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Stephen Hillenburg (I) (1961–2018)

Stephen Hillenburg is the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), 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 ... See full bio »

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 2021 Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 13 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
- Episode #1.13 ... (based on characters created by)
- Episode #1.12 ... (based on characters created by)
- Episode #1.11 ... (based on characters created by)
- Episode #1.10 ... (based on characters created by)
 2021 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Rehydrated (characters) / (story) / (written by) (filming)
  SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (creator - 226 episodes, 1999 - 2019) (writer - 55 episodes, 1999 - 2004) (created by - 14 episodes, 2005 - 2020) (story - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2006) (written by - 2 episodes, 1999)
- A Place for Pets/Lockdown for Love (2020) ... (creator)
- Swamp Mates/One Trick Sponge (2020) ... (creator)
- Handemonium/Breakin' (2019) ... (creator)
- SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout (2019) ... (creator)
 2020 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (based on: the television series "SpongeBob SquarePants", created by)
 2019 The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! (TV Movie) (Based on the Original Series created by)
 2019 SpongeBob Band Geeks Reanimated Collab (Short) (creator)
 2019 SpongeBob Reanimated Collab (Short) (creator) / (written by)
 2013-2016 Lego Spongebob (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Plankton!! (2016)
- Sleepy Time (2013)
- Boating School (2013)
 2015 Funny Show Presents (TV Series documentary) (characters - 1 episode)
- Smurfs-Parody (2015) ... (characters)
 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (based on: the series "SpongeBob SquarePants", created by) / (story by)
 2011 Nicktoons MLB (Video Game) (characters: Spongebob, Patrick, Sandy, Larry the Lobster & The Flying Dutchman)
 2011 Spongebob Squigglepants (Video Game) (creator)
 2010 SpongeBob's Boating Bash (Video Game) (creator)
 2009 SpongeBob's Truth or Square (Video Game) (creator)
 2009 SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongicus (Video) (creator)
 2007 Diggs Tailwagger (TV Short) (additional writing)
 2007 SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis (Video Game) (creator)
 2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! (Video Game) (creator)
 2005 SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: Ride (Short) (characters)
 2004 The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (Video Game) (creator) / (original story)
 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (story by) / (television series SpongeBob SquarePants) / (written by)
 2003 SpongeBob SquarePants Saves the Day (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2003 SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Video Game) (creator)
 2003 Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3D (Video Game)
 2002 Nickelodeon Party Blast (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Nautical Nonsense (Video short) (writer)
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Buddies (Video short) (written by)
 2001 SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge (Video Game) (creator)
  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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We want the show to be really funny. But I think in the end the message is: Treat people the way you expect to be treated. And another connection to any sort of message is that a lot of the stories come out of the personal experience I and the other writers had as kids--the harsh lessons in life which are usually very funny in retrospect, like maybe what happens when you learn your first curse ... See more »


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 »


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