Conrad Vernon

American film and television director, storyboard artist, writer and voice actor

Conrad Vernon (born July 11, 1968[1]) is an American movie director, screenwriter, producer, voice actor and comedian. He is best known for his work in DreamWorks animated movies. These include Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens and especially Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

Conrad Vernon
Born (1968-07-11) July 11, 1968 (age 52)
Lubbock, Texas, USA
OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Producer, Voice Actor, Comedian
Years active1991-present
Notable work
Monsters vs. Aliens
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Life and careerEdit

Vernon was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas.[1] He studied at CalArts. Vernon worked as a storyboard artist in Ralph Bakshi's Cool World, 2 Stupid Dogs, Rocko's Modern Life, Nightmare Ted and Morto the Magician. Vernon joined DreamWorks in 1996 and worked as a storyboard artist again in Antz. After the success of Antz, he became one of the writers for Shrek, where he also made the voice of Gingerbread Man. He also appeared in Shrek 4-D and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. Conrad also worked in Shrek 2, which was his first work as a director. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award. Later, he created the voice of Mason the chimpanzee in the popular DreamWorks movies Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and the TV show. He also co-directed the third Madagascar movie. Vernon also wrote the original story and directed Monsters vs. Aliens, where he also created the voice of Insectosaurus. He also produced The Annoying Orange TV series.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Conrad Vernon - Biography - Movies & TV". New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2013.

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