Chris Elliott

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  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Skipped college to become an NBC tour guide and pursue his dream of writing for Saturday Night Live.
  • After being hired as a runner on Late Night With David Letterman in 1982, was soon promoted to writer and appeared regularly in sketches playing oddball characters including the Panicky Guy, the Guy Under the Seats and the Fugitive Guy.
  • While working on Late Night With David Letterman, he met his wife Paula, who worked as a talent coordinator on the show.
  • Published his first book, a parody celebrity memoir called Daddy's Boy, in 1989.
  • Cast his real-life father, Bob Elliott (of the legendary comedy team Bob and Ray), as his TV dad on the early 1990s sitcom Get a Life.
  • Authored the comic novel The Shroud of the Thwacker in 2005, and followed it up with a send-up of adventure tales called Into Hot Air in 2007.
  • Shares with his daughter Abby Elliott the distinction of being the first parent-child cast members of Saturday Night Live.

Awards

  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner

Relationships

  • Shannon — Sister
  • Paula Niedert — Wife
  • Bridey Elliott — Daughter
  • Bob Elliott Jr. — Brother
  • Colony — Sister
  • Amy — Sister
  • Bob Elliott — Father
  • Lee Elliott — Mother
  • Abby Elliott — Daughter

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  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer

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