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Who Is Corner Guy?

His name is John Ellis.

Posted on September 24, 2013, at 4:25 p.m. ET

In the midst of Ted Cruz's speech in the Senate, a star is born.

Meet "Corner Guy."

The internet began to ponder about "Corner Guy."

Michelle Fields

@MichelleFields

The corner guy:

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People compared "Corner Guy" to Milton from Office Space.

Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

And the guy from the Go Daddy commercial.

Some were scared of him.

I'm more than a little suspicious of Corner Guy. RT @bennyjohnson: Corner guy getting suspicious.

Mike Hayes

@michaelhayes

I'm more than a little suspicious of Corner Guy. RT @bennyjohnson: Corner guy getting suspicious.

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Some were distracted by him.

Seriously. That dude is distracting me. RT @bennyjohnson: Corner guy getting suspicious.

Brandon Morse

@TheBrandonMorse

Seriously. That dude is distracting me. RT @bennyjohnson: Corner guy getting suspicious.

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But most just demanded to know who he was.

@aseitzwald @AndrewHClark @RaffiWilliams @BuzzFeedAndrew so where is the name?!?! Inquiring minds want to know

Raffi Williams

@Raffiwilliams

@aseitzwald @AndrewHClark @RaffiWilliams @BuzzFeedAndrew so where is the name?!?! Inquiring minds want to know

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"Corner Guy" is actually John R. Ellis IV.

He is Ted Cruz's legal counsel.

He got his JD at Samford University Cumberland School of Law.

And a BA in political science and government from the University of North Texas.

Via unt.edu

He likes guns and smoking.

He once went to the White House.

And took this photo when Obama was not looking.

He likes the beach.

He has a puppy!

And he likes Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on Facebook.

And he really likes The Big Lebowski and Sherlock.

He is a badass.

So stay strong, John R. Ellis IV.

An American Hero.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.