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Joel Hodgson

Born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Joel Hodgson is best known as a stand-up comedian and creator of the cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). Hodgson is also a toy designer, prop builder, sculptor, writer and producer. He currently resides in Los Angeles where he continues writing and performing. See full bio »

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  Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (creator - 14 episodes, 2017) (writer - 14 episodes, 2017)
- At the Earth's Core (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Carnival Magic (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2009 Cinematic Titanic: East Meets Watts (Video) (creator - writer)
 2009 Cinematic Titanic: Blood of the Vampires (Video) (creator)
 2008 Cinematic Titanic: The Wasp Woman (Video) (creator) / (written by)
 2008 Cinematic Titanic: Doomsday Machine (Video) (creator) / (written by)
 2007 Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (Video) (creator) / (written by)
 2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 116 episodes)
- Episode #1.150 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.149 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.148 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.147 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.146 (2003) ... (writer)
 2001 Mr. B's Lost Shorts (Video)
 2001 You Don't Know Jack (TV Series)
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (creator - 186 episodes, 1988 - 1999) (written by - 86 episodes, 1989 - 1993) (writer - 21 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (created by - 11 episodes, 1990 - 1998)
- Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1999) ... (creator)
- Diabolik (1999) ... (creator)
- Squirm (1999) ... (creator)
- Horrors of Spider Island (1999) ... (creator)
- It Lives by Night (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Shorts (Video) (creator)
 1997 Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves! (Video) (written by)
 1996 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (television series "Mystery Science Theater 3000")
 1995 MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (TV Special) (creator)
 1995 The TV Wheel (TV Movie)
 1995 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Urges (1995) ... (writer)
 1990 Higgins Boys and Gruber (TV Series) (creator - 1990)
 1987 Melon Drop 1988 (TV Special)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joel and The Joels | Joel and the Joels

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Being an oddity doesn't bother me, as long as I'm a thought provoking one. See more »

Trivia:

Wears glasses, but did not wear them during the host segments of Mystery Scinece Theater 3000 (1988). However, he did wear his glasses during the commentary segments, as can be seen when his silhouette is caught at a profile angle, the outline of his glasses becomes visible. See more »

Nickname:

The Gizmocrat

Star Sign:

Pisces

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