Stephen Hillenburg, American animator, voice actor, and marine science educator (b. 1961) died on November 26, 2018.

Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American animator, writer, producer, director, and marine science educator. He is known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, on which he served as the showrunner for the first three seasons of the show, and which has become the fifth-longest-running American animated series.

Stephen Hillenburg, American animator, voice actor, and marine science educator (b. 1961) died on November 26, 2018.

November 26, 2018

Stephen Hillenburg, American animator, voice actor, and marine science educator (b. 1961) died on November 26, 2018.

Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American animator, writer, producer, director, and marine science educator. He is known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, on which he served as the showrunner for the first three seasons of the show, and which has become the fifth-longest-running American animated series.