Stephen Hillenburg

Stephen Hillenburg is the creator of "SpongeBob SquarePants," the off-kilter animated series that follows the misadventures of a hapless but endlessly cheerful sea-sponge in the aquatic metropolis of Bikini Bottom. The ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1961

Filmography

Producer (10)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

It's a SpongeBob Christmas! 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

SpongeBob SquarePants 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

SpongeBob SquarePants - Mystery With a Twistery 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Who Bob What Pants? 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Atlantis Squarepantis 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pest of the West 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Clash of Triton (TV Show)

Executive Producer

SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth or Square (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (7)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 (Movie)

("Spongebob Squarepants Theme (From The Animated Television Show) ") (Song)

Tower Heist 2011 (Movie)

("Spongebob Squarepants Theme") (Song)

The Karate Kid 2010 (Movie)

("SpongeBob SquarePants Theme") (Song)

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 (Movie)

("Spongebob Squarepants Theme") (Song)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

New Lyrics("Goofy Goober Rock (a derivative of "I Wanna Rock")) (Lyrics)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

("Goofy Goober Song") (Song)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

("Spongebob Squarepants Theme") (Theme Song)
Writer (5)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 (Movie)

(from television series: "SpongeBob SquarePants") (Source Material)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

(from television series) (Source Material)
Actor (2)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 (Movie)

Baby In Stroller (Voice)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

Voice of the Parrot (Actor)
Director (2)

Rocko's Modern Life 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

(Director)
Art Department (1)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

(Storyboard Artist)

Biography

Stephen Hillenburg is the creator of "SpongeBob SquarePants," the off-kilter animated series that follows the misadventures of a hapless but endlessly cheerful sea-sponge in the aquatic metropolis of Bikini Bottom. The Nickelodeon show became an offbeat hit after it debuted in 1999, appealing to young people and adults alike. The requisite big-screen adaptation, "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie," hit screens in 2004. Hillenburg's background as a marine biologist doubtless provided inspiration for the show's creative tide pool. Born in 1961, he taught at California's Orange County Ocean Institute before enrolling in the animation program at Cal Arts. There he made two films -- "The Green Beret" and "Wormholes" -- that called him to the attention of fellow animator Joe Murray. Sensing a shared sensibility, Murray hired Hillenburg to work as a director and writer for his Nickelodeon series "Rocko's Modern Life." After the show ended its run in 1996, Hillenburg drew upon a comic-book he had created to teach intertidal ecology as the basis for "SpongeBob SquarePants."

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