TV Writer Matt Stone has gone from a small town child to a world-renowned superstar. For those that don’t know who Stone is, the muttering of two words will make everyone understand how he became a star. South Park. Along with Trey Parker, Stone created a show that has changed the way cartoons are done on television and have created a worldwide phenomenon. What was his life like prior to stardom and how did Stone get his start in the entertainment business?
The TV writer was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, and was raised in Littleton, Colorado. Littleton is a suburb of Denver, much like the small town of Fairplay in South Park. He is married to Angela Howard and has one child.
The first entertainment venture Stone and Parker took part in came in 1992 with a holiday short called Jesus vs. Frosty, which led to other shorts including Alferd Packer: The Musical and Cannibal! The Musical before eventually creating South Park.
Throughout his entertainment career, Stone has acted, produced, directed, been a TV writer, and taken part in the music of countless television shows, movies, video games and soundtracks. While South Park is his most known show with more than 200 episodes and four Emmy Awards, he has also produced other television shows like That’s My Bush, and Kenny vs. Spenny.
Among his acting credits is the cult classic BASEketball, in which he starred with Parker and Jenny McCarthy. Along with that 1998 movie, he has also acted in several South Park-themed video games, including South Park Rally, South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack, and South Park.
After doing everything in television, Stone made his way to Broadway after co-writing The Book of Mormon and composing the score with Parker. What started out as a joke turned the duo into musical stars and their play was nominated for two Tony Awards in 2011 for Best Musical and Best Original Score.
While he is known for his work behind the scenes and on camera, Stone will always be remembered for his infamous outfit to the 72nd Academy Awards in 2000. He and Parker attended the awards show in dresses, more specifically with Stone dressing like Gwyneth Paltrow and Parker dressing as Jennifer Lopez.
Stone appears to be the perfect example for anyone hoping to make it into the entertainment industry. The thought that someone from a small town could never become a superstar known around the world has been shattered by the success Stone has had in his career. South Park is one of the most recognized shows in the world and it is because of the work that Stone and his friend Parker have put into it.
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