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Mike Judge is an American animator, actor, voice actor, writer, director and producer

InformationDetail
BirthdayOctober 17, 1962
NationalityAmerican
FamousAnimator, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors, T V & Movie Producers, Voice Actors, Musicians
SpousesFrancesca Morocco
Known asMichael Craig Mike Judge
Childrens Charles Judge, Julia Judge, Lily Judge
Universities
  • University Of California, San Diego (UCSD)
  • University of California
  • San Diego
  • Highland High School
  • St. Pius X High School
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of California
  • San Diego (UCSD)
  • University Of California
  • San Diego (UCSD)
Birth PlaceGuayaquil, Ecuador
Height182cm
GenderMale
FatherJim Judge
MotherMargaret Blue
Net Worth$75 million as of Feb 8,2017
Sun SignLibra
Born inGuayaquil, Ecuador
Famous asActor, Animator, Director, Musician

// Famous Animator

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Who is Mike Judge?

Michael Craig Judge also known as Mike Judge is an American animator, actor, voice actor, writer, director and producer. Being a science graduate, he began his career as a programmer, but soon ventured into the field of music as a bass player. His interest in animation grew after a few years and he started creating short animated films to share with production companies. His first major project was ‘Beavis and Butt-head’, an animated sitcom created for MTV. Most of his work is centered on a put – upon, normal man sort who responds to the extreme characters surrounding him. Other popular series that were created by Mike Judge include ‘King of the Hill’ and ‘Silicon Valley’. He has also done cameo roles and voice acted in several projects. In 2003, he co-founded ‘The Animation Show’ and has been associated with it ever since, assisting in providing a bigger viewer platform for short films in North America. He is also known for his role in popular science fiction feature film franchise ‘Spy kids’. In 2007, he was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame.

// Famous Film & Theater Personalities

Childhood & Early Life

Mike Judge was born to librarian Margaret Blue and archaeologist Jim Judge on 17th October 1962 at Guayaquil, Ecuador. He was the second of the couple’s three children.

He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and completed his school education from the St. Pius X High School. In 1986, Mike Judge graduated from the University of California in San Diego with a degree in Physics.

Career

After completing his graduation, Mike Judge pursued his first occupation as a programmer for the F/A-18 Hornet fighter at Support Systems Inc. In 1987, he shifted to Texas to work with a video graphics startup named Parallax Graphics, based in Santa Clara. However, he felt uncomfortable with the office setup and quit within a short period.

Thereafter he went on to pursue music and became a bass player with a ‘Blues’ band. He was associated with the team for two years. However, he realised that his passion lies in animation. In 1989, Mike Judge began making short animation cartoons that were then sent to several channels.

In 1991 he got the opportunity to visit the Dallas Animation Festival. Post the event his short film titled ‘Office Space’ was picked up by television channel Comedy Central.

The next year his short film ‘Frog Baseball’ featuring two characters named Beavis and Butt-head. This short was the base to an animated series titled ‘Beavis and Butt-head series’, which was eventually showed on MTV in 1993 around these characters. This is regarded as the first major break in his animation career.

The series ran for four years till 1997 and went on air for a year in 2011 once again. In 1996, a feature film based on the ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ animation series was created with the title ‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do America’.

In 1997, he created the adult animated sitcom ‘King of the Hill’ for Fox Broadcasting Company. Other than being the production executive and writer for the series, he also lent his voice to two characters. This series ran for thirteen seasons and aired 259 episodes until 2010. It went on to be the third longest running prime-time animation series.

He did a voice cameo for the feature film ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut’, based on popular television series named ‘South Park’ in 1999. He also wrote and directed the film adaptation of television series ‘Office Space’ that year. The movie bore the same name, and Mike Judge also made a guest appearance.

In 2001, he acted the role of ‘Donnagon Giggles’ in the science fantasy adventure film ‘Spy Kids’. He replayed his role in 2002 for ‘Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams’ and in 2003 for ‘Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over’.

In 2003, he along with animation artist Don Hertzfeldt conducted a nation- wide tour to run an animation festival ‘The Animation Show’. The duo travelled throughout the country to screen animated short films. Since then the tour has been conducted thrice - 2005, 2007 and 2008. Don Hertzfeldt parted ways after the third season.

He wrote, directed and co-produced the satirical science fiction comedy movie ‘Idiocracy’ in 2006. He has also made cameo appearances in the film ‘Jackass Number Two’ and voice acted in animation series ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ the same year.

In 2009, he wrote and directed the comedy film ‘Extract’. He also played a cameo role in the movie. The same year he created the animated cartoon series ‘The Goode family’ for American Broadcast Company. However, the show was cancelled after one season.

In 2012, he directed the video for the American country music band Zac Brown Band’s song ‘The Wind’. In 2014, Mike Judge along with John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky created TV comedy series ‘Silicon Valley’. The first season was aired in April 2014 and received much appreciation. The show has completed two seasons and is set to air its third season in April 2016.

In his career, Mike Judge has played several cameo roles like the role of Hank Hill on ‘The Cleveland Show’ (2010-2012), Beavis and Butt- Head on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2011) and ‘Family Guy’ (2013).

Major Works

Mike Judge is popular for his works on animation including television series and feature films. His best known works include ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’and ‘King of the Hill’. Other major work includes television sitcom ‘Silicon Valley’.

