Joel Hodgson

Writer | Music Department | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999) | Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (2017) | Mr. B's Lost Shorts (2001)
AWARDS 
1 win & 5 nominations More »
AKA 
Joel and The Joels | Joel and the Joels
NICKNAME  
The Gizmocrat
BORN 
Feb 20, 1960 (age 58)
HEIGHT 
5' 10" (1.78m)

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Past Film & Video (23 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (25 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Steven UniverseSteven Universe (TV Series) Bill Dewey / Mayor Bill Dewey (13 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2018 13
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  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The ReturnMystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) Ardy / Santa Claus / Larry (14 episodes, 2017), Director (14 episodes, 2017), Writer (creator) (14 episodes, 2017), Writer (14 episodes, 2017), Executive Producer (14 episodes, 2017), Composer (theme music) (9 episodes, 2017), Lyricist (theme music) (9 episodes, 2017), Writer ("Our Love Is on Wings (You Can't See)") (1 episode, 2017), Lyrics ("MST3K Love Theme") (1 episode, 2017), Lyrics ("The Great Space Circus") (1 episode, 2017), Music ("MST3K Love Theme") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 14
    • At the Earth's Core (Apr 14, 2017) Ardy, Director, Executive Producer, Writer (creator), Writer  Less
    • The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (Apr 14, 2017) Ardy / Santa Claus, Director, Executive Producer, Writer (creator), Writer  Less
    • Carnival Magic (Apr 14, 2017) Ardy, Director, Executive Producer, Lyrics ("The Great Space Circus"), Writer (creator), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Official Walkthrough of DarkstarThe Official Walkthrough of Darkstar (TV Mini-series) Kane Cooper  Less 2010–2017
  • Primary photo for Other SpaceOther Space (TV Series) Zalian Fletcher (8 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015 8
    • Finale (Apr 14, 2015) Zalian Fletcher  Less
    • First Contact (Apr 14, 2015) Zalian Fletcher  Less
    • Powerless (Apr 14, 2015) Zalian Fletcher  Less
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  • Primary photo for Public Domain TheatrePublic Domain Theatre (TV Series) Special Thanks For Bringing The Funny (34 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011–2014 34
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  • Primary photo for Arrested DevelopmentArrested Development (TV Series) Joel Robinson (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series ShowNaruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show (TV Series) Performer ("Master Ninja Theme Song")  Less 2009– 
  • Primary photo for Water and PowerWater and Power (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Everything You Need to KnowEverything You Need to Know (TV Series) Supervising Producer  Less 2006– 
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Writer (116 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003 116
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  • Primary photo for You Don't Know JackYou Don't Know Jack (TV Series) Writer  Less 2001– 
  • Primary photo for Freaks and GeeksFreaks and Geeks (TV Series) Discotheque DJ / Salesman (3 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000 3
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) Writer (creator) (187 episodes, 1988), Composer (theme song) (177 episodes, 1989), Set Designer (129 episodes, 1989), Joel Robinson / Joel / Joel Hodgson (109 episodes, 1988), Art Director (106 episodes, 1988), Performer (theme song) (87 episodes, 1988), Gizmonic Devices (86 episodes, 1989), Lyricist (theme song) (86 episodes, 1989), Writer (86 episodes, 1989), Executive Producer (69 episodes, 1990), Writer (21 episodes, 1988), Soundtrack (21 episodes, 1989), Composer (theme music) (21 episodes, 1988), Lyricist (21 episodes, 1988), Performer (theme music) (20 episodes, 1988), Writer (created by) (12 episodes, 1990), Set Decorator (9 episodes, 1995), Director (8 episodes, 1992), This Week's Creative Pit Boss (3 episodes, 1990), Production Designer (3 episodes, 1988), Performer ("99 Bottles of Beer") (2 episodes, 1989), Performer ("George of the Jungle") (2 episodes, 1991), Performer ("We're in This Love Together", "9 to 5") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("London Bridge Is Falling Down") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Torn between Two Lovers") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Kumbaya", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "Always and Forever", "Hooked on a Feeling", "It's About Time") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)", "Cool", "99 Bottles of Beer", "Monster Mash") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("A Hard Day's Night", "Love Rollercoaster", "Kung Fu Fighting", "I Cain't Say No", "Legs", "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", "A Secretary Is Not a Toy") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Mr. Ed", "Whip It") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Black and White", "Hooray for Santy Claus", "It Really Was No Miracle", "Xanadu", "Doctor My Eyes", "One") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("A Patrick Swayze Christmas") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Blue Tail Fly") (1 episode, 1990), Performer ("Walking in Memphis", "Singin' in the