Kelly Asbury born on January 15, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas. He is an American director, writer, actor and author. He attended Lamar University for his first two years of college. He is known for directing animated movies including Shrek 2 and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. In addition to directing, Asbury provided some of the extra voices in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third. He has written a non-fiction book entitled Dummy Days, which is a biography of five 20th century ventriloquists.He is currently directing an upcoming animated movie entitled Gnomeo and Juliet.