Matt Stone Biography

(Actor, Writer, Animator, and Composer who Co-Created the Animated Sitcom ‘South Park’)

Birthday: May 26, 1971 (Gemini)

Born In: Houston, Texas, United States

Grammy Award and Emmy Award-winning American director, producer, and musician, Matt Stone has an estimated net worth of $700 million dollars. He achieved worldwide acclaim after he co-created the satirical animated TV series, ‘South Park’. Stone has the creative ability to bring out social and political issues through his unpolished and crude humor. A man who dons many hats, Stone is also a voiceover artist and has performed several voice-character roles. His entry into the world of entertainment did not happen abruptly, but, in fact, was a gradual process. A film student, Stone made films while he was in college. It was then that he collaborated with Trey Parker, who later became his long-time friend and professional partner. He began his career with the films, ‘Jesus vs. Frosty’, ‘Cannibal! The Musical,’ and ‘Jesus vs. Santa’. After successful attempts in film school, the television network Comedy Central spotted him and he soon created the animated series, ‘South Park’. The TV series was also made into a film titled, ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut’. He is also one of the co-creators of the Grammy Award-winning musical, ‘The Book of Mormon’. He has starred in movies including, 'Orgazmo', 'BASEketball' and 'Team America: World Police'.

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Quick Facts

Also Known As: Matthew Richard Stone

Age: 53 Years, 53 Year Old Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Ben Affleck, Scott Foley

father: William John

mother: Patricia Ann

siblings: Melissa Garner, Susannah Garner

children: Samuel Garner Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, Violet Affleck

Born Country: United States

Jewish Actors Animators

Notable Alumni: University Of Colorado Boulder

Ancestry: Irish American

City: Houston, Texas

U.S. State: Texas

Founder/Co-Founder: South Park

More Facts

education: University Of Colorado Boulder

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    Where did Matt Stone go to college?

    Matt Stone attended the University of Colorado Boulder.

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    How did Matt Stone meet Trey Parker?

    Matt Stone met Trey Parker while they were both attending the University of Colorado Boulder.

  • 3

    What is Matt Stone's role on "South Park?"

    Matt Stone is one of the co-creators of "South Park" and provides the voice for various characters on the show.

  • 4

    Has Matt Stone worked on any other projects besides "South Park?"

    Yes, Matt Stone has worked on other projects including the musical "The Book of Mormon" with Trey Parker.

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    What is the inspiration behind some of the storylines on "South Park?"

    The inspiration behind some of the storylines on "South Park" comes from current events and social issues that Matt Stone and Trey Parker find relevant and humorous.

Childhood & Early Life

Matthew Richard ‘Matt’ Stone was born on May 26, 1971, to Gerald Whitney Stone, Jr., who was an economics professor and author, and Sheila Lois Belasco in Houston, Texas.

He and his sister grew up in the suburban neighborhood of Littleton, Colorado. There he went to the Heritage High School and later graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Career

In 1992, he was the actor, producer, director, and writer for the animated short film titled, ‘Jesus vs. Frosty’. This film was made while he was still a student at the University of Colorado.

In 1994, while he was at university, he acted in and produced the musical film, ‘Cannibal! The Musical’. This was an independent black comedy film that was directed by Trey Parker.

In 1995, he directed, produced, acted, and wrote the film titled, ‘Jesus vs. Santa’. The film was praised and it also won an award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

In 1997, along with Trey Parker, he co-created the animated TV show for adults titled, ‘South Park’. The show was broadcast on the Comedy Central television network.

In 1998, he starred in the American sports comedy film, ‘BASEketball’, which was directed by David Zucker. The film was not well received and gained mixed reviews.

In 1999, he wrote the screenplay, produced, and acted in the film, ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut’. It was an animated musical comedy film that was based on the TV series ‘South Park’.

In 2000, he directed the music video, ‘Even If You Don't’ for the experimental rock band, ‘Ween’. The video was for their seventh album ‘White Pepper’.

In 2001, he was the co-creator, writer, and executive producer of the TV comedy series, ‘That's My Bush!’.The show was broadcast on the Comedy Central television network.

In 2002, he was featured in the American Academy Award-winning documentary film, ‘Bowling for Columbine’. The film won critical acclaim and was also screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

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In 2004, he served as the producer, writer, and voice actor for the satirical action-comedy film, ‘Team America: World Police’. The film received positive reviews.

In 2006, he was seen as an interviewee in the documentary film, ‘This Film is Not Yet Rated’. The film was based on the Motion Picture Association of America and its rating system.

In 2009, he was the executive producer for the American TV show and feature film, ‘How's Your News?’ It was broadcast every Sunday on the MTV network channel.

In 2010, he played himself in the documentary film, ‘Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage’, which was directed by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn. The film provided a deep insight into ‘Rush’, a Canadian progressive rock band.

In 2011, his religious satirical musical, ‘The Book of Mormon’, composed in collaboration with Trey Parker, and Robert Lopez, opened on Broadway. The musical received many awards. In 2021, he starred in the animated television special ‘South Park: Post Covid’ where he voiced several characters including ‘Kenny McCormick,’ ‘Kyle Broflovski,’ and ‘Craig Tucker.’

He also starred in ‘South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid,’ ‘South Park: The Streaming Wars,’ and ‘South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2.’

Major Works

He is the co-creator of ‘South Park’, which is one of the Comedy Central television network's highest-rated shows. The show is also broadcast internationally in India, New Zealand, and Europe.

Awards & Achievements

In 1998, he received the Producers Guild of America Award for the category of ‘Most Promising Producer in Television’ for ‘South Park’.

In 2000, he was the recipient of the MTV Movie Award for the category of ‘Best Musical Performance’ for ‘South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut’

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In 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009, he was the recipient of the Primetime Emmy for the category of ‘Outstanding Animated Program’ for ‘South Park’.

In 2011, he received three Tony Awards for ‘The Book of Mormon’ in the respective categories, ‘Best Musical’, ‘Best Book of a Musical’, and ‘Best Original Score’.

In 2011, he received the Grammy Award for the category of ‘Best Musical Show Album’ for ‘The Book of Mormon: Original Cast Recording’.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 2008, he got married to Angela Howard. The couple has been blessed with two children.

He claims to have grown up as an agnostic and identifies himself as an atheist.

Facts About Matt Stone

Matt Stone is a talented pianist and once played the piano for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

He is a co-creator of the popular animated TV show "South Park," which has won numerous awards for its satirical and irreverent humor.

Matt Stone is an accomplished filmmaker, having directed and produced several successful movies, including "Team America: World Police" and "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut."

He is known for his philanthropic efforts, supporting various charitable causes and organizations throughout his career.

In addition to his work in entertainment, Matt Stone is a skilled writer and has contributed to several books and publications.

Matt Stone Movies

1. Team America: World Police (2004)

  (Action, Comedy)

2. Alferd Packer: The Musical (1993)

  (Thriller, Comedy, Biography, Western, Musical)

3. BASEketball (1998)

  (Comedy, Sport)

4. Run Ronnie Run (2002)

  (Comedy)

5. Terror Firmer (1999)

  (Horror, Comedy)

6. Orgazmo (1997)

  (Comedy, Sci-Fi)

Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
2013 Outstanding Animated Program South Park (1997)
2009 Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) South Park (1997)
2008 Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More) South Park (1997)
2007 Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) South Park (1997)
2005 Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) South Park (1997)
MTV Movie & TV Awards
2000 Best Musical Performance South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
Grammy Awards
2012 Best Musical Theater Album Winner
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