Stephen Hillenburg

1961 - 2018

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Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018) was an American animator, writer, producer, and marine science educator. Hillenburg created the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, on which he served as the showrunner for the first three seasons of the show, and has become the fifth-longest-running American animated series. Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, and raised in Anaheim, California, Hillenburg became fascinated with the ocean as a child and developed an interest in art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Hillenburg has received more than 5,589,324 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Stephen Hillenburg is the 76th most popular film director (up from 82nd in 2019), the 536th most popular biography from United States (up from 568th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Film Director.

Stephen Hillenburg is most famous for creating the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants.

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Among film directors, Stephen Hillenburg ranks 76 out of 1,580Before him are Luc Besson, Terrence Malick, George A. Romero, Ernst Lubitsch, Howard Hawks, and Takeshi Kitano. After him are Dario Argento, Costa-Gavras, Richard Attenborough, Dziga Vertov, William Hanna, and Jean-Jacques Annaud.

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Among people born in 1961, Stephen Hillenburg ranks 6Before him are Barack Obama, Diana, Princess of Wales, George Clooney, Michael J. Fox, and Lothar Matthäus. After him are Bill de Blasio, Eddie Murphy, Ilham Aliyev, Nadia Comăneci, Enya, and Peter Jackson. Among people deceased in 2018, Stephen Hillenburg ranks 17Before him are Amos Oz, Isao Takahata, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, John McCain, Philip Roth, and Paul Bocuse. After him are Peter Grünberg, Burt Reynolds, Lys Assia, Paul Allen, France Gall, and Billy Graham.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stephen Hillenburg ranks 536 out of 15,968Before him are Johns Hopkins (1795), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Billie Holiday (1915), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), Harper Lee (1926), and Dwayne Johnson (1972). After him are Howard Gardner (1943), Ed Harris (1950), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Bill de Blasio (1961), Ryan O'Neal (1941), and Florence Foster Jenkins (1868).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Stephen Hillenburg ranks 19Before him are Chuck Jones (1912), Terry Gilliam (1940), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Terrence Malick (1943), George A. Romero (1940), and Howard Hawks (1896). After him are William Hanna (1910), Joel Schumacher (1939), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Oliver Stone (1946), John Huston (1906), and Victor Fleming (1889).