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October 31, 1972|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, Television, Film, Music, Books|
|Notable works and roles|
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 co-creating Wonder Showzen, the animated series Xavier: Renegade Angel and producing and voicing characters in South Park.
Life and career
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. In 2017, Adult Swim ordered The Shivering Truth, a "darkly surreal anthology comedy" from Chatman.
Voices on South Park
- Rock, Rocker, Rocketh (2001, self-released)
- Injustice Center (2003, Invasion Planete France)
- United We Doth (2004, Birdman)
|1997||Comics Come Home 3||Himself||Stand-up|
|1997–1998||The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show||Yes||11 episodes|
|1998–1999||The Chris Rock Show||Yes||12 episodes|
|1999||1999 Teen Choice Awards||Yes||Segment producer|
|1999||1999 MTV Video Music Awards||Consultant|
|1999–2000||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Yes||144 episodes|
|2001||Late Friday||Yes||Lars Wishner||1 episode|
|2001||That's My Bush!||Yes||Staff writer|
|2001||The Downer Channel||Yes||2 episodes|
|2001–present||South Park||Yes||Yes||Yes||Towelie / Vernon - Butt-Out Member / Tiger Woods / C.D.C Man #5 / Dominic Cobb / Ron (voices)||Consultant writer (2001–2007), producer (2007–present)|
|2002–2003||Doggy Fizzle Televizzle||Yes||Yes||Also creator|
|2003||2003 MTV Video Music Awards||Consultant|
|2005–2006||Wonder Showzen||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Chauncey / Clarence / Various (voices)||Also creator|
|2007–2009||Xavier: Renegade Angel||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Various (voices)||Also creator|
|2009||How's Your News?||Yes|
|2011||Totally for Teens||Yes|
|2011||Neon Knome||Yes||Later reworked into The Problem Solverz, which he wasn't involved in.|
|2011||China, IL||Yes||Consulting producer; 5 episodes|
|2011–2014||The Heart, She Holler||Yes||Yes||Yes||Also creator|
|2012–2015||Louie||Yes||Yes||Jack Dahl's Receptionist #3||Episode: "Late Show: Part 2"|
|2015||Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter||Yes|
|2016||Horace and Pete||Yes||Yes||Story co-writer of episode 10|
|2016||Gigglefudge, U.S.A.||Yes||Yes||Television special|
|2018||The Shivering Truth||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Also creator|
|2002||Jackass: The Movie||Yes||Concepts|
|2010||The External World||Yes||Short film|
|2011||The Original Black Swan||Yes||Short film|
|2017||I Love You, Daddy||Yes||Yes|
- Final Flesh (2009)
- The External World, Co-written alongside David O'Reilly (2010)
- The Original Black Swan, Collaboration with Todd Barry (2011)
|Mindsploitation: Asinine Assignments for Online Homework Cheating Industry||April 23, 2013||ISBN 978-1934734919|
Awards and nominations
- 2013 – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) for "Raising the Bar"
- 2009 – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) for "Margaritaville"
- 2008 – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or More) for "Imaginationland"
- 1999 – Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for "The Chris Rock Show"
- 2011 - Outstanding Animated Program for "Crack Baby Athletic Association
- 2010 - Outstanding Animated Program for "200/201"
- 2000 - Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for "The Chris Rock Show"
Writers Guild of America Awards
- 2013 - Comedy Series - Series for "Louie"
- 2000 - Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"
- Alumni Vernon Chatman Archived March 25, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- Alumni Vernon Chatman and John Lee
- Barsanti, Sam (May 17, 2017). "Adult Swim announces new stop-motion series The Shivering Truth". The A.V. Club.
- Chatman, Vernon (2013). Mindsploitation: Asinine Assignments for Online Homework Cheating Industry. New York: Seven Footer Press. ISBN 978-1934734919.
- Mindsploitation Official Website
- Awards for Vernon Chatman - IMDb.com
- Awards for Vernon Chatman - IMDb.com
- Vernon Chatman Accepts the Writers Guild Award for "Louie"
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