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Trey Parker



As co-creator of South Park, one of the most highly-rated original series ever to grace Comedy Central, Trey Parker is responsible for one of the most entertaining and gleefully disgusting shows in television history, a cultural phenomenon that has successfully polarized its equally fervent fans and detractors.



Born October 19, 1969 in Conifer, Colorado (the town that would later inspire South Park's setting), Parker attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. There he met fellow student Matt Stone, with whom he started making a series of crudely animated cartoons. In 1996, Parker and Stone collaborated on their first film, Cannibal! The Musical, which caught the attention of FoxLab executive Brian Graden. Graden commissioned them to make a Christmas video card, The Spirit of Christmas, a 5-minute cartoon that featured the debut of the four foul-mouthed third graders who would become South Park's stars: fairly normal Stan Marsh, neurotic Kyle Broslofski, perpetually doomed Kenny McCormick, and fat and nasty Eric Cartman. The video--its language uncensored--quickly became the talk of Hollywood, and the guilty pleasure of watching four cartoon kids say bad words soon became the privilege of anyone with the cable channel Comedy Central. Debuting August 13, 1997, South Park became both hit and subject of controversy, as it was often invoked as yet another example of the popular-culture depravity corrupting America's children.



However, controversy did not stop the show's rapid ascent to a place of honor in America's pop culture lexicon. Following Parker's acting, directing, and screenwriting turn in Orgazmo (1997) and his starring role in the David Zucker project BASEketball (1998), South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut hit movie screens across the country during the summer of 1999. The film became a modest hit even as its television counterpart continued to gather acclaim -- winning three consecutive Emmy's for Outstanding Animated Program starting in 2007. Later moving from animation to puppetry as the director of 2004's Team America: World Police, an outrageous satire of American foreign policy, Parker and longtime partner Stone made an even bigger leap -- this time to Broadway -- with the Tony Award-winning musical Book of Mormon in 2001.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Despicable Me 3
  • Balthazar Bratt
2017
No Score Yet Direct Your Own Damn Movie!
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet South Park: Imaginationland: The Movie
  • Actor
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Make Your Own Damn Movie
  • Actor
2005
77% Team America: World Police
  • Director
  • Gary/Joe/Kim/Blix/Carson/Drunk/Robbins
  • Screenwriter
2004
75% Run Ronnie Run!
  • Himself
2002
No Score Yet How's Your News?
  • Executive Producer
2001
63% Christmas In South Park
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Terror Firmer
  • Hermaphrodite
1999
81% South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
  • Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Swear Along With South Park
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Actor
1999
50% Orgazmo
  • Director
  • Joe Young
1998
42% BASEketball
  • Coop
1998
56% Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical)
  • Director
1996
39% Newsies
  • Kid Blink
1992
No Score Yet Caddie Woodlawn
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Life of Python
  • Actor
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
91% South Park
1997
  • Creator
  • Co-creator
  • Voice
  • Stan Marsh
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing

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