Mike Judge

Birth: Born October 17, 1962 and is still living

Cartoonist, Animator, Writer, Director Bio Summary Mike Judge was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador but grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned a degree in physics. Following graduation, he worked as an engineer for a while but eventually gave up engineering and moved to Austin, Texas to pursue a career in music. However, several animated shorts he created in his spare time would ultimately bring him success by grabbing the attention of networks like Comedy Central and MTV. His first huge success was with his animated series "Beavis and Butt-head" on MTV. Following "Beavis and Butt-head", he found further success on the Fox network with another animated series he created called "King of the Hill". He then tried his hand at live action films and achieved moderate success overall with such films as "Office Space" and "Idiocracy". Presently, he is busy creating new episodes for the return of his classic hit animated series "Beavis and Butt-head" which is currently airing.

Early Life/Family
Michael Craig Judge is the son of anthropologist Jim Judge and librarian Margaret Blue. He was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended St. Pius X High School. He married his college sweetheart, Francesca Morocco in 1989 and they had two daughters together, Julia and Lily. However, Mike and Francesca have since divorced. He also has a young son named Charles to a Katrina Bronson. Education/Training Judge attended University California, San Diego and received a B.S. in physics. He practiced animation, writing, and music on his own but received no formal training for such practices. Career Outline While trying to make a name for himself as a musician in Texas, Mike also created an animated short film on the side in ' 1991 called "Office Space" that was chosen for an animation festival in Dallas and it caught the eye of the Comedy Central network. Another animation short of his entitled "Frog Baseball" featuring two characters who

would later be known as Beavis and Butt-head caught the attention of producers at MTV who then hired him to make a full series based on the two characters. "'Beavis and Butt-head" aired for four years and was a huge success. The popularity of the show led to the release of the movie spin-off "Beavis and Butt-head Do America" in 1996. Following the end of the '"Beavis and Butt-head" series, Judge created another animated series called "King of the Hill" that debuted on Fox in 1997. It was another success and the show ran for about a decade. Then he ventured into the world of liveaction film with the release of "Office Space" in 1999 which was essentially an extended live-action version of his own original animated short "Office Space" from 1991. With the success of the live-action feature "'Office Space", Judge continued with live-action films making similar small hits such as "Idiocracy" in 2006 and "'Extract" in 2009. In addition, aside from his many other projects, in 2003 he co-founded an animation festival called "The Animation Show" that is responsible for putting animated short films into more movie theaters in North America than any other in history. After being on hiatus from animation following the end of "King of the Hill", he created a new animated series called "'The Goode Family" that debuted on ABC in 2009 but it only aired for one season before it was pulled. Currently, he is working on new episodes for the return of his hit animated series "'Beavis and Butt-head" which premiered October 27, 2011 on MTV. Comments On Style Judgets work displays a reoccurring theme centered on the working middle-class America. Influences Matt Groening Personality reserved, humble, down-to-earth Anecdotes Many characters used in 3udge's work are based on people he knew in his own life. Miscellaneous Received a B.S. in Physics from U.C. San Diego

Speaks fluent Spanish

Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2007

Played bass guitar for such professional musicians as Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets and Doyle Bramhall

2009-"Extract" ("Jim"', writer, director)
2006-"'Idiocracy" (writer, director, producer)
2003-"The Animation -Show" (co-producer)
2003-"Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" ("Donnagon Giggles")
2002--'Serving Sara" ("Motel Clark")
2002-"Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams" ("Donnagon")
2001-*Spy Kids" ("Don nagon/Donna might")
1999-"South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut" ("Kenny's Good bye"(voice)
1999--"Office Space" ("Chotchkie's Manager", writer, producer, director)
1996-"Beavis and Butt-head Do America" (voice, writer, producer, director, soundtrack)
1993-1997, 20112-"Beavis and Butt-head" (writer, character designer, executive producer, director, voice)
1997-2010-"King of the Hill" (writer, character designer, executive producer, director, voice)
2009-"The Goode Family" (writer, character designer, executive producer, director, voice)
2006- "Jackass Number 2" (himself)

2009-won Winsor McCay Award
2008-nominated for Emmy for "King of the Hill"
2004-won Certificate of Merit for "The Animation Show"
2002-nominated for Emmy for "King of the Hill"
2001-nominated for Emmy for "King of the Hill"
2000-nomianted for Annie for "King of the Hill"
1999-won Emmy for "'King of the Hill'
1998-nominated for Emmy for "'King of the Hill"
1997-nomainted for Emmy for King of the Hill"
1997-nominated for Annie for"King of the Hill"

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