Chris Parnell

Lowest Rated: 11% The Ladies Man (2000)
Birthday: Feb 5, 1967
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
A Saturday Night Live cast member who received his grooming in the familiar Groundlings comedy breeding ground, a few of funnyman Chris Parnell's favorite parody subjects include Tom Brokow in addition to his frightfully funny Eminem impression.Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Parnell took to acting and comedy after his family relocated to nearby Germantown and he got involved with the Poplar Pike Playhouse. Constantly auditioning for nearly every production while taking multiple acting and music classes, Parnell attended the North Carolina School of Arts after graduation and later worked at Houston's Alley Theater after obtaining his B.F.A. Later teaching acting, film, and video back at Germantown High before moving to Los Angeles, the future SNL star worked at FAO Schwartz while taking classes at the Groundlings theater and acting in small roles in commercials and television sitcoms. Parnell was flown to New York for an SNL audition after he was spotted by a talent scout from the show, joining the cast in the fall of 1999 alongside fellow freshmen Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz. After his feature debut in 1996's Jingle All the Way, Parnell could be seen on the big screen in fellow SNL cast member Tim Meadows' The Ladies Man in 2000. He had a part in Anchorman, but he became part of SNL history when he starred along with Andy Samberg in the digital short Lazy Sunday, often cited as the first bit from the show to go viral. He had a recurring role as the seriously demented Dr. Spaceman on 30 Rock, and teamed with Samberg again for the comedy Hot Rod.He appeared in the music biopic spoof Walk Hard, and was in the comedy Labor Pains. In 2010 he was cast in the animated series Archer, providing the voice for Cyril Figgis, and two years later he appeared in three of the biggest comedies of the year including The Dictator, 21 Jump Street, and The Five-Year Engagement.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
46% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Actor 2018
23% Austin Found Alan Dickinson 2017
100% Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special Actor 2017
No Score Yet Elena and the Secret of Avalor Migs 2016
61% Sisters Phil $66.7M 2015
No Score Yet The Better Half Daniel 2015
55% Hotel Transylvania 2 Fly 2015
No Score Yet Unhinged in Hollywood Actor 2015
70% Break Point Jay LaRoche 2015
34% Escape From Planet Earth Hawk $54.8M 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood & Wine Actor 2013
44% Hotel Transylvania Fly $148.3M 2012
57% The Dictator News Anchor $57.8M 2012
63% The Five-Year Engagement Bill $28.7M 2012
84% 21 Jump Street Mr. Gordon $134.1M 2012
No Score Yet Answer This! Brian Collins 2012
32% Paper Man Peter 2010
No Score Yet The Dogfather Brian 2010
No Score Yet Word Girl: Earth Day Girl Actor 2010
No Score Yet Kung Fu Magoo Cole Fusion 2010
No Score Yet Prep & Landing Mr. Thistleton 2009
No Score Yet Labor Pains Mr. Steinwald 2009
31% Harold Coach Vanderpool 2008
38% The Grand Harold Melvin 2008
No Score Yet Eavesdrop Actor 2008
74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Theo $18.4M 2007
40% Hot Rod Barry Pasternack $14M 2007
84% Kabluey Frank 2007
52% I'm Reed Fish Ralph 2007
No Score Yet Sunny & Share Love You Kevin Keith Baker 2007
67% Ira and Abby Dr. Silverberg 2006
No Score Yet Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Garth Holiday 2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Garth Holliday $84.2M 2004
35% Looking for Kitty Guy Borne 2004
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Barely Legal (After School Special) Mr. Ronald Greitzer 2003
60% Down With Love TV Emcee $20.2M 2003
No Score Yet Evil Alien Conquerors Du-ug 2002
11% The Ladies Man Phil Swanson $13.4M 2000
15% Jingle All the Way Toy Store Sales Clerk 1997
No Score Yet Freezerburnt Christmas Actor 1997

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2019
74% Miracle Workers
2019
  • 2019
No Score Yet grown-ish
2018
Dean of Southern California University
  • 2019
  • 2018
56% Happy Together
2018
Wayne
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
91% Archer
2009-2018
Voice Cyril Figgis Cyril
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
91% black-ish
2014
Dean Parker
  • 2017
84% Great News
2017-2018
Gerald
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2017
94% Rick and Morty
2013-2017
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
90% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Appearing
  • 2015
74% The Spoils Before Dying
2014
Bebop Jones
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Geoffrey Hoytsman
  • 2015
  • 2014
100% Garfunkel and Oates
2014
  • 2014
92% Suburgatory
2011-2014
Fred Shay
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
80% I Just Want My Pants Back
2011-2012
J.B.
  • 2012
  • 2011
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Dr. Leo Spaceman Dr. Spaceman
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Hank
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Hank
  • 2011
No Score Yet Love Bites
2011
Chad Banks
  • 2011
43% Mad Love
2011
Officer Barrett
  • 2011
77% Eureka
2006-2012
Voice Dr. Noah Drummer
  • 2011
  • 2010
43% Big Lake
2010
Chris Henkel
  • 2010
100% Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
89% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
Walter Palmer
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
2009
Narrator
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Curtis
  • 2002
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Handler #2
  • 1998
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
NBC Executive
  • 1997
75% Highston
2015
Wilbur Liggetts

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