Net Worth in 2021

James Rolfe
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As of 2021, 40-years-old American YouTuber, producer, filmmaker, and screenwriter James Rolfe’s net worth is $750,000. He is best known for the TV show “The Angry Video Game Nerd.” The show is a joint production of Jame’s Cinemassacre production, ScrewAttack, and GameTrailers. James started filming when he was only 9-years-old.

He directed Snix and Cut-out animations when he was only 13-years-old. This brilliant guy also wrote, produced, directed, created, and starred in the TV series “You Know What’s Bullshit” (2007-2012), and “Over Analyzers” (2011-2012). 

James Rolfe Net Worth and Overview 

Net Worth:750 thousand dollars
Date of Birth:10th July 1980
Age:40 years
Height:5 feet 9 inches
Source of Wealth:YouTube, Filmmaking, Film editing, Acting, Comedy, Screenwriting.
Country of Origin:United States of America
Last Updated:May 2021

Early Life

James Rolfe is the first child of Scott and Marlene Rolfe. James has a sister named Gina, who is also involved in acting. Although James was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was raised in New Jersey. He belongs to an Italian ethnic background. 

The inspiration to create adventure stories came from the video game “The Legend of Zelda” and the series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” He began his filming journey in 1989 when he started short filming. James enrolled in a university to master hand-drawn animation. 


In 1989, as an upcoming youth filmmaker, he started shooting short films, which he pursued through till the early 90s. Before starting his student life as a student of fine arts at a university of Pennsylvania, he had graduated from Penns Grove High School in 1998. He spent his early 2000s completing his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.

Even preceding that, he was busy pursuing his passion for filmmaking and short videos. “A Night of Total Terror” was shot in his backyard which was released in May 1996 and it was considered as one of his earliest works. His ambidextrous quality of doing various roles was the key to success for James Rolfe.

He has spent the past two decades leaving his footprint behind as an actor, composer, director, producer, and writer. At the concurrent time, he kept working on his web series.

During this time, he has been engaging himself with many web series such as “Munky Cheez”, “Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness”, “Nostalgia Critic”, “Board James”, “James and Mike’s Monday”, and “Rental Reviews”. Even ignoring these television or web shows, James Rolfe produced films exceeding 200. 

As a Youtuber, he started his new career in 2006 by the channel name of “Cinemassacre“. In the preceding fourteen years, he has invested a huge amount of time creating videos for his YouTube fans. It gained him over 3.4 million subscribers and his videos exceeded the number of 1680.

These videos have amassed over 1.8 billion views. “Nes Accessories (AVGN)”, “The Power Glove (NES)”, “Tiger Electronic Games (AVGN)”, and “Castlevania II” are the ones that outreached the most by gaining topmost views.

Highlights and Achievements 

Throughout his career, James has presented the industry with a number of notable works. After the launch of “The Angry Video Game,” his popularity reached a new peak. Some of his movies are:

  • The Head Incident (1999)
  • Cinemaphobia (2001)
  • Jersey Odysseys: Legend of the Blue Hole (2004)
  • The Mexican Mummy (2005)
  • The Deader the Better (2005)
  • Kickassia (2010)
  • To Boldly Flee (2012)
  • Suburban Knights (2011)

He produced some documentaries as well. They are:

  • His name was Jason (2009)
  • ROLFE: A No-Budget Dream (2002)
  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
  • In Search of Darkness (2019)
  • In Search of Darkness: Part II (2020)

James has presented remarkable television series as well. Some of them are: 

  • Angry Video Game Nerd (2004-present)
  • Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness (2007-present)
  • You Know What’s BS!? (2007-present)
  • Spade (2010-2011)
  • OverAnalyzers (2011-2012)
  • Board James (2009-2015)
  • Atop the Fourth Wall (2009)
  • Metal Gear Bin (20090 
  • Puppet Steve- Minecraft, FNAF & Toy Unboxings (2020)

James Rolfe won a number of awards throughout his life. In 2007, he won the Audience Choice Award for “Spaghetti Western” in the 48th FILM Festival.

Besides, his web series, “The Angry Video Game Nerd” won an award in the Mashable Open Award in the category of Best Online Video Web Series and YouTube Creator Award. His documentary VHS Massacre 2 gained the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival prize. 

Age, Height, and Weight 

James Rolfe is 40 years old. The celebrity is 1.75 meters or 5 feet 9 inches tall and his weight is 77 kg or 169.76 lbs. 

Personal Life

James is married to April Chumra, the cinematographer of some of Nerd’s episodes. They met each other in July 2004, and after dating for three years, they tied the knot in 2007. The couple has two beautiful daughters. 

The announcement that they were expecting was made at the premiere of “The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie.” Their elder daughter suffered from medical issues for a long time. During birth, the child suffered nerve damage in one of her arms. This required long physical therapy. The birth of their second daughter happened in 2017. 

James owned a cat named Boo who even appeared sporadically on the “Angry Video Game Nerd.” Unfortunately, James lost Boo. The cat suffered from cancer and passed. James and his family were deeply affected by Boo’s demise. The cat was a part of their family for 13 years. 


James’ classic comedy Ghostbusters received a lot of criticism. In fact, it is one of the trailers that received the greatest number of dislikes on YouTube. According to the viewers, it lacked humor and included sexism. 

James Rolfe Net Worth

James Rolfe networth

As of 2021, James Rolfe has an estimated net worth of 750 thousand dollars. Including television series, web shows, and films, James Rolfe created more than 300 projects. His active YouTube performance also adds to his income. Most of his videos get millions of views.

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