Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 05-02-1967
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Also Known As:

    크리스 파넬

  • Popularity: 9.14
  • Homepage: N/A

​Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell (born February 5, 1967) is an American comic actor best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998–2006 and currently for his recurring role as Dr. Leo Spaceman on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock. Parnell is currently one of the lead voices on the FX animated comedy Archer. In 2010, Parnell starred alongside his former SNL castmate Horatio Sanz in the Comedy Central series Big Lake. After performing as a company player with The Groundlings for a number of years, Parnell was hired to join the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player on September 26, 1998, and was promoted to repertory player the following season. In the summer of 2001, budget cuts and hiring four new cast members required Lorne Michaels to dismiss two cast members; he chose to lay off Parnell and Jerry Minor over Horatio Sanz, Rachel Dratch, and Maya Rudolph. While on SNL, Parnell appeared in numerous sketches, and commercial parodies, and performed memorable impressions of various celebrities. One of his most popular sketches is Lazy Sunday, a rap video he shot with Andy Samberg about buying cupcakes and going to see The Chronicles of Narnia. He has also performed raps about hosts Jennifer Garner, Britney Spears, Kirsten Dunst and Ashton Kutcher. In the summer of 2006, Lorne Michaels announced that four cast members would be fired due to budget cuts, but he did not say who. On September 22, 2006 it was announced that three cast members had been fired: Parnell, Horatio Sanz, and Finesse Mitchell. This effectively made him the only SNL performer to have been fired twice by Lorne Michaels, though Parnell did say in a 2008 interview with The Sound of Young America podcast that he was okay with being let go this time, because he was considering leaving after that season anyway, but added that he probably would have stayed one last season if he was asked back. He had been with SNL for eight seasons; at the time only four people (Darrell Hammond, Tim Meadows, Kevin Nealon, and Al Franken) have been cast members longer. He has since made uncredited cameo appearances on the show, most recently in 2008 parodying newscasters Tom Brokaw, Jim Lehrer, and Bob Schieffer. Parnell and his former SNL castmate Horatio Sanz recently starred together in Big Lake, a 2010 sitcom on Comedy Central from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. He also recently appeared as Dr. Drummer/Santa in the SyFy Holiday Special episode from the television show Eureka, which aired on December 7, 2010 (Season 4 Episode 10).

