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Randy S.[5] Marsh is the son of Marvin and Grandma Marsh, the husband of Sharon, and the father of Stan and Shelley. He makes his debut in the Season One episode "Volcano" and is voiced by Trey Parker.

Despite being a geologist with a doctorate, Randy is generally portrayed as an absent-minded idiot, driving many episode plots in the later seasons, though this was later revealed to be due to him being unhappy over his marriage. However, in earlier seasons, Randy was calmer and more level-headed, often providing advice to the boys. In "You're Getting Old", he divorced Sharon and moved away. However, in "Ass Burgers" he reconciled with Sharon and remarried, therefore getting their old house back. In Season Twenty-Two, Randy founded the Tegridy Farms hemp farming business, before returning to his geologist job in South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2. As of recently, he works as both a geologist and a weed farmer.

Randy is named after and based upon Trey Parker's father, Randy Parker, who is also a geologist.


Political Views

Randy Marsh is shown to be an actual liberal. He often fights for huge changes and only turns to conservatism when he is in a major problem, goes into an obsession stance, or misunderstands something. Randy's liberalism is first seen in "Spontaneous Combustion", when he tells the people of South Park that they have to fart all the time in order to avoid being burned alive. Randy was also shown to support the people of the future in "Goobacks" and thinks of them just as normal people. He even grounds Stan for calling these people Goobacks in a fast-food restaurant, but his grounding was lifted after Randy loses his job to one of those people from the future. In "About Last Night..." Randy's political views are confirmed after he is seen supporting Barack Obama. In "Member Berries", Randy strongly supported Hillary Clinton's run for presidency but made it clear this was an unusual occurrence and was only supporting her because of his dislike of Herbert Garrison, although he is briefly enticed by Garrison's run in "The Damned".

Sexual Appetite

As first seen in "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub", Randy has a very unhealthy addiction to masturbation. He often masturbates without thinking straight and becomes obsessive on whatever he is masturbating on. In "Scott Tenorman Must Die", Randy was watching Mrs. Tenorman take her bra off. Later, in "Over Logging", he sneaks in the room where the internet is hidden then goes on it and starts looking at unusual pornographic material. In "Crème Fraiche", Randy was beating it to cooking shows. This soon became an obsession, and it forced Sharon to give Randy an "old fashioned" in order to end his obsession and save their marriage.


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Randy and his "disease" of alcoholism

In "The Red Badge of Gayness", "Clubhouses", and "The Losing Edge", it was hinted that Randy has a drinking problem. Cartman also mentioned it in "Grey Dawn", at one point stating, "Looks like Stan's dad's been hitting the bottle again." Randy's problem was more closely examined in "Bloody Mary" after he was pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving. Randy got a DUI and his driver's license was suspended. The judge made Randy go around schools including South Park Elementary to explain to kids why heavy drinking is bad and sentenced him to two weeks of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. As a result of the A.A. meetings, Randy misunderstands the concept of alcoholism and believes that only spirituality can cure him of this.

Randy has been depicted as everything from a casual drinker to a heavy alcoholic. He is still not as bad as Kenny's father, Stuart McCormick, as, unlike the latter, Randy is sober most of the time. He also had a job until he got himself fired in "About Last Night..." for a drunken tirade directed toward his boss. (It was revealed, though, that Randy was re-hired as a geologist in "You Have 0 Friends"). It appears that Randy is a binge drinker - one who stays most of the time sober but drinks heavily at suitable instances. He might have a family history of alcoholism because his son Stan was seen getting drunk in order to avoid his cynicism in "You're Getting Old".

Randy was shown to still have a drinking problem in "Freemium Isn't Free" and "Stunning and Brave" although he denied this in both cases.



Randy has an unhealthy attraction to marijuana, going as far as to intentionally giving himself cancer just so he could get his hands on legal marijuana. Randy tried many ways to get cancer, such as smoking, getting a tan, and attaching cell phones to his face. Randy eventually came up with the idea of sticking his testicles in a microwave, as seen in "Medicinal Fried Chicken", just to get weed. Ten other men, including Jimbo and Ned, soon follow Randy's example.

Despite being drawn to marijuana in the aforementioned episode, Randy seems to display some level of contempt for it in "My Future Self n' Me", as not only do he and Sharon hire someone to scare Stan from drugs, Randy is also the one to defame marijuana at the end as he points out that the worst thing about pot is that one could be doing something better with their life instead of smoking it.

Ultimately, Randy purchases a hemp farm in Season Twenty-Two and gives up geology to begin his own marijuana business, Tegridy Farms.

Musical Talent

It appears Randy is very musically talented, and occasionally the show states that he once had dreams of being a famous musician. Randy is a good singer, and he can play guitar really well as seen in "Guitar Queer-O" and "Over Logging". Randy also sang and played the guitar in "You're Getting Old", but this was not a display of good talent.

