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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 May 1971Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameMatthew Richard Stone
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is a writer and producer, known for South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999), South Park (1997) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Angela Howard (2008 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Trivia (15)

On South Park (1997), he named Kyle Broflovski's (a voice he does) parents after his own. His mother is Sheila and his father is Gerald.
Wore a pink gown, as popularized by Gwyneth Paltrow, to the 72nd Academy awards.
Father, Gerald Stone, has authored college textbooks on Economics.
Is best friends with John Stamos.
He was raised in Littleton, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. The town of South Park is based on the mountain town of Fairplay, Colorado.
It is a common misconception that he attended Columbine High School. In fact, he went to Heritage High School which, like Columbine High School, is in Littleton, Colorado.
He and Trey Parker have said that their favorite episode of South Park (1997) is South Park: Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus (1998).
Stone and Parker have said in magazines that their favorite genre movie is Megaforce (1982), from which some of their ideas are based.
Lives in Venice, California.
The character of "Kyle Broflovski" on South Park (1997) is based on him.
Co-nominated with Trey Parker for two 2011 Tony Awards for "The Book of Mormon": Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score.
Matt is Irish-American on his father's side and Jewish on his mother's side.
He and Trey Parker are good friends with Mike Judge.
Former smoker.
He and Trey Parker admit that they both hate the first 3 seasons of South Park. They said that they were embarrassing to watch.

Personal Quotes (35)

Even celebrities, most people have a sense of humor. Most of the people we meet who we've done on the show, like it.
Do goofy stories make people nice? What if, in their goofiness, these stories somehow inspire that in the right way. Is that a social good?
At this point, we've ripped on everyone.
I think the neoatheists have set atheism back a few decades. And I'm a self-described atheist.
I'm concerned about people being happy.
I would vote for a Mormon.
I went to a couple Academy Awards parties and I was definitely like, 'Whoa, no one will talk to me.'
I may have my personal political thing, but we never wanted it to stain the show.
I just get my news from the Internet.
I definitely think we get a lot of respect for what we do, but I definitely think that some people don't like us, which is fine.
Sometimes I wish I could get fired.
Ripping on Republicans is not that fun for us only because everyone else does it.
In our show, there's usually a comeuppance. Or, if not, it's an anti-ending. And you're supposed to get that.
I've been to China and Russia, and I don't know anything about Chinese or Soviet relations.
I'm a producer... I am a Hollywood producer. That is so weird. And it's not lame. But it's just like, how did that happen?
We are entertainers. We're trying to entertain people.
There's something uniquely aggravating about the smugness of liberal Hollywood.
There are good characters and bad characters.
The pride of the hipster food movement is sort of annoying, but it fascinates me.
That decision to commit your life to certain principles and a certain narrative, if I wrote a paper on that, I know I'd find inconsistencies.
With religion I was always like, 'Does it matter if it's true if it makes you happy?'
We've rewritten entire scenes and had them animated twelve hours before the show goes on the air. It's not fun.
We've been around long enough and have been to enough award shows to know that it is easy to lose to Phil Collins at any time.
We're kind of like the smoking section in high school. We're immature, keep to ourselves.
We were the only ones interested in comedy. Everybody else wanted to be Martin Scorsese.
It is like football with coaches, like, 'We're only going to think about the next game.' It is really true, all you think is, 'Okay, we have to make a good next episode.'
I would never want the show to be a Democrat show or Republican show, because for us the show's more important than that. It isn't for everybody else in the world, but it is for us.
I just hate that Lucas... and it is not just Lucas, because everybody does it, where, boom, they get it out, and then there's a special edition for a movie that doesn't deserve a special edition.
And there's a visceral fun in watching Team America and making it, like taking a puppet and throwing it against the wall. Because it's not CG, there's something funny about it.
You can make fun of everything.
We don't feel pressure of, 'Let's make this really raunchy.' It's more about making a good story, which is 10 times harder. The raunchy stuff's really easy for us.
The culture is just so coarse that you have to take it to that level and people will be like, 'Whoa!' And then you can make people think about stuff. It's kind of like shock therapy.
So a lot of our shows where even we think we've taken a very deliberate stand, liberals say, 'That's awesome, you took on the conservatives' same show and conservatives say 'That's awesome, you took on liberals.'
Once you get yourselves into things that are working on a deeper level, you just have to keep going. When you reach that deeper level, you can't go back.
It's the business of movies, it's the fights that go along with the level of budget, and more than anything, it's the creative constipation of having to live with one idea for two or three years. It's just not that fun.

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