Chris Elliott

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Actor • Comedian • Writer

Birth Name: Christopher Nash Elliott

Birth Date: May 31, 1960

Age: 63 years old

Birth Place: New York, New York

Parents: Bob Elliott

Children: Abby Elliott

Renowned for playing a wide range of oddballs, comedic actor and writer Chris Elliott cut his teeth on "Late Night with David Letterman" (NBC, 1982-1993) before creating cult classics "Get a Life" (Fox, 1990-92) and "Cabin Boy" (1994) and bagging memorable supporting roles in "Groundhog Day" (1993), "There's Something About Mary" (1998) and "Schitt's Creek" (CBC, 2015-19). Born in New York City, NY in 1955, Chris Elliott began his career as a production assistant on "Late Night with David Letterman" (NBC, 1982-1993), later joining the talk show's writing team and originating several recurring characters including the Conspiracy Guy, Panicky Guy and Guy Under the Seats. After landing his first credited acting role in John Sayles drama "Lianna" (1983), Elliott showed up in sci-fi spoof "Hyperspace" (1984) and coming-of-age "My Man Adam" (1985), worked with Michael Mann on "Manhunter" (1986), Francis Ford Coppola on "New York Stories" (1989) and James Cameron on "The Abyss" (1989) and played a 30-year-old paperboy in "Get a Life" (Fox, 1990-92), a self-penned quirky family sitcom which also featured his real-life father, actor and comedian Bob Elliott of Bob and Ray fame. After playing news cameraman Larry in "Groundhog Day" (1993) and filmmaker A. White in N.W.

A satire "CB4" (1993), Elliott enjoyed a one-season stint on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-) and divided critics with "Cabin Boy" (1994), a Tim Burton-produced fantasy comedy in which he starred as an obnoxious manchild. Elliott then appeared in Disney remake "The Barefoot Executive" (1995), played Bing Crosby's illegitimate son in tabloid news satire "The Naked Truth" (ABC, 1995-98) and twice worked with the Farrelly Brothers, firstly showing up as The Gambler in "Kingpin" (1996) and then as shoe fetishist stalker Dom in "There's Something About Mary" (1998). After lending his voice to the titular white-collar worker in "Dilbert" (UPN, 1999-2000), Elliott graced family comedies "Snow Day" (2000), "The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" (2000) and "Osmosis Jones" (2001), appeared in the second and fourth chapters of the "Scary Movie" franchise and added the aptly-titled "Cursed" (NBC, 2000-01) to his list of short-lived sitcoms. Following a ten-episode spell as Amy's nerdy brother Peter in "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005), Elliott appeared in low-budget comedies "I'll Believe You" (2006) and "Speed-Dating" (2010), festive drama "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage" (2008) and spoof "Dance Flick" (2009), took the leading role of U.S. Marshal Chris Monsanto in action parody series "Eagleheart" (Adult Swim, 2011-14) and was cast as Lily's estranged dad in "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005-2014). Elliott then bagged his longest recurring role in "Schitt's Creek" (CBC Television, 2015-19), going on to play inept mayor Roland for all six seasons of the small-town sleeper hit. During this period, Elliott also graced feature-length comedies "Better Off Single" (2016), "Frat Star" (2017) and "How to Get Girls" (2017), guested on "Graves" (Epix, 2016-17), "The Last Man on Earth" (Fox, 2015-18) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC, 2015-) and appeared alongside daughters Abby and Bridey and wife Paula in "Clara's Ghost" (2017), an oddball supernatural comedy about a haunted dysfunctional family.

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Welcome to Redville

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Sheriff Brooks
Movie
2023

Maggie

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Jack
Series
2022
62%

Christmas vs. the Walters

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Dr. Tom
Movie
2021

Couch Surfing

Guest
Show
2018

Clara's Ghost

Actor
Ted Reynolds
Movie
2018

Frat Star

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Eugene Cooper
Movie
2017

How to Get Girls

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Mr. P
Movie
2017

Schitt's Creek: Extras

Actor
Show
2016

Thanksgiving

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Don Morgan
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2016

Stereotypically You

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Angela's Dad
Movie
2016

The Last Man on EarthStream

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Glenn
Series
2015
85%

Fresh Off the BoatStream

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Adam
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2015
94%

Schitt's CreekStream

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Roland Schitt
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2015
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The Rewrite

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Jim
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2014

The Birthday BoysStream

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2013
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ConanStream

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2010

EagleheartStream

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Chris Monsanto
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2010

Hot in ClevelandStream

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Luke
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2010

Speed-Dating

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Inspector Green
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2010

The Good WifeStream

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Adrian Fluke
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2009
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CommunityStream

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Russell Borchert
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2009
88%

Nurse JackieStream

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Vigilante Jones
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2009
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Dance Flick

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Ron
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2009

Thomas Kinkade's Home for Christmas

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Ernie Trevor
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2008

I'll Believe You

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Eugene the Gator Guy
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2007

How I Met Your MotherStream

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Mickey Aldrin
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2005
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Caged

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Stuart
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2003

Still Standing

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2002

Last Call With Carson Daly

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2002

According to JimStream

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2001

Scary Movie 2Stream

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Hansen
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2001
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Osmosis Jones

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Bob
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2001

The Weber Show

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Dr. Larry Heckman
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2000

Ed

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2000

Snow DayStream

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Snowplowman
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2000
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Third WatchStream

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1999

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Anton Thibodeaux
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1999
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SpongeBob SquarePantsStream

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1999

FuturamaStream

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V-Giny
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1999

DilbertStream

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Dogbert
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1999

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

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1999

The Sky Is Falling

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Santa Clause
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1999

The King of QueensStream

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1998

That '70s ShowStream

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1998

There's Something About MaryStream

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Dom Woganowski
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1998
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King of the HillStream

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Rob Holguin
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1997

Sabrina the Teenage WitchStream

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1996

Everybody Loves RaymondStream

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Peter MacDougall
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1996

The Show

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1996

KingpinStream

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The Gambler
Movie
1996
49%

The Naked Truth

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Bradley Crosby
Series
1995
64%

The Outer LimitsStream

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Jack Parson
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1995

The Barefoot Executive

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Jase Wallenberg
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1995

Cabin Boy

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Nathanial Mayweather
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1994

The NannyStream

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1993

Late Show With David Letterman

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1993

Groundhog DayStream

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Larry
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1993
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CB4Stream

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A. White
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1993
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Get a Life

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Chris Peterson
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1990
77%

WingsStream

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1990

The AbyssStream

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Bendix
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1989
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Murphy Brown

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1988

Action Family

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Chris
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1987

Hyperspace

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Hopper
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1985

Miami ViceStream

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Danny Allred the Cryptographer
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1984
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CBS News Sunday Morning

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News
1979

Saturday Night LiveStream

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1975

The Dick Cavett ShowStream

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Talk
1968

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