|Matthew Richard Stone was born on 26th May 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA.
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He is an Emmy-winning American film director, animator, screenwriter, actor and voice actor. He is one of the co-creators (the other being Trey Parker) of the hit animated television series South Park.
His parents were Gerald Whitney Stone and Sheila Lois Belasco, a secular Sephardic Jew. He was raised in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colorado, though contrary to popular belief, he did not attend Columbine High School but rather Heritage High School in Littleton, a cross-town rival of Columbine. He holds degrees in film and mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
In 1997, Comedy Central debuted South Park, which he and Trey Parker created. He was said to be the basis for the character of Kyle Broflovski on the show, which is now in its tenth season.
In 2002, Stone was interviewed for the Michael Moore documentary Bowling for Columbine, where he mostly discusses his experiences growing up in Littleton, and the social alienation that might have driven situations such as the Columbine High School massacre. In the film, there is a short animated segment about the history of guns, presented in a tone and animation style similar to that of South Park.
Stone expressed anger over what he saw as a misleading attempt by Moore to insinuate that he and Trey Parker had produced the animation, when in fact they had actually turned down a request from Moore to contribute a similar short to the film. Subsequently, Stone and Parker portrayed Moore, in their film Team America: World Police, as a suicide bomber who is revealed to have been made of ham. Stone later stated that he does not "really hate the guy" and feels he has evened the score.
Stone is also a member of the band DVDA with Trey Parker, for which he plays drums and bass. He also has played drums on the soundtrack of both South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and bass on What Would Brian Boitano Do?, and Team America: World Police. He also appeared as a guest producer on the third track - entitled 'Natural Joe' - of Primus's 1999 album 'Antipop'.
His many voices on South Park include:
Kyle and his father
- Kenny and his father
- Jimbo Kern
- Butters Stotch
- Saddam Hussein
- Jimmy's father
- Father Maxi