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Stephen Hillenburg (I) (1961–2018)


Stephen Hillenburg is the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon's highest-rated cartoons for children and a staple of American television. Stephen was born on August 21st, 1961 in Lawton, Oklahoma and raised in Anaheim, California, Hillenburg became fascinated with the ocean as a child and developed an interest in art. He started his ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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(1999-2018)
(1993-1996)
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(2017)

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 2020 The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge (character created by) (filming)
  SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (creator - 223 episodes, 1999 - 2018) (writer - 54 episodes, 1999 - 2004) (created by - 11 episodes, 2005 - 2018) (written by - 2 episodes, 1999) (story - 1 episode, 1999)
- Squirrel Jelly/The String (2018) ... (creator)
- FarmerBob/Gary and Spot (2018) ... (creator)
- Whale Watching/Krusty Kleaners (2018) ... (creator)
- My Leg!/Ink Lemonade (2018) ... (creator)
- High Sea Diving/Bottle Burglars (2018) ... (creator)
 2015 Funny Show Presents (TV Series documentary) (characters - 1 episode)
- Smurfs-Parody (2015) ... (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)
 2006 Camp Lazlo! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Hello Summer Goodbye Camp (2006) ... (written by)
 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (story) / (television series SpongeBob SquarePants) / (written by)
 2004 SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Ride (Short) (characters)
 2003 SpongeBob SquarePants Saves the Day (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2003 Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3D (Video Game)
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Nautical Nonsense (Video short) (writer)
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Buddies (Video short) (written by)
  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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Alternate Names:

Stephen Hilleburg | Stephen Hillenberg | Steve Hillenburg

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

"There is something kind of unique about [SpongeBob]. It seems to be a refreshing breath from the pre-irony era. There's no sense of the elbow-in-rib, tongue-in-cheek aesthetic that so permeates the rest of American culture -- including kids' shows like the Rugrats. I think what's subversive about it is it's so incredibly naive -- deliberately. Because there's nothing in it that's trying to be ... See more »

Trivia:

In March 2017, Hillenburg disclosed to Variety magazine that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal illness that affects and causes the death of neurons that control the brain and the spinal cord. He released a statement to the publication, in which he said that he would continue to work on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) "for as long as [he is] able." He added, "... See more »

Trademark:

Creator of Spongebob Squarepants

Star Sign:

Leo

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