Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 20, 1968
FactOnce lived in Norfolk, Massachusetts.

Ben Edlund is an American cartoonist, writer, and producer. He is the creator of The Tick, a comic book character who has been adapted into an animated television series, live-action television series, and video games. Edlund was born in 1965 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. His parents were both teachers. He has two older sisters. Edlund was interested in comics and animation from a young age.

He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where he majored in film and animation. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in animation. Edlund worked on several animated television series, including The Ren & Stimpy Show and Batman: The Animated Series. In 1994, he created The Tick, a comic book character who became the star of an animated television series, live-action television series, and video games. Edlund has won several awards for his work on The Tick, including an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award.

He currently serves as the executive producer and showrunner of The Tick live-action television series. Edlund is married to Lisa Henson, the daughter of Jim Henson. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NameBen Edlund
Date Of BirthSeptember 20, 1968
Place Of BirthPembroke, Massachusetts, United States
ProfessionFilm director, Screenwriter, Television Director, Cartoonist, Television producer
EducationSilver Lake Regional High School


NominationsHugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement In Animation
MoviesTitan A.E., A, B, C... Manhattan
TV ShowsThe Tick

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1Once lived in Norfolk, Massachusetts.
2Created the comic book "The Tick". He wrote and illustrated 12 issues before moving on to other projects. He's been working on the 13th installment for several years. All other issues of the comic (with the exception of a few covers) have been done by other artists and writers.




AngelTV Series supervising producer - 22 episodes, 2003 - 2004 producer - 7 episodes, 2003
Firefly2002-2003TV Series producer - 13 episodes
The Tick2001-2002TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
The Tick1994-1996TV Series co-producer - 4 episodes
The Tick2016TV Series executive producer
Powers2016TV Series co-executive producer - 8 episodes
Gotham2014-2015TV Series co-executive producer - 21 episodes
Revolution2013-2014TV Series consulting producer - 17 episodes
SupernaturalTV Series consulting producer - 68 episodes, 2006 - 2013 executive producer - 44 episodes, 2009 - 2011 co-executive producer - 38 episodes, 2007 - 2009
Point Pleasant2005-2006TV Series co-executive producer - 12 episodes


The TickTV Series created by - 1 episode, 2016 written by - 1 episode, 2016
Powers2016TV Series written by - 1 episode
Gotham2014-2015TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Revolution2013-2014TV Series written by - 4 episodes
SupernaturalTV Series written by - 23 episodes, 2006 - 2013 story by - 1 episode, 2008 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2008
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2010TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Venture Bros.TV Series story - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2006 written by - 1 episode, 2006
Point PleasantTV Series teleplay - 1 episode, 2005 written by - 1 episode, 2005
The Inside2005TV Series written by - 1 episode
AngelTV Series written by - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2004 teleplay - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2004 story - 1 episode, 2004
Firefly2002-2003TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The TickTV Series created by - 9 episodes, 2001 - 2002 written by - 3 episodes, 2001 - 2002
Titan A.E.2000screenplay
Crawley1999Short written by
A, B, C... Manhattan1997
The TickTV Series created by - 30 episodes, 1994 - 1996 written by - 24 episodes, 1994 - 1996 based upon characters created by - 6 episodes, 1994
The Tick1994Video Game original creator


Supernatural2011-2012TV Series 2 episodes
Angel2004TV Series 1 episode

Animation Department

The TickTV Series layout designer - 1 episode, 1994 model designer - 1 episode, 1994 storyboard supervisor - 1 episode, 1994

Visual Effects

Crawley1999Short visual effects
The Tick1994TV Series model designer


Titan A.E.2000creative consultant
The Tick1996TV Series story editor - 1 episode


The Venture Bros.2006TV SeriesVenturestein

Special Effects

Puss Bucket1991special effects

Art Department

The Tick1996TV Series model designer - 1 episode

Art Director

Manhattan by Numbers1993


Supernatural2014TV Series writer - 1 episode


TSA America: Yeah, But Is It Ticking?2014Short special thanks
TSA America: Suspicious Bulges2014Short special thanks
TSA America: Just Relax2013Short special thanks
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog2008TV Mini-Series very special thanks - 3 episodes
I'll Be Home for Christmas1998acknowledgment: The "Tick" characters TM and © 1995. All Rights Reserved.
The Tick1994Video Game special thanks


Supernatural and the Quest for the Soul2011Video documentary shortHimself


Won Awards

1999Silver Jury AwardChicago Underground Film FestivalBest Narrative ShortCrawley (1999)
1995AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Individual Achievement for Creative Supervision in the Field of AnimationThe Tick (1994)
1995AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of AnimationThe Tick (1994)

Nominated Awards

2005HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Short FormAngel (1999)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in AnimationThe Tick (1994)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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