In "Something You Can Do with Your Finger", it is revealed that Randy was part of a boy band in the 1980s called "The Ghetto Avenue Boys". His group was successful for a few years, but he and the other members were quickly replaced due to getting "too old."

Randy began performing again in "You're Getting Old", presumably out of a midlife crisis but quit because it was causing trouble in his marriage. He performed "tween wave" in Mick's Bowling under the stage name Steamy Ray Vaughn.

As shown in "The Cissy", Randy eventually achieved success as Lorde, although in this case, it was due to his voice being changed with computers although it was implied in "Handicar" that he also plays guitar in Lorde's music. Randy eventually ended his music career in "#HappyHolograms", after an embarrassing live performance at the Pepsi Center and becoming disillusioned with the music industry and their use of holograms.

In "The Big Fix", Randy makes the song Black Puppy, White Puppy. It closely imitated the song Ebony and Ivory [1] until being forced by court to turn it into a more original song, in which he turns it into a rap song.


It is also implied in "Die Hippie, Die", that Randy and his wife, Sharon, used to be Hippies, and they met at Woodstock in 1969. If this was the case, though, they would be in their mid-forties to mid-fifties. However, this may have been simply a cutaway joke. Also, Randy and Sharon were revealed to have met in a tree-fort playing Truth or Dare, in "Clubhouses".

Randy tells the other adults in town, at the end of "Child Abduction is Not Funny", that he studied Mongolian in college, possibly minoring in the subject. He then speaks it to the children, who have joined a tribe of Mongolians. However, it appears that Randy does not apply his knowledge of the language to his life, as this is the only time he is heard speaking it. Randy may also have a Ph.D. in Geology as he has been called Dr. Marsh on two separate occasions (although one of those times was himself).

In "Make Love, Not Warcraft", Randy makes a World of Warcraft account (which is named Falcorn and is a level 2 human hunter, which is not possible in the actual game at the time of the episode's creation) after seeing his son Stan play it.

In "Pinewood Derby", Randy makes Stan cheat in his derby race, accidentally discovers warp drive, and consequently becomes the first contact for aliens coming to Earth. He and the leaders of the world keep trying to cover their lies. Randy grounded Stan for telling the truth, however, he and the others lied to the aliens. As punishment for failing that test so badly, Earth and the Moon are permanently enclosed in a gigantic, cubical force field and isolated from the rest of the Universe — to which Randy says, "Well, that sucks."

Vehicles Owned

Randy has driven red sedans, Lexus RX300s, and Lincoln Navigators. In "Smug Alert!", he is seen driving a Honda Civic Hybrid.

Careers and Occupations

Randy is currently a hemp farmer. He has had numerous other occupations throughout the series, the most notable one being a geologist.

Boy-Band Singer


Randy in his band.

In "Something You Can Do with Your Finger", Randy reveals to Stan that he was in a boy band when he was eighteen, after having been in a choir during high school. Randy was so eager about this new career, that he dropped out of school, left his girlfriend and his family, and immediately joined a boy band. The name of his band was The Ghetto Avenue Boys, which is meant to be a parody of The Backstreet Boys. They had a hit single, "You Got It", and they made millions, living in a big mansion with dozens of women sharing his bed with him at once. But just one year later, all of the group members were fired for being too old for a boy band, despite the fact that Randy was only 19 at the time. Randy was in debt to the studio, and in order to make up for it, he had to give up all of his possessions. Randy then returned home at last and used up the money he had left to resume his education.

An interesting thing to note is that Randy is shown to be very proficient at the guitar in "Guitar Queer-O". He also mentions in that episode that he knows how to play several famous rock songs on the guitar, such as "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kerry Livgren.



Randy as a scientist.

Ever since his first appearance, Randy has been shown to be a geologist. In later seasons, notably in the Season Eight episode "Goobacks", he is known to be a worker for the United States Geological Survey. Randy became famous for his theory on moderation in "Spontaneous Combustion" and won the Nobel Prize Award for it. He is often called upon to perform many scientific tasks, due to his education and positions. Randy is usually unable to perform the tasks despite the fact he is a geologist and thus has a high level of understanding of many areas of science, including chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics. However, his skills in geology might not be that good as well, as in "Volcano", Randy had to call someone to figure out why the "needle thing" was moving and what it meant when the mountain was smoking, and even after discovering it was a volcanic eruption, he casually finishes his coffee first. Randy lost his job in "About Last Night..." for verbally and physically abusing his boss and then punching him because he thought he did not need his job now that Obama was president. Randy was eventually re-hired, as first seen in "You Have 0 Friends" when he tells Stan that he saw his new Facebook page while at the office.

