Chris Parnell Net Worth

Chris Parnell Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Thomas Christopher Parnell net worth is
$5 Million

Thomas Christopher Parnell Wiki Biography

Thomas Christopher Parnell was born on 5 February 1967, in Memphis, Tennessee USA, and is a singer, actor and comedian, perhaps best known for being a cast member of “Saturday Night Live” from 1998 to 2006. He’s also known for his role in the series “30 Rock” portraying Dr. Leo Spaceman, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Chris Parnell? As of late-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting and comedy. He’s also done voice acting work, being the voice of Cyril Figgis in the comedy show “Archer”, and voicing Jerry Smith in the series “Rick and Morty”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Chris Parnell Net Worth $5 million

Chris is the son of voice actor Jack Parnell, possibly one of the reasons why Chris went into that side of the acting business. Chris attended Germantown High School, and after matriculating, went to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He would study Drama, and after graduating, move back to his hometown to teach acting at his former high school. Eventually, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, joining with the group The Groundlings.

He performed numerous productions with The Groundlings, and was eventually hired to be a cast member of “Saturday Night Live”. He had few roles when he joined the show in 1998, but after a year he transitioned to being a regular cast member; this was the beginning of his increase in net worth. However, in 2001 Parnell was laid-off due to budget cuts and the acquisition of new cast members, but this situation did not last long, as he would return to SNL in the middle of the following season, performing numerous sketches, impressions and parodies. He was known to work with Andy Samberg, and has performed raps about the show’s numerous celebrity hosts, including Ashton Kutcher, Kirsten Dunst and Jennifer Garner. During his time with the show, he earned the nickname “The Ice Man” because of how he could perform without breaking character.

In 2006, Chris was fired once again due to budget cuts, though he mentioned that he was considering leaving the show after the season anyway. He spent eight seasons with “Saturday Night Live” in total, and would continue with a few cameo appearances over the next few years. He would then star in the 2010 sitcom “Big Lake” alongside former SNL cast-mate Horatio Sanz, before branching out into animated voice work, including for “Hotel Transylvania” and “Archer”. He has also made several guest appearances in shows such as “30 Rock”, and narrated the series “Word Girl”. In 2011, he was cast in the comedy show “Suburgatory”, remaining in it for three years; Parnell started out in the show as a recurring character but was eventually promoted to become a regular cast member.

A few of his latest projects include the animated Adult Swim show “Rick & Morty”, and being the voice of the commercials for Progressive Insurance. To date, Chris has appeared in over 40 films, and been involved in more than 80 TV, video and voice-over productions, so his continued work ensures that his net worth will rise further.

For his personal life, little is known of any relationships, not even any rumors – Chris is apparently still single.

