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Jay Lender (born June 14, 1969 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States) is an American television writer and director. He is a former writer for SpongeBob SquarePants. Previous to his work on SpongeBob, Jay designed and drew numerous backgrounds for Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold!. He is the son of the founder of Lender's Bagels, Murray Lender.
Since leaving Nickelodeon, Jay has written a number of scripts for video games with his writing partner Micah Wright, and continues to develop animated series concepts as well as drawing the occasional SpongeBob comic strip for Nickelodeon Magazine. Most recently, the duo worked together on Robocalypse, a real-time strategy game for the Nintendo DS.
Jay spent two years studying at the Rhode Island School of Design before transferring to CalArts where he specialized in animation. Jay has also directed two seasons of Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb.
|1994||The Pagemaster||additional special effects animator|
|1997||Loose Tooth||in between artist
|2001||Paper Clips||creative consultant|
|2016||They're Watching||director and screenwriter|
|1996||C Bear and Jamal||storyboard artist|
|1996–1999||Hey Arnold!||storyboard artist
|1997||The Angry Beavers||storyboard artist|
|2009-2012||Phineas and Ferb||director|
SpongeBob SquarePants episodes
- "Graveyard Shift"
- "Hall Monitor"
- "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve"
- "Big Pink Loser"
- "Neptune's Spatula"
- "Plankton's Army"
- "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV"
- "Valentines Day"
- "The Paper"
- "Just One Bite"
- "Opposite Day"
- "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II"
- "Bubble Buddy"
- "Patty Hype"
- "Life of Crime"
- "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
- "Krusty Love"
- "The Fry Cook Games"
- "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm"
- "SpongeGuard on Duty"
- "Can You Spare a Dime?"
- "Squilliam Returns"
- "The Camping Episode"
|Jul. 2012||SpongeBob Comics||#9||"Hold Still!"||United Plankton Pictures||Story|
|May 2015||#44||"The Secret of the Giant Pink Fuzzy Dice"|
|Jun. 2016||#57||"The Clarinet of Dr. Calamari"|
|Jul. 2016||#58||"Larry the Lobster (and Patrick) in: Crusoem Twosome"|
|Nov. 2016||#62||"Squidward's Mythological Madness"|