Chris Parnell Wife, Gay, Family, Net Worth

By Oshil Pokhrel | Updated On: 18 Apr, 2021
Chris Parnell Wife, Gay, Family, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth February 05, 1967 Age 54 Years 3 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Actor
Marital Status Married Wife/Spouse Not Disclosed
Divorced Not Yet Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $3 million Ethnicity Mixed
Height 5 Feet 8 Inches (1.72 m) Parents Jack Parnell (Father)

Chris Parnell is an American comedian best known as a cast member on the show Saturday Night Live. He is also recognized as the actor in movies like Anchorman, Pixels and 21 Jump Street. Chris is popular for his appearance in the award-winning series 30 Rock alongside Tina Fey.

Maintains Low-Key Married Life With Wife

Saturday Night Live host Chris Parnel is a married man and enjoys a secluded married life with his wife. Chris has two children with his wife, who is a former actress. The happy family of four live in Los Angeles.

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Chris is close to his family members. He teamed up with Maya Rudolph on The Maya Rudolph Show in May 2014 and revealed the new bedtime anthem purely dedicated to his infant son. His lyrics of the lullaby is,

There’s urine on your onesie and there’s spit-up on your bib, but I love you. I love you. / Some unknown viscous substance cakes the mattress in your crib, and I love you. I love you.

The voice actor is pretty tight-lipped regarding his personal life. He is a master in hiding the details regarding his personal life.

Cast In 'Happy Together'; Chris' Son PreSchool Friends With Austen's Son

In the American comedy series Happy Together, Chris portrayed the character of Wayne who is the manager of Cooper Knox. During an interview with Black Girl Nerds in late September 2018, the host talked about his on-screen persona. As a central character of the show, Wayne is a little pathetic, and his role is fleshing out in the show. Sometimes, Wayne can be a bit of an operator, but he's not a typical manager character.

Chris added that he was a part of the cast member as he had a different thing in his mind. His role as Wayne depicts the wheelhouse of sadness but eventually trying his best to figure out the things surrounding him. The host further opened about his excitement for his character and said that since the plot, he does not know where Wayne was going according to the script basis. 

The creator of the show Austen Earl's two sons and Chris' sons are preschool friends. After Austen found about him, he approached Chris and talked about the project of Happy Together. The producer also asked him what was going with the other show and after Chris accepted his role, they discussed the plot season.

Supports Gay Law; Been To Gay Night Clubs

Chris Parnell has revealed that he has done the elaborated research on the gay and homosexual community. He has watched the gay adult videos and attended the various exotic gay nightclubs. Reportedly, he has also competed in the L.A’s Mr. Leather competition.

Chris surfaced his secret research for supporting the Indian Governor Mike Pence and other conservatives regarding the LGBTQ community.

Born To Musician Father: His Family Life

He was born to Jack Parnell and Shirley Russ (Rauchle) in a Southern Baptist family. His father was of English origin whereas his mother is of German, Swiss-French/Swiss-German origin. His parents divorced after Jack was sentenced to jail for three months. He crashed his car with a motorist after heavy drinking.

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His father was also a renowned name in the entertainment industry. He was also a musical conductor for The Muppet Show Orchestra. He also featured in the movie This is Spinal Tap.

What Is Chris Parnell’s Net Worth?

Chris Parnell has accumulated a staggering net worth of $3 million. He has collected a prominent part of his fortunes from his acting career. A huge part of his wealth is also amassed from Saturday Night Live.

Chris Parnell expresses his opinions in the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in June 2016. (Photo:

Chris has spent nearly nine years of his career in the popular comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2006. He has portrayed diverse characters in sketches, parodies, and impersonation of prominent personality. He was even nicknamed The Ice Man because of his capacity to sketch without a break.

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The American actor also has acting credits on films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Store, and The Dictator. He has also appeared on television shows like 30 Rock, Big Lake, and Suburgatory.

Short Bio

Born in 1967 in Memphis Tennessee, Chris Parnell celebrates his birthday on 5 February every year. He holds an American Nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity (English, German, Swiss). He stands tall at the height of 1.73 m (5’ 8’’). He has a sign of Aquarius.

He graduated with a BFA in Drama from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.