Stephen Hillenburg

Stephen Hillenburg
1961 - 2018
Stephen Hillenburg  American Cartoonist

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Stephen Hillenburg was previously married to Karen Umland (1998 - 2018).


American Cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg was born Stephen McDannell Hillenburg on 21st August, 1961 in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA and passed away on 26th Nov 2018 San Marino, California, USA aged 57. He is most remembered for SpongeBob SquarePants. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Stephen Hillenburg is a member of the following lists: Annie Award winners, American television directors and 1961 births.


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First Name Stephen
Middle Name McDannell
Last Name Hillenburg
Full Name at Birth Stephen McDannell Hillenburg
Age 57 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st August, 1961
Birthplace Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
Died 26th November, 2018
Place of Death San Marino, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Humboldt State University, California Institute of the Arts
Occupation Text Cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, voice actor, marine biologist, teacher
Occupation Cartoonist
Claim to Fame SpongeBob SquarePants
Year(s) Active 1991–present, 1984–present, 1984–2018

Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018) was an American animator, voice actor, and marine science educator. He is best remembered for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Hillenburg served as the showrunner for the first three seasons of the show, which has become the fifth-longest-running American animated series.

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Stephen Hillenburg57 LeoCartoonist
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Posted commentsView all comments (4)

FrankieGrayFrankieGrayDec 18, 2018

RIP. <3

Susanne DuschaMay 16, 2009

Dear Mr. Hillenburg! Its time for a change: Spongebob NEEDS A WIFE! A nice little sponge girl with long hair ,nicely dressed and with a charming smile. He has the right to fall in love!

Joseph MarinoFeb 8, 2009

dear steven hillenburg, I Had a idea about a show called POLAR BOY AND THE JACK. And thank you for bringing Spongebob to my life. joseph age 9

veroniqueSep 19, 2008

Hello ! I m from france, i want to have contact with stephen for a question; i don`t know where i could write him, mail or blog. Please help

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