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Trey Parker

Trey Parker is also the co-creator of the award-winning animated series South Park. Parker first met South Park's other co-creator, Matt Stone, at the University of Colorado in Boulder. While in college, Parker and Stone began a career of producing comedic shorts, including the original Frosty vs. Santa Claus, precursor to the now famous The Spirit of Christmas. Parker wrote and directed the Student Academy Award winner, American History.

In 1994, Parker wrote and directed his first feature-length, live-action film, Cannibal: The Musical, an Oklahoma-esque film based on the life of the infamous Colorado cannibal Alfred Packer. The self-produced film caught the eye of Brian Graden, a FoxLab executive who is now President of Entertainment at MTV/VH1.

Graden commissioned Parker and Stone to create a Christmas video card that he could send to his friends. The Spirit of Christmas was the result - a five-minute short that features Jesus and Santa battling it out for ownership of the Yule holiday while the uncensored South Park kids look on. Honored with the Los Angles Film Critics Award for best animation, the short film became a must-see guilty pleasure in Hollywood.

After an old-fashioned bidding war, South Park the series made its debut on Comedy Central on August 13, 1997, and has gone on to be the highest rated original series in the network's history, winning the CableACE award and being nominated for numerous primetime Emmys.

Parker's second live-action feature, Orgazmo, about a wholesome Mormon who becomes a celebrity in Los Angeles' adult film world, was introduced at the Sundance Film Festival. Parker wrote, directed and starred in Orgazmo.

In the summer of 1999, Parker and Stone released their critically acclaimed feature length film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. The film earned Parker an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, as well as an LA Film Critics Award, a NY Film Critics Award and an MTV Movie Award.

In 2001, Parker and Stone created the controversial That's My Bush!, a critically acclaimed sitcom that portrayed the Commander in Chief as the lovable, often bumbling, main character.

Parker also wrote, performed on, and executive produced albums including the platinum-selling Chef Aid: The South Park Album, the soundtrack South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics, and Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld.

Parker is a lifelong fan of the Denver Broncos.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Trey Parker Facts

OccupationDirector, Actor, Producer
BirthdayMay 30, 1972 (45)
SignGemini
BirthplaceConifer, Colorado, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Trey Parker compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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