Rain") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("I Could Have Danced All Night") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Climb Ev'ry Mountain") (1 episode, 1990), Performer ("Love Shack") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Movin' Right Along", "Happy Birthday to You", "The Mickey Mouse March", "Summer Breeze") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Mah Nà Mah Nà") (1 episode, 1990), Performer ("Wildfire", "Baby Bumblebee") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Shave and a Haircut") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("The Ballad of Jed Clampett", "Kumbaya", "Theme from The Brady Bunch") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Legs", "I Could Have Danced All Night", "Seasons in the Sun") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", "Wedding Bell Blues") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Tin Man", "Working My Way Back to You", "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Buffalo Gals", "Heigh-Ho", "Born to Be Wild", "School's Out", "Optimistic Voices") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Let's Call the Whole Thing Off") (1 episode, 1988), Performer ("The Stripper", "Get Smart Theme", "Old Dutch Jingle", "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer), "Around the World") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Teddy Bears' Picnic") (1 episode, 1990), Performer ("Hava Nagila", "Blue Tail Fly") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("The Safety Dance") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("My Sharona") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Surfin' Safari", "Wildfire", "The Morning After", "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", "Welcome Christmas") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("The Addams Family Theme") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("The Ballad of Jed Clampett") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Speed Racer" (as "Speed Farmer"), "I'm Walkin'", "Alice's Restaurant Massacree") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Beach Blanket Bingo") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Shipoopi", "Flash", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", "Blow the Man Down") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Don't Pull Your Love", "So Long, Farewell", "School's Out") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Strawberry Fields Forever", "Kung Fu Fighting", "Twist and Shout", " (Theme From) The Monkees") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle", "Optimistic Voices", "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)", "Ridin' the Storm Out", "The Patty Duke Theme") (1 episode, 1992), Lyrics ("These Boots are Made for Walkin'") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Rock 'n' Roll High School", "Jingle Bell Rock" (uncredited), "Dog & Butterfly", "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt", "Petticoat Junction Theme" (uncredited)) (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Happy Birthday to You", " (Theme from) The Monkees") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Oompa Loompa", "We Are the Champions") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("It's a Small World (After All)") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Yellow Submarine") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("If I Only Had the Nerve") (1 episode, 1990), Performer ("Candy-O", "The Yellow Rose of Texas") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Ode on Estelle", "Mister Ed", "I Get Around", "Copacabana", "Frère Jacques", "Rock and Roll", "Happy Birthday to You", "Brick House", "Walk Right In", "Surfin' Safari", "Year of the Cat") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Dobie", "Gotta Dance", "Symphony No. 5") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Rock the Boat" (uncredited), "The Night Chicago Died" (uncredited), "Danger to Ourselves and Others") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Magic Man") (1 episode, 1991), Puppet Builder (1 episode, 1988), Performer ("Anarchy in the U.K.", "Play That Funky Music") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Iron Man", "Everybody's Talkin'", "867-5309/Jenny", "Walking in Memphis", "Leader of the Pack") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Fame and Fortune") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Dem Bones") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Magic Man", "Catch a Wave", "When I Need You", "Don't Give Up on Us", "The Night Chicago Died", "Don't Pull Your Love (Out)", " (You're) Having My Baby", "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", "I Honestly Love You", "Snowbird") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Come Together", "Theme from Shaft", "My Guy", "Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema"), "Surf City", "Getting to Know You", "All I Have to Do Is Dream", "The Ballad of Jed Clampett") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Holiday for Strings" (as "Holiday for Pigs"), "Sugar Mountain" (as "Shadow Mountain"), "Hooked on a Feeling", "Good Morning", "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", "Torn Between Two Lovers") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)", "Killing an Arab", "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35", "We Love You Conrad", "Get Me to the Church on Time") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Jolly