Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Highest Rated: 93% Spy Kids (2001)

Lowest Rated: 13% R.I.P.D. (2013)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1962

Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

A former engineer, Mike Judge achieved animation renown for his dead-on idiot savant satire of American suburban teen culture in the MTV phenomenon Beavis and Butt-Head.Born in Ecuador and raised in Albuquerque, NM, Judge got a degree in physics at U.C. San Diego. Relocating to Texas, Judge worked as an engineer and also tried to forge a career as a musician, but found that animation was his preferred calling. After a Dallas animation festival, Judge's 1991 short Office Space was picked up by Comedy Central. His 1992 short Frog Baseball, featuring two sadistic teen cretins voiced by Judge, subsequently led to a 1993 MTV animated series revolving around the heavy metal-loving adolescents Beavis and Butthead.Anchored by the pair's witty critiques of music videos ("this blows, huh-huh-huh"), Beavis and Butt-Head attracted devout fans with its astutely low-brow take on the teen boy culture of raging hormones, loud music, fast food, and pyromania. Despite fierce criticism of its overt idiocy and a 1993 scandal involving its influence on a fire-setting viewer, Beavis and Butt-Head ran for several years, spawning lucrative merchandising and Judge's first big-screen feature, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996). Judge branched out into network TV in 1997 with Fox's popular, Emmy-nominated animated comedy series King of the Hill, featuring executive producer Judge as the voice of laconic Texas propane salesman and family man Hank Hill. Bringing his sweetly jaundiced view of American suburbia to live-action film, Judge expanded his early short into the full-length feature Office Space (1999). Humorously chronicling the myriad forms of office cubicle and chain-restaurant hell, with visually clever detours into the suburban white male affection for gangsta rap, Office Space wickedly celebrated one man's revolt against 1990s corporate culture and became a small hit. Despite his initial success with live action, Judge became somewhat dormant as a writer-director of feature films in the years following Office Space's initial release. Over the next decade, Judge continued his work with small-screen animation via King of the Hill, and made vocal contributions to the outrageously tasteless yet intelligent blockbuster South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999). He nonetheless remained conspicuously absent from megaplexes for almost a decade, which made Office Space cultists increasingly impatient for a follow-up to that earlier hit. It eventually arrived in the form of 2006's Idiocracy -- a satirical sci-fi comedy produced for Fox Searchlight that Judge scripted along with Etan Cohen, whom he had previously worked with on Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill. In the film, the U.S. military recruits the "most average man in the Army" (Luke Wilson) to take part in a secret experiment in which he will be cryogenically frozen for one year. He wakes up 500 years later to find out that he was forgotten about when the base closed; now in the year 2505, he discovers that he is the most intelligent person on Earth, as society has been dumbed down to the point where a former porn star/wrestler is the President of the Unites States.In summer 2009, Judge released his next live-action feature film, Extract, starring Jason Bateman as the owner of a flavor-extract manufacturing company who struggles with his factory workers and dreams of selling off his business -- a reversal of the dynamic and setting of his previous workplace comedy Office Space, wherein cubicle drones dream of rebellion against their insufferable boss and corporate overlords. Extract also featured Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Gene Simmons, Kristen Wiig, among others. Shortly thereafter, Judge wrapped up his long-running King of the Hill series after completing its 13th season.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Bunker77 Actor 2017
83% Punching Henry Actor 2017
23% Nerdland Archie 2016
13% R.I.P.D. Various Deado Voices $33.6M 2013
62% Extract Screenwriter Director $10.7M 2009
67% The Animation Show - Year 4 Executive Producer 2008
64% Jackass: Number Two Mike Judge $72.8M 2006
76% Idiocracy Screenwriter Producer Director $0.4M 2006
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Donnagon Giggles 2003
86% The Animation Show Actor 2003
75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Donnagon Giggles 2002
93% Spy Kids Donnagon/Donnamight 2001
80% Office Space Director 1999
No Score Yet Beavis and Butt-head Christmas Actor 1997
72% Beavis and Butt-head Do America Beavis/Butt-head Director Screenwriter 1996


100% Sherman's Showcase
Guest 2019
94% Silicon Valley
Executive Producer Screenwriter Creator Director Producer 2019
No Score Yet King of the Hill
Executive Producer Voice Creator 2019
100% Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus
Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter Director 2018
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2014
71% Family Guy
Voice 2013
No Score Yet Beavis and Butt-Head
Voice Executive Producer Screenwriter Creator Director Producer 2011
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Goode Family
Voice Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter 2009
94% Frasier
Van 2003
85% The Simpsons
Voice 1997
No Score Yet Beavis and Butt-head
Executive Producer Voice Creator 1996


Butt-head says: Beavis, this is the greatest day of our lives.

Beavis says: The sun sucks!

Van Driessen (Hippie Teacher) says: You know this can really be a positive experience for you guys. There's a wonderful and exciting world out there when we discover that we don't need TV to entertain us.

Butt-head says: Uh huh-huh, he said anus. Huh-huh.

Beavis says: Heh-heh, entertain us anus, oh yeah! Heh-heh.

Van Driessen (Hippie Teacher) says: Have you guys heard a word I've said?

Butt-head says: Uh yeah, anus! Uh huh-huh.

Beavis says: Heh-heh, yeah I heard it too! Heh-heh.

Butt-head says: This is it, Beavis. We are finally gonna score.

Beavis says: Thank god!

Beavis says: [at the Hoover Dam] I have a question. Is this a God dam? M'heh heh heh heh. You know: goddamn.

Ranger At Old Faithful says: The geyser shoots out about 5,000 gallons.

Beavis says: That's not that much,really. Heh-Heh.

Ranger At Old Faithful says: The geyser shoots out about 5,000 gallons.

Beavis says: That's not that much,really. Heh-Heh.

Beavis says: That's not that much, really. Heh-Heh.

Beavis says: I am the great Cornholio. I need T.P. for my bunghole!

Butt-head says: [in the trunk of Muddy's car, Butt-head finds a tire jack and begins pumping the handle] Hey, Beavis, check it out. I'm jacking off.

Airplane Captain says: Get the hell out of the cockpit!

Butt-head says: Huh huh, you said..

Airplane Captain says: Now!

Beavis says: I am Corn Hollio!

Beavis says: Hello babe I noticed you have braces too.

Butt-head says: That was cool.

Butt-head says: We have to get out of here.

Beavis says: I dunno Butt-head, that road's mving pretty fast and stuff.

Butt-head says: This Sucks More Than Anything That Has Ever Sucked Before.

Butt-head says: This sucks more than anything that has ever sucked before.

Beavis says: I Am The Great Cornholio!

Man On Plane says: Get the hell out of the cockpit!

Butt-head says: Uh-huhuhuh. You said -

Butt-head says: Uh-huhuh. You said...

Man On Plane says: Now!!!

Man On Plane says: Now!

Butt-head says: That belongs to the school.

Beavis says: Yeah, it's supposed to be in the A.V. room. It's not our fault.

Principal McVicker says: Uhh... get back here! Uhh... Beavis and Butthead! Uhh... You're both expelled! Uhh...