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Butch Hartman Biography

Elmer Earl “Butch” Hartman IV professionally known as Butch Hartman is an American animator, voice actor, and YouTuber, best known for creating the Bunsen Is a Beast, Nicktoons, The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, and T.U.F.F. Puppy. He also owns a production company, Billionfold Inc., which he uses primarily to produce his shows. He was an executive producer on The Fairly OddParents for the entirety of its 16-year run.

On February 8, 2018, he declared in a YouTube video that he had left Nickelodeon on February 2 after having worked at the studio since December 1997. He confirmed in the video that this resulted at the end of production on Bunsen Is a Beast after just one season. His latest animated program, HobbyKids Adventures, premiered on YouTube in 2019.

He graduated from Anchor Bay High School in New Baltimore in 1983. He subsequently attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. While still attending CalArts, he received the chance to intern as an in-between animator on the Don Bluth film An American Tail. Shortly after graduating from CalArts, he was hired as a character designer and storyboard artist for an unidentified My Little Pony animated series. It was the first time he had worked with storyboards, and because of this, he was soon fired from the job.

Later, he found work with Ruby-Spears, where he worked on It’s Punky Brewster and Dink, the Little Dinosaur. He was a member of the video reference crew for the Disney film Pocahontas. In the previous 1990s, he was hired as an artist in the model department at Hanna-Barbera and was eventually contacted by studio president Fred Seibert to make the shorts Chip and Pfish and Gramps for the What a Cartoon! Show.

Butch Hartman

Finally, he became a writer, director and storyboard artist for several of the early Cartoon Network shows, including Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken and I Am Weasel. Following his contract with Hanna-Barbera expired, he went to work with Seibert on the Oh Yeah! Cartoons show for Nickelodeon. During that time working at Hanna-Barbera, he became friends with future Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The partners would later go on to make the short Zoomates together for Oh Yeah! Cartoons. The role Dr. Elmer Hartman in Family Guy was named after Hartman. He also voiced various characters in the show’s first few seasons.

Working at Nickelodeon

in December 1997, his biggest success came when he created The Fairly OddParents. The series officially started out as a series of shorts on the anthology show, Oh Yeah! Cartoons. Eventually, Nickelodeon decided to pick the shorts up as a full series. Filming in 2001, the adapted series ended up becoming a huge hit, second only in the ratings to SpongeBob SquarePants (and it briefly even passed SpongeBobs ratings).

Following the third The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius crossover The Jimmy-Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators, the series ceased production in 2006, but it was announced on his forum on February 2, 2007, that 20 more episodes would be produced; the 6th season of Fairly OddParents aired on February 18, 2008, starting with the 1-hour special Fairly OddBaby. Along May 1, 2009, to May 3, 2009, the 3-part special Wishology aired; although that too was originally intended as a series finale, the series was renewed for another season.

A tenth season was eventually ordered in 2015. The Fairly OddParents is Nickelodeon’s second longest-running animated show behind SpongeBob. Following the success of The Fairly OddParents, he was asked to create another show for Nickelodeon; Hartman says the President of Nickelodeon asked him if he had an idea, and before he could say the title he was given the green light. The show would later become Danny Phantom.

To produce the show, in 2004, he founded Billionfold Inc., which he also used, and still uses today, to produce his other projects. Danny Phantom received critical acclaim and is considered his best show, with Hartman himself acknowledging it as perhaps the best of his programs. Danny Phantom ended production in early 2007.

Around 2008–2009, he started producing his third show for Nickelodeon, T.U.F.F. Puppy, which was aired in 2010 alongside the Jimmy Neutron spin-off Planet Sheen. The series received mixed to positive reviews and ran for 3 seasons before being canceled. His fourth show, Bunsen Is a Beast, aired on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons from January 16, 2017, to February 10, 2018.

On February 8, 2018, he revealed on his Twitter and YouTube accounts that he had left Nickelodeon as of February 2 after a 20-year run. In late February 2018, he announced in a video released on his YouTube channel that The Fairly OddParents got canceled and renewed five times by Nickelodeon. He said that the reason for the series’ back-and-forth cancellation and renewal was because it was not as popular as SpongeBob SquarePants, yet it still performed better in ratings than any other animated show on the network.

Future projects

After he announced that he was leaving Nickelodeon, he said in the same video that he was working new projects to be released in the future. He mentioned that he is working on a show called Elf Detective for his YouTube channel as well as multiple projects with PocketWatch, Inc. On June 18, 2018, he launched a Kickstarter campaign for his own streaming service for family-focused entertainment called OAXIS. It reached its goal of $250,000 on July 18, 2018.

Other works

His other TV work includes voicing various characters on the animated series Family Guy and playing the character Sean Masters on the short-lived series Generations in 1991. He also came out on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives during the late 1980s. In 2012, it was announced that he was set to serve as the director on the film adaptation of ALF for Sony Pictures Animation.

In 2015, he launched a “kid safe network (app) of live shows and cartoons” called the Noog Network. In August 2016, he showed on YouTube the short sequences of his Cartoon Network’s pilot episode dating back to 2011, called Dynamice!. He also working on a comic book called “The 3 O’Clock Club”, as revealed on a YouTube live stream on his channel and was released in 2017.

In October 2017, he started a podcast called Speech Bubble with his co-host Jace Diehl, on which they talk about cartoons, movies, pop culture, and various other topics. Several voice actors have appeared on the podcast, including Rob Paulsen, Tara Strong, Jerry Trainor, Grey Griffin, and Vic Mignogna. After initially posting excerpts on his primary YouTube channel, the podcast videos were later moved to its own dedicated YouTube channel, now including full episodes.

On June 22, 2019, His latest animated series  HobbyKids Adventures, premiered. This series, produced by PocketWatch, Inc., was created for YouTube channel HobbyKidsTV.

