Chris Parnell

BirthDay:

05 Feb 1967

BirthPlace:

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

BirthName:

Thomas Christopher Parnell

Bio:

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Chris Parnell enrolled at Germantown High School where he took drama and auditioned for every play. In 1985, when he was a senior at Germantown, he was voted "Most Talented" by his classmates. Right after graduating high school, Chris attended North Carolina School of Arts in Winston-Salem, where he received his BFA in Drama. He later performed with the Berkshire Theatre in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. Afterwards Chris moved back to Tennessee and taught acting, film, and video at his own Germantown High School. He became bored, however, with teaching and moved to Los Angeles. Once in LA, he got a job at FAO Schwartz in Beverly Center, where he eventually became Operations Manager. During that time, Chris began taking classes at The Groundlings Main Company, where many Saturday Night Live (1975) cast members are discovered. Fate would have it that talent scouts from Saturday Night Live (1975) saw him and asked him to fly to New York for an audition. Completely surprised by his chances, he took the offer. To his amazement soon after he joined Saturday Night Live (1975) and became a featured player in the 1998-99 season. Parnell has since performed many impressions as NBC News' Tom Brokaw, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Tom Hanks, Senator John McCain, and Eminem. Parnell has also appeared as a member of Saturday Night Live (1975)'s resident boy band "Seven Degrees Celsius," but his biggest claim to fame on the show was when he performed an unforgettable hardcore gansta rap fantasizing about a dream date with Britney Spears on Weekend Update. He spends most of his summers in L.A. where he owns his own car and apartment.
Filmography

Actor ( 126 credits )

