Date of Birth 17 January 1970, Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia] Birth Name Genndy Borisovich Tartakovsky Mini Biography Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at Cal Arts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student films, one of which was the basis of his series "Dexter's Lab." The character of DeeDee was inspired by his older brother Alex, who would often spoil younger brother Genndy's plans (as DeeDee does to Dexter). IMDb Mini Biography By: Mike Konczewski Spouse Dawn David (21 October 2000 - present) Trade Mark Many episodes of cartoon shows he directs have extended periods of either silence or no dialogue. Frequently uses pop culture references in his cartoons Characters that are very round or rectangular with thick black outlines Trivia Frequently works with Craig McCracken and Paul Rudish. Worked briefly at Jon McClenahan's Startoons studio in Chicago early in his career.