Randy may hold a Ph.D. in geology as he has been referred to as Dr. Marsh on two occasions: once by a Republican Senator in "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow" and once by himself in "T.M.I." while he was teaching children about penis measurement. The Surgeon General rebuked his complicated formula for measuring a penis; she does not consider Randy to be qualified enough, which is hardly surprising as his doctorate is in Geology, not human sexuality.

In the Season Twenty-Two episode "Tegridy Farms", Randy moves his family to Tegridy Farms and starts a new weed business, presumably quitting his geologist job. He would later come to his terms on his behavior exhibited prior to South Park: The Streaming Wars Part 2 and returns to his profession to help resolve the drought in Colorado, constructing a desalination plant that extracts water from human breast implants. In this episode, we learn that Randy is a graduate of the University of the Mountains.

Wall-Mart Employee

In "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes", Randy worked at the Wall-Mart in South Park until Stan saved him from being killed as the store was destroyed in the end.

South Park Elementary Chef


Randy as a celebrity school chef in the cafeteria.

Randy becomes obsessed with cooking after seeing the Food Network in "Crème Fraiche". He loves it so much, that he becomes the boys' new cafeteria chef, and also quotes Chef's greeting to the boys. Randy creates his own show, called "Cafeteria Fraiche ". Other celebrities of the Food Network then challenge him to a cook-off. However, Randy used this position mostly just to show off his cooking skills rather than serving meals to the students.

Tween Wave Singer


Randy Marsh as "Steamy Ray Vaughn".

In "You're Getting Old", Randy impulses his career as a solo singer of a popular musical genre called "Tween Wave" naming himself as "Steamy Ray Vaughn".

Broadway Bro

In "Broadway Bro Down" Randy begins to write, compose, and direct a musical play originally titled Splooge-Drenched Blowjob Queen. After making having a bro down and making amends with the Broadway Bros, they agree to help Randy with the musical and re-title it as The Woman in White. It is unknown if the musical was ever completed.

Sarcastaball Coach


Randy as the school's sarcastaball coach.

Randy ironically invents the sport of sarcastaball in the aptly named "Sarcastaball", but no one realizes that he is being sarcastic, and the school makes Randy the coach of South Park Elementary's sarcastaball team. Eventually, the NFL is officially replaced with a sarcastaball league and Randy becomes the coach of the Denver Broncos until he drinks Butters' cum, causing him to make his first genuine comment in a long while and curing him of his sarcasm disorder.

Blockbuster Owner

In "A Nightmare on Face Time" Randy purchases Blockbuster for $10,000. The dialogue suggests he may have owned what was left of the entire business. Randy is driven to madness due to the lack of customers and everyone telling him that renting is outdated. After Shelley burns down the store, the Marsh family gets some of their money back from insurance and Randy goes back to his job as a geologist.

South Park Mall Security


Randy as the mall's head of security.

In Season Seventeen's "Black Friday" trilogy, Randy takes a second job as a security officer at the mall. He tells everyone it's to earn some extra holiday cash, but in truth Randy wants to be inside the mall on Black Friday before everyone else so he can shop on great deals before things get too hectic. After the former chief of security is killed by an out-of-control parent anticipating the new Elmo doll, Randy is promoted to succeed him. Randy becomes upset when all the security guards he grew to like to keep dying.


In "Gluten Free Ebola", Randy performs at the end party as Lorde. This is carried on to the next episode, "The Cissy" where he is revealed to have a double life as Lorde and is secretly hiding cash he earns for writing the songs inside the walls of their house. Randy wrote the song "Hunger Games (Ya-Ya-Ya)" and "Push (Feeling Good on a Wednesday)".

In "#REHASH", Lorde performed at The Women of Rock concert at the Pepsi Center where he embarrassed his daughter with the lewd performance.

In "HappyHolograms" Randy helps defeat the Record Producer's hologram performers at the Washington Redskins: Go Fuck Yourself Holiday Special.

Cock Magician

In "Cock Magic", Randy shows the boys his own interpretation of Cock Magic, which involves him doing magic tricks with his penis. Later, Randy performs at a kindergartner's birthday party, with horrible results. Even later in the episode, Randy performs yet again at Panda Express.

Hemp Farmer

After moving his family to the Tegridy Farms in the eponymous episode of the Season Twenty-Two, Randy becomes a hemp farmer, starting a new weed business. In the season finale "Bike Parade", Sharon tells Randy that the hemp farm was a bad business idea because people barely buy from him, but Randy manages to get a lot of customers during the Amazon strike, expanding his business with the help of Towelie.


Randy has an extremely addictive personality and has more unhealthy obsessions than any other adult in South Park (although this is also partly because he is one of the most prominent adults in the show). Sharon tries to dissuade him but tends to fail.