Life of the Party (2018)
Austin Found (2017) Alan Dickinson
Elena of Avalor (2016)  Migs (19 episodes, 2016)
The Ridiculous 6 (2015) Bank Manager
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Fly (voice)
Pixels (2015) Dr. John Mario Hughes
Another Period (2015) (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (2015)  Cop / ... (1 episode, 2015)
Nature Cat (2015)  Father Mammoth / ... (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show (2015)  Mr. Peabody (15 episodes, 2015-2016)
Highston (2015)  Wilbur Liggetts (1 episode, 2015)
Dawn of the Croods (2015)  Snoot (4 episodes, 2015)
The Chris Gethard Show (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Adventures of OG Sherlock Kush (2015)  The Prime Minister (1 episode, 2015)
Break Point (2014) Jay LaRoche
Bad Judge (2014)  Douglas Riller (1 episode, 2014)
BoJack Horseman (2014)  News Reporter (1 episode, 2014)
Garfunkel and Oates (2014)  Stan (1 episode, 2014)
The Tom and Jerry Show (2014)  Narrator (1 episode, 2014)
TripTank (2014)  Bill / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Benched (2014)  Mitch (1 episode, 2014)
Most Craved (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014)  Judge (1 episode, 2015)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Garth
Turbo (2013) Announcer #2 (voice)
Escape from Planet Earth (2013) Hammer (voice)
Drunk History (2013)  Jim Bowie / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Rick and Morty (2013)  Jerry (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
We Need Help (2013)  Chris (unknown episodes)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)  Geoffrey Hoytsman (1 episode, 2015)
Inside Amy Schumer (2013)  Michael (1 episode, 2016)
No, You Shut Up! (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Sofia the First (2013)  Zacharias (1 episode, 2016)
Hotel Transylvania (2012) Fly (voice)
The Dictator (2012) News Anchor
The Five-Year Engagement (2012) Bill
21 Jump Street (2012) Mr. Gordon
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Crowpoke Inventor (1 episode, 2012)
I Just Want My Pants Back (2012)  JB (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gravity Falls (2012) (2 episodes, 2012)
Electric City (2012)  God Nation Judge (20 episodes, 2012)
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man (2012) Narrator
Answer This! (2011) Brian Collins
Suburgatory (2011)  Fred Shay (45 episodes, 2011-2014)
Workaholics (2011)  Bruce Benson (1 episode, 2011)
Love Bites (2011)  Chad Banks (segment "A Sexual Haunting") (1 episode, 2
Mad Love (2011)  Officer Barrett / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011)  Area 51 Scientist (1 episode, 2011)
The Problem Solverz (2011)  The Mayor / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Bob's Burgers (2011)  Warren Fitzgerald (1 episode, 2016)
Kung Fu Magoo (2010) Cole Fusion (voice)
The Dogfather (2010) Brian Franks
Conan (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010)  The Caped Cod (1 episode, 2011)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)  Soccer Dad (segment "Lady Refs") / ... (6 episodes, 20
Big Lake (2010)  Chris Henkel (10 episodes, 2010)
In Character With... (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Labor Pains (2009) Jerry Steinwald
Paper Man (2009) Peter
Glee (2009)  Mario (1 episode, 2014)
Archer (2009)  Cyril Figgis / ... (62 episodes, 2009-2014)
Better Off Ted (2009)  Walter Palmer (1 episode, 2010)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (2009)  Narrator (5 episodes, 2009)
Glenn Martin DDS (2009)  Various / ... (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Harold (2008) Coach Vanderpool
I.O.U.S.A. (2008) Budget Book Author (archive footage)
Eavesdrop (2008) Terrence
The Life & Times of Tim (2008)  High School Principal / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (2008)  Bob Schieffer / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Miss Guided (2008)  Vice Principal Bruce Terry (7 episodes, 2008)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) Theo
Hot Rod (2007) Barry Pasternack
Sunny & Share Love You (2007) Kevin Keith Baker
Kabluey (2007) Frank
The Grand (2007) Harold Melvin
WordGirl (2007)  The Narrator / ... (84 episodes, 2007-2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ira & Abby (2006) Dr. Ronald Silverberg
I'm Reed Fish (2006) Ralph
30 Rock (2006)  Dr. Leo Spaceman (25 episodes, 2006-2013)
Eureka (2006)  Dr. Noah Drummer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Thick and Thin (2006) (unknown episodes)
Life After Film School (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Lonely Island: Lazy Sunday (2005) Himself
Robot Chicken (2005)  Major Nelson / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Garth Holliday
Looking for Kitty (2004) Guy Borne
TV Land's Top Ten (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Barely Legal (2003) Mr. Ronald Greitzer
Evil Alien Conquerors (2003) Du-ug
Down with Love (2003) TV Emcee
Farm Sluts (2003) Larry
The Ladies Man (2000) Phil Swanson
Ed (2000)  DJ Curtis Morris (1 episode, 2002)
As Told by Ginger (2000)  Radio Announcer / ... (1 episode, 2003)
TV Funhouse (2000)  James Brolin (1 episode, 2001)
Megalomania (2000) Stanley Brutus
Deadtime (1999) Junior
Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)  Hank (1 episode, 2011)
Operation (1998) Cadaver
I Binky: Bedwetter (1998) Stan
The Hughleys (1998)  Rick (1 episode, 2001)
Conrad Bloom (1998)  Simpson (2 episodes, 1998)
Union Square (1997)  Don (1 episode, 1998)
Decade of Love (1997) Bobby Fastdancer
It's a Small Life (1997) Lyle
Shooting Lily (1996) Phone Company Salesman (voice)
Jingle All the Way (1996) Toy Store Sales Clerk
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996)  Director (1 episode, 1997)
Suddenly Susan (1996)  God / ... (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (1996)  Announcer (1 episode, 1997)
Caroline in the City (1995)  Gene (1 episode, 1998)
Hope & Gloria (1995)  Howard (1 episode, 1996)
Friends (1994)  Bob (1 episode, 2001)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
E! News (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Seinfeld (1989)  NBC Executive (1 episode, 1997)
Murphy Brown (1988)  Handler #2 (1 episode, 1998)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Various / ... (151 episodes, 1998-2012)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Comedian (segment "Live from New York") (unc
Sisters (0) Phil
The Better Half (0) Daniel