Chris Parnell

Actor, Comedian
With his everyman looks and highly professional announcer's voice, comedic actor Chris Parnell was often cast as a utility player on the venerable variety show "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), until he and fellow ... Read more »
Born: 02/04/1967 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Archer 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rick & Morty 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Bad Judge 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Garfunkel and Oates 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood and Wine 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suburgatory 2003 - 2006, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Maya Rudolph Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The World's Wildest Commercials 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

TripTank 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

World's Wildest Commercials 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

30 Rock 2006 - 2009, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 (Movie)

Garth Holliday (Actor)

Break Point 2013 (Movie)

Jay LaRoche (Actor)

Drunk History 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Escape From Planet Earth 2013 (Movie)

Hammer (Voice)

Hope & Gloria 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2006, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1998 - 2006, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1995 - 2006, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros 1995 - 2006, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

21 Jump Street 2012 (Movie)

Mr. Gordon (Actor)

Fish Hooks 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Gravity Falls 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

Fly (Voice)

I Just Want My Pants Back 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

News Anchor (Actor)

The Five-Year Engagement 2012 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Answer This! 2011 (Movie)

Brian Collins (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jon Benjamin Has a Van 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Love 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Workaholics 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Lake 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Eureka 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Paper Man 2010 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Harold 2008 (Movie)

Coach Vanderpool (Actor)

Kabluey 2008 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Miss/Guided 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Walk Hard 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grand 2008 (Movie)

Harold Melvin (Actor)

Hot Rod 2007 (Movie)

Barry Pasternack (Actor)

I'm Reed Fish 2007 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Ira & Abby 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Ronald Silverberg (Actor)

Sunny and Share Love You 2007 (Movie)

Kevin Keith Baker (Actor)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

Theo (Actor)

Looking For Kitty 2006 (Movie)

Guy Borne (Actor)

National Lampoon's Barely Legal 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anchorman 2004 (Movie)

Garth Holliday (Actor)

Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

TV Emcee (Actor)

Ed 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live: Mothers' Day Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of the Blair Witch 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

Phil Swason (Actor)

Conrad Bloom 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Union Square 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

Toy Store Sales Clerk (Actor)

A Freezerburnt Christmas (TV Show)

Voice

Another Period (Tv Show)

Actor

Benched (Tv Show)

Actor

Better Off Ted (Tv Show)

Actor

Labor Pains (TV Show)

Actor

The Spoils Of Babylon (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

With his everyman looks and highly professional announcer's voice, comedic actor Chris Parnell was often cast as a utility player on the venerable variety show "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), until he and fellow cast member Andy Samberg took the world by storm with their hilarious rap parody, "Lazy Sunday" (2005). Up to that point, Parnell had delivered laughs in a number of recurring characters like Merv "The Perv" Watson while offering a wide array of celebrity impressions that included Eminem, George W. Bush, Tom Brokaw and Lance Bass. Of course, he naturally appeared in films with other "SNL" alum, including Tim Meadow's "Ladies Man" (2000) and Will Ferrell's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004). After eight years on "SNL," however, Parnell was fired by Lorne Michaels in 2006 due to budget cuts, becoming the first to ever be fired twice by the producer following a previous dismissal early in his career. He moved on to appear in a number of smaller films like "Hot Rod" (2007) and "Kabluey" (2008) while guest starring on a number of shows, most notably as a recurring player on "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006- ). Though he had yet to land that one show that would propel him to the next level, Parnell nonetheless remained a constant comedic presence on screen.

EDUCATION

Germantown High School

Memphis , Tennessee 1985

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina 1989

Milestones

2012

Voiced the Fly in animated feature "Hotel Transylvania"

2012

Cast opposite Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the big screen reboot of "21 Jump Street," based on the Fox police drama

2009

Voiced character of Cyril Figgis on FX animated series "Archer"

2009

Narrated the Comedy Central series "Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire"

2008

Co-starred in the independent comedy "Kabluey"

2008

Cast on short-lived ABC comedy series "Miss Guided"

2007

Co-starred with Andy Samberg in the comedy "Hot Rod"

2006

Landed a recurring role as Dr. Leo Spaceman on NBC's "30 Rock"

2006

Cast in Edward Burns' "Looking for Kitty"

2005

Gained widespread fame with the "SNL" digital short "Lazy Sunday," a 'hardcore' rap video performed with Andy Samberg about buying cupcakes and going to see "The Chronicles of Narnia"

2004

Starred opposite Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate in the comedy "Anchorman"

2003

Featured as a TV Emcee opposite Renée Zellweger in "Down with Love"

2000

Cast in the comedy "The Ladies Man," based on the "SNL" character made famous by Tim Meadows

1999

Appeared in the comedy short "Deadtime"

1998

Became a featured player on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"; was released from his contract in 2001, but returned the following year; let go in 2006 due to budgetary cuts

1996

Had a small role as a Toy Store Sales Clerk in the Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy "Jingle All the Way"

1991

Moved back home and taught acting, film and video at his own Germantown High School

1989

Performed with the Berkshire Theatre in Stockbridge MA, and the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX

Moved out to L.A. and began taking classes at The Groundlings, where he was discovered by "SNL" scouts

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