The Brothers Chaps

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Matt and Mike Chapman
Matt (left) and Mike (right) Chapman at Heroes Convention 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina
Born Matt: (1976-11-01) November 1, 1976 (age 39)
Mike: (1973-09-20) September 20, 1973 (age 43)
Residence Decatur, Georgia[contradictory]
Other names The Brothers Chaps
Occupation Writers, voice actors, directors
Known for Homestar Runner
Home town Indiana

The Brothers Chaps are Michael Chapman and Matthew Chapman, creators of the Homestar Runner series of animated cartoons. The brothers are originally from Indiana, but now live in Atlanta, Georgia.[contradictory]


Growing up in the 1980s, the two were creating comic books, filming Super 8 movies and eventually toying with a video camera.[1]

Matt is the primary voice actor for Homestar Runner. For a time, he worked as a writer and director for the children's television series Yo Gabba Gabba!; he also worked for the Disney Channel animated series Gravity Falls and The Hub live-action series The Aquabats! Super Show!, where he also contributed occasional voice work and supporting acting roles. Most notably on The Aquabats! Super Show!, he played the main antagonist of the season one episode "CobraMan!", playing a sleazy carnival barker named Carl, whose voice and appearance were modeled directly after Strong Bad. Matt wrote the Wander Over Yonder episodes "The Bounty" and "The Timebomb" in collaboration with the show's writing staff.

Mike is responsible for half of the Adobe Flash animation, as well as the technical aspects of a site; he also provides intentionally poor imitations of his brother's voice work for the Powered by The Cheat cartoon series. He has also served as a writer for Yo Gabba Gabba!, and like his brother Matt has collaborated with the Wander Over Yonder staff, credited for writing the episode "The Liar".

The brothers have a general development deal with Disney Television Animation, and are currently developing a series of short animations for Disney XD titled Two More Eggs.[2][3] They have directed several music videos, including "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse" by Of Montreal, "Experimental Film" (featuring the Homestar Runner characters, most notably Strong Sad) and "Figure Eight" by They Might Be Giants, "Brand of Skin" by Folk Implosion, and "LA Lindsay" by Y-O-U, the band who also collaborated with the brothers on Strong Bad Sings.


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