List of characters in South Park: Wikis


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This is a list of characters in the animated series South Park. Only main, supporting, and recurring characters are listed. The show mostly follows a group of four boys—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—and the adventures they share in South Park, a fictional small town located within the real-life South Park basin in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado.[1] The town, sometimes described within the show as "a pissant white-bread mountain town",[2] is also home to an assortment of frequent characters such as students, families, elementary school staff, and other various residents.[1][2] Stan is portrayed as the everyman of the group,[3] as the show's official website describes him as "a normal, average, American, mixed-up kid".[4] Kyle is the lone Jew among the group, and his portrayal in this role is often dealt with satirically.[3] Stan and Kyle are best friends, and their relationship, which is intended to reflect the real-life friendship between South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone,[5] is a common topic throughout the series. Cartman—loud, obnoxious, and obese—is sometimes portrayed as an antagonist,[6] and whose anti-Semitic attitude has resulted in an ever-progressing rivalry with Kyle.[3] Kenny, who comes from a poor family, wears his parka hood so tightly that it covers most of his face and muffles his speech. During the show's first five seasons, Kenny would die in nearly each episode before returning in the next with little or no definitive explanation given.[7][8]

Stone and Parker voice most of the male South Park characters.[2][3][9] Mary Kay Bergman voiced the majority of the female characters until her death near the end of the third season. Mona Marshall and Eliza Schneider succeeded Bergman, with Schneider leaving the show after its seventh season. She was replaced by April Stewart, who, along with Marshall, continues to voice most of the female characters. Bergman was originally listed in the credits under the alias Shannen Cassidy to protect her reputation as the voice of several Disney characters.[10] Stewart was originally credited under the name Gracie Lazar,[11] while Schneider was sometimes credited under her rock opera performance pseudonym Blue Girl.[12] Some South Park staff members voice other recurring characters; supervising producer Jennifer Howell voices student Bebe Stevens,[9] writing consultant Vernon Chatman voices an anthropomorphic towel named Towelie,[9] and production supervisor John Hansen voices Mr. Slave, the former gay lover of Mr. Garrison.[13] South Park producer and storyboard artist Adrien Beard, who voices Token Black, the only black kid in South Park, was recruited to voice the character "because he was the only black guy [in the] building" when Parker needed to quickly find someone to voice the character during the production of the season four (2000) episode "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000".[14][15]


Main characters

Character Voiced by Role First appearance
Cartman, EricEric Cartman Trey Parker[9] One of the four main boys, who is an obese, manipulative, and an ill-tempered bigot. The Spirit of Christmas
Marsh, StanStan Marsh Trey Parker[9] One of the four main boys, one of South Park's more sensible characters and the everyman of the group. The Spirit of Christmas
Broflovski, KyleKyle Broflovski Matt Stone[9] One of the four main boys, and one of few Jewish children in South Park. Kyle is the most intelligent member of the group, and often displays higher moral standards than his friends. The Spirit of Christmas
McCormick, KennyKenny McCormick Matt Stone[9] One of the four main boys. A resident of a poor household, Kenny is known for his muffled speech and his habit of dying in nearly every episode of South Park. His frequent deaths and poverty are however somewhat downplayed in later seasons. The Spirit of Christmas

South Park Elementary


Character Voiced by Role First appearance
6th graders The older bullies at South Park Elementary. Unaired Pilot
Bebe Stevens Jennifer Howell[9] The boys' classmate, Wendy's best friend. "Cartman gets an Anal Probe"
Butters Stotch Matt Stone[9] The boys' classmate, a well mannered and gullible boy. He is considered the 5th main character in the series and is very often involved in the antics of the main four. He has more or less become Cartman's sidekick. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Clyde Donovan Trey Parker[14] The boys' classmate. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Craig Tucker Matt Stone The boys' classmate who occasionally antagonizes them. Known to give the middle finger to everyone and anyone around him. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Dougie A geeky, second-grade boy who assumes the role of General Disarray, sidekick to Butters's alter-ego Professor Chaos. "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub"
Goth kids A group of goths. "Raisins"
Jimmy Vulmer Trey Parker[9] One of the boys' two handicapped classmates and an amateur standup comedian. "Cripple Fight"
Pip Pirrup Matt Stone[9] The boys' extremely unpopular British classmate. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Timmy Trey Parker[9] One of the boys' two handicapped classmates. "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000"
Token Black Adrien Beard[14] The boys' wealthiest classmate, apparently the only African American child in South Park. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Tweek Tweak Matt Stone[16] The boys' hyperactive classmate due to an excessive intake of coffee. "Gnomes"
Wendy Testaburger Mary Kay Bergman, Eliza Schneider, Mona Marshall, April Stewart The boys' classmate, Stan's girlfriend. The Spirit of Christmas


Character Voiced by Role First appearance
Mr. Adler Matt Stone Shop teacher. "Tweek vs. Craig"
Chef (Jerome McElroy) Isaac Hayes,[17] Peter Serafinowicz (Darth Chef) School chef, was a good friend of the boys. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Ms. Choksondik Trey Parker[9] The boys' deceased former teacher. "4th Grade"
Ms. Crabtree Mary Kay Bergman (seasons 1–3), Eliza Schneider (seasons 4–8) Former school bus driver before death. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Mr. Garrison Trey Parker[9] The boys' teacher. Was Mrs. Garrison from seasons 9 through 12. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Mr. Mackey Trey Parker[9] School counselor, says "Mmkay" at random after various parts of speech. "Damien"
Mr. Slave John 'Nancy' Hansen[13] Mr. Garrison's lover and classroom assistant. Later marries Big Gay Al. "The Death Camp of Tolerance"
Principal Victoria April Stewart School principal. "Pinkeye"

