Kristofer Updike is the Director of Original Programming and Development for Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network. In this role, Updike leads the creation of all original long-form programs and develops live action and animated properties. He has produced and developed over 200 hours of television for Sprout, including the original series “Terrific Trucks” which follows the adventures of five real, live action trucks; the interplanetary comedic series “Astroblast!”; and the Parents’ Choice award-winning show “The Chica Show.”
Updike has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, working exclusively in television and film. Previously, he was Vice President of Production at the stop-motion animation studio, Bix Pix Entertainment. In this capacity he wrote, produced, pitched and directed programming for clients, including the Emmy- and Annie-nominated show “The Roadents.”
Updike graduated with a B.A. degree in Theatre, Film and Art from Albright College, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. He resides in New York City.