Criminal Record

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  • Assault: In "My Future Self n' Me", Randy chops off Future Stan's hand when Stan attempts to expose his parent's lie by pretending to cut off his own. In "The Losing Edge", it is revealed that he constantly gets arrested for getting in fights and keeps doing it on screen, and in "About Last Night...", he was extremely drunk and punched his boss in the nose which caused him to be fired (at least temporarily). In "T.M.I.", Randy got into a fight with Rebecca Turnod over the equation for measuring penis sizes. Randy is the antagonist of two fights in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, as Drunk Randy and Red Wine Drunk Randy, demanding his keys.
  • Theft: In "Make Love, Not Warcraft", he hijacked a person's car just so he could go to Best Buy to play World of Warcraft.
  • Murder: In "Night of the Living Homeless", he kills Glen because he was starting to act like a homeless person, and in "Titties and Dragons", he kills a fellow security guard for wanting to get out of duty during Black Friday. In "Broadway Bro Down" he floods a theater killing and drowning Larry Feegan, although he did this inadvertently. In "Band in China", he strangles Winnie the Pooh to death in order to appease the Chinese government so he can expand his cannabis business on an international scale.
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  • Drunk Driving: In "Bloody Mary", he drives drunk which causes him to be arrested, and as a result has his driver's license revoked. Randy has had his keys taken away from him on multiple occasions to keep him from driving drunk.
  • Arson: In "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes", he burns down 2 stores: Wall-Mart and Jim's Drugs. In "Mexican Joker", he bombs numerous home-grown cannabis crops in the backyards of people's homes, causing death and destruction.
  • Cheesing: In "Major Boobage", it is implied that he had been cheesing as he knew of the side effects.
  • Indecent Exposure: In "Cock Magic", he performs tricks with his penis in front of kindergarteners. In South Park (Not Suitable For Children), he walks around in public areas with his genitals exposed.
  • Domestic Terrorism: In "Mexican Joker", Randy conspires with two representatives from a billion-dollar cannabis company to get rid of home-grown cannabis, and bombs numerous people's crops in their backyards, killing many in the process so he and his co-conspirers can corner the market on cannabis.
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  • Unlicensed Slaughter: In "Let Them Eat Goo", after selling his own "plant-based" burgers (cannabis edibles) to boost business, Randy and Towelie are manipulated into killing many cows by The Goo Man (under the assumption that a ranch farmer is simply filling Randy's farm with "useless" cows, as Randy promoted veganism and plant-based foods, making beef obsolete when The Goo Man actually paid him to help sabotage Randy's business). Since these are cows, this can be seen as common slaughter, but as Randy did not have a proper slaughterhouse set up this can be seen as unlicensed slaughter. While this is illegal, Randy only did this due to the fact that the cows were polluting his farm with their waste, eating his crops, and preventing him from harvesting his crops.
  • Sale/Distribution of Recreational Marijuana; Violation of the Controlled Substances Act: Ever since "Tegridy Farms", Randy has continued his business that involves selling and distributing recreational marijuana to others. While this is technically legal in the state of Colorado, it is still a federal crime, and it violates the U.S. Controlled Substances Act.
  • Sale, Production and Distribution of Contaminated/Illicit Substances: In "Tegridy Farms Halloween Special", while promoting his new cannabis strain the "Halloween Special".. Randy sells cannabis that was contaminated by his daughter Shelley. The cannabis contained a hazardous chemical concoction of furniture polisher, paint thinner, bleach, ammonia, and antifreeze. He initially was going to discard it but after seeing that the concoction enhanced the cannabis, Randy decided to sell it as planned, but without examining it to see if what was safe for usage. The contaminated cannabis was shown to have caused Randy and Towelie to have nightmarish hallucinations and was heavily implied by Mayor McDaniels to have "poisoned" people causing serious harm to everybody. While Shelley is at fault for contaminating the product, Randy is also accountable as he witnessed Shelley contaminate his product and decided to sell it anyway. In "Christmas Snow", when Santa has the sale and purchase of alcohol banned during the holidays in an effort to decrease the town's amount of drunk driving, the townspeople go to Randy for cannabis to use to help give them some "holiday spirit". As it was winter and his crops were dead Randy was left with the decision of selling old strains or combining them to make a new strain. Since this was not good enough by Randy's standards, he decides to combine strains and then visibly lace them with cocaine. When initially asked what the white substance was, he said it is "Just a little something extra, for a special kick". Later when Mayor McDaniels confronted him on what the white substance was, Randy confirmed it was in fact cocaine, and that Randy did not even know cocaine was illegal to begin with and that he could not just sell it to people without them knowing. Immediately after, Randy started protests to legalize cocaine for medicinal and recreational usage, succeeding in making cocaine legal in seven U.S. states including Colorado. While cocaine distribution became legal after this, whatever cocaine Randy had sold and distributed beforehand was both illegal and immoral. Even after Randy had cocaine legalized, there was massive collateral damage done to the town due to cocaine intoxication.
  • Bestiality/Zoophilia: In "The Pandemic Special", it is revealed Randy had sex with a bat and a pangolin while he was in China, together with Mickey Mouse. However, this was because he was drunk with Mickey and thus intoxicated into having sex with the bat and pangolin.
  • False imprisonment: In "Hooked on Monkey Fonics", Randy was one of many adults/parents who helped duct tape Mr. Cotswolds to a bench, and later, a flagpole. He later locks Shelley in the barn prior to the events of South Park: Post Covid, which led to her death after she couldn't escape after Stan set the farm on fire.