Family members

Character Voiced by Role First appearance
Randy Marsh Trey Parker[9] Stan's father, who worked as a geologist. "Volcano"
Sharon Marsh Mary Kay Bergman (1997–1999), Eliza Schneider (1999–2003), April Stewart (2004–present) Randy's wife and Stan's mother. "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig"
Shelley Marsh Mary Kay Bergman (1997–1999), Mona Marshall, Eliza Schneider (1999–2003), April Stewart (2004–present) Stan's violent and ill-tempered older sister. "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig"
Grandpa Marvin Marsh Trey Parker[9] Randy's father and Stan's grandfather, attempts to kill himself or have others do so in several episodes. "Death"
Jimbo Kern Matt Stone[9] Randy Marsh's half brother[18] and Stan's uncle. Hunter, TV show host and gun store owner. "Weight Gain 4000"
Gerald Broflovski Matt Stone[9] Kyle's father, who works as a lawyer. "Starvin' Marvin"
Sheila Broflovski Mary Kay Bergman (1997–1999), Mona Marshall (1999–present) Kyle's somewhat protective mother. "Death"
Ike Broflovski Various children of South Park employees[9] Kyle's younger brother, the Canadian-born adopted son of Gerald and Sheila. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Kyle Schwartz Trey Parker[19] Kyle's stereotypically Jewish cousin from Connecticut. "The Entity"
Liane Cartman Mary Kay Bergman (1997–1999), Eliza Schneider (1999–2003), April Stewart (2004–present) Mother/Father of Cartman.[20] "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Stuart McCormick Matt Stone[9] Kenny's alcoholized and violent father. "Starvin' Marvin"
Carol McCormick Mary Kay Bergman, Eliza Schneider, April Stewart Kenny's alcoholized and violent mother. "Starvin' Marvin"
Kevin McCormick Trey Parker Kenny's older brother. "Starvin' Marvin"
Stephen Stotch Trey Parker Butters' strict father. "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls"
Linda Stotch Mona Marshall Butters' mother. "The Wacky Molestation Adventure"
Richard Tweak Trey Parker Tweek's father, who runs a coffee shop with his wife. "Gnomes"
Mrs. Tweak Mary Kay Bergman, Eliza Schneider, April Stewart Tweek's mother, who runs a coffee shop with her husband. "Gnomes"

Supporting characters

Character Voiced by Role First appearance
Officer Barbrady Trey Parker[9] The town's highly untrained and undereducated police officer. "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
Big Gay Al Matt Stone[9] Ex-scout leader, used to own a sanctuary for gay animals. The show's stereotypical gay character. "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride"
Ned Gerblansky Trey Parker[9] Jimbo Kern's best friend. Speaks through a voicebox. "Volcano"
God Trey Parker God, portrayed as a strange animal. "Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus"
Jesus Matt Stone[9] Character based on Jesus who lives in an ordinary house and hosts a talk show on the local TV station. The Spirit of Christmas
Mr. Hankey Trey Parker[21] A talking feces. "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"
Saddam Hussein Matt Stone[9] Character based on Saddam Hussein who was involved in a homosexual relationship with Satan. "Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus"
Kevin Mephisto's silent companion. "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig"
Tuong Lu Kim Trey Parker City Wok owner. "Jared Has Aides"
Mr. Kitty Unknown Cartman's cat, who is constantly yelled at and belittled by Cartman. Cartman gets an Anal Probe
Father Maxi Matt Stone[9] Catholic priest. "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"
Mayor McDaniels Mary Kay Bergman (seasons 1-3), Mona Marshall (seasons 4-8), April Stewart(seasons 9-present) Town mayor. "Weight Gain 4000"
Nellie and Thomas McElroy Trey Parker (Nellie)[22] and Matt Stone (Thomas)[22] Chef's parents, who live in Scotland. "The Succubus"
Dr. Alphonse Mephisto Trey Parker[9] Local mad scientist and Marlon Brando lookalike. "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig"
Moses Trey Parker Character based on Moses, a gigantic dreidel who looks and talks like MCP from Tron.[23] "Jewbilee"
Santa Trey Parker[9] Character based on Santa Claus. The Spirit of Christmas
Satan Trey Parker[9] Character based on the Judeo-Christian Satan. "Damien"
Starvin' Marvin Trey Parker[9] An Ethiopian boy. "Starvin' Marvin"
Terrance and Phillip Matt Stone (Terrance)[9] and Trey Parker (Phillip)[9] A Canadian television comedy duo. "Death"
Towelie Vernon Chatman[9] A talking stoner towel. "Towelie"
Sergeant Harrison Yates Trey Parker Police detective. "Christian Rock Hard"


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  11. ^ "April Stewart - ABOUT". Retrieved 2009-05-23.  
  12. ^ "MY BIO :::: Eliza Jane". Retrieved 2009-05-23.  
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  14. ^ a b c "FAQ: April 2001". 2001-04-30. Retrieved 2008-10-19.  
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  17. ^ "FAQ: June 2001". 2001-06-28. Retrieved 2008-10-13.  
  18. ^ "Interview: Matt Stone (2005-11-15)". 2005-11-15. Retrieved 2008-10-13.  
  19. ^ "FAQ: April 2002". 2001-11-25. Retrieved 2008-11-12.  
  20. ^ "FAQ: April 2001". 2001-04-19. Retrieved 2008-10-13.  
  21. ^ "FAQ: December 2001". 2001-12-05. Retrieved 2009-07-07.  
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