Dav Pilkey

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Birthday
4, 1966
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
4, 1966 (age 52)
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH

About

Children's author and illustrator who penned the Captain Underpants series, which debuted in 1997. It was adapted into a film in 2017.

Before Fame

He worked at Pizza Hut for a time, where they left the "e" in Dave off his nametag. He chose to use that spelling as his pen name. His work World War Won won a national youth writing and illustration contest in 1986.

Trivia

His works included the Ricky Ricotta and Big Dog & Little Dog series.

Family Life

He grew up with an older sister, Cindy. He married Sayuri Pilkey and settled in Seattle, Washington. He left writing for a time to take care of his father, who was suffering from a terminal illness.

Associated With

He and Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney both became known for their works for children.