Jon Schnepp

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Jon Schnepp
Schnepp at the 2012 New York Comic Con
Born May 16, 1967 (age 48)
United States
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.

Schnepp co-directed Season 4.1 of The Venture Bros. Schnepp was featured in The Damned Things music video for "We've Got A Situation Here".

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.[1]

From 2013 to 2015, Schnepp was a regular contributor to AMC Movie Talk on YouTube, an online show dedicated to film news and commentaries.[citation needed] After the series' cancellation by AMC Theatres and subsequent pickup by, 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.[2] Partially raised through a successful Kickstarter campaign,[3] it premiered on May 1, 2015 and was released through VOD on July 9, 2015 to positive reviews.[4][5][6]

Selected filmography[edit]

Film, television, and web[edit]

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 HorrorGirl Yes The Demon
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)
Animated series
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?[7] Yes Yes Yes Editor; Himself
2015 Wrestling Isn't Wrestling Yes Short film; role: Rabbi
Collider Movie Talk Himself
2015 AMC Heroes Himself
Collider Heroes Himself

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Song Notes
2007 Dethklok "Bloodrocuted" Co-director (with Brendon Small)
2008 Dethklok "Murmaider" Director
2008 Dethklok "Briefcase Full of Guts" Director
2008 Dethklok "Birthday Dethday" Director
2008 Dethklok "Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle" Director
2008 Dethklok "Hatredcopter" Director
2008 Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Director
2008 Dethklok "Go Into the Water" Director
2009 Dethklok "Bloodlines" Director
2009 Dethklok "Dethsupport" Director
2009 Dethklok "The Gears" 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


  1. ^ Hallam, Scott (April 26, 2012). "Metalocalypse Director Jon Schnepp and Zenescope's Benjamin Jackendoff Talk Animating Grimm Fairy Tales". Dread Central. 
  2. ^ Toro, Gabe. "See Nicolas Cage As Superman In The Death Of Superman Lives' Trailer". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?". Kickstarter. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Leane, Rob. "The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened? review". Den of Geek. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES: WHAT HAPPENED? (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Nordling Reviews THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES: WHAT HAPPENED?". Ain't It Cool News. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  7. ^ 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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