Butch Hartman Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career
He was born and named Elmer Earl Hartman IV on the 10th day of January 1965 in Highland Park, Michigan, United States.
He grew up along his brothers Keith, Mike and Timothy Hartman. While he was growing, he was given the nickname ‘Butch’ which he eventually adopted as his professional name.
He completed his basic education in Anchor Bay High School situated in New Baltimore. After his graduation in 1983, Butch went on to attend the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.
While at the Arts Institute, Butch interned as an in-between animator in the 1986 Don Bluth’s movie An American Tail.
Soon after his graduation, he quickly landed his first gig as an artist and character designer for the movie My Little Pony. Having little or no experience as a storyboard artist, Butch couldn’t deliver in his duties which got him laid off from the job.
He went to join Ruby-Spears where he was part of the production crew for the animated series including Dink, the Little Dinosaur and It’s Punky Brewster. Butch also worked as a video reference crew member for the production of Disney’s Pocahontas.
During the early ‘90s, Butch Hartman worked for the animation studio called Hanna-Barbera. Working as an artist, Butch successfully created Chip, Pfish, and Gramps for their animated movie What a Cartoon.
Afterward, he wrote and directed other Cartoon Network shows which include I Am Weasel, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory and many more.
When he left the animation coy, Butch joined Nickelodeon where he designed another series called Oh Yeah! Cartoons.
The talented animator got his breakthrough in 1997 after creating the series The Fairly Odd Parents. The series turned out to be commercially successful, thus rating as the second-best series after SpongeBob SquarePants.
The show became one of the longest-running kiddies show on Nickelodeon until it ended in 2017. Interestingly, Butch also produced other popular series on Nickelodeon including T.U.F.F. Puppy, Danny Phantom, and Bunsen Is a Beast, among others.
Butch Hartman is an American animator, director, writer, producer, illustrator, and actor who has a net worth of $50 million.
In addition to his animation works, Butch also runs a podcast known as Speech Bubble on YouTube. The show revolves around movies, cartoons, pop culture, and other areas.
He also released a comic book entitled The 3 O’Clock Club in 2017. Butch appeared as a voice actor in animated series such as Family Guy, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Pet Star, etc.