Year Movie Character
2003 Farm Sluts as Larry
2021 Yung Punx: A Punk Parable as therapist (voice)
2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies
2015 Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood as Self
2015 The Better Half as Daniel
2003 A Freezerburnt Christmas
2010 The Dogfather as Brian Franks
2003 Evil Alien Conquerors as Du-ug
2011 Answer This! as Brian Collins
2009 Labor Pains as Jerry Steinwald
2014 AJ's Infinite Summer as Dad (voice)
2007 Sunny and Share Love You as Kevin Keith Baker
2011 Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice as Mr. Thistleton (voice)
2012 WordGirl: The Rise of Ms. Power
2020 I Am Woman as Artie Mogull
2004 Looking for Kitty as Guy Borne
2019 The Last Laugh as Charlie Green
2019 Nature Cat: A Nature Carol as Narrator
2010 Kung Fu Magoo as Cole Fusion / Ninja (voice)
2014 Break Point as Jay LaRoche
2018 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween as Walter
2018 Slice as Mayor Tracy
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Garth Holliday
2007 The Grand as Harold Melvin
2008 Harold as Coach Vanderpool
2007 Kabluey as Frank
2021 Finding ʻOhana as Brown
2022 Senior Year as Jim Conway
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as Theo
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie as Garth Holliday
2007 I'm Reed Fish as Ralph
2009 Paper Man as Peter
2011 Hollywood & Wine as Peter West
2017 Austin Found as Alan Dickinson
2015 The Ridiculous 6 as Bank Manager
2007 Hot Rod as Barry Pasternack
2021 Home Sweet Home Alone as Uncle Stu
2021 Hot Mess Holiday as Mike
2017 Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special as Dr. Vince Harbert
2012 21 Jump Street as Mr. Gordon
2014 The Maya Rudolph Show as Self
2012 Hotel Transylvania as Mr. Fly (voice)
2012 The Five-Year Engagement as Bill
2019 The Laundromat as Doomed Gringo #2
2020 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend as Junior
2012 Escape from Planet Earth as Hammer (voice)
2018 Life of the Party as Wayne Truzack
2006 Ira & Abby as Dr. Ronald Silverberg
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as Garth Holliday
2003 Down with Love as TV Emcee
2017 Battle of the Sexes as DJ
2013 Turbo as Announcer #2
2022 Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again as Washington (voice)
2016 Elena and the Secret of Avalor as Migs (voice)
2005 Barely Legal as Mr. Ronald Greitzer
2009 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler as Edward Turlington (archive footage)
2000 The Ladies Man as Phil Swanson
2022 Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers as Dave Bollinari (voice)
2008 Eavesdrop as Terrence
2015 Sisters as Phil
2002 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell as Himself / Various (archive footage)
1996 Jingle All the Way as Toy Store Sales Clerk
2012 The Dictator as News Anchor
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation as Stan / Fish Man (voice)
2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 as Fly (voice)
2010 The Women of SNL as Various (archive footage)
Photo Name Department
1989 Seinfeld (1 episode) as NBC Executive
1975 Saturday Night Live (120 episode) as Jim Lehrer (uncredited)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episode) as Self - Guest
2006 30 Rock (18 episode) as Dr. Leo Spaceman
2008 Miss Guided (7 episode) as Vice Principal Bruce Terry
2009 Better Off Ted (1 episode) as Walter
2007 WordGirl (209 episode)
1994 Friends (1 episode) as Bob
2000 Ed (1 episode) as DJ Curtis Morris
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show (1 episode)
1988 Murphy Brown (1 episode)
2008 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (9 episode)
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS (1 episode)
2010 Big Lake (10 episode) as Chris Henkel
2011 I Just Want My Pants Back (12 episode)
2011 Suburgatory (57 episode) as Fred Shay
2006 Eureka (1 episode) as Dr. Noah Drummer
2014 Benched (1 episode) as Mitch
2013 Drunk History (1 episode) as Thomas Edison
2015 Highston (1 episode) as Wilbur Liggetts
2014 BoJack Horseman (1 episode) as Klaus / News Reporter (voice)
2009 Archer (131 episode) as Cyril Figgis (voice)
2016 Elena of Avalor (81 episode) as Migs (voice)
2013 Rick and Morty (61 episode) as Jerry Smith (voice)
2017 Great News (1 episode)
2018 grown-ish (13 episode) as Dean Burt Parker
2018 Happy Together (13 episode) as Wayne
2019 Love, Death & Robots (2 episode) as The Cat (voice)
2019 Miracle Workers (1 episode) as God's Dad
2016 Match Game (3 episode) as Himself - Panelist
2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2 episode) as Geoffrey Hoytsman
2009 Glee (1 episode) as Mario
1975 Saturday Night Live (5 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Talent Scout
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self
2017 Will & Grace (2 episode) as Dr. DiLorenzo
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as James Garfield / Mint Worker (voice)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Smarmy (voice)
2013 Drunk History (1 episode) as King Charles II
2013 Drunk History (1 episode) as Jim Bowie
2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (1 episode) as Junior
2020 Dummy (1 episode) as Agent Chett
2005 American Dad! (2 episode) as Co-Worker (voice)
2020 Close Enough (1 episode) as Ron (voice)
2005 American Dad! (4 episode) as James Garfield (voice)
2014 Garfunkel and Oates (1 episode) as Stan
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Train Actor (voice)
1999 Family Guy (3 episode) as Priest (voice)
1999 Family Guy (12 episode) as Doug (voice)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Guy at Pool / Priest (voice)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Card Store Owner (voice)
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode) as Surgeon fiancé (voice)
2015 Dawn of the Croods (22 episode) as Snoot (voice)
2021 Alpha Betas (6 episode) as Darryl (voice)
2015 Dawn of the Croods (1 episode) as Snoot / Evil Egg (voice)
2015 Dawn of the Croods (5 episode) as Snoot / Dub (voice)
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Doctor (voice)
2012 Gravity Falls (1 episode) as Host (voice)
2012 Gravity Falls (1 episode) as Additional Voices (voice)
2021 Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. (1 episode) as Alvin Healy / Tenpin (voice)
2010 Conan (1 episode) as Self
2015 Another Period (1 episode) as Dr. Sigmund Freudas
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Joe Paterno (voice)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Priest / Father Raccoon (voice)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Highway Man (voice)
2021 Dogs in Space (20 episode) as Ed (voice)
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm (1 episode) as Hank
2015 The Spoils Before Dying (6 episode) as Bebop Jones
2005 American Dad! (2 episode) as (voice)
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Valet / Borax Employee (voice)
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Francine's Drinking Buddy (voice)
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Book on Tape (voice)
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Kidnapper (voice)
2019 Alien News Desk (1 episode)
2016 Ask the Storybots (1 episode)
2015 The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show (52 episode) as Mr. Peabody (voice)
2010 Conan (1 episode) as Book Signing
2014 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (1 episode) as Judge Blort Clooney (voice)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as White Guy (voice)
2014 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (1 episode) as Voice Over (voice)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Target Manager / Veterinarian (voice)
2011 Bob's Burgers (1 episode) as Warren Fitzgerald (voice)
2008 The Life & Times of Tim (1 episode) as William (voice)
2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ (1 episode) as Walton Rothchild
2013 The Goldbergs (2 episode) as Harrison Whitby
2016 The $100,000 Pyramid (1 episode) as Self
2012 Comedy Bang! Bang! (1 episode) as Stephendorff
1975 Saturday Night Live (2 episode) Writing as (Writer)

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