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Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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• 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.