Log In

William Lee Knoll Edit Profile

animation director

William Lee Knoll, American animation director. Recipient Certs. of Appreciation, City of South Pasadena, 1984, Covina Firefighters, 1996, Certified of Recognition City of Covina, 1995.


Knoll, William Lee was born on July 9, 1948 in Long Beach, California, United States.


Bachelor, San Diego State University, 1974.


Member, Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists, North Hollywood, California, since 1976;assistant animator, DePatie-Freleng, Van Nuys, California, 1976-1980;assistant animator, Hanna-Barbera, North Hollywood, 1980-1986;Forex animator, Boss Films, Marina del Rey, California, 1986;director, Marvel Prodns., Van Nuys, 1986-1987;timing director, D.I.C., Burbank, California, 1988-1991;timing director, Warner Brothers Animation, Sherman Oaks, California, 1991-1996;timing director, Dreamworks, Inc., Encino, California, 1996-1997;timing director, Walt Disney television Animation, North Hollywood, California, since 1998. Member of advisory committee for animation development Mount San Antonio College, since 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Animator: (animated program) Ziggy's Gift, 1982 (Emmy award 1982-1983). Director: (animated program) Muppet Babies, 1986 (Emmy award 1986-1987). Timing director: (animated program) Animaniacs, 1995 (Emmy award 1995-1996), (children's program) Animaniacs, 1995 (Emmy award 1995-1996).


Chairman Animal Control Commission, South Pasadena, 1983-1984. Vice president Booster's Club, South Pasadena, 1983-1984. President Covina (California) American Little League, 1989, 90.

Candidate Covina Unified School District School Board, 1995, member board, since 1999. Member National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Aztec Athletic Foundation, Covina Breakfast Lions (president since 1988, Lion of Year 1995, 96), Lions International Youth Exchange (district chairman 1991-1994, govenor 1993), Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, reading, charitable activities.


Son of Robert B. aned Virginia M. (Humphrey) K. Married Susan D. Spafford Johnson, May 28, 1971 (divorced December 1976). Married Linda L. Gill, July 18, 1981.

1 child, Tracy Lynn.

Robert B. Knoll

Susan D. Spafford Johnson

Linda L. Gill

Tracy Lynn Knoll