The Brothers Chaps
Matthew "Matt" Alan Chapman (born November 1, 1976) and Michael "Mike" Raymond Chapman (born September 20, 1973), known collectively as The Brothers Chaps, are American writers, voice actors, directors, producers and composers. They are best known as the creators of the animated series Homestar Runner.
The Brothers Chaps
Matt (left) and Mike Chapman (right) at the 2008 Heroes Convention
November 1, 1976
September 20, 1973
|Residence||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Occupation||Writers, voice actors, directors, producers, composers|
|Spouse(s)||Matt: Jackie Chapman|
Mike: Missy Palmer
They are originally from Indiana, but now live in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up in the 1980s, the Brothers Chaps were creating comic books, filming Super 8 movies and eventually toying with a video camera.
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. Matt also appeared in the second-season finale of Camp Camp, an animated series by Rooster Teeth, as the voice of Neil's father, Carl.
Mike is responsible for half of the Adobe Flash animation, as well as the technical aspects of the Homestar Runner site. He also provides intentionally poor imitations of his brother's voice work for the Powered by The Cheat cartoon series on the website. In addition, he has 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 had a general development deal with Disney Television Animation, and developed a series of short animations for Disney XD titled Two More Eggs which ran from 2015 to 2017. 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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- "Camp Camp: Episode 12 - Parents' Day". Rooster Teeth.
- Los Angeles Times
- "The Homestar Runner creators are making a new series of animated shorts for Disney".