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Chris Parnell (born February 5, 1967) was an SNL castmember.

Chris joined the show in 1998, with Horatio Sanz and Jimmy Fallon, but was fired in the year 2001 due to budget cuts. However, Chris was rehired in March of the next year, making him one of the only 2 people to be rehired after being fired (the other being Jim Belushi.) He was later fired again in 2006 again due to budget cuts.

In 2005 Chris shot a pilot episode for a sitcom called Thick and Thin of which he was going to be the star with former SNL writer Paula Pell. But the show was not picked up.

Currently, Chris voices the character Cyril Figgis on the FX animated series Archer and Jerry Smith on the [adult swim] animated series Rick and Morty. Chris was a regular cast member on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory where he played Fred Shay (opposite Ana Gasteyer), and on the Comedy Central series Big Lake (with Horatio Sanz). He also had a recurring role on Tina Fey's sitcom 30 Rock as Dr. Spaceman.




  • Alan "Sticks" McRae
  • Daniel
  • Jeph
  • Mervin "Merv the Perv" Watson
  • Kevin Aquarius
  • Sean DeMarco
  • Tato
  • Terrye Funcke
  • Thad
  • Tyler
  • Warren Kirney
  • Wayne Bloder

SNL Career[]

  • 1998-1999: Featured Player
  • 1999-2001: Repertory Player (fired)
  • 2002-2006: Repertory Player (rehired) (first: March/2/2002)

External Links[]

Chris Parnell at Wikipedia

Preceded by:
Will Ferrell
George W. Bush Impression (6 Appearances)
Followed by:
Darrell Hammond