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 of all time. He is a SpongeBob SquarePants crew member, who had worked on season 3 and seasons 9-12 of the cartoon. He 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 Kaz Prapuolenis version

Kaz Prapuolenis version

SpongeBob LongPants Kaz version

Kaz version

  • "SpongeBob LongPants" is the only episode in which he has been credited with his surname.
    • However, this only happens in the opening credits on USA airings and digital versions. On the DVD releases and international non-USA airings, it 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 because he wanted to work for Uncle Grandpa.
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.
Cast and Crew (VTE)

Main character voices
Tom KennyBill FagerbakkeRodger BumpassClancy BrownLori AlanCarolyn LawrenceMary Jo CatlettDoug LawrenceJill Talley

Supporting character voices
Stephen HillenburgPaul TibbittErnest BorgnineTim ConwayBrian Doyle-MurrayJohn O'HurleyMarion RossDee Bradley BakerSirena IrwinCarlos AlazraquiThomas F. WilsonBob JolesMark FiteSara PaxtonJohn GegenhuberGuest stars

Aaron SpringerAdam FayAdam PaloianAlan SmartAndrea RomanoAndrew GoodmanAndrew OvertoomBlake LemonsBob CampBob JaquesBrad VandergriftBrian MoranteBrice MallierCaleb 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 AhlquistLolee AriesLuke 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 BanksThaddeus Paul CouldronTim HillTim ParsonsTeale Reon WangTed SekoTodd WhiteTom KingTom YasumiTuck TuckerVincent WallerVirginia HawesWalt DohrnWilliam ReissWolf-Rudiger BlossZeus Cervas

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