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Joel Hodgson

Born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Joel Hodgson is best known as a stand-up comedian and creator of the cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). Hodgson is also a toy designer, prop builder, sculptor, writer and producer. He currently resides in Los Angeles where he continues writing and performing. See full bio »

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  Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (creator - 14 episodes, 2017) (writer - 14 episodes, 2017)
- At the Earth's Core (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Carnival Magic (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2009 Cinematic Titanic: East Meets Watts (Video) (creator - writer)
 2009 Cinematic Titanic: Blood of the Vampires (Video) (creator)
 2008 Cinematic Titanic: The Wasp Woman (Video) (creator) / (written by)
 2008 Cinematic Titanic: Doomsday Machine (Video) (creator) / (written by)
 2007 Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (Video) (creator) / (written by)
 2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 116 episodes)
- Episode #1.150 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.149 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.148 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.147 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.146 (2003) ... (writer)
 2001 Mr. B's Lost Shorts (Video)
 2001 You Don't Know Jack (TV Series)
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (creator - 187 episodes, 1988 - 1999) (written by - 86 episodes, 1989 - 1993) (writer - 21 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (created by - 12 episodes, 1990 - 1998)
- Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1999) ... (creator)
- Diabolik (1999) ... (creator)
- Squirm (1999) ... (creator)
- Horrors of Spider Island (1999) ... (creator)
- It Lives by Night (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Shorts (Video) (creator)
 1997 Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves! (Video) (written by)
 1996 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (television series "Mystery Science Theater 3000")
 1995 MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (TV Special) (creator)
 1995 The TV Wheel (TV Movie)
 1995 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Urges (1995) ... (writer)
 1990 Higgins Boys and Gruber (TV Series) (creator - 1990)
 1987 Melon Drop 1988 (TV Special)
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1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joel and The Joels | Joel and the Joels

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you take a deal in Hollywood now, you pretty much have to take notes. If we went to someone for the money to make six or eight or 12 shows, they would go "Okay, but we really have some strong opinions on how you need to do it." And "Mystery Science Theater" was really rare in that the Comedy Channel [which was later redubbed Comedy Central] was so busy getting a network going that they really ... See more »

Trivia:

Many of the inventions featured in the MST3K (Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)) Invention Exchange were props that he had personally built and used in his stand up comedy routines. When he left, the exchange was quickly discontinued since the inventions were usually of his devising. See more »

Nickname:

The Gizmocrat

Star Sign:

Pisces

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