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Mike Judge


Mike Judge was born in 1962 in Ecuador, but raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended University of California at San Diego where he earned a degree in physics. He worked as an engineer and played bass professionally before MTV picked up his 1992 animated short, FROG BASEBALL. MTV decided to spin off BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD into a show of its own in the 1990’s, with Judge doing the voices of both characters as well as others. Mike next co-created KING OF THE HILL for FOX TV which won an Emmy® for Outstanding Animated Program in 1999.

Judge expanded into writing and directing his own live-action films, OFFICE SPACE and IDIOCRACY. He’s done voices for SOUTH PARK, FAMILY GUY, AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE, and acted in Robert Rodriguez’s SPY KIDS movies. Judge is a co-creator, executive producer, writer and director for the HBO comedy series, SILICON VALLEY, which debuted in 2014, racking up a total of forty one Emmy® nominations and two wins, as well as, two Golden Globe® nominations before its final season in 2019. He also co-created TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS, which debuted in 2017 and has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. In 2022, Judge resurrected Beavis and Butt-Head with a new movie, BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE, and two all new seasons for Paramount+.

Along with his co-founder Greg Daniels, Mike established Bandera Entertainment, a production company focused on curating animated programming including IN THE KNOW, a stop motion comedy that Judge co-created.

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