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Mike Judge Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Craig Judge
Birth Place:
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Profession
Animator, director, writer, voice actor

Fast Facts

  • Born in Ecuador, where his father, an archaeologist, worked at the time; his family eventually settled in Albuquerque, NM
  • Worked as an electrical engineer after college, but after a few years quit the profession to become a full-time musician
  • Inspired by the cartoons he saw at a 1990 Dallas animation festival to make his own
  • MTV hired him to create the series Beavis and Butt-Head after seeing his fourth animated effort, "Frog Baseball
  • " Modeled the voices of Beavis and Butt-Head after Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
  • King of the Hill is partly based on his experiences living in a Dallas suburb after college
  • Likes to surf

Awards

  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-New Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated

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