Prior to King of the Hill, Judge was famous for the MTV series Beavis & Butt-Head, about two dimwitted neer-do-wells, which achieved popularity. Although neither of the titular characters ever made an appearance on King of the Hill, a minor character on the show, Tom Anderson, did serve as a precursor for King of the Hill. Hank Hill was considered to be a younger version of Tom Anderson.
Mike was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He now resides in Austin, Texas.