Famous as a storyboard artist, writer, and director of the popular SpongeBob SquarePants animated children's series, this cartoonist also worked on the Samurai Jack and Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy series.
He began his association with SpongeBob SquarePants in 1999. His pre-SpongeBob credits include several student films and an Adobe Flash animated series about a character named "George Liquor."
He became known for including anthropomorphic animal characters in his animated works.
He largely kept his private life out of the public eye.
He collaborated with Genndy Tartakovsky on the Cartoon Network series Dexter's Laboratory.