Pierre Coffin is a voice actor, known for his role as Minions and the director in Despicable Me franchise and creator of the show, Pat & Stan. He is the son of Yves and Nh. Dini.

Filmography

Film

Year Role Movie Notes
2016 Kevin, Bob, Stuart, The Minions Minions Smurfs
2023 Minions Despicable Me 4 Also Director
2021 (re-released film) Kevin, Bob, Stuart, and Minions Despicable Me
2023 Director, Storyboarder Brad & Gary
2023 Woody Woodpecker Woody Woodpecker (Illumination film)

Television

Year Role Show Notes
2016 Kevin, Bob, Stuart, The Minions Minions: The Series
2017 Kevin, Bob, and Stuart The Gru Girls
2018 The Minions (along with Chris Renaud) Despicable Me (TV series)
2015 Kevin, Bob, Stuart, Minions Minions
2019 The Minions The Gru Show

Video Games

Year Role Game Notes
2015 Kevin, Bob, Stuart, The Minions Minions

Biography

Coffin was born in France to Yves Coffin, a French diplomat, and Nh. Dini, an Indonesian novelist. He was trained at the Gobelins animation school in Paris and started to work at Amblin, the 2D London-based facility, where he worked on the Steven Spielberg-executive-produced We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story. He then started as a freelance animator in the French CGI studio Ex Machina where he worked as an animator and eventually animation supervisor.

Pierre Coffin's directorial career began with a short named Pings in 1997. He then started to collaborate by doing commercials with Passion Pictures Paris and Mac Guff. He created the characters Pat & Stan for the titular TF1 TV series. In 2010 he completed, with Chris Renaud, the feature CGI animated movie Despicable Me for Universal.

Coffin directed Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013), with Renaud, Despicable Me 3 (2017) and the Despicable Me spin-off, Minions (2015) with Kyle Balda. He also produced the 2023 Brad & Gary film. Also best known for Minions: The Series and the 2015 Minions cartoon.

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