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 5, 1967
Place Of BirthMemphis, Tennessee, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
EducationGermantown High School, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
ParentsJack Parnell
NicknamesThomas Christopher Parnell , Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Fight
MoviesLabor Pains, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Hotel Transylvania, 21 Jump Street, Hot Rod, The Five-Year Engagement, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Jingle All the Way, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Dictator, The Dogfather, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, Evil Alien Conquerors,...
TV Shows“Saturday Night Live” (1998-2006), “Rick and Morty”, “Big Lake”, “Hotel Transylvania”, “Archer”, “30 Rock”, “Word Girl”, “Suburgatory” (2011)
1Often works with Andy Samberg
1When asked at an Saturday Night Live (1975) pitch meeting if he had any ideas for host Jude Law: "A scene where we play half-brothers, because, let's face it, that's all anybody would believe."
2When asked what project didn't live up to what he envisioned: "SNL, but only in the respect that I didn't envision getting fired."
3What he learned from doing impressions on Saturday Night Live (1975): "The main thing is to be funny, whether people know (the impersonation) or not. You have to let go of the fact no one knows this person and just try to be funny, ultimately." On watching Saturday Night Live (1975): "When I was very little ... we'd go up to my grandmother's in Milan, Tennessee, and because we were there, we didn't go to church the next day. So me and my dad would stay up late and catch Saturday Night Live (1975) on her small black-and-white set."
4On staying in character: "Sometimes it's very hard, but hopefully you are in the moment as an actor and you are just trying to react as the character in the scene would."
1Chris Parnell is back on SNL [2001]
2Was roommates with actress Nadia Dajani during his early years on Saturday Night Live.
3The character of Brick Tamland, the mentally retarded weather man, in 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' (2004) was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay with Parnell in mind. Steve Carell ultimately took the role, so they gave Parnell the part of the overly-sensitive stage producer Garth Holliday instead.
4He, along with fellow Saturday Night Live (1975) cast member Andy Samberg, put the show back on the map with their Lazy Sunday Chronicles of Narnia rap.
5Good friends with Ron Livingston and Lauren Graham.
6His dad, Jack Parnell, has been in the voice-over industry for 40+ years, and has worked as the "image voice" for local Memphis businesses (Kroger, Federal Express) and a local TV station, but has voiced countless TV/radio commercials and instructional video presentations throughout the US and internationally.
7Decided to pursue a career in comedy after performing in the play "Greater Tuna" while in high school. He and his friend Dan McLeary each played ten different comedic characters.
8While in high school, he played one of the brothers in a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." He also announced football games and provided on-air reports.
9Frequently wears plaid.
10Is such a dedicated alumnus of Germantown High School that he recently chaperoned a theater trip to London.
11Enjoys shopping at The Gap.
12His dream acting role is to play Edmund in a production of "King Lear."
13His favorite film is Chariots of Fire (1981) favorite television show Twin Peaks (1990) and favorite book "The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.".
14His first solo recurring character on Saturday Night Live (1975) was Merv the Perv, who debuted in 2002. However, it took over a year for Merv the Perv to make a return appearance.
15An expert at stage-fighting, so he has frequently beaten up and killed in Saturday Night Live (1975) sketches. He has been beaten up by Dwayne Johnson, Paul Levesque, Mick Foley, Mick Foley, and Jackie Chan. He has been killed by Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro, and Will Ferrell, among others.
