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Stephen Hillenburg (1961–2018)


Stephen McDannell Hillenburg is the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), Nickelodeon's highest-rated cartoons for children and a staple of American television. He was born on August 21, 1961 in Fort Sill, a United States Army post in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Nancy (Dufour) Hillenburg and Kelly Neugent Hillenburg Jr. Raised in Anaheim, California, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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(1999-2021)
(1993-1996)
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(2020)

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 2021 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Rehydrated (characters) / (story) / (written by)
 2021 The Patrick Star Show (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 6 episodes)
- Terror at 20,000 Leagues (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
- Squidina's Little Helper/I Smell a Pat (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
- The Haunting of Star House/Who's a Big Boy? (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
- Stair Wars/Enemies a la Mode (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
- Lost in Couch/Pat-a-thon (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
  Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 12 episodes, 2021) (created by - 1 episode, 2021)
- Are You Afraid of the Dork? (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
- The Ho! Ho! Horror!/Outhouse Outrage (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
- Wise Kraken/Squatch Swap (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
- My Fair Nobby/Gimme a News Break (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
- Squisery/Game Night (2021) ... (based on characters created by)
  SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (creator - 225 episodes, 1999 - 2021) (writer - 55 episodes, 1999 - 2004) (created by - 25 episodes, 2003 - 2020) (story - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2006) (written by - 2 episodes, 1999)
- Goofy Scoopers/Pat the Dog (2021) ... (creator)
- A Place for Pets/Lockdown for Love (2020) ... (creator)
- Swamp Mates/One Trick Sponge (2020) ... (creator)
- Handemonium/Breakin' (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)
 2013 Spongeknob Squarenuts (Video short) (characters)
 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 SquarePants: Behind the Pants (TV Movie) (creator)
 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 (based on the series created by) / (story by) / (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")
 1994 The Magic School Bus (TV Series) (creator)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Stephen Hilleburg | Stephen Hillenberg | Steve Hillenburg

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Karen Hillenburg  (his death)  (1 child)

Parents:

Dufour, Nancy | Hillenburg, Kelly N. Jr
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[when asked why the octopus has six tentacles instead of eight:] "Technically I just thought he'd be a little too cumbersome as a character to have too many legs visible. Maybe that's why he's so angry!" See more »

Trivia:

His remains were cremated and his ashes were sprinkled off the coast of Los Angeles County, California. See more »

Trademark:

Creator of Spongebob Squarepants

Nickname:

Steve

Star Sign:

Leo

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