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Chris Parnell

Highest Rated:   85% 21 Jump Street (2012)
Lowest Rated:   11% The Ladies Man (2000)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Austin Found
  • Alan Dickinson
2017
No Score Yet Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Elena and the Secret of Avalor
  • Migs
2016
60% 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
67% Break Point
  • Jay LaRoche
2015
33% Escape From Planet Earth
  • Hawk
$54.8M 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood & Wine
  • Actor
2013
45% Hotel Transylvania
  • Fly
$148.3M 2012
57% The Dictator
  • News Anchor
$57.8M 2012
63% The Five-Year Engagement
  • Bill
$28.7M 2012
85% 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
40% 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
$13.9M 2007
84% Kabluey
  • Frank
2007
55% I'm Reed Fish
  • Ralph
2007
No Score Yet Sunny & Share Love You
  • Kevin Keith Baker
2007
69% 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
59% 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
17% Jingle All the Way
  • Toy Store Sales Clerk
1997
No Score Yet Freezerburnt Christmas
  • Actor
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% black-ish
2014
  • Dean Parker
  • 2017
100% Rick and Morty
2013
  • Voice
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
96% Archer
2009
  • Voice
  • Cyril Figgis Cyril
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2015
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Geoffrey Hoytsman
  • 2015
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
74% The Spoils Before Dying
2014
  • Bebop Jones
  • 2015
100% Garfunkel and Oates
2014
  • Actor
  • 2014
88% 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
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Hank
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Hank
  • 2011
No Score Yet Love Bites
2011
  • Chad Banks
  • 2011
41% Mad Love
2011
  • Officer Barrett
  • 2011
No Score Yet Eureka
2006-2012
  • Voice
  • Dr. Noah Drummer
  • 2011
  • 2010
88% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
  • Walter Palmer
  • 2010
43% Big Lake
2010
  • Chris Henkel
  • 2010
No Score Yet Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
2009
  • Narrator
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • NBC Executive
  • 1997
75% Highston
2015
  • Wilbur Liggetts

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