Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell Movies and TV Shows

​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).

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 05/02/1967 (57 years old)
  • Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • nationality: American
  • height: 1.73 m
  • Net worth: $7,000,000
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the UK
2022

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.0
70%
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 71%
role:
Dave Bollinari (voice)
2022

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

Mystery

7.0
71%
Senior Year
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 59%
role:
Jim Conway
2022

Comedy

Drama

5.5
59%
Dogs in Space
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 74%
role:
Ed (voice)
2021

Action

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.2
74%
2021

Comedy

Family

3.6
51%
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2021

Action

Adventure

Comedy

Family

6.1
65%
I Am Woman
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 69%
role:
Artie Mogull
2020

Drama

Music

6.6
69%
The Laundromat
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 60%
role:
Doomed Gringo #2
2019

Comedy

Crime

Drama

6.3
60%
The Last Laugh
IMDB 5.6
TMDB 54%
role:
Charlie Green
2019

Comedy

5.6
54%
2018

Adventure

Comedy

Family

Horror

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.6
61%
2018

Comedy

6.0
73%
Slice
IMDB 4.6
TMDB 43%
role:
Mayor Tracy
Not available
2018

Comedy

Horror

4.6
43%
Not available
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 69%
role:
Stan / Fish Man (voice)
2018

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.3
69%
Life of the Party
IMDB 5.6
TMDB 62%
role:
Wayne Truzack
2018

Comedy

5.6
62%
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2017

Comedy

Drama

History

6.7
68%
Austin Found
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 68%
role:
Alan Dickinson
Not available
2017

Comedy

Drama

5.4
68%
Not available
2017

Comedy

Music

6.7
66%
Elena of Avalor
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 68%
role:
Migs (voice)
2016

Animation

Kids

6.5
68%
Sisters
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 60%
role:
Phil
2015

Comedy

6.0
60%
The Ridiculous 6
IMDB 4.8
TMDB 52%
role:
Bank Manager
2015

Comedy

Western

4.8
52%
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 74%
role:
Mr. Peabody (voice)
2015

Animation

Comedy

Family

5.7
74%
Hotel Transylvania 2
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 68%
role:
Fly (voice)
2015

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.6
68%
2015

Comedy

6.8
62%
2015

Comedy

6.5
62%
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The Maya Rudolph Show
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 50%
role:
Self
Not available
2014

Comedy

Music

6.6
50%
Not available
Break Point
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 58%
role:
Jay LaRoche
Not available
2014

Comedy

6.0
58%
Not available
Rick and Morty
IMDB 9.1
TMDB 87%
role:
Jerry Smith (voice)
Not available
2013

Action

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

9.1
87%
Not available
Turbo
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 62%
role:
Announcer #2
2013

Animation

Family

6.4
62%
Escape from Planet Earth
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 57%
role:
Hammer (voice)
2012

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.8
57%
Hotel Transylvania
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 70%
role:
Mr. Fly (voice)
2012

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.0
70%
The Dictator
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 61%
role:
News Anchor
2012

Comedy

6.5
61%
2012

Comedy

Romance

6.2
58%
21 Jump Street
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 69%
role:
Mr. Gordon
2012

Action

Comedy

Crime

7.2
69%
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 69%
role:
Mr. Thistleton (voice)
2011

Animation

Comedy

Family

7.3
69%
Suburgatory
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 68%
role:
Fred Shay
2011

Comedy

7.2
68%
2011

Comedy

Drama

6.4
60%
Hollywood & Wine
IMDB 3.5
TMDB 40%
role:
Peter West
Not available
2011

Comedy

Thriller

3.5
40%
Not available
Archer
IMDB 8.6
TMDB 79%
role:
Cyril Figgis (voice)
Not available
2009

Action

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

8.6
79%
Not available
Labor Pains
IMDB 4.8
TMDB 54%
role:
Jerry Steinwald
2009

Comedy

4.8
54%
Paper Man
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 63%
role:
Peter
2009

Comedy

Drama

6.5
63%
Harold
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 55%
role:
Coach Vanderpool
2008

Comedy

5.4
55%
2007

Comedy

Drama

Music

6.8
66%
Hot Rod
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 64%
role:
Barry Pasternack
2007

Action

Comedy

6.7
64%
Kabluey
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 62%
role:
Frank
Not available
2007

Comedy

Drama

6.5
62%
Not available
The Grand
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 60%
role:
Harold Melvin
2007

Comedy

5.9
60%
Barely Legal
IMDB 4.7
TMDB 62%
role:
Mr. Ronald Greitzer
Not available
2005

Comedy

4.7
62%
Not available
2004

Comedy

6.1
61%
2004

Comedy

7.1
67%
Down with Love
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 61%
role:
TV Emcee
2003

Comedy

Romance

6.3
61%
The Ladies Man
IMDB 5.2
TMDB 53%
role:
Phil Swanson
2000

Comedy

5.2
53%
Jingle All the Way
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 60%
role:
Toy Store Sales Clerk
1996

Adventure

Comedy

Family

5.7
60%

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the UK starring or involving Chris Parnell are, for example, Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers and Senior Year.
The streaming services with the largest selection are Prime Video, iTunes and Google Play.
The best Anystream ratings are Dogs in Space (7.3), Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (7.1) and Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (7.1).
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