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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). See full bio »
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  SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (138 episodes, 1999 - 2015) (writer - 22 episodes, 1999 - 2004) (written by - 2 episodes, 1999)
- Sanctuary!/What's Eating Patrick? (2015) ... (creator)
- Company Picnic/Pull Up a Barrel (2015) ... (creator)
- Lost in Bikini Bottom/Tutor Sauce (2015) ... (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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Stephen Hilleburg | Stephen Hillenberg | Steve Hillenburg

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I think the connection to SpongeBob is that sponges are the most elastic, changing, plastic creatures . . . and I wanted him to be able to do things that were really magical. So [SpongeBob] has these really creative moments when he can re-form himself. But most sponges in the ocean are sedentary: They attach themselves to a rock and sit and filter-feed the rest of their lives, and reproduce, and ... See more »


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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