The Cast of 'South Park'

Although South Park has had dozens of characters, the South Park cast is pretty small.

 was born when two University of Colorado animation students were commissioned to send a holiday postcard to VIPs in Hollywood. That postcard turned out to be Spirit of Christmas, which grabbed the attention of Comedy Central executives who were looking to make an animated comedy series. South Park launched on August 13, 1997.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the co-creators of South Park, not only provide the voices for the show but also write and record the music. On November 29, 2014, Comedy Central Records and South Park released a limited edition 7-inch vinyl picture disc in honor of Record Store Day Black Friday. The release, limited to 2,500 copies, features the songs “James Cameron” from the Emmy-winning episode “Raising the Bar” and “My B***h Ain’t No Hobbit” from the episode “The Hobbit.” In honor of Record Store Day, April 20, 2013, they released a limited edition 7-inch vinyl picture disc featuring “San Diego” from season 16’s “Butterballs” episode and the previously unreleased track “Gay Fish” from Season 13’s “Fishsticks” episode.

The voices on  are mainly Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the co-creators of the show. While there have been plenty of celebrities drawn into the cartoon, very rarely does the real celebrity provide their own voice. Discerning whose voice is which character is sometimes tricky. Use this list to help you figure out.

Matt Stone (left)

Matt Stone and Trey Parker - 2005
Matt Stone and Trey Parker - 2005. Michael Yarish / Comedy Central
  • Kyle Broflovski, one of the boys
  • Kenny McCormick, one of the boys
  • Butters, one of the boys
  • Pip, a caffeinated student at school
  • Jesus
  • Jimbo Kern, Stan's uncle
  • Big Gay Al
  • Terrance
  • Tweak

Trey Parker (right)

Matt Stone and Trey Parker
Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Comedy Central
  • Stan Marsh, one of the boys
  • Randy Marsh, his dad
  • Eric Cartman, one of the boys
  • Mr. Garrison, teacher
  • Timmy, student at school
  • Officer Barbrady
  • Ms. Choksondik, dearly departed teacher
  • Mr. Hanky
  • Mr. Mackey
  • Satan

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes arrives at the 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 to be inducted.
Isaac Hayes arrives at the 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 to be inducted. Getty Images / Peter Kramer

The late music legend Isaac Hayes provided the voice of Chef until he quit the show in 2006 over a controversial episode about Scientology. After he quit the show, Matt Stone and Trey Parker used previously recorded lines in an ​episode that saw chef killed violently, called "Return of Chef."

Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell poses for a portrait at the The Art Of Elysium 8th Annual Heaven Gala. Jeff Vespa/Getty Images Portrait

Jennifer Howell's main role is a producer of South Park. She is also the voice of Bebe Stevens, a girl at South Park Elementary.

John "Nancy" Hansen

John "Nancy" Hansen
John "Nancy" Hansen. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

John Hansen works mostly on the production side of South Park. When he's needed, he provides the voice of Mr. Slave, Mr. Garrison's paramour.

Ike Broflovski

Ike Broflovski
Ike Broflovski. Comedy Central

Baby Ike, who's Canadian, has been played by a variety of children, including Kyle McCulloch, Dimitri Mendoza, and Jessie Howell.

Wendy

Wendy
Wendy. Comedy Central

Mary Kay Bergman was the voice of Wendy Testaburger for the first three seasons. Tragically, she committed suicide in 1999. Now April Stewart is the voice of Wendy, Stan's on-again, off again girlfriend.

Adrien Beard

Token
Token. Comedy Central

Adrien Beard, the voice of Token, the only black kid in school, works mainly in the art department of South Park.

Vernon Chatman

Towelie
Towelie. Comedy Central

South Park writer Vernon Chatman is the voice of Towelie, the joint-smoking towel who befriends the boys.