He created "Beavis and Butt-Head" (1993) for MTV and "King of the Hill" (1997) for Fox. In late 1996 he was determined to get "King of the Hill" (1997) off the ground and bring "Beavis and Butt-Head" (1993) to an end. This resulted in a struggle with both networks as he tried to convince them that they were two completely separate shows. Wanting to work on "King of the Hill" (1997) for Fox while not completely turning his back on MTV, he relented to allowing a series focusing on Daria but wanted to put the project in someone else's hands.
He participated in Boy Scouts as a cub scout.
Played bass guitar for Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets, a Dallas based blues band, and for Doyle Bramhall, a Texas-based musician.
Received a BS in physics from the University of California, San Diego.
Co-founded The Animation Show in 2003, a festival of animation that put animated short films into more movie theaters in North America than any other in history.
The characters of Mr. Tom Anderson (from "Beavis and Butt-Head" (1993)) and Hank Hill (from "King of the Hill" (1997)) are based, in part, on his experiences with his neighbors in Texas.