10 random facts about Stephen Hillengburg

Stephen Hillenburg attends the World Premiere of ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D’ at the AMC Lincoln Square on January 31, 2015 in New York City.




Who doesn’t know the man Stephen Hillengburg the man behind  Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–).  One of the long running television series.  Stephen Hillenburg was  an American biologist, animator and cartoonist and also a voice actor. Hillengbur was diagnosed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one year back in 20117. He told that he would continue working on his show as long as possible. Stephen Hillenburg died on November, 26, 2018 a year and half after battling with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Here we bring you the list of top 10 random facts about him.

1#. Stephen was born on August, 21, 1961 at Fort Sill, it is a United State Army Post in Oklahoma.

2#. His full name was Stephen McDannell Hillenburg.

3#.His mother used to taught visually impaired children.

4#. Stephen developed his interested in art at a very early age and made a painting of an orange slice. He also created a painting about army men which brought him the first appreciation for his artwork.

5#.Stephen was a multi talented man and was a skilled animator, cartoonist, voice actor and a marine biology teacher.

6#.Stephhen studied in the California Institute of Arts for pursuing his interest in Animation.

7#. Despite all the popularity SpongeBob SquarePants gained, it was also a subject to controversies. During 2005, a teaser video of showing SpongeBob and other characters promoted diversity and  tolerance were attached by evangelical group as they saw SpongeBob was being used to advocate homosexuality. it also raised questions as to whether SpongeBob  is gay. It is also noted that it enjoyed the popularity of gay viewers as well.

8#. Hillenburg married to Karen. She was a chef who used to teach at New School of Cooking in CA.

9#. Hillenburg used to dwell in Hollywood and lived in San Marino until his death. He enjoyed bird watching at home and also was an ocean freak. He used to play music with his son which he believed was a great way for son-father bonding.

10#. According to people who worked with him Hillenburg was a perfectionist workaholic. Some people also maintained that he was very shy. His shows got various awards including two times British Academy Children Awards.


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