Dian Bachar

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Dian Bachar
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Dian Bachar (right) in 2008
Born Dian Donovan Bachar
(1970-10-26) October 26, 1970 (age 44)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Producer, Director
Years active 1990–present

Dian Bachar (/ˈdən bəˈhɑr/; born October 26, 1970 [1]in Denver, Colorado) is an American actor most notable for his roles in various films by or starring his friends Trey Parker and Matt Stone, such as Cannibal! The Musical (George Noon), Orgazmo (Ben Chapleski) and his most famous role as Kenny "Squeak" Scolari in 1998's BASEketball, as well as making the occasional appearance on South Park. He also appeared as an alien engineer in Galaxy Quest, although the bulk of his scenes were cut, but can be seen on the DVD's "Special Features".

Career[edit]

Dian Bachar attended Chatfield Senior High School. Bachar then received his BFA in Film Production at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he met Matt Stone and Trey Parker. From there, he went on to star in the student film, Cannibal! The Musical, for internship credit. Bachar also co-starred with Parker in Orgazmo playing the eponymous character's sidekick "Choda Boy", and played multiple parts in Parker and Stone's short-lived series Time Warped. Bachar shared an apartment with Parker and Stone up until 1997. When BASEketball was in the works, Parker asked David Zucker to change the script to allow for three players on each team (it was supposed to be just two to a team) to allow for Bachar to have a part in the movie.

In 1998, Dian Bachar won a Leonardo da Vinci Award from the Beaux Arts Society, Inc. in the category of Actor, Debut Performance (Film) for his role in "BASEketball" [2] and an award for Best Actor in the 2012 short film "Coaching Me Softly" at the 48-Hour Film Project.[3]

Most recently, Bachar starred in the horror feature, "The Murders of Brandywine Theater" and the western drama short film, "Homestead". He is the co-owner of Bonobo Mountain Films with partner Carrie Rapaport, and is currently developing a pilot called "My Neighborhood".

South Park appearances[edit]

Due to his friendship with creators Parker and Stone, Bachar has done several guest voices on their animated series South Park.

Short films[edit]

Bachar and fellow actor Sam Macaroni are the leads in both of the internet series Roommates: The Series[5] and Dimwits. [6]

Music videos[edit]

Bachar appears in The Melvins "The Talking Horse" music video, and starred in and directed the music video "Rock Hard Soul" for the Chicago-based band, JIP.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Cannibal! The Musical George Noon
1995 Time Warped Peeny Bunsinger / Jeffy / Homo Errectus TV Series
1997 Orgazmo Ben "Choda Boy" Chapleski
1998 BASEketball Kenny "Squeak" Scolari
1999 Galaxy Quest Nervous Tech
1999 Captain Jackson Eggbert Stevens
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle RBTV Studio Technician
1998-2000 South Park Chris/Fake Mr. Hanky/Announcer 4 episodes
2000 The Man Show Tiny Guy on the Beach
2000-2001 Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place Roger 4 episodes
2004 The Wager Sean Johnson
2005 No Rules Grady
2006 TV: The Movie various roles
2006 Electric Apricot Skip Holmes
2007 Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary Limo Driver
2009 The Life of Lucky Cucumber "Lucky" Cucumber Cavanaugh
2012 Retreat! Private McBain
2012 Coaching Me Softly David Stott short
2012 The Man in the Silo David
2013 White T Andy
2013 There's Something About Carrie Uncle Randi short
2014 The Murders of Brandywine Theater Henry Kosta
2015 Homestead Magee short film
2015 Santiago Dusty Wilhelm
2015 Mitch and Tanner Save America Mitch (voice) video short
2015 My Neighborhood Dian Donovan
2015 Tales of the Wicked Unseen Will Grimm

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