Steve Dildarian (born November 3, 1969) is an American former advertising copywriter who is the creator, writer, producer and voice of Tim in the HBO animated television series The Life & Times of Tim (2008-2012).
Dildarian grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey and graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). During his advertising career, he worked for several ad agencies, including BBDO and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. In 2006, Dildarian created an animated short film called Angry Unpaid Hooker, which won the best animated short at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and is the basis for The Life & Times of Tim. Dildarian's animation is characterized by a raw, minimalist, two-dimensional style - similar to Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-head series. Along with MJ Otto, Dildarian also starred in a web series entitled KAB man. The series was commissioned by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to raise awareness about environmental issues. It is composed of three five-minute episodes available on YouTube and on KAB man's companion website, www.kabman.org.
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- HBO, The Life & Times of Tim, Voice and Crew, retrieved November 19, 2008
- Cavna, Michael (September 19, 2008), "Comic Riffs: The Interview - HBO Animator Steve Dildarian", The Washington Post
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