Mark Sean O'Hare
July 18, 1968
San Pedro, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts (BFA)|
|Occupation(s)||Cartoonist, writer, storyboard artist, animator, director|
O'Hare is well known for his work on animated television shows as a writer and storyboard artist for Rocko's Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Hey Arnold!, The Angry Beavers, The Mighty B!, Chowder, and The Ren and Stimpy Show. Throughout the run of the series, O'Hare served as the creative director and supervising producer on Camp Lazlo. In 2016, he was employed as a storyboard artist for Illumination Entertainment.
O'Hare has been nominated four times for an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and won his first Emmy in 2007 for "Outstanding Animated Program" on Camp Lazlo and his second in 2008.
Early life and education
O'Hare was initially enrolled in the aeronautical engineering program at Purdue University; however, after his sophomore year, he shifted focus to study graphic design upon illustrating a comic strip titled Art Gallery for the student newspaper, The Exponent. The comic ran from the autumn of 1987 to the spring of 1990. Afterward, he was accepted into the character animation program at California Institute of the Arts.
He is a close affiliate of fellow director Tim Hill.
|1993–1996||Rocko's Modern Life||director/assistant director/storyboard artist/storyboard clean-up/assistant storyboard artist/additional writer/story|
|1995||The Ren & Stimpy Show||storyboard artist (Episode: "Ol' Blue Nose")|
|1996; 1998||Hey Arnold!||storyboard artist/storyboard director/director|
|1997||The Angry Beavers||storyboard artist/assistant storyboard artist|
|Life with Louie||storyboard artist|
|1997; 2003||Dexter's Laboratory||storyboard artist/writer/story|
|1999–2004||SpongeBob SquarePants||storyboard artist/writer/storyboard director/character layout artist|
|2002||Jeffrey Cat: Claw and Order||creator/model/writer/executive producer (pilot)|
|2003||Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?||writer/storyboard artist|
|2003–2004||The Powerpuff Girls||storyboard artist/writer/story|
|2005–2008||Camp Lazlo||story/writer/storyboard artist/storyboard director/creative director/supervising producer/director|
|2007||Shorty McShorts' Shorts||storyboard artist ("Mascot Prep" short)|
|2008–2009||The Mighty B!||storyboard director|
|2008||Tak and the Power of Juju||storyboard artist/director|
|2010||Adventure Time||storyboard revisionist|
|1992||Cool World||character designer|
|2004||Shrek 2||storyboard artist|
|Shark Tale||additional storyboard artist|
|2010||Despicable Me||storyboard artist|
|2013||Despicable Me 2|
|2015||Minions||additional story artist|
|2016||The Secret Life of Pets||story artist|
|2018||The Grinch||head of story|
|2020||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run||storyboard supervisor|