Mike Judge was born in 1962 in Ecuador and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended the University of California at San Diego, where he earned a degree in physics. Judge worked as an engineer and played bass professionally before MTV picked up his 1992 animated short, "Frog Baseball." MTV spun off Beavis and Butt-head into a show of its own in the 1990s, with Judge doing the voices of both characters, as well as others. His next project was King of the Hill for Fox. Judge then expanded into writing and directing his own live-action films, including Office Space, Idiocracy, and Extract. Currently, Judge is a cocreator, executive producer, writer, and director for the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series Silicon Valley.