Beavis was created by Mike Judge, first appearing on MTV in two animated shorts for the second season of the series Liquid Television (Frog Baseball and Peace, Love, & Understanding) before he and his "friend," Butt-Head, earned their own series. The duo appeared on the big screen in Beavis & Butt-Head Do America, and were overheard in Airheads. Beavis is voiced by series creator Mike Judge, and named for one of Judge's high school classmates, Bobby Beavis.
Beavis comes for the fictional town of Highland, Texas in which he and his friend and hetero life mate Butt-Head live. Beavis is the illegitimate son of a Motley Crüe roady turned drifter, and is intellectually impaired. It is strongly implied that his mother is given to promiscuity, though she never appears in either the animated series or in the Marvel series. Beavis is employed as a fry cook at Burger World, a fast food restaurant. He has a tattoo on his butt of a butt with a butt-shaped tattoo on it. He enjoys petty vandalism, heavy metal music, and lighting things on fire. When Beavis consumes too much sugar and/or caffeine he develops a split persona known as "The Great Cornholio." While Beavis is often submissive to Butt-Head's agendas, Cornholio is charismatic, once captivating a coffee house full of hipsters during an open mic night and accidentally becoming the focal point of a cult's beliefs. Oddly, when the Cornholio personality is dominant, Beavis seems to get away with verbally or physically abusing Butt-Head. Beavis and Butt-Head's stupidity often lands them in comical situations people of normal intelligence would never get into.