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Chris Parnell
Biography
Chris Parnell is well-known for his work as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live” from 1998-2006, where he was a part of many memorable sketches and video shorts. Currently, Parnell can be seen on the Freeform series “Grown-ish.” He played the recurring roles of Dr. Leo Spaceman on “30 Rock” and Fred Shay on “Suburgatory.” Additionally, he has appeared on “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Another Period” and “The Spoils Before Dying.”

Parnell voices many animated characters, including Cyril Figgis on “Archer,” Jerry on “Rick and Morty,” Mr. Peabody on “The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show” for Netflix, Snoot on “Dawn of the Croods” for Netflix, Migs on Disney’s “Elena of Avalor,” and various characters on the PBS animated series “Nature Cat” and “Wordgirl.”

His film work includes “Battle of the Sexes,” “Sisters,” “Anchorman 2,” “The Five Year Engagement,” “21 Jump Street,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” “Hot Rod,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and “Jingle All the Way.” Most recently, he appeared in the Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone feature “Life of the Party.”

Parnell was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn. He studied acting at the North Carolina School of the Arts. His birthday is Feb. 5.