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Chris Parnell
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Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell is an alumnus of Saturday Night Live, having made memorable contributions as a regular cast member off and on from 1998-2007 with his impersonations ranging from Eminem to Tom Brokaw.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he earned a degree in drama from the North Carolina School of the Arts and toured as an actor with regional theaters, including The Berkshire Theatre in Massachusetts and the Alley Theater in Texas. He decided to come to Los Angeles to study comedy and became a member of The Groundlings comedy troupe in 1997. Soon, he was auditioning for Saturday Night Live and became a regular cast member in 1998.

He made his feature film debut in 1996 in Jingle All the Way and has since also appeared in The Ladies Man, Down with Love and Anchroman: The Ron Burgundy Story. He has made numerous guest appearances on series such as Seinfeld, The Jamie Foxx Show, Suddenly Susan, Murphy Brown, TV Funhouse, Friends and Ed, among others.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Chris Parnell Facts

Birth Name Thomas Christopher Parnell
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1967 (56)
BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Chris Parnell compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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