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With his creation of "Beavis and Butt-Head" and "King of the Hill," MIKE JUDGE (Director/Screenwriter) is responsible for two of the most successful television shows of the '90s.

Judge was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In June of 1985, he graduated with a degree in physics from UC San Diego, and two months later, landed a job with a government contracting company that worked primarily on the F-18 jet electronic systems.

By his own admission, Judge felt uncomfortable working on machines that he believed to be potential instruments of death and destruction. "I decided that instead of bringing death to people, I would rather just make them feel miserable." To further that goal, he quit his job and began playing music for a living in 1986. Throughout the years, Judge had always harbored a desire to be involved in comedy and film making, but couldn't figure out a way to realize those dreams. In 1991, he attended an animation festival at a local Dallas theatre, and saw an opportunity to combine both aspirations. The next day, Judge went to the library, checked out a book on animation and taught himself a new trade. He bought an old Bolex movie camera and some cheap animation supplies. Seven weeks later, "Office Space" was completed.

Later that year, he began another short cartoon entitled "Frog Baseball," which introduced two characters named Beavis and Butt-Head. The cartoon debuted in an animation festival in La Jolla, CA., and caught the attention of MTV executives who were already interested in Judge's earlier work for their series, "Liquid Television." Although their original deal called for 35 episodes, Judge would eventually go on to produce, write, direct, and voice over 200 episodes of the duo's exploits for MTV. He also wrote and directed their smash full length feature, "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America."

In 1995, Judge, along with Greg Daniels, created the characters of the Hill family. From its initial airing in early 1997, "King of the Hill" has become both a critical and audience favorite. As he did with Beavis and Butt-Head, Judge performs many of the voices, including that of the title character, Hank Hill.

Judge, his wife Francesca, and their daughters reside in Austin, Texas.


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