Christopher Mason "Chris" Savino (born October 2, 1971) is a storyboard artist, writer, producer, and director. He is the creator of The Loud House. He was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, which Royal Woods, the city The Loud House takes place in, is a parody of.


Savino got his start in animation as a layout artist on The Ren & Stimpy Show in 1991. He later worked as a character and prop designer on Nickelodeon's Rocko's Modern Life in 1993, and has since worked as a writer and director on such series as: Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Fosters Home for Imaginary FriendsKick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

He has worked at Spümcø, Joe Murray Studios, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Hanna Barbera, Cartoon Network Studios, and Disney Television Animation, and is currently planning a live-action short called Bigfoot & Gray: On the Run, and an animated film called Adventures in Milk.

The Loud House

In 2013, Savino pitched The Loud House, a concept based on his own life experiences growing up in a large family (he's the ninth of ten children), as part of Nickelodeon's annual Animated Shorts Program. Besides his main job, he is also a member of Nickelodeon Animation Studio's Artist Collective, where veterans of the animation industry help train and nurture new talent that arrives at the studio.

Besides his usual duties, he also draws all the title card art, and other still-frame pictures, which are drawn in a rougher style than the rest of the show. He also takes it upon himself to direct every episode of the series (except on a few occasions).

Non-directing credits


Season 1


  • The Ren & Stimpy Show—layout artist (1991)
  • Rocko's Modern Life—character designer, prop designer (1993)
  • Hey Arnold!—storyboard director (1994)
  • Dexter's Laboratory—storyboard artist, director (2001-2003), story, supervising director, writer, producer (2001-2003) (1996-2003)
  • Cow and Chicken—storyboard artist (1997-1999)
  • I Am Weasel—storyboard artist (1997-2000)
  • Foe Paws—creator (2000)
  • The Flintstones: On the Rocks—writer, storyboard artist, director (2001)
  • The Powerpuff Girls—storyboard artist, producer (Seasons 4-6), writer, director (1998-2005)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy—storyboard artist ("To Eris Human") (2002)
  • Samurai Jack—director (2002-2003)
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot—director (2005-2007)
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends—writer, story, animation director (2004-2007)
  • Johnny Test—storyboard artist, producer, director (Season 1) (2005-2006)
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey—storyboard artist, sheet timer (2007-2008)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic—writer, "Boast Busters" and "Stare Master" (2010-2011)
  • Adventures in Milk—writer, director, producer (n/a)
  • Bigfoot & Gray: On the Run—creator, writer (n/a)
  • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil—executive producer, director (2010-2012)
  • Mickey Mouse—writer, director, storyboard artist (2013)
  • The Loud House—creator, story, writer, storyboard artist, executive producer, director (2013, 2016–present)


  • Chris Savino Art
    Like Lincoln, Savino comes from a large family--he's the ninth of ten children (five sons and five daughters).
  • Five of the Loud sisters were named after Savino's own sisters. They are Lori, Lisa, Lynn, Luan, and Lana[1].
  • Luna and Lola were named after Savino's two pet dachshunds.
  • "Lucy" and "Lily" were two of the names that Savino and his wife came up in the case they had any daughters (they had three sons but no daughters).
  • Leni was named after Lennie Small from the book 'Of Mice and Men'.
  • Savino named Lincoln after the street he grew up on as a child, which was named E Lincoln Ave.[1]
  • Savino has directed every episode of the series except for the shorts "Slice of Life" and "Deuces Wild" as well the episodes "Frog Wild", "Pulp Friction", "Room With a Feud", "Garage Banned", and "Change of Heart", all of which were directed by storyboard artist Kyle Marshall.