Bill Plympton


Bill Plympton was born on April 30th, 1946 in Portland, Oregon, United States and is the Cartoonist from United States. Discover Bill Plympton's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 76 years old.

Date of Birth
April 30, 1946
United States
Place of Birth
Portland, Oregon, United States
76 years old
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Animator, Film Director
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Portland State University, School of Visual Arts
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About Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton (born April 30, 1946) is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker best known for his 1987 Academy Awards-nominated animated short Your Face and his series of shorts Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog, and Horn Dog.

Early life

Plympton was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Wilda Jean (Jerman) and Donald F. Plympton, and was raised on a farm in nearby Oregon City with five siblings: Sally, Tia, Peggy, David and Peter. From 1964 to 1968, he studied Graphic Design at Portland State University, where he was a member of the film society and worked on the yearbook. In 1968, he transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he majored in cartooning. He graduated from SVA in 1969.


Plympton's illustrations and cartoons have been published in The New York Times and the weekly newspaper The Village Voice, as well as in the magazines Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Penthouse, and National Lampoon. His political cartoon strip Plympton, which began in 1975 in the SoHo Weekly News, eventually was syndicated and appeared in over 20 newspapers.

In 1988, his animated short Your Face was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. He also became known for other animated short films, including 25 Ways to Quit Smoking (1989) and Enemies (1991), the latter of which was part of the Animania series on MTV, where many of his other shorts were shown.

In 1991, Plympton won the Prix Spécial du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival for Push Comes to Shove which was featured on MTV's animated series Liquid Television. In 1992, his self-financed, first feature-length animated film, The Tune debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. His work also appeared on the 1992–1993 Fox comedy series The Edge. In 1993, he made his first live action film, J. Lyle.

In 1995, he contributed animation and graphics to a computer game collection, Take Your Best Shot. He also published a comic book in 2003, The Sleazy Cartoons of Bill Plympton.

The actress Martha Plimpton, a distant relative of his, served as associate producer on Plympton's animated feature Hair High (2004), doing much of the casting. The movie's voice cast included her father Keith Carradine and her uncle David Carradine.

Personal life

On December 23, 2011, Plympton married animator/artist/illustrator Sandrine Flament at his sister's house in Oregon. Their son, Lucas, was born in September 2012.


  • 1988 Academy Award nomination for Short Animation: "Your Face"
  • 1991 Jury Prize for Short Films, "Push Comes to Shove", Cannes Film Festival
  • 2004 Inkpot Award winner
  • 2005 Academy Award nomination for Short Animation: "Guard Dog"
  • 2006 Winsor McCay Award Annie Awards by ASIFA-Hollywood
  • 2011 20th Annual Cinema St. Louis Film Festival (traditional name: St. Louis International Film Festival), Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2011 Burbank International Film Festival, Pioneer in Theatrical Animation Award
  • 2011 Action On Film International Film Festival, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2013 ANIMAFicx Award, 51st Gijon International Film Festival: "Cheatin'"