Mike Judge is an American writer, director, producer, and animator. He’s best known for his creating iconic TV shows such as Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill. He was born in Ecuador and raised in New Mexico.
Judge began his career as an engineer in Silicon Valley, but he soon began creating cartoons and shorts in his spare time. His big break came when MTV picked up his animated short Frog Baseball, which eventually led to the creation of Beavis and Butt-Head. The show, which focused on two mischievous teenagers, became a cultural phenomenon and ran for several seasons in the 1990s. Judge went on to create other successful TV shows, such as King of the Hill, which ran for 13 seasons.
In addition to his work on TV, Judge has also made a name for himself in film. He directed the cult classic Office Space, which starred Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, and Stephen Root. He also wrote and directed the 2006 film Idiocracy, which stars Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, and Justin Long. He also co-wrote the screenplay of Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (2022). Most recently, Judge is known for creating the HBO series Silicon Valley, which starred Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, and Jimmy O. Yang.