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Introduction About Trey Parker
The most renowned name within the animation industry is Trey Parker, his South Park that became a sensation in the late 90s. It broke every record of Comedy Central and they gained more than three million new subscribers within halfway through the show.
Coming from no previous connection with the entertainment industry at all, the hardships that they had to face was tremendous. In an interview in June 2000, Parker recalled those days and said “We were sleeping on floors thinking, Wow, another two weeks and we’re going to be fucking rich. And pretty soon two weeks turns into two months, and two months turns into two years, and you definitely stop listening.”
Net Worth & Salary of Trey Parker in 2022
As of now, the total net worth of Trey Parker is around $600 million, with an estimated income of $50 million per annum.
Most of the income came solely from indubitably his best work, the animated sitcom series “South Park”. Parker gets 50% of all digital revenue generated from the series.
In 2010, when HBOMax bought the streaming rights of ‘South park’ parker made $125 million from the deal. Currently, the IP asset of the show is nearly $1 billion.
His other work, Book Of Mormon has earned a fortune of $500 million in revenue so far.
Recently in 2021, they also made a deal on a grand $900 million with ViacomCBS to make a spinoff movie of South Park for the streaming service Paramount+.
Age, Early Life & Biography of Trey Parker
As of now, Trey Parker is 52 years old.
Inspired by the classic Monty Python, Trey was always into sketches and objective comedy. Being a shy kid with only passing grades comedy was his only getaway. He wrote and performed his first-ever sketch in his school talent show, named The Dentist. He played the role of the dentist and had one of his friends play the patient. As the show was a bit gore, and had some scenes involving fake blood, teachers called his parents, and recalling the memory Parker says that he remembers all the kindergarteners crying and started freaking out.
From a very young age, Parker was determined to make a career in the films and music. Later his interest grew in the animation being inspired by the legendary director, animator Terry Gilliam.
When he was only 14, he started making short films along with his friends with a video camera that his father had gifted him. The group continued making such short films till their graduation.
He also joined a Denver-based mountain community theater Evergreen Players and develop a love for musical theater. He performed his first role in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Flower Drum Song as a chorus member. He also designed sets for community theater for Little Shop Of Horrors. Trey even used to play piano in high school and was the choir president.
Graduating in 1988 from Evergreen High School, Parker went to Berklee College of Music and spent one semester there before he transferred to the University of Colorado at Boulder.
|Name:||Randolph Severn “Trey” Parker III|
|Birth Date:||19 October 1969|
|Birth Place:||Conifer, Colorado|
|Wife/Spouse :||Emma Sugiyama ( 2006-2008)Boogie Tillmon (2014-2019)|
|Profession:||Actor, Animator, Director, Composer, Producer|
|Yearly Income:||$50 million|
|Net Worth in 2022||$600 million|
|Content Last Updated:||May 2022|
Personal Life of Trey Parker
Born in Conifer, Colorado; Parker’s parents Sharon and Randolph Parker were insurance saleswomen and geologists by profession. With no connection to the entertainment industry whatsoever, he is completely and truly a self-made artist.
In an edition of the ABC News program Nightline, Parker stated that though he believes in god and there are things unknown to humankind. All religion and rituals seem nothing but funny and poor writing to him.
As for his political views; he said that though he is not very political, he stands as a libertarian and both the extreme leftist and rightist people are quite similar to him.
In 2006 Parker married Emma Sugiyama. But the marriage ended in divorce shortly in 2008. Then she started dating Boogie Tillmon and later married her in 2014.
The couple had a daughter Betty Boogie Parker in 2013 and currently co-parenting her after they got separated in 2019.
Career of Trey Parker
Though Parker started writing sketches, making short films, and community theater at a very young age, his first-ever production house was Avenging Conscience, named after a film by D.W Griffith that he and his other friends collectively hated. The first-ever production of them was ‘ Jesus vs Frosty’ released in 1992.
Later they released a three-minute trailer of a fictional film named Alferd Packer: The Musical. It got so famous among the students that the chairman of the university’s film department had to convince the group to make an extended version of it. They eventually crowd-funded and collected $125,000 to start shooting. Later after they sold the rights to Troma Entertainment in 1996 they rereleased it changing the name to Cannibal! The Musical has been labeled as a “cult classic”.
Coming on to the biggest hit of Parker’s ‘South park’, Parker and Stone made it with a budget of $300,000 using the age-old cut paper stop motion animation technique. The whole episode was animated in a small room of Celluloid Studios, in Denver, Colorado.
The show was so hyped up that Comedy Central earned $30 million selling only merchandise that too even before the pilot episode aired. As the first six episodes got massive success, Comedy Central requested for seven more and ended the first season in 1998.
The success of the how, made Parker and Stone celebrities and they never had to look back after that.
Awards & Achievements of Trey Parker
For his work in the South Park, Trey received five Primetime Emmy Awards and four Tony Awards.
He got his Grammy For The Book of Mormon and an Academy Award nomination with writer Marc Shaiman for the song “Blame Canada” from the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.
They also made the biggest television deal of $900 million to make South Park spin-off movies for ViacomCBS.
Major Investments and Assets of Trey Parker
Parker’s current residence is in Los Angele, California. He also has a real estate basket worth more than $50 million with properties in Colorado, Steamboat Springs, Kauai, Seattle, Washington, Manhattan, and New York.
Must Watch the Latest Video and Trending Photographs of Trey Parker
In the video, Trey Parker along with Matt Stone gives a fun lecture to students of NYU regarding the process of sketch writing.
Instagram Handle of Trey Parker
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Twitter Handle of Trey Parker
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