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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 October 1969Conifer, Colorado, USA
Birth NameRandolph Severn Parker III
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker ,a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double major of music and Japanese. While at UCB he wrote, directed and starred in Cannibal! The Musical (1993) (aka "Cannibal: The Musical!") based on a true episode in Colorado's history. After graduation from UCB (rumors that he didn't due to skipping classes to work on the movie are false), he and Stone were asked by then-FoxLab executive Brian Graden to create an animated Christmas card for his friends and family. The now infamous short, titled The Spirit of Christmas (1995), led to South Park (1997).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Slick Matecheck sickslick27@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Emma Sugiyama (January 2006 - 2008) (divorced)

Trade Mark (3)

He likes to use the line "God bless us, everyone" in movies or episodes of South Park.
Often works alongside Matt Stone
His work often has an amateur appearance for the sake of comedy; South Park has paper cutout-style animation, Team America has intentionally bad puppetry and his live action movies often have intentionally bad acting.

Trivia (23)

Son of Randy Parker.
Has played piano since the age of 12 and credits Elton John as a hero.
Has a black belt in tae kwan do.
Wore the green, low-cut dress popularized by Jennifer Lopez to the 72nd Academy Awards.
Sings and plays the keyboard for a band called D.V.D.A
On South Park (1997), he is the voice of "Stan Marsh" and Stan's father "Randy Marsh" (among other characters). He named Stan's parents (Sharon and Randy) after his own.
His character, Eric Cartman, was rated number 16 in Comedy Central's newest show 'Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses'.
He had written a script titled "Fuzzies", which is a children's story he was planning to direct using stop-motion-animation for the closet creatures, but the project has been put on hold. He and Matt Stone were also planning to make a movie based on "That's My Bush!".
Always hoped that Saddam Hussein would see his movie South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999), in which he and Matt Stone made fun of him. In 2004 Parker and Stone portrayed another active dictator, Jong-il Kim of North Korea, in their new movie Team America: World Police (2004). Two days after the premiere, they sent a copy to the North Korean government.
Nearly every song heard on South Park (1997) is written by him.
Wrote every new song for Team America: World Police (2004) This includes "Freedom Isn't Free", "America F*** Yeah!","The End of an Act". He also co-wrote "Everyone Has AIDS" for the movie.
Before South Park (1997) began airing, he was offered the chance to direct the feature film version of the popular purple dinosaur in Barney's Great Adventure (1998).
Attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, before attending University of Colorado at Boulder.
Is a Denver Broncos fan, and has made several references to them and John Elway in South Park (1997).
He and Matt Stone have said that their favorite episode of South Park (1997) is South Park: Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus (1998).
His favorite director is Stanley Kubrick.
His name, Trey Parker, comes from his original name, Randolph Parker III. He is the third person in his family to be named that, and Trey means "Three" in some languages.
Received three 2011 Tony Award co-nominations for "The Book of Mormon": "Best Book of a Musical" and "Best Original Score" with Matt Stone, and "Best Direction of a Musical" with Casey Nicholaw.
The character of Stan Marsh from South Park is based on him.
He and Matt Stone admit that they both hate the first 3 seasons of South Park. They said that they were embarrassing to watch.
He and Matt Stone are good friends with Mike Judge.
Working on movies Giant Monsters Attack Japan! and My All-American (2011). [August 2006]
Began working on beginning of season 9 of South Park (1997) [February 2005]

Personal Quotes (7)

(On his friendship with partner and collaborator, Matt Stone): "If anything, the friendship becomes greater because you share something special together that you don't share with your other friends".
Cartman is the proverbial fat kid who everyone picked on, but he still hangs out all the time. His voice just sort of came from...doing Stan's voice but putting a lot of fat on it.
(On Team America: World Police (2004)): "It's like a Bruckheimer musical".
(On That's My Bush! (2001)): "A lot of people didn't get it. I didn't get it myself".
During the run we were like, "So there's two things we can't do on Comedy Central: Show Mohammed or Tom Cruise."
"You know, everyone says that South Park (1997) is satire and political satire and whatever, but really when you look at a season, there's rarely more than a couple episodes per season that are political satire".
Winning the Emmy really was like, you're kind of the punk rock kid at school, and suddenly you get Student of the Month. And you're like, "This isn't cool."

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