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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 October 1962Guayaquil, Ecuador
Birth NameMichael Craig Judge
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is an actor and writer, known for Office Space (1999), Idiocracy (2006) and Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996).

Spouse (1)

Francesca Morocco (February 1989 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

His films usually center around a put-upon, likeable everyman-type responding to the extreme characters around him
His works frequently feature a bevy of extremely idiotic characters
Most of his films are set in Texas or elsewhere in the Southern United States
Often appears in his own films and television shows

Trivia (14)

Received a BS in physics from the University of California, San Diego.
He participated in Boy Scouts as a cub scout.
Raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Co-founded The Animation Show in 2003, a festival of animation that put animated short films into more movie theaters in North America than any other in history.
He created Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) for MTV and King of the Hill (1997) for Fox. In late 1996 he was determined to get King of the Hill (1997) off the ground and bring Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) to an end. This resulted in a struggle with both networks as he tried to convince them that they were two completely separate shows. Wanting to work on King of the Hill (1997) for Fox while not completely turning his back on MTV, he relented to allowing a series focusing on Daria (1997) but wanted to put the project in someone else's hands.
The characters of Mr. Tom Anderson (from Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)) and Hank Hill (from King of the Hill (1997)) are based, in part, on his experiences with his neighbors in Texas.
Played bass guitar for Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets, a Dallas based blues band, and for Doyle Bramhall, a Texas-based musician.
Speaks fluent Spanish.
He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2007 in Austin, Texas.
Has a child, Charles Judge (born April 4, 2007) with Katrina Bronson.
He has played the same character (Hank Hill) on four different television series: King of the Hill (1997), The Simpsons (1989), The Cleveland Show (2009) and Family Guy (1999).
Good friends with Seth MacFarlane.
Dislikes celebrities doing voice acting. On the Beavis and Butt-head Do America DVD Commentary he said it's distracting.
Good friends with Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Personal Quotes (5)

They say it figures MTV would do such a vulgar, awful, horrible show and they completely miss that it's satirizing the people who watch MTV.
When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them, and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge.
Why should every single character be an honor student who goes around helping others and never doing anything wrong? Is that like the rule or something?
For so much of my life I was worried about how I was going to make a living. I was in denial in college, and then I was like 'Oh, shit, I'm going to be a homeless bum. I gotta figure out a job'. My sister used to read all these Nancy Drew books, and she would say, "Nancy Drew just says 'so I hopped on a plane'. How does she pay for the ticket?" And I just think sometimes that's lacking in the entertainment world. People seem to have endless cash no matter they do.
[on the characters in 'Silicon Valley'] These type of people, had they been born 200 years ago, would not be the wealthiest people in the world. You look at whoever the richest person in television is today, and they probably spent 20 or 30 years just working their asses off, staying up until three in the morning, writing episodes. And then you look at the Tumblr guy who's a billionaire. There are these guys in college who were smart but introverted people who suddenly have a billion dollars, and they're still socially awkward. That's just great for comedy.

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