Holiday", "Prologue: Tradition", "99 Bottles of Beer", "Pop Muzik") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Where Is Love?", "Jim Dandy", "Love Is All Around", "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing", "I Ran (So Far Away)", "Toast and Marmalade for Tea") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Jim Dandy" (as "Jam Handy"), "Stand by Your Man", "Riders on the Storm") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Evil Woman") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("The Happy Wanderer", "Where Is Love?", "One Tin Soldier") (1 episode, 1990), Performer (" (Theme From) The Monkees", "Nobody but Me") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Brain Damage", "Sweet Adeline") (1 episode, 1993), Writer ("Danger to Ourselves and Others") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Magic Man", "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle", "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead", "Casino Royale Theme", "U Can't Touch This", "I Only Have Eyes for You", "The Morning After") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("99 Bottles of Beer", "Happy Birthday to You") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("The Wells Fargo Wagon") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Sailing, Sailing", "Surfin' Bird", "Itsy Bitsy Spider") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight", "Barbarella", "One Tin Soldier", "Don't You Want Me", "Cat Scratch Fever") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Happy Birthday to You", "Play That Funky Music") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Whole Lotta Love", "The Sound of Music", "I Can See Clearly Now") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Geneology Bop", "Batman Theme", "Turning Japanese", "Have Gun - Will Travel Theme") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("Shipoopi", "Casper the Friendly Ghost", "The Spam Song") (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("All My Loving", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Paperback Writer", "Golden Years", "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)", "Take Good Care of My Baby") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Ode to Pants") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Never Gonna Give You Up", "Little Red Corvette", "Leader of the Pack", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "When I Need You", "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing", "Ol' Man River") (1 episode, 1992), Performer ("Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", "Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha", "High Hopes" (uncredited), "Paint It, Black", "Good Vibrations") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("The Train Song" a.k.a. "What a Pleasant Journey", "Cars" (uncredited)) (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("A Clown in the Sky", "Idiot Control Now" (uncredited)) (1 episode, 1991), Performer ("O Tannenbaum") (1 episode, 1988), Performer ("Tequila Sunrise", "Do You Hear What I Hear?", "We Are the World") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Thank Heaven for Little Girls") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1988–1999 199
    • Diabolik (Aug 8, 1999) Composer (theme song), Writer (creator)  Less
    • Squirm (Aug 1, 1999) Composer (theme song), Writer (creator)  Less
    • Horrors of Spider Island (Jul 25, 1999) Composer (theme song), Writer (creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for 2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (TV Short) Writer (creator)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Sabrina, the Teenage WitchSabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series) Magic Consultant (19 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996–1997 19
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  • Primary photo for 1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (TV Short) Writer (created by)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Space Ghost Coast to CoastSpace Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
    • Urges (Oct 20, 1995) Writer  Less
  • Primary photo for MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview SpecialMST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (TV Special) Set Designer, Writer (creator)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The TV WheelThe TV Wheel (TV Movie) Himself - Host, Producer, Writer  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The Paula Poundstone ShowThe Paula Poundstone Show (TV Series) Consultant (2 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 2
  • Primary photo for This Is MST3KThis Is MST3K (TV Short) Himself (Creator, 'Mystery Science Theater 3000'), Special Thanks  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Higgins Boys and GruberHiggins Boys and Gruber (TV Series) Writer (creator), Himself (1990)  Less 1990–1991
  • Primary photo for Melon Drop 1988Melon Drop 1988 (TV Special) Writer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Jerry Seinfeld: Stand-Up ConfidentialJerry Seinfeld: Stand-Up Confidential (TV Special) Cast Member, Writer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Out of ControlOut of Control (TV Series) Presto (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
Self (15 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
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