David "Zoid" Kirsch, id software programmer
, originally hired because he was the original author
of the widely-popular CTF Quake
mod. He is also the original port
er of Quake 2
and was id
's all-around UNIXy guy for a while. Apparently he likes fried chicken
Last I was aware, he's openly gay (though not blatant about it), quite brave of him considering the rather homophobic (as a whole) Quake community.