Mike Judge is a highly skilled man with loads of creativity whose immense contribution to the entertainment industry of Hollywood is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Popularly, he is known as an actor, voice actor, director, producer, musician-comedian, animator and writer. He is also the originator of the television series, Beavis and Butt-Head, which ran from 1993 to 1997 before returning in 2011. More so, he is the co-creator of a good number of tv shows including; King of the Hill, Extract, The Goode Family and more.
Mike Judge’s Bio
Michael Craig Judge popularly known as Mike Judge, was born in Guayaquil on the 17th of October 1962, the second child of three siblings. His father, William James Judge, worked in Guayaquil for a not for profit organization, working extensively to create awareness for proper agricultural development. Michael’s mother, Margaret Yvonne, on the other hand, is a professional archeologist and also worked as a librarian.
From the age of seven, Michael Judge was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was enrolled into the St. Pius X High School. Upon leaving high school, he gained admission into the University of California, San Diego to study Physics. Having successfully fulfilled all requirement needed for his course, he graduated in 1986.
After the completion of his university education, Michael Judge wasn’t exactly thrilled with the idea of pursuing a career in the sciences but one thing that has always been a dire passion of his was entertainment and arts with a leaning towards animation. As a result of this, he made a future-defining decision to move down to Silicon Valley in 1987, where he joined a startup video card company named Parallax Graphics located in Santa Clara. However, he resigned just after working with the firm for less than 3 months.
Mike then enrolled as a graduate math student at the University of Texas in Dallas. While he was taking classes, he also joined the music band Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets. He played with the band for two years and got the chance to be featured in the band’s release “Rack ‘Em Up”, in 1990. While still with the band, Mike Judge became interested in creating short animated skits after watching one in a movie theatre. This led him to purchase a Bolex 16 mm film camera to start creating. His first creation, a short animated film named, “Office Space” was bought by Comedy Central in 1991.
The following year, he developed the characters Beavis and Butt-Head, which were featured on MTV. The characters would, later on, be developed into full-blown animated series, one of which had Mike’s voices on both characters. The animated series has gone on to become one of his greatest achievements with animation. Other animated series created by him include: Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus, Silicon Valley and King of the Hill.
Mike Judge has recorded tremendous success over the years to not only gain fame but the accompanying fortune which translates to a net worth of $75 million. The whopping sum is something a whole lot of people can only dream of having. More so, given the fact that his skill set is quite vast ranging from acting to producing, to writing, among others, it is no surprise that he is worth that much.
Personal Life – Wife
Mike Judge has always been a dashing man whose cool suave got the ladies crushing on him more often than he would have liked. He, however, left spinsterhood in 1989 after he was joined in holy matrimony with Francesca Morocco, with whom he had two lovely daughters named, Lily, Julia. The couple got separated after having their daughters but the exact date of their divorce isn’t recorded.
When the divorce was finalized, Mike found love again and began dating a new woman named Katrina Bronson. Together, they welcomed a son whom they christened, Charles Judge but split not too long after. In 2012, Judge met Cherie Thibodeaux who he dated for two years until their break up in 2014. Currently, Mike Judge is currently assumed single.
Interesting Facts About The Actor
1. Mike Judge is a two time Annie Award winner and a one-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for his work on the animated sitcom King of The Hill.
2. He is also a recipient of two Satellite Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards for his work on Silicon Valley.
3. In terms of his height, he stands tall at 1.78 m(5 feet 10 inches). He also has blue eyes and dark brown hair.