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Biography #2 (for South Park)

Matt Stone is co-creator and executive producer of COMEDY CENTRAL's award-winning animated series South Park, and also COMEDY CENTRAL's That's My Bush!, a live-action sitcom examining the lives of the newest residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Born in Houston, Texas, Stone moved when he was very young to Littleton, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. While attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, Stone met Trey Parker, also a co-creator and executive producer for both That's My Bush! and South Park. While in college, the duo made crudely produced comedic shorts, including the original Frosty vs. Santa Claus, the precursor to the now famous The Spirit of Christmas.

In 1994, Stone acted in Parker's first feature-length film Cannibal the Musical, which caught the attention of then FoxLab executive Brian Graden who commissioned the team to create a Christmas Video card to send to his friends. Thus the five-minute short, The Spirit of Christmas was born which spawned South Park, the animated series that follows the adventures of four fourth-graders in the Rocky Mountain fictional town of South Park.

Stone produced and acts in Parker's second live-action feature film Orgazmo, as well as acting in the Universal film BASEketball, directed by Davis Zucker.

In the summer of 1999, Parker and Stone released their critically acclaimed feature length film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, which was produced by Paramount Pictures. The film earned an Oscar nomination, as well as a LA Film Critics Award, a NY Film Critics award, and an MTV Movie Award.

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

Stone lives in the Los Angeles area.

Bio courtesy Comedy Central for "South Park" (01-Jan-2000)


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