Randy's first appearance in "Volcano".

Randy wears a white shirt under a blue-cyan jacket with two pockets on each side and the sleeves up, he also wears black pants and black shoes. Randy's left-side pocket usually has a yellow, a red, and a blue pen with a pocket protector. As of "Night of the Living Homeless", Randy has been given a slightly more detailed redesign, such as the pencil and pens in his chest pocket changing colors and no longer being depicted as simple lines.

Randy has thick, black hair with parted bangs, and a thick black mustache, both of which seem to evoke a 1970s hairstyle. However, in early episodes, his hairstyle was somewhat different (see left). Up until "Chickenlover", Randy did not have a dimpled chin and the white shirt under the jacket. But in and after that episode he mysteriously developed one (of course, in the early stages of South Park, many things changed).

At bedtime, Randy wears deep blue pajamas with a long-sleeved shirt and gray slippers. Though he appears slim and in shape when clothed, Randy is rather flabby, and has a protruding stomach, as seen when naked. He also has prosthetic testicles following the removal of his own due to his self-induced testicular cancer as seen in Season Fourteen's "Medicinal Fried Chicken".

In his special occasion outfit, which consists of a white dress shirt, a light blue tuxedo, blue pants, and a gold tie, Randy has a gold handkerchief in his blue coat pocket. In later seasons it changed to a brown tuxedo, white dress shirt, grey pants, and a red tie.

As of "Tegridy Farms", Randy now wears a straw hat, a blue plaid shirt underneath a brown hooded jacket, a black belt with a gold buckle, filthy greenish-gray pants, and muddy brown shoes.

In "Christmas Snow", Randy had a gray beard and was wearing a red coat with white buttons and black suspenders.

In the future timeline set in South Park: Post Covid, Randy is now an elderly man with grey hair, which is balding at the top. He reverts back to his attire preceding "Tegridy Farms", with the only differences being that Randy wears a light brown coat over his blue shirt and sports a pair of brown sandals with grey socks underneath, as opposed to his usual black shoes.

To see images of Randy Marsh, visit Randy Marsh/Gallery.



Randy gets caught drinking and driving

Randy is often portrayed as an intelligent but simultaneously dim-witted, quick to think, naive man and a clumsy idiot most of the time, while all the same a caring, doting father. However, Randy is also obsessive and when he gets engrossed in something, his personality turns to the exact opposite. Randy becomes immature, childish, and dumb during the obsession phases. He has a habit of being led astray by new fads or events, like many of the characters. All the same, Randy has also been known to go completely against such things, though his reasons are usually selfish and immature. Randy will also try to do a heroic thing but will then be distracted due to a selfish reason as seen in "Insheeption". However, this was caused by Mr. Mackey because Randy ignored the psychiatrist's wanting about Mackey's dream being so unstable. Another aspect and common trait of Randy is that he will often take up a cause, but they hypocritically abandon that cause or objective whenever he sees it as something that will damage his reputation or finds something else that will be beneficial for himself or his family. Such instances of this are in "Margaritaville", when Randy led the townspeople to abandon all material possessions and economic activities in order to "please the economy", but when Kyle decided to pay for everyone's debt, he was one of the people in line who chose to have his debt paid for, immediately abandoning his previous beliefs. Another instance is in "Naughty Ninjas", when Randy sought out Officer Barbrady to shoot kids who they thought were part of ISIS. However, when Randy found out that they were just playing ninjas and Officer Barbrady accidentally shot David, he immediately blamed Officer Barbrady, along with the mayor and her staff. When Officer Barbrady reminded Randy that he'd told him "to shoot some kids", Randy insists that he was saying it as a question and tries to shift all the blame from him and target the very person he'd sought out for help.

Randy also seems to drink a lot of coffee, shown carrying a cup in most episodes he is in at one point or another.

Randy has a tendency to act very melodramatically. Whenever things get surreal in the show, and Randy is calling for his son, he usually puts on an act of being very ill and weak, and moaning Stan's name out: "Staaaaaan!". Randy is also shown to be a hypochondriac, as revealed by Stan in "Bloody Mary".