16Contrary to popular belief, he did not swallow the food Will Ferrell "fed" him during the infamous Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch "The Regurgitating Family" (with host Julianna Margulies). The camera would quickly cut to someone else after the food entered his mouth and he spit it out into a towel on his lap.
17His firing/rehiring has been a frequent running gag on Saturday Night Live (1975). In one sketch, it was said that "Will Ferrell had him fired so he could get his brother Patty Ferrell (Patrick Farrell) on the show!" In a song that Chris himself sang, he said, "Lorne liked me so much that he hired me twice!".
18Auditioned with Saturday Night Live (1975) co-star Ana Gasteyer as a duo for the Weekend Update chair in 2000 when Colin Quinn left the show. They lost out to Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey.
19Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan tried to get him his job back shortly after he had been fired, but to no avail. It would later take Ferrell being off filming Old School (2003) and Darrell Hammond in rehab to get Lorne Michaels to change his mind.
20Has performed hardcore raps about Saturday Night Live (1975) hosts Britney Spears, Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Garner and Demi Moore/Ashton Kutcher. He writes them with the assistance of various Saturday Night Live (1975) writers and musical composers.
21Has impersonated Saturday Night Live (1975) announcer Don Pardo on at least one occasion when Pardo was too ill to announce the opening credits.
22He winded up returning to Saturday Night Live (1975) with no fanfare, as a mention of his return was cut from Saturday Night Live (1975) after dress rehearsal.
23Frequently played Will Ferrell's brother in various Saturday Night Live (1975) sketches due to their facial resemblance.
24Auditioned for the lead role for the NBC sitcom Working (1997) but lost out to Fred Savage. However, the casting director remembered him and cast him a few years later in an online comedic short-film called Farm Sluts (2003).
25On some occasions, he will wind up doing more voice-overs for an Saturday Night Live (1975) episode than actual on-camera appearances.
26Played Senator Joe Lieberman during the infamous hot tub scene with Al Gore during Gore's Saturday Night Live (1975) hosting gig.
27The first Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch that he wrote that made it on the air was a commercial parody of the musical "Cats.".
28Has gone on record that Julianna Margulies and Gwyneth Paltrow are two of his favorite hosts to work with on Saturday Night Live (1975). Ironically enough, he missed working with Paltrow for a second time since she returned to host the show during the twelve episode period when he was fired.
29Said "Live From New York, It's Saturday Night" for the first time on only his sixth episode of Saturday Night Live (1975).
30His first-ever talk show appearance was on Phil Donahue's MSNBC show on October 17, 2002. He appeared with his Saturday Night Live (1975) co- star Darrell Hammond.
31Donated money to Howard Dean's presidential campaign. He then switched to Senator John Kerry when Kerry became the front-runner.
32Became friends with Tom Brokaw after he began impersonating him on Saturday Night Live (1975).
33Became friends with Fred Willard after working with him on Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004).
34Sat next to Conan O'Brien at the NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002).
35Began playing George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live (1975) on October 12, 2002.
36Took over the impression of George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live (1975) after Will Ferrell left the show. He beat out fellow cast members Darrell Hammond, Jeff Richards, and Chris Kattan for the role.
37Returned to Saturday Night Live (1975) on March 2, 2002, for the Jonny Moseley/Outkast episode.
38Worked at the FAO Schwartz in the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, California before finding work with the Groundlings.
39Auditioned for every play in high school and was voted most talented in his class.
40His first appearance on Saturday Night Live (1975) was playing Kenneth Star.
41As of April 2002, has yet to break character on Saturday Night Live (1975).
42Graduate of Germantown High School, Germantown, Tennessee. Performed in shows at the school's Poplar Pike Playhouse.
43Has a sister.


