Wesley Archer

    November 26, 1961 • 61 y.o.

    Full Name Wesley Meyer Archer
    Place of Birth Houston Texas, USA
    Citizenship United States
    Career 1985 — ...
    Genres Animation, Comedy, Adventure

    Facts

    Archer was one of the original three animators (along with David Silverman and Bill Kopp) on The Simpsons, Tracey Ullman shorts, and subsequently directed a number of The Simpsons episodes (many of which had John Swartzwelder as an episode writer) before becoming supervising director at King of the Hill. A few years later he left King of the Hill to direct for Futurama, before eventually returning to King of the Hill. Wes continued to supervise the direction of King of the Hill until the final season. He acted as a consulting director for the last season of King of the Hill, as he joined The Goode Family as supervising director. Archer's college animation film, "Jac Mac and Rad Boy, Go!" has long been a cult classic after receiving repeated airplay on USA Network's Night Flight in the 1980s. He studied at the Film Graphics/Experimental Animation Program at CalArts. He is currently the supervising director on Rick and Morty.

    Archer's namesake also appears in an episode of King of the Hill (season 3, "Death and Texas"), in which Peggy is tricked into smuggling cocaine to an inmate on death row. The antagonist of the episode, the inmate, was named Wesley Martin Archer. The name combined both Wes' and his brother and co-worker, Martin Archer.

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    Title Ratings: 7.06
    My Ratings:
    • Animation 35%
    • Comedy 35%
    • Adventure 12%
    • Sci-Fi 8%
    • Action 4%
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                                  Director — 26

                                  2023
                                  1
                                  2023 — ...

                                  Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 23 min
                                  United States, France • Annisa Adjani...

                                    2018
                                    2
                                    2018

                                    Animation, Action, Adventure, 30 min
                                    United States • Dwayne Carey-Hill...

                                      2016
                                      3
                                      2016

                                      Comedy
                                      United States • Wesley Archer

                                        4
                                        2016 — 2018

                                        Animation, Comedy, 30 min
                                        United States • Mike Luciano...

                                          2013
                                          5
                                          2013 — ...

                                          Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure, 23 min
                                          United States • Wesley Archer...

                                            2011
                                            6
                                            2011

                                            Animation, Comedy, 22 min
                                            United States • Bernard Derriman...

                                              7
                                              2011 — 2022

                                              Animation, Comedy, 22 min
                                              United States • Bernard Derriman...

                                                2009
                                                8
                                                2009

                                                Animation, Comedy, 22 min
                                                United States • Wesley Archer...

                                                  2007
                                                  9
                                                  2007

                                                  Animation, Comedy, Family, 45 min
                                                  United States • Wesley Archer

                                                    2006
                                                    10
                                                    2006 — 2007

                                                    Animation, Family, 25 min
                                                    United States • Wesley Archer

                                                      2005
                                                      11
                                                      2005 — (original material)

                                                      Animation, Documentary, Family, 4 hr 5 min
                                                      United Kingdom • Esther Dere...

                                                        2000
                                                        12
                                                        2000 — (supervising director)

                                                        Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, 4 min
                                                        United States • Wesley Archer

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                                                          2000 — (supervising director)

                                                          Animation, Comedy, 3 min
                                                          United States • Wesley Archer

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                                                            2000

                                                            Animation, Comedy, 4 min
                                                            United States • Wesley Archer

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                                                              2000

                                                              Animation, Comedy, 4 min
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                                                                2000

                                                                Animation, Comedy, 3 min
                                                                United States • Wesley Archer

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                                                                  2000 — (supervising director)

                                                                  Animation, Comedy, Crime
                                                                  United States • Wesley Archer

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                                                                    2000

                                                                    Animation, Adventure, 4 min
                                                                    United States • Wesley Archer

                                                                      1999
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                                                                      1999

                                                                      Animation, Comedy
                                                                      United States • Wesley Archer

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                                                                        1999 — ...

                                                                        Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure, 22 min
                                                                        United States • Peter Avanzino...

                                                                          1998
                                                                          21
                                                                          1998 — 2007 — (supervising director)

                                                                          Animation, Comedy, 2 min
                                                                          United States • Wesley Archer

                                                                            1997
                                                                            22
                                                                            1997 — 2010

                                                                            Animation, Comedy, Drama, 22 min
                                                                            United States • Wesley Archer...

                                                                              1995
                                                                              23
                                                                              1995 — 2002

                                                                              Animation, Action, Adventure, 22 min
                                                                              United States • Patrick A. Ventura...

                                                                                1989
                                                                                24
                                                                                1989 — ...

                                                                                Animation, Comedy, 22 min
                                                                                United States • Mike B. Anderson...

                                                                                  1987
                                                                                  25
                                                                                  1987 — 1989

                                                                                  Animation, Comedy, 2 min
                                                                                  United States • Wesley Archer...

                                                                                    1985
                                                                                    26
                                                                                    1985

                                                                                    Animation, Short, 4 min
                                                                                    United States • Wesley Archer

                                                                                      Writer — 2

                                                                                      1995
                                                                                      1
                                                                                      1995 — 2002

                                                                                      Animation, Action, Adventure, 22 min
                                                                                      United States • Patrick A. Ventura...

                                                                                        1985
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        1985

                                                                                        Animation, Short, 4 min
                                                                                        United States • Wesley Archer

                                                                                          Actor — 1

                                                                                          1
                                                                                          1985 — Jac Mac, voice

                                                                                          Animation, Short, 4 min
                                                                                          United States • Wesley Archer

                                                                                            Producer — 1

                                                                                            2000
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            2000 — ...

                                                                                            Animation, Comedy
                                                                                            United States

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