Travis McElroy is a podcaster, actor and a three-time New York Times bestselling author known for The Adventure Zone and My Brother, My Brother and Me.
Travis was born in West Virginia, and attended the University of Oklahoma as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated from OU with a BFA in Acting, and then proceeded to have no idea what he was going to do with his life. At the age of 25, he began his podcast, My Brother, My Brother and Me (MBMBaM) with his real-life brothers, Justin and Griffin and began working as an actor/technical director at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. He also met his wife, Teresa. Altogether, a pretty good year. He worked at Cincy Shakes with notable roles like Laertes, Juliet’s Nurse, and Lucius Andronicus, and won an award for set design. After Cincy Shakes, Travis became a full-time podcaster with shows including Trends Like These, Shmanners, and, most notably, The Adventure Zone.
MBMBaM was later adapted into a live-action television show through NBCUniversal’s comedy streaming channel, Seeso. MBMBaM premiered as the #1 television show for sale on iTunes. Additionally, The Adventure Zone is coming to NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service as an animated series.
The Adventure Zone, in cooperation with Twogether Studios, was adapted into a cooperative storytelling card game called The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance released late 2020. Learn more at theadventurezonegame.com
In 2018, the McElroys’ graphic novel adaptation of The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins became the first graphic novel to reach #1 on the New York Times Paperback Trade Fiction Best Sellers list. Book 2 in the series, The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!, followed suit in 2019. Their third book, The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metalreleased in July 2020 and, you guessed it, also was a #1 New York Times bestseller. The next book, The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom, releases in July 2021. All from First Second Books. Learn more at theadventurezonecomic.com
Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), co-authored with Justin and Griffin McElroy, released January 2021 from Harper Collins.
Travis’s pop culture notoriety has earned him a role in the upcoming Trolls World Tour movie alongside Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and Jamie Dornan. He continues to record podcasts, and regularly sells out venues of over 3,000 when touring live productions across the US & UK. Travis can be found online at travismcelroy.com; @travismcelroy on both Twitter and Instagram; and streaming on Twitch.