Chris Parnell

American actor
Parnell in April 2007

Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell (born February 5, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and singer. He is best known as a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1998 until 2006 and for his role as Dr. Leo Spaceman on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock. He voices Jerry Smith on the Adult Swim animated science fiction series Rick and Morty. He has appeared in movies such as Down with Love (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), 21 Jump Street (2012), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) and The Ridiculous 6.

Parnell was born in Memphis, Tennessee to a Southern Baptist family.[1]


  1. Plume, Kenneth (January 21, 2003). "An Interview with Chris Parnell". IGN. Retrieved April 16, 2014.

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