Birth Date: February 5, 1967 / Age: 51
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Biography: Chris Parnell, born Thomas Christopher Parnell on February 5, 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee, studied drama at Germantown High School and the North Carolina School of Arts. He joined Saturday Night Live on September 26, 1998 to be promoted to cast status the following season. He was fired in the summer of 2001 to be re-hired the following year in March. His contract ended at the end of the 2004-2005 season, so his current status on the show is still unknown. He has expressed an interest in simultaneously remaining on SNL and working on his new TV sitcom entitled Think and Thin, which begins in 2006.
Parnell has played in numerous sketches, parody commercials, and has performed memorable impressions of various celebrities. Some of his most recognised characters are Sean Demarco, a dancer wannabe, barfly Wayne Bloater, and Mervin "Merv the Perv" Watson. Some of his most memorable impersonations are of Tom Brokaw, Sen. Joe Lieberman in which he appears in a hot tub with former Vice President Al Gore and discusses politics, Pat Buchanan, Jim Lehrer, Bing Crosby, John McCain and Eminem.