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The Brothers Chaps
Matt (left) and Mike (right) Chapman at HeroeCon 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Background information
Birth name Michael Chapman
Matthew Chapman
Born November 1, 1976 (1976-11-01) (age 33) (Matt)
September 20, 1973 (1973-09-20) (age 36) (Mike)
Indiana, U.S.
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Missy Palmer (Mike's wife)
Jackie Chapman (Matt's wife)
Internet activity
Period active 2000—present
Genre(s) Surreal humor
Meme Homestar Runner
Official site

The Brothers Chaps are Michael "Mike" Chapman and Matthew "Matt" Chapman, creators of the Homestar Runner series of animated cartoons. The brothers are originally from Indiana, but now live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Matt (born November 1, 1976) is the primary voice actor of the site. Matt graduated from Florida State University Film School. He is married to Jackie Chapman and has two children. He plays in a band frequently referenced in the "Strong Bad Emails", Limozeen (which were actually played by Y-O-U in addition to Matt in their live Atlanta performances).

Mike (born September 20, 1973), a University of Georgia alumnus, is responsible for half of the Adobe Flash animation, the technical aspects of the site, and provides intentionally poor imitations of his brother's voice work for the Powered by The Cheat cartoon series. He is married to Melissa "Missy" Palmer, who provides the voice of Marzipan in the Homestar Runner series and has two children.

Growing up in the 1980s, the two were creating comic books, filming Super 8 movies and eventually toying with a video camera.[1]

The brothers have directed several music videos, including "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse" by Of Montreal, "Experimental Film" and "Figure Eight" by They Might Be Giants, the former of which features the Homestar Runner characters, most notably Strong Sad, and "LA Lindsay" by Y-O-U, the band who also collaborated with the brothers on Strong Bad Sings.


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Mike Chapman (b. 1973) and Matt Chapman (b. 1976) are American cartoonist and satirists; co-creators of the animated series Homestar Runner.


  • Mike: I'm Mike Chapman from! People are all the time asking me "Mike, how do you do those stupid voices for your dumb animal characters?" and I say "I'm Mike! Matt does the voices!" Let's go!
  • Matt: Having no plan and low expectations always makes the future look brighter.
  • Matt: ... Expectations, keep 'em down. Ankle level.


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