In "My Future Self n' Me", "Future Stan" reveals that Randy does not like chicken. He also does not like cherry pop-tarts, as Randy expressed disgust when Linda Stotch pointed out that those were the only ones left in "Night of the Living Homeless".

In "Guitar Queer-O", Randy can be seen strumming a guitar with his right hand; he may, therefore, be right-handed.

Randy is obsessive with a few things, as evidenced with his video camera in "Pandemic" when he videotaped his father Marvin Marsh in the bathtub, Sharon, Stan and Shelley eating dinner (which is implied to have happened multiple times), a Peruvian flute band outside the house (asking Stan to go outside next to them), Sharon and Shelley watching CNN, Sharon talking to the Broflovskis and Tuckers about their missing boys, Sharon calling someone to help with the missing boys and the gargantuan guinea pigs rampaging through town. Sharon frequently reprimanded Randy for doing this, calling him an idiot at one point.


Randy is shown to be very violent at times. He often is in mobs and flips over Korn's truck. Randy chops off a man's hand, and perhaps kills him, in order to stop Stan from knowing that he was a fake in "My Future Self n' Me". Randy is shown in the end of "I'm a Little Bit Country" fighting with Skeeter. He is shown to be very violent again in "The Losing Edge", beating up rival baseball dads. Randy shoots off a man's head when he fears the man is becoming homeless when homeless people take over the town. Randy beats up a woman in "T.M.I." after she questions his theory about penis sizes, implying that Randy is hostile to anyone who accuses him of having a small dick (which also explains Cartman's personality). Randy also gets sent to anger management and then takes over a FedEx building with Cartman, Tuong Lu Kim, Michael, and Butters. Randy also joins the civil war re-enactors with Cartman and loots, rapes, and tortures.

In "Night of the Living Homeless", Randy was armed with a shotgun, while hiding with other parents on top of the community center. While he did not use his weapon against the surrounding homeless, Randy did decapitate Glen as punishment for being homeless.

In "Band in China", he kills Winnie the Pooh, in order to sell his weed in China.


Sharon Marsh


Randy with his wife, Sharon.

Sharon is Randy's wife. They married as Randy was dressed as Christopher Columbus, instead of an ordinary groom, much to her dislike. Sharon seems to be more sensible than him at the best of times, although they both are known to be very hotheaded on occasion. In "Clubhouses", they were constantly bickering, and ultimately, they divorce. Randy then became an incompetent father who spent the whole time partying the nights away, and never seemed to have time for his children. At the end of the episode, Sharon decided she still loved Randy, and they had sex in Stan's tree fort. They then presumably remarried. Up until this episode, they had been inseparable from each other; afterward, they are still loving, but their relationship is a bit more complicated. In more recent seasons, Sharon has become more annoyed with Randy's over-the-top and childish behavior, such as the events of "Pandemic", where she freaks out and attacks him when he spends all his time playing with a video camera while the family's lives are in danger. Even worse, this turned out to be pointless, as Randy had forgotten to put film in the camera. In "You're Getting Old", they divorced due to his actions. Sharon and Randy both confess to faking their happiness in their relationship. However, after communicating, they have become more aware of each other's feelings, and they reconcile in "Ass Burgers" and remarry.

Stan Marsh


Randy's son, Stan

Stan is Randy's son, and younger child. Randy loves him very much and goes out of his way to either protect or save him, as shown in episodes "Grey Dawn", "Die Hippie, Die", "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow" and "Pee". Stan, however, gets very annoyed and frustrated by Randy's reckless and embarrassing behavior, and usually only takes his advice because he feels obliged to do so.

In "About Last Night...", Stan got so irritated by the street party outside which was being led in large part by his father, that he made a noise complaint. All he could say when they tipped Officer Barbrady's car over was, "Jesus Christ!" and continued to watch in annoyed horror as his father's action became steadily worse. Things in-fact became even worse when Randy refused to help with Kyle's younger brother Ike, who had fallen out of the window and Randy ended up getting fired from his job for acting like a drunk-idiot towards his boss. Also, it may be noted that Stan did not want his parents to move back together in "Ass Burgers", this may be also taken as a sign that he does not like his father's behavior. In "Sarcastaball" Stan said Randy exaggerates every disease he gets. However, Stan sometimes thanks Randy when the latter helps him, such as saying to him "You're the greatest" in "The Losing Edge" when Randy got him disqualified from Baseball, despite looking down on his behavior beforehand.

Randy will also publicly vocally express his annoyance in certain incidences in which Stan was a part of most of the time being incredibly harsh in situations that do not call for it.

Shelley Marsh


Randy's daughter, Shelley.