Awards & Achievements

In 1999, Mike Judge won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Animated Program’ for the episode titled ‘And They Call It Bobby Love’ in the sitcom King of the Hill.

In 2004, he was the recipient of the Certificate of Merit (Annie Awards).

He received the Outstanding Television Writer Award at the Austin Film Festival.

In 2009 he received the Prism Award for Best Comedy Episode for the episode ‘Dia-BILL-ic Shock’ in King of the Hill. The same year Mike Judge also won the Winsor Mc Cay Award.

He won the AFI Award for TV Program of the year for Silicon Valley in 2014.

In 2015, he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series for Silicon Valley.

He has been nominated for several prestigious awards like the Writers Guild of America Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, Primetime Emmy Awards, Annie Awards and so on.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1989, Mike Judge married Francesca Morocco and they had two children, Julia Judge and Lily Judge. The couple later parted ways.

In 2007, he had a son, Charles Judge, with actress Katrina Holden Bronson.

// Famous Voice Actors

Mike Judge awards

YearNameAward

Primetime Emmy Awards

1999Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)King of the Hill (1997)

Mike Judge biography timelines

  • // 17th Oct 1962
    Mike Judge was born to librarian Margaret Blue and archaeologist Jim Judge on 17th October 1962 at Guayaquil, Ecuador. He was the second of the couple’s three children.
  • // 1986
    He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and completed his school education from the St. Pius X High School. In 1986, Mike Judge graduated from the University of California in San Diego with a degree in Physics.
  • // 1987
    After completing his graduation, Mike Judge pursued his first occupation as a programmer for the F/A-18 Hornet fighter at Support Systems Inc. In 1987, he shifted to Texas to work with a video graphics startup named Parallax Graphics, based in Santa Clara. However, he felt uncomfortable with the office setup and quit within a short period.
  • // 1989
    Thereafter he went on to pursue music and became a bass player with a ‘Blues’ band. He was associated with the team for two years. However, he realised that his passion lies in animation. In 1989, Mike Judge began making short animation cartoons that were then sent to several channels.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, Mike Judge married Francesca Morocco and they had two children, Julia Judge and Lily Judge. The couple later parted ways.
  • // 1991
    In 1991 he got the opportunity to visit the Dallas Animation Festival. Post the event his short film titled ‘Office Space’ was picked up by television channel Comedy Central.
  • // 1993
    The next year his short film ‘Frog Baseball’ featuring two characters named Beavis and Butt-head. This short was the base to an animated series titled ‘Beavis and Butt-head series’, which was eventually showed on MTV in 1993 around these characters. This is regarded as the first major break in his animation career.
  • // 1997 To 2010
    In 1997, he created the adult animated sitcom ‘King of the Hill’ for Fox Broadcasting Company. Other than being the production executive and writer for the series, he also lent his voice to two characters. This series ran for thirteen seasons and aired 259 episodes until 2010. It went on to be the third longest running prime-time animation series.
  • // 1999
    He did a voice cameo for the feature film ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut’, based on popular television series named ‘South Park’ in 1999. He also wrote and directed the film adaptation of television series ‘Office Space’ that year. The movie bore the same name, and Mike Judge also made a guest appearance.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, Mike Judge won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Animated Program’ for the episode titled ‘And They Call It Bobby Love’ in the sitcom King of the Hill.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he was the recipient of the Certificate of Merit (Annie Awards).
  • // 2006
    He wrote, directed and co-produced the satirical science fiction comedy movie ‘Idiocracy’ in 2006. He has also made cameo appearances in the film ‘Jackass Number Two’ and voice acted in animation series ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ the same year.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he had a son, Charles Judge, with actress Katrina Holden Bronson.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he wrote and directed the comedy film ‘Extract’. He also played a cameo role in the movie. The same year he created the animated cartoon series ‘The Goode family’ for American Broadcast Company. However, the show was cancelled after one season.
  • // 2009
    In 2009 he received the Prism Award for Best Comedy Episode for the episode ‘Dia-BILL-ic Shock’ in King of the Hill. The same year Mike Judge also won the Winsor Mc Cay Award.
  • // 2014
    He won the AFI Award for TV Program of the year for Silicon Valley in 2014.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series for Silicon Valley.

// Famous T V & Movie Producers

Mike Judge's FAQ

  • What is Mike Judge birthday?

    Mike Judge was born at 1962-10-17

  • Where is Mike Judge's birth place?

    Mike Judge was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador

  • What is Mike Judge nationalities?

    Mike Judge's nationalities is American

  • Who is Mike Judge spouses?

    Mike Judge's spouses is Francesca Morocco

  • Who is Mike Judge childrens?

    Mike Judge's childrens is Charles Judge, Julia Judge, Lily Judge

  • What was Mike Judge universities?

    Mike Judge studied at University Of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of California, San Diego, Highland High School, St. Pius X High School

  • What was Mike Judge notable alumnis?

    Mike Judge's notable alumnis is University Of California, San Diego (UCSD), University Of California, San Diego (UCSD)

  • How tall is Mike Judge?

    Mike Judge's height is 182

  • Who is Mike Judge's father?

    Mike Judge's father is Jim Judge

  • Who is Mike Judge's mother?

    Mike Judge's mother is Margaret Blue

  • What is Mike Judge's sun sign?

    Mike Judge is Libra

  • How famous is Mike Judge?

    Mike Judge is famouse as Actor, Animator, Director, Musician