James Rolfe is an American filmmaker, actor, and video game critic who is best known for creating and starring in the popular web series The Angry Video Game Nerd. Rolfe began making films as a hobby in the 1990s, and started the Angry Video Game Nerd series in 2004. The series features Rolfe, who is known for his sharp wit and distinctive sense of humor, as he reviews and provides commentary on video games that are often poorly received. Over the years, Rolfe has gained a large following for his work, and has been featured in various media outlets including Entertainment Weekly and Wired. In addition to his work on The Angry Video Game Nerd, Rolfe has also made several other films and has acted in a number of television shows and movies.