Video Game Player
Todd Rogers a Chicago native is history's first paid pro video game player. Todd is recognized throughout the world for his astounding world records setting scores including the longest standing held world record of 32 yrs. on the classic activision title Dragster, The longest marathoned nonstop game for 85hrs on the Atari 2600 Journey Escape, and for having the widest variety of world record titles on 24 unique different gaming platforms classic and Modern this is how Todd earned his title from the media as The King of Video Games.
He has competed at live events pitted against such celebrities such as: Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Bruce Jenner, Chuck Norris, Vanna White, Marina Sirtis, and many more he has never lost against any celebrity that he played against. Currently living in Central Florida he plays for various charities on a "beat the champ" contests where proceeds go to help benefit which ever charity he is playing for.
Todd has appeared in numerous books & magazines including Guinness Book of world records, How to master Home video games, Money Magazine, JoyStik Magazine Chief Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. His movie appearances include Chasing Ghosts beyond the arcade, The King of Kong a Fist full of quarters, Goldie Hawn's Wild Cats, The Video Craze, & Bonus Life: Extended Play.
He has also illustrated for Gary Gygax's role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) in the mid-80s. Todd's artistic influences were Prince Planet, Speed Racer & The Incredible Hulk. Released earlier this year Todd was included in the Twin Galaxies collector trading card series set that is being sold.
In 2010 he was inducted into the Video Gaming Hall of Fame in recognition for his influence in the gaming industry. Being a part of the U.S. National Video Game Team back in 1986 Todd has rubbed shoulders with many video gaming developers and has changed how competitive gaming is viewed & played by the public.
He had previously been recognized by Activision for having achieved many record-setting high scores, but many of his records were later disputed for a lack of verifying evidence or found to be impossible to achieve. In January 2018, the Twin Galaxies record database removed all of his scores from their leaderboards and banned him permanently, and Guinness World Records stripped his records.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2018 - June 15-17, 2018 in Norfolk, VA
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2017 - June 16-18, 2017 in Norfolk, VA
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2016 - June 17-19, 2016 in Chesapeake, VA
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2015 - June 19-21, 2015 in Chesapeake, VA
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2014 - June 13-15, 2014 in Chesapeake, VA
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2013 - June 14-16, 2013 in Chesapeake, VA
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2012 - June 15-17, 2012 in Chesapeake, VA