Shelley is Randy's daughter, and elder child. She is very violent to Stan, although she is very nice or at least indifferent whenever her parents are around. Because of this, Randy and Sharon have remained completely oblivious to her abusive nature. and when Stan told them what she did, they did not believe him. Shelley, however, like Stan and Sharon often gets annoyed with her father's behavior, rolling her eyes but rarely saying anything other than, "Mom, what's up Dad's ass?"

In "Broadway Bro Down", Randy drove all the way to the musical to prevent Shelley from giving a blowjob to Larry Feegan.

Shelley does not feel like Randy loves her, claiming that he does not even try to get to know her in "PC Principal Final Justice". Randy responds saying that he really wants to, but he feels like she hates him. Their relationship deteriorates quite a bit once the family moves to Tegridy Farms, as Shelley has a "marijuana problem".

Marvin Marsh

He is Randy's ancient father, who is 102 years old. He is suicidal, though everyone merely laughs at his requests to be killed, saying, "That's our silly Grampa!" In "Grey Dawn", he was frustrated by the way Randy spoke to him as if he were speaking to his son, rather than his father. Stan then explained that that was partly why Grampa waged the war between the young and the elderly because he did not want to be "treated like he was 12". In "Fantastic Easter Special" it is revealed that Marvin brought Randy to the Hare Club for Men when he was little. In "Nobody Got Cereal?", Marvin claims to have never wanted children and that Randy was "supposed to be nothing but the dried-up crust on Gram Gram's titties"; this possible resentment may partly explain the strain on their relationship.

Grandma Marsh

Grandma Marsh

Randy's mother, Grandma Marsh.

She is Randy's mother. She was once married to Marvin Marsh. However, due to the fact that they do not live together, and Marvin had a sexual encounter with a contortionist in "Quintuplets 2000", this would imply that she also left Marvin eventually. She is currently suffering from an unknown illness in the hospital. She frequents Facebook, and often calls Randy to bully Stan Marsh into keeping up with her Facebook status as seen in "You Have 0 Friends".

Jimbo Kern

Jimbo is Randy's brother-in-law. They appear to have a decent friendly relationship, often drinking together and talking about normal guy stuff.



  • Randy holds a Doctorate Degree in Geology despite having dropped out of high school which was revealed in "Something You Can Do with Your Finger".
  • Randy's animation has been edited more times than other characters: his original appearance in Season One, his new design in Season Two that lasted until Season Eleven, with a different hair and slightly different outfit, and a cleaned-up design from Season 11 forward with thinner, more subtle pockets and collar.
  • A Randy Marsh look-alike can be found on The Simpsons episode, "Krusty Gets Kancelled" where he appears as a cameraman in Gabbo's studio. This is either a prototype, inspiration, or a coincidence.
  • According to promotional material for South Park: The Stick of Truth, Randy is head of South Park Elementary's parent-teacher association.
  • Randy's Twitter handle is @GettinRandy55, as seen in "Safe Space".
  • It was revealed in "Clubhouses" that Randy is the only adult in the show who likes Terrance and Phillip, although in the movie, he is seen protesting.
Randy Marsh's DNA results

Randy Marsh's DNA results

  • Randy's DNA results by DNA And Me showed he is 43% Northern European, 37% Mediterranean, and 18% Southwest Asian which was the same genetic compound as the average British person, and out of this he was discovered to be 2.8% Neanderthal (one of the modern-day humans' predecessors which would actually explain Randy's moronic and violent behavior).[6]


Video Games

South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!

Although its canonicity is disputed, Randy Marsh plays a major role in the video game as an assistant to the player in the "Mountain Pass" level where his geology station is among the locations under attack, informing the boys to look out for the threat of ManBearPig while noting humorously he is "gonna have a beer!" He reappears at the level's end to let the player know Timmy Burch is correct that they must next visit Downtown. He is not a playable character.

South Park: The Stick of Truth


Randy during the quest Alien Abduction.

Randy plays a role in the plot as the most prominent adult in the game, up to the point where The New Kid is abducted by aliens, in which they meet him on the ship. He tells them that this is the price they pay for living in a small mountain town and gives them assistance in escaping the ship. The player has to play a rhythm-based mini-game to help get the probing machine out of Randy's ass.

After being rescued from the probing machine, Randy can be found at the Community Center, when they want to place the Goth Kid's notice on the table. He is a member of the community council where he teaches players the Sneaky Squeaker fart, which can be used to distract guards. To get a photo, the New Kid hands over a USB stick with information, but the council does not listen to the whole thing and so does not know the real reason the military is in South Park.

