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Mike Judge

Mike Judge considered cartooning a hobby while he toiled as bassist for Anson Funderburgh and Doyle Bramhall, but when MTV picked up his 1992 short, Frog Baseball, animation history was made. Judge was born in 1962 in Ecuador but raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and attended the University of California at San Diego. He had already earned a physics degree, worked as an engineer and been a professional musician when MTV featured his animated shorts on its show, Liquid Television. Frog Baseball hit a grand slam, and the network simultaneously decided to spin off Beavis and Butt-Head into a show of its own, making him the premier animator of the 1990s. The creation of these two teenage icons led to his next equally successful project, FOX TV's King of the Hill. Judge expanded his artistic endeavors into directing films such as 1999's cult classic, Office Space, featuring Jennifer Aniston, and his underrated Idiocracy, with Luke Wilson, as well as doing voices for South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut and acting in Robert Rodriguez' Spy Kids series. Writer, actor, producer, director, composer, animator, musician... Mike judge is many things, but nothing beats making it okay for grownups to hold up their hands and proclaim, I am Cornholio!

Judge is currently in post-production on his latest film project, Extract, which he wrote and directed.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Mike Judge Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer, Producer
BirthdayOctober 17, 1962 (61)
BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

Selected Filmography

Success Failure
Minimum Viable Product
Founder Friendly
Sand Hill Shuffle
Office Space
King of the Hill: Season 6
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
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