Chris Parnell Biography

Birthday: 1967-02-05
Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee USA
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: 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.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
WordGirl 2007 - 2009 Animation
Miss/Guided Vice Principal Bruce Terry 2008 Comedy
Miss Guided Vice Principal Bruce Terry 2008 Comedy
Labor Pains Jerry Steinwald 2009 Comedy
Big Lake Chris Henkel 2010 Comedy
The Dogfather 2010 Comedy
Suburgatory Fred Shay 2011 - 2012 Comedy
Archer Cyril Figgis 2019 Animation
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Evil Alien Conquerors 2003 0, Sport
Looking For Kitty 2004
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Garth Holliday 2004
Hot Rod Barry Pasternack 2007 0
Sunny & Share Love You Kevin Keith Baker 2007 Comedy
Harold 2008
Kabluey 2008
Eavesdrop Terrence 2008
Labor Pains Jerry Steinwald 2009 0
Paper Man Peter 2009 Comedy, Drama
Kung Fu Magoo Cole Fusion 2010 Animation
The Dogfather Brian Franks 2010 Comedy, Family
Answer This! Brian Collins 2011 Comedy
21 Jump Street Mr. Gordon 2012 0, 0
The Better Half Daniel 2014 Action, Comedy
The Ridiculous 6 Bank Manager 2015 Comedy