Quick Facts of
- First NameMike Judge
Mike Judge, a Primetime Emmy-winning American animator, voice artist, filmmaker & musician got breakthrough to fame with animated sitcom Beavis and Butt-Head (1993- 1997, 2011).
Mike’s success hiked even more, as he co-created other animated series like King of the Hill (1997- 2010) and Tales from the Tour Bus (2017- 2018), & the TV series Silicon Valley (2014- 2019).
What Is Mike Judge’s Net Worth In 2020?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Judge, 57, has a net worth of $75 million as of April 2020.
Indeed, he made hefty sum as the creator & executive producer of acclaimed animated series- firstly, thanks to Beavis and Butt-Head, it ran throughout 7 seasons (1993- 1997) & Season 8 aired in 2011.
Moreover, Mike served as director & producer of the 1996 animated film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, with Demi Moore & Bruce Willis in the voice-over.
The film made on the budget of $12 million collected $63.1 million in the box office.
Creation Of Other TV & Animates Series
Having worked in Saturday Night Live (1993- 1994) alongside Mike Myers, Chris Rock and Adam Sandler, the Ecuador-born animator created animated TV series:
- King of the Hill (1997- 2010, 13 seasons & 259 episodes)- Writer & Executive Producer
- The Goode Family (2009, only 1 season with 13 episodes)- Writer & Executive Producer
- Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017- 2018)- Director, Writer & Executive Producer
Judge’s 4th TV show Silicon Valley, a comedy TV series co-created alongside John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, premiered on April 6, 2014.
The show Silicon Valley, where Mike served as writer, exec. producer & director, ran for 6 seasons (totalling 53 episodes) & concluded on December 8, 2019.
Any Career Update? In 2019, the American animator announced his on-going work on 2 projects for HBO: QualityLand and A5.
Quit Engineering Jobs & Persuaded Music & Animation
After graduating from the University of California, San Diego, with a degree in Physics,Judge briefly had jobs in physics and mechanical engineering in 1985.
And following his move to Silicon Valley in 1987, he joined a video card startup Parallax Graphics, however, quit in less than 3 months.
Shortly after, Mike Judge became bass player for a touring blues band Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets, & had 2 years stint at the band; he contributed in the 1990 song “Rack ‘Em Up”.
In 1989, he came up with an idea of venturing in animation with self-created animation & short films, so, he bought a Bolex 16 mm film camera.
After the Comedy Central acquired Judge’s short-film Office Space in the 1991 Animation Festival, his fame in the animation world began to rose up.
It followed the release of the other 2 short-films, The Honky Problem and Milton, both in 1991.
Breakthrough With ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’: What Was Its Inspiration?
In 1992, he created Frog Baseball, an animated short film, that consisted of the characters Beavis and Butt-Head; it premiered on September 22, 1992.
With the success of the short-film, it led to the creation of independent animated TV series ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ on MTV, which would run from 1993 to 1997.
The animated series’ title characters are heavy metal-loving & socially incompetent teenagers, who display satirical & scathing commentary on society.
In 2011, the series was revived for Season 8 (October 27- December 29, 2011) & reportedly, gained 3.3 million total viewers in the premiere.
Did you know? The short-film ‘Frog Baseball’ is credited as the pilot episode of the famous animated series ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’.
Where Does He Live?
Currently, Mike Judge divides his residence between Santa Monica, California & Austin, Texas. In November 2011, he bought a Mediterranean-style estate in Santa Monica for $4.45 million.
The 2-story property spread on 3,700-sq. ft. features a spacious master suite with separate bathrooms.
Judge’s other house in Austin is a 7,278-sq. ft mini-mansion with 2.5 bathrooms, which he purchased in 2006 for $700,000.
Sold Malibu Mansion For $600K Loss
After 8 years of purchase, Mike Judge sold his single-story ranch house in Malibu, California for $4.3 million in May 2015.
In fact, the sale was a $600,000 plus loss to the American animator, who bought the 6 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms property for $4.919 million in September 2007.
Reportedly, the property spread on 3,696 sq. ft. was in the market for $5.3 million in 2013 & later slashed the price to $4.5 million in March 2015, & eventually went for $200,000 less.
Formerly, he owned another house in Malibu, spread on 4,903 sq ft home & boasting 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms. Reportedly, he deeded it to ex-wife Francesca Morocco; he had purchased the house in 1998 for $2 million.
Father Of 3 Children: Divorced Wife Of 20 Years
In February 1989, Mike married Francesca Morocco; they remained together for 20 years until their divorce in 2009.
Together with his (now) ex-wife Francesca, he welcomed 2 children, both daughters: Lily & Julia. Mike’s daughters are on good terms with him & often share posts with them on Instagram.
As reported, Judge also had a relationship with Katrina Bronson & welcomed a son named Charles Judge on April 4, 2007.
Social Media Followers
As of April 2020, the King of the Hill creator has over 44.1K followers on Instagram (@realmikejudge) while his Twitter followers (@MikeJudge) count 177.6K.
Mike Judge was born Michael Craig Judge on October 17, 1962, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, as 2nd of the 3 children. His father William James Judge was an archaeologist while mother Margaret Yvonne worked as a Librarian.
At the age of 7, Judge’s family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he attended St. Pius X High School.
Later, he enrolled at the University of California, San Diego & graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1985.
Did you know? Mike is good friends with other animated TV series creators: Seth MacFarlane (the Family Guy creator) and with Matt Stone & Trey Parker, who co-created ‘South Park.’