Labor Pains2009Jerry Steinwald
Paper Man2009Peter
Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire2009TV SeriesNarrator
The Big D2009TV MovieR.J. Crockett
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday2008TV SeriesBob Schieffer / Tom Brokaw
Harold2008Coach Vanderpool
Miss Guided2008TV SeriesVice Principal Bruce Terry
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story2007Theo
Hot Rod2007Barry Pasternack
Sunny & Share Love You2007Kevin Keith Baker
The Grand2007Harold Melvin
Ira & Abby2006Dr. Ronald Silverberg
I'm Reed Fish2006Ralph
Thick and Thin2006TV Series
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie2004VideoGarth Holliday
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004Garth Holliday
Looking for Kitty2004Guy Borne
Evil Alien Conquerors2003Du-ug
As Told by Ginger2003TV SeriesRadio Announcer / Train Condutor
Barely Legal2003Mr. Ronald Greitzer
Down with Love2003TV Emcee
Farm Sluts2003ShortLarry
Ed2002TV SeriesDJ Curtis Morris
Friends2001TV SeriesBob
The Hughleys2001TV SeriesRick
Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra 12001TV ShortTom Brokaw
TV Funhouse2001TV SeriesJames Brolin
Megalomania2000ShortStanley Brutus
The Ladies Man2000Phil Swanson
Conrad Bloom1998TV SeriesSimpson
Murphy Brown1998TV SeriesHandler #2
Caroline in the City1998TV SeriesGene
Suddenly Susan1996-1998TV SeriesPhil / Waiter
Union Square1998TV SeriesDon
I Binky: Bedwetter1998ShortStan
A Freezerburnt Christmas1997TV Movie voice
It's a Small Life1997ShortLyle
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher1997TV SeriesAnnouncer
The Jamie Foxx Show1997TV SeriesDirector
Seinfeld1997TV SeriesNBC Executive
Decade of Love1997ShortBobby Fastdancer
Shooting Lily1996Phone Company Salesman (voice)
Jingle All the Way1996Toy Store Sales Clerk
Hope & Gloria1996TV SeriesHoward
Life of the Party2018post-production
Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special2017post-productionVarious
Lost in Austin2017completedAlan Dickinson
Gorgeous Morons2016TV Movie completedProfessor Bradley Tate
The 5th Quarter2016TV Series post-productionMichele Lamborghini / Buddy Brogan
Sofia the First2016TV SeriesMigs / Zacharias
Comedy Bang! Bang!2012-2016TV SeriesPoseidon / Stephendorff / Melodio / ...
Rhett and Link's Buddy System2016TV Series
WordGirl2007-2016TV SeriesThe Narrator / Narrator / Henchman #1 / ...
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show2015-2016TV SeriesMr. Peabody
Drunk History2013-2016TV SeriesCharles Joughin Thomas Edison Benedict Arnold ...
Tween Fest2016TV SeriesPreston Stevens Sr.
Dawn of the Croods2015-2016TV SeriesSnoot
Ask the StoryBots2016TV SeriesSpecial guest appearance
TripTank2014-2016TV SeriesBill / Announcer / Mr. Downey / ...
Archer2009-2016TV SeriesCyril Figgis / Cut-Rate Buck Henry
Bob's Burgers2016TV SeriesWarren Fitzgerald
Inside Amy Schumer2016TV SeriesMichael
Nature Cat2015-2016TV SeriesThe Groundhog / Father Mammoth / Sir Galahad
Elena of Avalor2016TV SeriesMigs
The Ridiculous 62015Bank Manager
Highston2015TV SeriesWilbur Liggetts
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!2015TV SeriesDustin Wallswreath / Jim McCoy / Cop
Rick and Morty2013-2015TV SeriesJerry Jerry Smith
Hotel Transylvania 22015Fly (voice)
Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood2015TV MovieNetwork Executive
Wolfgirl2015TV MovieParole Officer
Another Period2015TV SeriesDr. Sigmund Freud
The Spoils Before Dying2015TV Mini-SeriesBebop Jones
The Better Half2015/IDaniel
The Adventures of OG Sherlock Kush2015TV SeriesThe Prime Minister
Childrens Hospital2015TV SeriesRon Pippin
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero2015TV SeriesJudge
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2015TV SeriesGeoffrey Hoytsman
Benched2014TV SeriesMitch
Bad Judge2014TV SeriesDouglas Riller
BoJack Horseman2014TV SeriesKlaus / News Reporter
Garfunkel and Oates2014TV SeriesStan
AJ's Infinite Summer2014ShortDad (voice)
Suburgatory2011-2014TV SeriesFred Shay
Glee2014TV SeriesMario
The Tom and Jerry Show2014TV SeriesNarrator
Break Point2014Jay LaRoche
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013Garth
Filthy2013TV MovieSean Hastings
We Need Help2013TV SeriesChris
Turbo2013Announcer #2 (voice)
Escape from Planet Earth2013Hammer (voice)
30 Rock2006-2013TV SeriesDr. Leo Spaceman
Saturday Night Live1998-2012TV SeriesVarious Jim Lehrer Tom Brokaw ...
Hotel Transylvania2012Fly (voice)
Electric City2012TV Series shortGod Nation Judge Giovanni Montalban Giovanni Montalbon ...
Gravity Falls2012TV SeriesAdditional Voices
First Look: Ultimate Teaser Trailer2012Video shortTrailer Actor
The Dictator2012News Anchor
The Five-Year Engagement2012Bill
I Just Want My Pants Back2011-2012TV SeriesJB
21 Jump Street2012Mr. Gordon
Big Box2011TV MovieCarl
Eureka2010-2011TV SeriesDr. Noah Drummer
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice2011TV ShortMr. Thistleton (voice)
T.U.F.F. Puppy2011TV SeriesThe Caped Cod
Curb Your Enthusiasm2011TV SeriesHank
Love Bites2011TV SeriesChad Banks (segment "A Sexual Haunting")
Jon Benjamin Has a Van2011TV SeriesArea 51 Scientist
Workaholics2011TV SeriesBruce Benson
The Problem Solverz2011TV SeriesThe Mayor / Eternitron
Hollywood & Wine2011VideoPeter West
Answer This!2011Brian Collins
Mad Love2011TV SeriesOfficer Dennis Barrett Officer Barrett
Funny or Die Presents...2010-2011TV SeriesSoccer Dad (segment "Lady Refs") Cast (The Slovin & Allen Show) Barry
Robot Chicken2011TV SeriesScooter Major Nelson
Glenn Martin DDS2009-2010TV SeriesVarious / Vice President Joe Biden
Big Lake2010TV SeriesChris Henkel
Tom Brokaw's Greatest Generation2010Video shortTom Brokaw
Kung Fu Magoo2010Cole Fusion (voice)
The Life & Times of Tim2010TV SeriesMark Douglas / High School Principal / William
The Dogfather2010Brian Franks
Better Off Ted2010TV SeriesWalter Palmer


