Subject: William ‘Tuck’ Tucker

*Birth*
Born May 9, 1959 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

*Occupation/Title:*
Director, Supervising Director, Assistant Director, Writer, Creative Consultant: Nicktoons, Concept Development, Storyboard Supervisor, Supervising Storyboard Director, Storyboard Revisionist, Storyboard Artist, Storyboard Clean-Up, Sheet Timer, Character Design/Prop Design, Layout Artists, and Breakdown and Inbetween Artist

*Bio Summary*
William Tucker is a story artist, well known for his work as a writer and board artist on SpongeBob SquarePants. In his earlier years, he went by the name “William Tucker,” then by “Tuck Tucker.” He’s worked his in clean-up and layout to landing director roles in a number of productions. For a period of time, He worked as the creative consultant for at Nickelodeon and currently works on Cartoon Network’s current series, Clarence.

*Early Life/Family*
*Education/Training:*
*Career Outline:*
Tuck Tucker started as a Breakdown Artist on “Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night” in 1987 with Filmation followed by “BraveStarr: The Legend” in 1988 as an Assistant Animator. Along the way, Tuck worked on productions like “ALF Tales,” “Back to Neverland,” and then “The Little Mermaid” in Storyboard Clean-Up, as an Assistant Animator, and a Breakdown & Inbetween Artist respectively.

Hopping from studio to studio, Tuck would find work as in Concept Development and as an Animator on “Flower Planet.” Then, work on The Simpsons as a Storyboard/Character Layout Artist on the series from 1990-1993. In the years to come, he would work as a Story Artist for series such as “Rugrats,” “The Ren & Stimpy Show,” “2 Stupid Dogs,” and “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.”

Tuck would eventually find work at Nickelodeon working on many of their productions. He became the Supervising Director, Character Designer, and Layout Artist on “Hey Arnold!” Tuck would continue his work with the series as the Director of “Hey Arnold!: The Movie” in 2002. Remaining in Nickelodeon for the next few years, he would serve as a Creative Consultant for their TV specials like “The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour” and “Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose, and Kaboom.” He would also work as a Story Artist on “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” in 2004.

Tuck was able to move from one production to another, many of which that fell under the Viacom branch. For some time, Tuck was a Director on “Party Wagon” in 2004 and “Drawn Together” in 2005. Then branching outside of the Viacom mother company into productions like “Camp Lazlo,” “Family Guy,” and “The Mighty B” where he would work with the story either/both as a writer or as a board artist.

Since Tuck’s long run with “Hey Arnold!” his next few long productions would be on “SpongeBob SquarePants” where he would write from 2006-2007 and then become the Supervising Storyboard Director from 2007-2013. Tuck even worked on one of the songs in a pirate ghost episode. For the next year, Tuck would be the Director of “The Fairly OddParents” for the final season from 2013-2014.

Currently, Tuck does work as a Storyboard Supervisor/Sheet Timer on Cartoon Network’s current series, Clarence.

*Comments On Style:*

*Influences:*

*Anecdotes:*

*Miscellaneous:*
· Tuck did some character design videos for Nickelodeon of him drawing Arnold and Helga from “Hey Arnold!” which giving instruction and his thoughts about the characters.

*Filmography: *
· 2014 “Clarence” (Storyboard Supervisor/Sheet Timer)
· 2013-2014 “The Fairly OddParents (Director)
· 2008 “The Mighty B!” (Storyboard Revisionist)
· 2007-2013 “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Supervising Storyboard Director)
· 2006-2007 “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Writer)
· 2006 “The Jimmy Neutron Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide” (Creative Consultant: Nicktoons)
· 2005 “Camp Lazlo” (Storyboard Artist/Writer)
· 2005-2006 “Family Guy” (Assistant Director/Storyboard Artist)
· 2005 “Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story” (Assistant Director)
· 2005 “Drawn Together” (Director)
· 2004 “Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom” (Creative Consultant: Nicktoons)
· 2004 “The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour” (Creative Consultant: Nicktoons)
· 2002 “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” (Creative Consultant)
· 2004 “Party Wagon” (Director)
· 2004 “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” (Storyboard Artist)
· 2004 “Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas” (Storyboard Artist)
· 2004 “Party Wagon” (Storyboard Artist/Character Designer/Prop Designer/Sheet Timer)
· 2002 “Hey Arnold!: The Movie” (Director)
· 1997 “The Cartoon Cartoon Show” (Layout Artist)
· 1996-1999; 2002 “Hey Arnold!” (Supervising Director/Storyboard Director/Storyboard Supervisor/Character Designer)
· 1996 “Hey Arnold!: 24 Hours to Live” (Supervising Director/Storyboard Artist/Layout Artist)
· 1994-1996 “Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man” (Storyboard Artist)
· 1994-1995 “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters” (Storyboard Artist)
· 1993 “2 Stupid Dogs” (Storyboard Artist)
· 1992-1993 “The Ren & Stimpy Show” (Layout Artist)
· 1991 “Rugrats” Character Layout Artist)
· 1990-1993 “The Simpsons (Storyboard/Character Layout Artist)
· 1990 “Flower Planet” (Concept Development/Animator)
· 1989 “The Little Mermaid” (Breakdown and Inbetween Artist)
· 1989 “Back to Neverland” (Assistant Animator)
· 1988-1989 “A.L.F.” (Storyboard Clean-Up)
· 1988 “ALF Tales” (Storyboard Clean-Up)
· 1988 “BraveStarr: The Legend” (Assistant Animator)
· 1987 “Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night” (Breakdown Artist)

*Honors:*

*Related Links:*

*Bibliographic References:*
· http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0970388/
· http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs7uYcMYUa8&spfreload=1
· http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/Tuck_Tucker
· http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2013/02/021113-cfa-spongebob.html

*Contributors To This Listing:*
· Veronica Esquivel
· Chelsea Jauregui
· Chivaun Fitzpatrick
· Amanda Carr
· Jamie Batrez
· Jason Zakuto

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