Butch Hartman Age/Early Life

He was born on January 10, 1965, in Highland Park, Michigan. His birth sign is Capricorn and as of 2019, he is 54 years old. He was given the nickname Butch as a young boy and continued to use the name professionally as an adult. He spent his childhood in Roseville, Michigan and his teenage years in New Baltimore, Michigan.

Butch Hartman Nationality

He is an American citizen.

Butch Hartman Family

He’s the son of Elmer Earl Hartman III (father) and Carol Davis (mother). His younger brothers are Mike, Keith, and Timothy. The character Timmy Turner from The Fairly OddParents was named after his younger brother, Timothy, and the character of Mikey from Bunsen is a Beast was, as he explained, his shot to name a lead after his brother Mike.

Butch Hartman Marriage

He currently lives in Bell Canyon, California, with his wife, Julieann, and daughters, Carly and Sophia Hartman. Hartman is also an openly devout Christian. In 2005, the couple founded Hartman House, a non-profit organization that travels to developing nations and some of the most poverty-stricken areas in the United States.

Butch with his family

The organization has built two homes for families in Guatemala, fed nearly 7,200 families with Thanksgiving meals in the U.S., and is in the midst of funding a school in Uganda. At Hartman House events, he usually draws and autographs items related to his work for children.

Butch Hartman Height and Weight

  • Height – 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
  • Weight – N/A
  • Hair color – Black
  • Eye color – Black

Butch Hartman Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars.

Butch Hartman Filmography


Year Title Role Notes
1986 An American Tail In between artist
1992 California Hot Wax Eddie
1994 Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights Character designer
1995 Pocahontas Video reference cast
1997 Annabelle’s Wish Storyboard artist
Direct-to-video film
1998 Adventures in Odyssey: Baby Daze Storyboard artist
Adventures in Odyssey: A Stranger Among Us Storyboard artist
2004 Channel Chasers Co-writer, director, and animator for “Channel 297” scene
2005 Doogal Writer: United States screenplay (later rewritten without his knowledge, only about 3% of his script remained)[23]
2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Waiter Writer: series and characters
2012 A Fairly Odd Christmas Christmas Caroler Story, screenplay, writer: series and characters
2014 A Fairly Odd Summer Crazy Guy Story, screenplay, writer: series and characters


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Body Language Contestant Appeared on 4 episodes (broadcast March 27–29 and April 1, 1985), winning a total of $17,650
1985–86 It’s Punky Brewster Models
1987 Growing Pains Robert Jordan Episode 3.5: “Michaelgate”
1988 Just the Ten of Us Rod Grossman Episode 1.4: “Close Encounters”
Police Academy Models
1988–89 Days of Our Lives Henry
1989 Dink, the Little Dinosaur Storyboard artist
1990 Piggsburg Pigs! Key model designer
1991–93 Tom & Jerry Kids Character designer
1993 Droopy, Master Detective Designer
1995 What a Cartoon! Creator: “Pfish & Chip”, & “Gramps”; writer/director “Hillbilly Blue”
1996–97 Dexter’s Laboratory Writer/storyboard artist/background designer/layout artist
1997–99 Johnny Bravo Storyboard artist/writer: story/director
1997 Cow & Chicken Models/storyboard artist
1997 I Am Weasel Models/storyboard artist
1998–2001 Oh Yeah! Cartoons Creator: “The Fairly OddParents” and “Dan Danger”; director/producer: “Terry and Chris”; director/storyboard artist: “Zoomates”
1999–2002 Family Guy Jonathan Weed
Additional voices
2001–17 The Fairly OddParents Dr. Rip Studwell / Dimmerella / Francis / Minister / Tinkelbell / Happy Cat Kid Days Actor #1 / Dr. Bender / Race Official / Flashback Boy / Web Eared Guy / Kid #3 / Orderly / Crowd Member / Street Cleaning Robot / CIA Guy / Fairy #1 / Boxer / Erik / Panting Guy / Ticket Guy / Yugopotamian Male / T.V. Announcer / Bouncer / Soap Actor / President / Park Patron / Guard / Kid #1 / Monster / Pirate / Fish / Guard #1 / Molar Dog / Fairy #4 / Comic Dealer / Actor / Cop #2 / Gardener / Driver / Hamster / Bus Driver / Male Announcer / Bus Driver / Protozoa #1 / Cow / Rocket Scientist / Tinklebell / Anti-body #1 / Computerized Voice / Alien Captain / Father / Jail Cop / Football Tryouts Coach Creator, story, writer, director, storyboard artist, voice actor, theme music composer, and executive producer
2003 Pet Star Judge Episode 1.11
2004–07 Danny Phantom Football Announcer 1
(episode: “What You Want”)
Creator, story, writer, storyboard artist, director, theme music composer, and executive producer
2010–15 T.U.F.F. Puppy Agent Weaselman
Agent Rodentski
Creator, story, music composer, voice actor, executive producer, writer, storyboard artist, and director
2013 Big Time Rush Himself Guest star on “Big Time Cartoon”,
guest animator on “Big Time Christmas”
2013 Jinxed Additional artist
2017–18 Bunsen Is a Beast Creator/writer/storyboard artist/executive producer/theme music composer


Year Title Role Notes
2016–17 Nickelodeon Animation Podcast Episode 10: Butch HartmanEpisode 36: Bunsen Is a Beast Cast & Creator Podcast
2017 Sanders Sides Episode 9: Becoming a Cartoon Appears as himself and animates a cartoon sequence
2017 The Fairly Odd Phantom Internet short that reunites characters from all Butch Hartman shows created for Nickelodeon[24]
2019 HobbyKids Adventures Creator, executive producer, director, designs Based on the YouTube channel, HobbyKidsTV

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