Later on in the game, they meet him at the Unplanned Parenthood Clinic, disguised as a woman and trying to find out why the military is interested in the medical records of the women of South Park. The player must prove they are a doctor by giving him an abortion, the first step involves painfully numbing his balls, despite the fact that Randy's balls are prosthetic. After completion of the area, he returns to the community center until players are in the final area of the game, stating that the government had planted a snuke in Mr. Slave's rectum and the only way to get it out is with somebody who can both shrink in size and perform abortions.

The abortion performed on the Snuke is identical to the abortion performed on Randy.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Randy plays a lesser role in the plot compared to the first game, but still helps set the scene for how South Park is seriously going downhill.

The New Kid first meets Randy on their first day buffing out scratches on his car. He tells the New Kid he'll follow them if they find out who's been keying his car and leaving nasty notes, as he is concerned it's a jilted lover.

On their first night in the mission "The Bowels of the Beast", with Captain Diabetes by their side, the New Kid learns it's a beer-drunk Randy keying his own car and insulting Sharon, who is telling him to stop from the window. They refuse to allow him to drive drunk, and he fights them, shouting lines like "I thought this was America!" - a line which fans will recognise Randy has shouted multiple times on the show when becoming inebriated and violent.

Later, drunk on red wine, he smashes into the back room of the Italian Restaurant, saving the New Kid from the Italians, but still drunkenly demanding his keys, and getting into another fight when once again New Kid and Captain Diabetes refuse to hand the keys over. The line '"Red wine drunk is the worst kind of drunk" is used by the Italians.

The player can from the second day find Randy in the Community Center as they did in the previous game and get him as a Follower.

He shows up on the inauguration day of the new mayor and is starting a speech before he is interrupted.

South Park: Phone Destroyer

There are six cards featuring Randy in South Park: Phone Destroyer. He is the only character in the game to have an alternate style in every theme. Most of his cards focus on summoning allies in battle.

Pocahontas Randy is a 5-Cost Epic Fighter of the Adventure theme, and sees Randy dressed up as Pocahontas, but most likely not the Disney interpretation. When Randy uses his Charge Skill, he will summon an Indian kid to fight alongside him in battle.

Sixth Element Randy is a 5-Cost Legendary Fighter of the Sci-Fi theme that sees Randy dressed up as Leeloo from the sci-fi movie The Fifth Element. When he uses his Charge Skill, he will puke to summon an Auto-Vacuum to fight alongside him in battle.

Sexy Nun Randy is a 5-Cost Epic Fighter of the Mystical theme that sees Randy dressed up as a nun with his leg constantly sticking out. When he uses his Charge skill, he will summon a choirboy to fight alongside him.

The Amazingly Randy is a 4-Cost Epic Ranged unit of the Fantasy theme that sees him dressed in his magician outfit for the episode "Cock Magic". When he uses his Charge skill, he will summon two Cocks to fight with him in battle.

Mary Jane Randy is a 5-Cost Epic Fighter of the Superheroes theme that sees Randy dressed up as the DC Comics supervillain Poison Ivy. When he uses his Charge skill, he will summon a plant that attracts nearby enemies, which counts as a Superhero ally if The Coon is on the battlefield.

Future Randy is a 5-Cost Legendary Tank of the Neutral theme that is based on his appearance in South Park: Post Covid and South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid. When summoned, he will push all allied and enemy units directly to their leader, healing the allies and freezing the enemies for 3 seconds. Unlike the other Randy cards, Future Randy can be played with another Randy card, though this may be because he is from an alternate timeline.

South Park: Snow Day!

Randy is one of the several townsfolk actively scavenging for toilet paper, amid a snow storm in South Park. He gets trapped in frozen ice at Stark's Pond during one of his searches, but is freed by the New Kid with the use of a tanker truck.

During the fight between the New Kid and Stan, Randy approaches Stan and boasts on the toilet paper he had collected so far. He notices that both kids are in combat, and fears that he may lose his stash of toilet paper, siding with Stan in response. When Stan is defeated, Stephen Stotch snatches away the stash in front of Randy, with the latter giving chase.

See Also


Kern / Kimble / Marsh Family

Jimbo Kern | Aunt Flo Kimble | Marvin Marsh | Grandma Marsh | Randy Marsh | Sharon Marsh | Shelley Marsh | Stan Marsh | Sparky

South Park families

Main characters' families
Broflovski Family | Cartman Family | Marsh Family | McCormick Family

Other characters' families
Adams-Makowski Family | Barbrady Family | Biggle Family | Black Family | Burch Family | Charlotte's Family | Cotswolds Family | Daniels Family | Donovan Family | Garrison Family | Gray Family | Gueermo Family | Hakeem Family | Hankey Family | Harrison Family | Mackey Family | Malkinson Family | Mephesto Family | Nelly's Family | Red's Family | Rodriguez Family | Stevens Family | Stotch Family | Tenorman Family | Testaburger Family | Tucker Family | Turner Family | Tweak Family | Valmer Family | White Family