Channel 101's Top 10 Episodes of All Time2013Documentary short performer: "Lazy Sunday" / writer: "Lazy Sunday"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 11 episodes, 1999 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2005
30 Rock2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV Special writer: "Lazy Sunday"
Lazy Sunday2005Short writer: "Lazy Sunday"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV Special performer: "Summertime, Summertime", "Summer Nights"


Lazy Sunday2005Short


The Bigfoot Hunters2013Short very special thanks
30 Rock2012TV Series thanks - 1 episode


2016 Creative Arts Emmys2016TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming and Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
In Character With...2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
Most Craved2015TV SeriesHimself
Conan2012-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Book Signing
The Chris Gethard Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself
No, You Shut Up!2015TV SeriesHimself
World's Wildest Commercials2014TV MovieHimself (voice)
The Maya Rudolph Show2014TV MovieHimself
Losing It with John Stamos2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Animated Program / Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program / Outstanding Children's Program and Outstanding Individual in Animation
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Life After Film School2012TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2004-2012TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The 2012 Comedy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man2012Documentary shortNarrator
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again2010TV Special documentaryHimself
Eavesdrop: A Conversation with Writer/Director Matthew Miele2010Video documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself
The 19th Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame2010TV SpecialHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Film '722008TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHimself
Lazy Sunday2005ShortHimself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian (segment "Live from New York")
E! News2004TV SeriesHimself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special2003TV SpecialSimon Cowell Joe Lieberman
Saturday Night Live: Mother's Day Special2001TV SpecialHimself (Various Characters)
VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin2001TV SpecialEminem
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20002000TV SpecialHimself (Various Characters)
Saturday Night Live: Best of the Clinton Scandal1999TV SpecialHimself / Various Characters

Archive Footage

Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialPaul (segment "Bird Family")
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialPaul Blake (uncredited)
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieSimon Cowell / Various
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live2009TV SeriesDoug Blasinggame
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler2009TV SpecialDr. Edward Turlington
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialCarnie (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '082008TV SpecialTom Brokaw / Various
I.O.U.S.A.2008DocumentaryBudget Book Author
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin2005TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV SpecialHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20042004TV MovieJim Lehrer (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken2004TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan2004Video documentaryDirector (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 22004Video documentaryVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri2004TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan2003TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell2002TV Special documentaryHimself / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon2001Video shortKevin Aquarius (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Nominated Awards

2016BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Cast in a Television SeriesRick and Morty (2013)
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/MusicalRick and Morty (2013)
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/MusicalArcher (2009)
2013BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmHotel Transylvania (2012)
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/MusicalArcher (2009)

Known for movies

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