October 31, 1972 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
||Stand-up, Television, Film, Music, Books
||Satire, Political satire, Observational comedy, Black comedy, Cringe comedy, Alternative comedy, Surreal humor, Absurdist humor, Meta humour, Transgressive
||Everyday life, Self-deprecation, Politics, Philosophy, Race relations, Sociology, Spirituality, Religion, Pessimism, Sexuality, Post-modernism, Metamodernism
||Lenny Bruce, Trey Parker, Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman, George Carlin, Jodorowsky, David Lynch, Kenneth Anger, Luis Buñuel, Louis C.K., David Cronenberg, Matt Stone, Psychedelic drugs
||P.F.F.R fans, Adult Swim fans
|Notable works and roles
Xavier: Renegade Angel,
The Heart, She Holler,
Doggy Fizzle Televizzle
Vernon Chatman (born October 31, 1972) is an American television producer, writer, voice actor, stand-up comedian, musician and a member of PFFR, an art collective based in Brooklyn, New York City. He is known for creating the animated series Xavier: Renegade Angel. He also voiced Towelie in South Park.
Life and career
Vernon Chatman was a student of the San Francisco State University, where he graduated in 1994. Chatman is mixed race, half African-American and half Euro-American.
In 1996 Chatman began his career as a stand-up comedian and eventually a comedy writer, producer, musician and television creator. Chatman previously wrote for television shows such as The Chris Rock Show (for which he won an Emmy), Late Night with Conan O'Brien, That's My Bush! and The Downer Channel. Before Wonder Showzen, he and PFFR collaborator John Lee created the Snoop Dogg comedy series Doggy Fizzle Televizzle for MTV.
Along with long-time friend John Lee (also of PFFR), he is the co-creator of the MTV2 series Wonder Showzen as well as the Adult Swim shows Xavier: Renegade Angel and The Heart, She Holler. The two met as undergraduates at San Francisco State University. One of his most high-profile voice-acting roles is as the voice of Towelie, the marijuana-smoking talking towel on South Park, where he also serves as a staff writer. In 2012, he became a producer on the third season of the FX series Louie.
Voices on South Park
- Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 (TV Movie), Writer (2001)
- Late Friday, Actor (as Lars Wishner), (2001)
- South Park, Episode Consultant, Consultant Writer (2001-2007), Producer (2007-present)
- That's My Bush!, Writer (2001)
- The Downer Channel, Writer (2001)
- Jackass: The Movie, Concepts creator (2002)
- Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Writer [All Episodes] (2002-2003)
- 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, Consultant (2003)
- Team America: World Police, Special Thanks To... (2004)
- Wonder Showzen, Writer / Producer / Voice Actor (2005-2006)
- Journey on Rio, Writer, Episode Consultant, Consultant Writer (2005-2007)< Producer (2007-present), Writer
- Xavier: Renegade Angel, Creator / Writer / Voice Actor (2007-2009)
- Louis CK: Chewed Up, Special Thanks To... (2008)
- How's Your News?, Producer (2009)
- Delocated, Producer (2009-2013)
- The External World, Co-written alongside David O'Reilly (2010)
- The Original Black Swan, Collaboration with Todd Barry (2011)
Awards and Nominations
Chatman has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning four.
Writers Guild of America Awards
Chatman has won two WGA Awards.
- Billy Crystal / Jerry Belson, James L. Brooks, Marc Flanagan, Dinah Kirgo, Jay Kogen, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Heide Perlman, Ian Praiser, Sam Simon, Tracey Ullman and Wallace Wolodarsky (1990, tie)
- Billy Crystal, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, David Steinberg, Bruce Vilanch and Robert Wuhl (1991)
- No award (1992)
- Judd Apatow, Robert Cohen, David Cross, Brent Forrester, Jeff Kahn, Bruce Kirschbaum, Bob Odenkirk, Sultan Pepper, Dino Stamatopoulos and Ben Stiller (1993)
- No award (1994)
- No award (1995)
- David Feldman, Eddie Feldmann, Mike Gandolfi, Tom Hertz, Leah Krinsky, Dennis Miller and Rick Overton (1996)
- Chris Rock (1997)
- Jose Arroyo, David Feldman, Eddie Feldmann, Jim Hanna, Leah Krinsky, Dennis Miller and David Weiss (1998)
- Tom Agna, Vernon Chatman, Louis C.K., Lance Crouther, Gregory Greenberg, Ali LeRoi, Steve O'Donnell, Chris Rock, Frank Sebastiano, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson, Wanda Sykes and Mike Upchurch (1999)