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Stephen Hillenburg was born on August 21, 1961 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA as Stephen McDannell Hillenburg. He is a writer and producer, known for SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) and Rocko's Modern Life (1993). He is married to Karen Hillenburg. They have one child. See full bio »

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

Known For

SpongeBob SquarePants
(1999-2018)
Rocko's Modern Life
(1993-1996)
Tower Heist
Tower Heist Soundtrack
(2011)

Filmography

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 2020 The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge (character created by) (filming)
  SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (creator - 221 episodes, 1999 - 2018) (writer - 54 episodes, 1999 - 2004) (written by - 2 episodes, 1999) (created by - 1 episode, 2010) (story - 1 episode, 1999)
- Whale Watching/The Krusty Cleaners (2018) ... (creator)
- My Leg!/Ink Lemonade (2018) ... (creator)
- High Sea Diving/Bottle Burglars (2018) ... (creator)
- Squid Noir/Scavenger Pants (2017) ... (creator)
- Sanitation Insanity/Bunny Hunt (2017) ... (creator)
 2015 Funny Show Presents (TV Series) (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)
 2008 SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (Video Game) (characters: SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Plankton, Gary the Snail - uncredited)
 2007 Diggs Tailwagger (TV Movie) (additional writing)
 2007 SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2007 Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Video Game) (characters: SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star - uncredited)
 2006 Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island (Video Game) (characters: SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward Tentacles - uncredited)
 2005 Nicktoons Unite (Video Game) (characters: SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Plankton, Gary the Snail - uncredited)
 2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2004 SpongeBob SquarePants: A Day in the Life of a Sponge (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2004 The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 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 SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2003 Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3D (Video Game)
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Nautical Nonsense (Video short) (writer)
 2002 SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Buddies (Video short) (written by)
 2001 SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 1997-1998 Rugrats (TV Series) (story - 14 episodes)
- Raising Dil/No Naps (1998) ... (story - segment "Raising Dil")
- The Family Tree: Part 1 (1998) ... (story)
- Uneasy Rider/Where's Grandpa? (1998) ... (story)
- The Wild Wild West/Angelica for a Day (1998) ... (story - segment "The Wild Wild West")
- The First Cut/Chuckie Grows (1998) ... (story)
  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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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Stephen Hilleburg | Stephen Hillenberg | Steve Hillenburg

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

Working as a marine science educator, I had the chance to see how enamored kids are with undersea life, especially tide pool creatures. By combining this knowledge with my love for animation, I came up with SpongeBob SquarePants. See more »

Trivia:

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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Leo

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