Conrad Vernon

Conrad Vernon

Highest Rated: 89% Shrek 2 (2004)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Emoji Movie (2017)

Birthday: Jul 11, 1968

Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, USA

Born Conrad Vernon IV in Lubbock, Texas on July 11, 1968, he studied at the California Institute of the Arts before beginning his professional career in animation as a storyboard artist and character designer on such independent-minded films and television series as "The Ren and Stimpy Show" (Nickelodeon, 1991-95) and Ralph Bakshi's "Cool World" (1992). In 1996, he joined DreamWorks Animation as a storyboard artist for their first animated effort, "Antz" (1996). The success of that film led to "Shrek," for which Vernon served as both a writer and the voice of the scrappy but troubled Gingerbread Man, a role he would repeat in all three feature film sequels and numerous short animated specials for television. Vernon became co-director for the Oscar-nominated "Shrek 2" (2004), and served as both creative consultant and the voice of Mason the chimpanzee in "Madagascar" (2005) and its various sequels and related projects, including the weekly series "The Penguins of Madagascar" (Nickelodeon, 2009-2012). He returned to directing for the irreverent, Annie-winining animated feature "Monsters vs. Aliens" in 2009, for which he also provided the voice of the colossal mutant grub Insectosaurus. Vernon remained busy for DreamWorks in the years that followed, directing the Annie-nominated "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (2012), and then voicing the scatterbrained penguin Rico for the "Penguins of Madagascar" (2014) feature. In 2015, he teamed with Greg Tiernan to direct "Sausage Party," an R-rated animated film about the secret lives of food that was penned by actor Seth Rogen and his writing/producing partner, Evan Goldberg.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
44% 69% The Addams Family Lurch/Priest/Spirit of the House/Dr. Flambe (Voice),
Director,
Producer
$673K 2019
7% 37% The Emoji Movie Trojan Horse (Voice) $86.1M 2017
53% 51% The Boss Baby Eugene (Voice) $174.9M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Holes Dave (Voice) - 2017
82% 50% Sausage Party Director,
Producer
$97.7M 2016
73% 63% Penguins of Madagascar Rico (Voice) $83.3M 2014
78% 72% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Mason the Chimp (Voice),
Director
- 2012
86% 67% Puss in Boots Raoul/Soldier (Voice) $149.2M 2011
No Score Yet 47% Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular Gingy (Voice) - 2010
58% 54% Shrek Forever After Gingerbread Man (Voice) - 2010
73% 59% Monsters vs. Aliens Director $198.3M 2009
64% 66% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Mason (Voice) - 2008
42% 52% Shrek the Third Gingerbread Man (Voice) $320.7M 2007
No Score Yet 30% Far Far Away Idol Gingerbread Man (Voice) - 2004
89% 69% Shrek 2 Cedric/Announcer/Muffin Man/Mongo/Gingerbread Man (Voice),
Director
$436.5M 2004

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annoying Orange Executive Producer 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet DreamWorks Spooky Stories Unknown (Character)

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