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Biography #2 (for South Park)

Trey Parker 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 and raised in Conifer, Colorado, Parker attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he met Matt Stone, also a co-creator and executive producer of both That's My Bush! and South Park. While in college, the duo made crudely produced comedic shorts, including the Student Academy Award-winner American History and the original Frosty vs. Santa Claus, the precursor to the now famous The Spirit of Christmas.

In 1994, Parker wrote the screenplay and music for his first feature-length, live-action film Cannibal the Musical, which he also directed. Cannibal caught the attention of then FoxLab executive Brian Graden who commissioned Stone and Parker 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.

Parker acted with Stone in his second live-action feature film Orgazmo, which he also wrote and directed. Additionally, Parker acted with Stone 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 Parker an Oscar nomination, as well as a LA Film Critics Award, a NY Film Critics Award, and an MTV Movie Award.

Parker and Stone 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.

Parker lives in the Los Angeles area.

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