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Stephen Hillenburg


Stephen Hillenburg was born on August 21, 1961 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA as Stephen McDannell Hillenburg. He is a writer, known for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015). He is married to Karen Hillenburg. They have one child. See full bio »

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  SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2011) (creator - 166 episodes, 1999 - 2016) (writer - 31 episodes, 1999 - 2004) (written by - 2 episodes, 1999)
- Factory Fresh (2016) ... (creator)
- Food Con Castaways/Snail Mail (2016) ... (creator)
- CopyBob DittoPants (2016) ... (creator)
- Pineapple Invasion/Salsa Imbecilicus (2016) ... (creator)
- Sold!/Lame and Fortune (2016) ... (creator)
 2015 Smurfs-Parody (Short) (characters)
 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (series "SpongeBob SquarePants") / (story)
 2011 Nicktoons MLB (Video Game) (characters: Spongebob, Patrick, Sandy, Larry the Lobster & The Flying Dutchman)
 2007 Diggs Tailwagger (TV Movie) (additional writing)
 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (story) / (television series SpongeBob SquarePants) / (written by)
 2004 SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Ride (Short) (characters)
 2003 Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3D (Video Game)
  Rocko's Modern Life (TV Series) (additional writing - 18 episodes, 1993 - 1996) (story - 8 episodes, 1994 - 1996) (writer - 3 episodes, 1996)
- Turkey Time/Floundering Fathers (1996) ... (story - segment "Turkey Time") / (writer)
- Put to Pasture/Future Schlock (1996) ... (story) / (writer)
- Dumbells/Rug Birds (1996) ... (story - segment "Dumbells") / (writer)
- Heff in a Handbasket/Wallaby on Wheels (1996) ... (story - segment "Heff in a Handbasket")
- Closet Clown/Seat to Stardom (1996) ... (story - segment "Closet Clown")
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At first I drew a few natural sponges -- amorphous shapes, blobs -- which was the correct thing to do biologically as a marine science teacher. Then I drew a square sponge and it looked so funny. I think as far as cartoon language goes he was easier to recognize. He seemed to fit the character type I was looking for. [Washington Post, Oct. 15, 2001] See more »

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As a child he loved the films of Jacques Cousteau, so Stephen Hillenburg earned a degree in natural-resource planning and interpretation, with an emphasis in marine resources from Humboldt State University (Arcata, Calif.) in 1984. For three years he taught marine biology at the Orange County Marine Institute (now known as the Orange County Ocean Institute), in Dana Point, California. He had ... See more »

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