Chris Parnell

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  • Birth Name: Thomas Christopher Parnell
  • Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Worked at the Alley Theatre Company in Houston after college.
  • Taught acting and film & video at his alma mater, Germantown High School.
  • Worked as Operations Manager at F.A.O. Schwarz in Los Angeles while taking classes at the Groundlings Theatre.
  • Made his feature film debut in Jingle All the Way (1996).
  • Became a featured cast member of Saturday Night Live in 1998, the same year as Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz.
  • Fired from SNL after the 2000-01 season for budgetary reasons, only to be rehired the following spring.  He was fired again after the 2005-06 season.
  • Has a recurring role on 30 Rock as Dr. Leo Spaceman.
  • Voices the character of Cyril Figgis on the animated series Archer.

Relationships

  • Jack Parnell — Father

College

  • North Carolina School of Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States (BFA Drama, 1989)

Details

  • Birth Name: Thomas Christopher Parnell
  • Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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