Kazimieras Gediminus "Kaz" Prapuolenis (born July 31, 1959; age 60) is an American cartoonist and illustrator, and one of the most renowned living "underground" cartoonists in the world. He is a SpongeBob SquarePants crew member, who had worked on season 3 and seasons 9-12 and has also worked on several other animated television shows, such as Camp Lazlo and Phineas and Ferb. He returned to SpongeBob as an animation writer in season 9.


  • "SpongeBob LongPants" is the only episode in which he has been credited with his surname.
    • However, this only happens on the TV version, as the DVD version just lists him as "Kaz."
  • He returned to working on the show in 2015 along with the creator, Stephen Hillenburg after 11 years of being absent. He also took Casey Alexander's place due to Casey retiring from SpongeBob.
Kaz in The Getaway
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  • In "The Getaway," when SpongeBob drives through a coral field, Stickyfins gets hit by corals that spell "Kaz," a reference to the crew member that wrote the episode.
    • Vincent Waller said in a Twitter reply that this reference was done by either the storyboard artist or the supervising director of this episode, paying a compliment to the writer.
    • A similar thing later happened in "SpongeBob in RandomLand," where Kaz' name is seen amongst the equations on Krabs' blackboard. Kaz wrote that episode as well.
  • He stated that his favorite episode is "Chocolate with Nuts."
  • According to him, "Paul Tibbitt" contacted him to work on some season four episodes, and said he would call back. However he never received a follow-up call.
Cast and Crew (VTE)

Bill FagerbakkeCarolyn LawrenceClancy BrownDee Bradley BakerDoug LawrenceDennis QuaidFrank WelkerJill TalleyJoe WhyteLori AlanMary Jo CatlettRodger BumpassSirena IrwinTom KennyMark FiteGuest stars

Aaron SpringerAdam FayAdam PaloianAlan SmartAndrea RomanoAndrew GoodmanAndrew OvertoomBlake LemonsBob CampBob JaquesBrad VandergriftBrian MoranteBrice MallierBruce HellerCaleb MeurerCarson KuglerCasey AlexanderCatherine SimmondsC.H. GreenblattCharlie BeanChris AllisonChris HeadrickChris MitchellChris ReccardiChuck KleinClare O'KaneClint Bond Jr.Dave CunninghamDavid FainDani MichaeliDan PovenmireDaniel DominguezDerek DrymonDerek IversenDerek L'estrangeDoug LawrenceEban SchletterEdgar LarrazábalEduardo AcostaEnnio Torresan, Jr.Eric FilipkowskiEric ShawErik WieseFrank WeissFred MillerFred OsmondGarrett HoGreg MillerGregor F. NarholzHeather MartinezHowie PerryIan GrahamIIya SkorupskyJack PendarvisJanice TolentinoJay LenderJennie MonicaJim SchumannJoe LissJoe WierengaJohn MagnessJohn TrabbicJosh AndroskyKaren HeathwoodKazKelly ArmstrongKent OsborneKris WimberlyKurt SnyderKyle McCullochLarry LeFrancisLarry LeichliterLeonard RobinsonLloyd AhlquistLuke BrookshierLynne NaylorMarc CeccarelliMarcelo SouzaMarco CinelloMark CaballeroMark O'HareMaureen MascarinaMerriwether WilliamsMike BellMike FasoloMike MitchellMike RothMonica DavilaMonica TomovaNate CashNick CrossNick JenningsOctavio RodriguezPaul TibbittPeter BennettPeter BurnsPeter ShukoffPhilip HarrisRichard PurselRobertryan CoryRob RosenRobert DressRyan KhatamRyan KramerSam HendersonSolomon GeorgioSeamus WalshSaeid ZameniateniSean CharmatzSean DempseySherm CohenShellie O'BrienStephen HerczegStephen HillenburgSteve FontiSteven BanksSyd DaleThaddeus Paul CouldronTim HillTim ParsonsTeale Reon WangTed SekoTodd WhiteTom KingTom YasumiTuck TuckerVincent WallerVirginia HawesWalt DohrnWilliam ReissWolf-Rudiger BlossZeus Cervas

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