Trey Parker Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $600 M|
|Full Name Randolph Severn Parker III|
|Birth Date 19 October 1969|
|Age 52 years|
|Birthplace Conifer, Colorado, US|
|Profession Actor, Animator, Producer, Writer, director|
|Wife Boogie Tillmo (d)|
Trey Parker, real name Randolph Severn Parker III, is a multitalented person of great talent who works as an actor, playwright, voice actor, and producer simultaneously. In collaboration with his closest friend and business partner, Matt Stone, he co-created the adult animated television series “South Park,” which is most known to his followers. The series, which was intended for an adult audience and was known for its use of slapstick humor, violence, and sexual innuendos, created quite a sensation when it first aired and quickly rose to the top of the cable ratings.
Trey Parker Early Life
On October 19, 1969, in Conifer, Colorado, Randolph Severn Parker III was born. With his mother Sharon (an insurance salesperson), older sister Shelley, and father Randy (a geologist), Trey was raised. Parker admired Monty Python, attended honors classes, and in sixth grade, he performed his own sketch, “The Dentist,” at the school talent competition. The school called Trey’s parents due to the amount of fake blood in the sketch, and he recalls that “the school children were all screaming and freaked out.”
At the age of 14, Parker started producing short films. Later in his teen years, he became interested in music and collaborated with David Goodman to record the comedy album “Immature.” He graduated from the Evergreen High School and attended Berklee College of Music. Parker later went to the University of Colorado, to subject of his interest, Music and Japanese and while at the University of Colorado parker met his future best friend Matt Stone.
Trey Parker Career
While still students at the university, Parker and Matt Stone started creating animated movies. With merely construction paper, glue, and an outdated film camera, they created “Jesus vs. Frosty.” In 1992, their initial picture had its world premiere at a student festival. An independent black comedy musical that was largely based on the life of Alfred Packer, Cannibal, was written and directed by the pair in 1993. They produced “Jesus vs. Santa,” another animated movie, in 1995. Four boys’ misadventures served as the central focus of the story. The movie was extensively shared online, and cable network Comedy Central spotted it and contacted Parker and Stone to create the “South Park” series.
On the Comedy Central television network, “South Park,” an animated sitcom for adults, made its debut in 1997. The program gained attention for its foul language, sexual material, and dark humor that were aimed at an adult audience. The program rose to the top of the channel’s rated programs. The team decided to co-write and produce a full-length feature picture based on the show “South Park” because of the show’s popularity. A musical comedy movie called “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” was released in 1999. Both critically and financially successful, the movie received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for “Blame Canada.”
In 2004, Parker co-wrote the script for the satirical action comedy movie “Team America: World Police” with Matt Stone and Pam Brady. The movie made fun of high-budget movies and American politics. The text, lyrics, and music for the theatrical play “The Book of Mormon,” a religious satire that debuted in 2011, were written by Parker and Stone in conjunction with Robert Lopez.
Trey Parker Wife
Trey married Emma Sugiyama in January 2006 and the couple divorced in 2008. Parker married his longtime girlfriend, the famous Boogie Tillmon in April 2014, becoming stepfather to her son Kobe. In 2013, Trey and Boogie welcomed daughter Betty but they separated in February 2019, and Trey filed for divorce in court the, requesting joint legal and physical custody of his daughter Betty.
Trey Parker Awards
For “The Book of Mormon: Original Cast Recording,” he received the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. For the stage play “The Book of Mormon,” he received four Tony Awards, including the prize for Best Direction of a Musical in 2011. Five Primetime Emmy Awards have been given to the “South Park” series, with the 2013 episode “Raising the Bar” winning one for Outstanding Animated Program.
Trey Parker Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Trey Parker is $600 million as of 2022. Trey is well known for having an incredible collection of homes in various locations and at least 10 in US. He purchased a mansion in the Brentwood district of Los Angeles for $6.2 million in April 2019. He previously owned the seven-bedroom apartment next door, which he paid $4 million for in 2011. Other properties include a riverfront palace in Kauai, Hawaii, a condo in Seattle, a number of houses in the Hollywood Hills, a 10,000 square foot mansion in another area of Los Angeles, and a huge compound in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.