Conrad Vernon IV (born July 11, 1968) is an American director, writer, and voice actor, best known for his work on the DreamWorks animated films Shrek 2 and Monsters vs. Aliens. He will be the producer of The Annoying Orange television series.
Vernon, a native of Lubbock, Texas, studied at Cal Arts, and worked as a storyboard artist on Ralph Bakshi's Cool World, 2 Stupid Dogs, Rocko's Modern Life, Morto the Magician, and Shrek; additionally, he directed Shrek 2. He also worked in the same capacity on Antz. After Antz proved a success as the first animated feature film to be produced by DreamWorks Animation, Vernon signed on as a writer for Shrek, where he was responsible for the Gingerbread Man, and eventually voiced that character. He also appeared in Shrek 4-D and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. He has recently voiced Mason the chimpanzee for the Dreamworks Animation films Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and its tv series (with Streetcorner Santa #3 in The All Nighter Before Christmas). Additionally, he provided the voice for Insectosaurus and directed the 3D animated film, Monsters vs. Aliens.