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Stephen Hillenburg Net Worth:Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (born August 21, 1961) is an American marine biologist, animator, director, producer, writer, cartoonist, and voice actor. Although associated with several animated television series, he is best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, Hillenburg grew up in Anaheim, California and attended Humboldt State University, earning a bachelor's degree in marine resource planning and interpretation in 1984. After graduating from college, Hillenburg taught marine biology at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point.In 1992 he enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) to pursue a career in animation. After graduating from CalArts and changing careers, Hillenburg met Joe Murray, creator of Rocko's Modern Life, and joined the show as a writer, producer, and storyboard artist. He began developing SpongeBob SquarePants in 1996 after Rocko's Modern Life was cancelled, asking Rocko's colleague Tom Kenny to voice the titular character. SpongeBob SquarePants premiered on May 1, 1999 and has since aired 188 episodes. Hillenburg also directed the film adaptation of the series, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, for which he received an Annie Award nomination in 2005 for Directing in a Feature Production. Once the film was completed, he resigned from the television show as the showrunner, appointing staff writer Paul Tibbitt to the position. He worked on the sequel film as the executive producer and story writer.Hillenburg has won an Emmy Award and six Annie Awards for SpongeBob SquarePants. He has also received other awards such as the Heal the Bay's Walk the Talk award for his efforts on elevating marine life awareness through SpongeBob SquarePants, and the Television Animation Award from the National Cartoonists Society. In 2002, he received the Statue Award in film from the Princess Grace Foundation. Hillenburg owns a production company called United Plankton Pictures whose primary productions are SpongeBob SquarePants and related media.
|Birth date:||August 21, 1961|
|Birth place:||Lawton, Oklahoma, United States|
|Profession:||Animator, Television producer, Television Director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Marine biologist, Film director, Film Score Composer, Storyboard Artist, Soundtrack Composer|
|Education:||Humboldt State University|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Parents:||Kelly N. Hillenburg, Jr, Nancy Hillenburg|
|Awards:||Annie Award for Directing in a Feature Position, Emmy Award|
|Nominations:||Annie Awards, Emmy Award|
|Movies:||“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”, “The Green Beret” (1991)|
|TV shows:||“Rocko`s Modern Life”, “SpongeBob SquarePants”,|