Dan Povenmire is best known as the co-creator of the animated television series Phineas and Ferb. He grew up in Alabama, where he spent his youth drawing and making movies. He attended the University of South Alabama and USC School of Cinematic Art before embarking on a prolific career as a writer, television director, producer, storyboard artist and actor. He has worked on animated series including Hey Arnold, The Simpsons, Rocko’s Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Family Guy, for which he was nominated for an Annie in 2005. He has also been nominated for an Emmy and a BAFTA.
In his own words: “Our show… does tend to inspire kids to get away from the TV… At its core it is very anti-television.”