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Dian Bachar on the set of "My Neighborhood", 2015
Dian Bachar on the set of "My Neighborhood", 2015

Dian Bachar (/ˈdiːən bəˈhɑːr/; born October 26, 1970[1] in Denver, Colorado) is an American actor most notable for his roles in various films by or starring his friends Trey Parker and Matt Stone, such as Cannibal! The Musical (George Noon), Orgazmo (Ben Chapleski) and his most famous role as Kenny "Squeak" Scolari in 1998's BASEketball, as well as making the occasional appearance on South Park. He appeared as an alien engineer in Galaxy Quest. Although the bulk of his scenes were cut, he can be seen on the DVD's "Special Features".

Career


Dian Bachar attended Chatfield Senior High School. Bachar then received his BFA in Film Production at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he met Matt Stone and Trey Parker. From there, he went on to star in the student film, Cannibal! The Musical, for internship credit. Bachar also co-starred with Parker in Orgazmo playing the eponymous character's sidekick "Choda Boy", and played multiple parts in Parker and Stone's short-lived series Time Warped.

Bachar shared an apartment with Parker and Stone up until 1997. When BASEketball was in the works, Parker asked David Zucker to change the script to allow for three players on each team (it was supposed to be just two to a team) to allow for Bachar to have a part in the movie.

In 1998, Bachar won a Leonardo da Vinci Award from the Beaux Arts Society, Inc. in the category of Actor, Debut Performance (Film) for his role in BASEketball [2] and an award for Best Actor in the 2012 short film Coaching Me Softly at the 48-Hour Film Project.[3]

Most recently, Bachar starred in the horror feature, The Murders of Brandywine Theater and the western drama short film, Homestead. He is the co-owner of Bonobo Mountain Films with partner Carrie Rapaport.

Due to his friendship with creators Parker and Stone, Bachar has done several guest voices on their animated series South Park.

Short films


Bachar and fellow actor Sam Macaroni are the leads in both of the internet series Roommates: The Series[5] and Dimwits.[6]

Music videos


Bachar appears in The Melvins "The Talking Horse" music video, and starred in and directed the music video "Rock Hard Soul" for the Chicago-based band, JIP.

Filmography


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