Schnepp at the 2012 New York Comic Con
|Born||May 16, 1967 (age 48)
|Occupation||Producer, director, voice actor, editor, writer, cartoonist, animator, cinematographer|
Jonathan D. "Jon" Schnepp (born May 16, 1967) is an American producer, director, voice actor, editor, writer, cartoonist, animator, and cinematographer whose company, Schneppzone, works on short films and television shows. His documentary film The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release in 2015. He regularly makes appearances on Collider Movie Talk, and also hosts the Collider talk-show Heroes.
Schnepp served as animation director for Nickelodeon's What's Inside Heidi's Head?, and as editor on numerous episodes of Cartoon Network's Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. He co-directed the pilot for Upright Citizens Brigade for Comedy Central, and directed segments and the Title Sequence for the series run. He also released "The Removers" and "Brainwarp", two pilots he produced and directed, on DVD by Film Threat. He then went to Brazil, working with Debbie Allen, editing and creating the title sequences for two sitcoms airing in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Schnepp co-created, co-wrote, and directed Nerd Hunter 3004 for the Channel 101 pilot. He also guest stars as the voice on three episodes of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force. In two episodes he voices the Wisdom Cube and in the other he plays The Creature from Plaque Lagoon.
Since 2006, Schnepp has served as director on Metalocalypse, an animated series on Cartoon Network about Dethklok, a chiefly-fictional heavy metal band. As well as directing several episodes per season (the most recent of which aired in 2012), he designed and created the look of the five band members, and works closely with the show's co-creators/writers Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. He directed the 2009 Dethklok Tour with Mastodon, providing an animated accompaniment. Schnepp helped write all four Dethklok comic books, and designed variant cover arts.
In 2011, Schnepp directed music videos for the bands I Set My Friends On Fire and Forbidden. In a 2012 Dread Central interview he spoke of directing an upcoming animated horror film, Grimm Fairy Tales.
From 2013 to 2015, Schnepp was a regular contributor to AMC Movie Talk on YouTube, an online show dedicated to film news and commentaries. After the series' cancellation by AMC Theatres and subsequent pickup by Collider.com, Schnepp remained as a regular contributor.
In 2015, Schnepp directed the 2015 documentary film The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?, which documents behind-the-scenes events surrounding the cancelled Tim Burton film Superman Lives. Partially raised through a successful Kickstarter campaign, it premiered on May 1, 2015 and was released through VOD on July 9, 2015 to positive reviews.
Film, television, and web
|Year||Film||Director||Producer||Writer||Actor||Other credits and notes|
|1986||Ferris Bueller's Day Off||Yes||Extra|
|1995–1999||Space Ghost Coast to Coast||Yes||Animator, voice role, editor|
|1995||Club Dead||Yes||Video game; voice role|
|1998||Upright Citizens Brigade||Yes||Two episodes|
|1999||Cast in Stone||Yes|
|2000||HBO First Look||Editor|
|2001||The Removers||Yes||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|2003||The Orlando Jones Show||Editor|
|2003||Brainwarp||Yes||Yes||Yes||Role: The Indescribable Disaster (voice)|
|2003–09||Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Yes||Yes||Role: The Wisdom Cube / Gary the Dairy Fairy (voices)|
|2004||Nerd Hunter 3004||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Short film; role: Videogame Nerd|
|2005||My Big Fat Independent Movie||Yes||Role: Mexican Standoff Extra|
|2005–06||Mind of Mencia||Visual effects|
|2006–12||Metalocalypse||Yes||Yes||Yes||Character designer; role: Dr. Gibbits (voice)
|2007||Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am||Yes||Video game; role: Dumbassahedratron (voice)|
|2009||A Day in the Life||Yes||Editor; role: Officer Miller|
|2009–10||The Venture Bros.||Yes||Animated series
Co-directed with Christopher McCulloch
|2010||Caller ID||Yes||Role: Jeb|
|2011||Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope||Guest appearance only|
|2012||The ABCs of Death||Yes||Yes||Segment "W is for WTF?"|
|2013–15||AMC Movie Talk||Himself|
|2014||Turbo FAST||Yes||Role: Donald (voice)
Episode: "Tur-Bros/The Snailman"
|2015||The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Editor; Himself
|2015||Wrestling Isn't Wrestling||Yes||Short film; role: Rabbi|
|Collider Movie Talk||Himself|
|2007||Dethklok||"Bloodrocuted"||Co-director (with Brendon Small)|
|2008||Dethklok||"Briefcase Full of Guts"||Director|
|2008||Dethklok||"Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle"||Director|
|2008||Dethklok||"Go Into the Water"||Director|
|2009||Dethklok||"Burn The Earth"||Director|
|2009||Dethklok||"Black Fire Upon Us"||Director|
|2010||The Damned Things||"We've Got a Situation Here"||Guest appearance only|
|2011||I Set My Friends On Fire||"Astral Rejection"||Director|
- Hallam, Scott (April 26, 2012). "Metalocalypse Director Jon Schnepp and Zenescope's Benjamin Jackendoff Talk Animating Grimm Fairy Tales". Dread Central.
- Toro, Gabe. "See Nicolas Cage As Superman In The Death Of Superman Lives' Trailer". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?". Kickstarter. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Leane, Rob. "The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened? review". Den of Geek. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES: WHAT HAPPENED? (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Nordling Reviews THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES: WHAT HAPPENED?". Ain't It Cool News. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Couch, Aaron (4 September 2013). "'Death of Superman Lives' Trailer: Nicolas Cage is Man of Steel (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
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