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Also Known As: Michael Craig Judge Died:
Born: October 17, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ecuador Profession: director, animator, screenwriter, producer, voice actor, musician, paperboy, fast food worker, laborer, electronics engineer

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As the creative force behind of the long-running "King of the Hill" (Fox, 1997- ) and its precursor, the headbang-worthy "Beavis & Butt-Head" (MTV, 1993-97) - not to mention the modern film classic, "Office Space" - Mike Judge was a powerful force in modern-day comedy throughout the nineties and into the next millennium. Much like his contemporary, Matt Groenig of "The Simpsons" fame, Judge created a mini-animated empire, populated with blue collar losers and rednecks, all struggling to make their way through life's minutia.

As the creative force behind of the long-running "King of the Hill" (Fox, 1997- ) and its precursor, the headbang-worthy "Beavis & Butt-Head" (MTV, 1993-97) - not to mention the modern film classic, "Office Space" - Mike Judge was a powerful force in modern-day comedy throughout the nineties and into the next millennium. Much like his contemporary, Matt Groenig of "The Simpsons" fame, Judge created a mini-animated empire, populated with blue collar losers and rednecks, all struggling to make their way through life's minutia.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Extract (2009)
2.
  Idiocracy (2006) Director
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  Office Space (1999) Director
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  Office Space (1992) Director
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  69th Annual Academy Awards, The (1997) Segment Director (Beavis And Butt-Head)

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 R.I.P.D. (2013)
2.
 R.I.P.D. (2013)
3.
4.
 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) Donnagon Giggles
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 Spy Kids (2001) Donnagon; Donnamight
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 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) Voice Of Kenny'S Goodbye
8.
 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) Voice Of Beavis; Voice Of Butt-Head
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 Airheads (1994) Radio Voice Of Beavis And Butt-Head
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 Office Space (1992) Voice S
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1986:
Quit job as an electrical engineer to become a professional musician
1991:
Created a series of animated short films, known as "The Milton" series, one of which was entitled "Office Space"; directed, voiced and animated by Judge
1992:
Created and voiced the characters, Beavis and Butt-head for the animated short, "Frog Baseball"
1993:
Created and voiced the title characters in the controversal animated series, "Beavis and Butt-head" (MTV)
1994:
Had a voice cameo as Beavis and Butt-head in the comedy, "Airheads"
1996:
Helmed the animated comedy feature "Beavis and Butt-head Do America"
1997:
Created the long-running series "King of the Hill" (FOX) with former Simpsons writer Greg Daniels; also provided many voices, including Hank Hill
1999:
Made live-action feature directing debut with the cult-favorite, "Office Space"; also wrote, produced and acted as Jennifer Aniston's anal-retentive manager
2001:
Had a small role as Donnagon in Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids"
2002:
Reprised role of Donnagon for "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams"
2003:
Once again played Donnagon in "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over"
2003:
Started the animation festival, "The Animation Show," with animator Don Hertzfeldt; they toured the country every year, screening animated shorts from independent animators
2006:
Returned to directing with the film, "Idiocracy"; film opened in limited release two years after being shelved by 20th Century Fox (released without a trailer or any substantial marketing campaign)
2009:
Created the short-lived animated sitcom, "The Goode Family" (ABC)
2009:
Wrote and directed the comedy, "Extract," starring Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis
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Education

University of California, San Diego: San Diego , California - 1985

Notes

Before becoming an animator, Judge was a professional musician, and is both writer and performer of the "Beavis and Butt-head" TV series theme song.

"I disagree with [President] Clinton that Hollywood folks must make movies they'd be proud to show their kids. Not every movie needs to be for that audience." --Judge quoted in USA TODAY, December 26, 1996

"One of the reasons that Beavis and Butt-head are famous is that they're these two guys who just don't belong on TV. I imagine if I saw the wrong three episodes, I'd probably hate it. I think people who have just heard about it are afraid to like the show. I've been that way about some things. Like 'L.A. Law'." --Judge quoted in DETAILS, January 1997

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wife:
Francesca Morocco. Married in 1989; mother of Judge's two daughters.

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