July 1, 2022

Chris Elliott Bio, Age, Net Worth, Wife/Daughter, Career, Movies/TV Shows, Awards

Chris Elliott Biography

Chris Elliott is an American actor, comedian and writer. He is popular for his Late Night with David Letterman, starring in the comedy series Get a Life on Fox TV. He is also in Eagleheart on Adult Swim, as well as his recurring roles as Peter MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond. As Mickey Aldrin on How I Met Your Mother.

He has also starred in the films Cabin Boy, There’s Something About Mary, Scary Movie 2 and Groundhog Day. He is currently on CBC Television’s Schitt’s Creek starring as Roland Schitt.

Chris Elliott Age

Born on May 31, 1960, Elliott is 58 years as of 2018.

Chris Elliott Net Worth

Chris Elliott has a net worth of $10 million.

Chris Elliott Wife/Daughters

Since 1986, Elliott has been married to Paula Niedert. They met when Niedert worked as a talent coordinator on Late Night with David Letterman. They have two daughters: Abby and Bridey. Abby from 2008 until 2012 was a cast member of Saturday Night Live, making her the first SNL cast member to be the child of a past cast member. His father Bob Elliott, of the popular comedy duo Bob & Ray, co-starred on an SNL Christmas episode in the 1978–1979 (fourth) season, making for three generations of Elliotts on SNL.

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Chris Elliott Career

Elliott worked as a production assistant from its very beginning in February 1982 on Late Night with David Letterman. Over the first year of the show, he was in small sketch roles and he was seen on camera irregularly. Elliott became a writer on the show and his on-camera appearances became more frequent in the spring of 1983. In the mid-to-late 1980s he became known for playing an assortment of recurring quirky, oddball characters on Late Night. His characters on the show included:
⦁ During staged audience with Dave “question and answer” sessions as The Conspiracy Guy: where Elliott would approach the microphone and begin accusing Dave after which “security” would wrestle Elliott to the ground and drag him out of the studio while Elliott yelled threats to Dave.
⦁ Elliott would pretend to be an audience member as The Panicky Guy: who panics and runs from the studio at the slightest threat of danger. Once in the hallway he would be run over and crushed by an advancing floor waxer, with his hands raised in terror. In one variation, he played a German Panicky Guy in Lederhosen, who was run over by a hand dolly full of cheese wheels.
⦁ A short character-comedy bit followed by Elliott as himself The Guy Under the Seats:(living under the seats, that is) who eventually becomes angry at Letterman and threatens him with some metaphorically articulated comeuppance in the future and always closing with the line “But until that day, I’m gonna be right here, making your life…a living hell.”
⦁ A parody of the TV series ⦁ The Fugitive as the Fugitive Guy
⦁ The Regulator Guy: a parody of ⦁ The Terminator films. The Regulator Guy spoke with a vaguely Germanic accent and claimed to be “from the future”. The font used for the title was similar to the font used for the then-popular American television series ⦁ The Equalizer. Chris in fact appeared on an episode of ⦁ The Equalizer playing a peeping Tom mildly assaulted by the Equalizer. In the Regulator Guy’s only live, on-stage appearance, Elliott, carried by wires, “flew” over the audience via ⦁ jet pack onto the Late Night set.
⦁ A parody of Brando, Marlon Brando: whom Elliott portrays as a semi-deranged man who performs a “banana dance” to the tune of ⦁ “Alley Cat”.
⦁ a spoof of talk-show host ⦁ Morton Downey, Jr. as Chris Elliott, Jr.
⦁ During one Late Night special focused on short films, A Television Miracle: Elliott was the star of a short about himself, alluding that he was actually an animatronic being that was created for the TV show. The “miracle” was the behind-the-scenes work needed to bring his character to life and others.
As his career on Late Night blossomed, Elliott also took small movie roles, often as a supporting actor in non-comedies such as Michael Mann’s Manhunter and James Cameron’s The Abyss. He also has a small supporting role in an episode of Miami Vice.
Elliott co-wrote and starred in the Cinemax special FDR: A One Man Show, a spoof comedy about the life and times of the president in 1986. Elliott looked and sounded nothing like the man; he portrayed events from Roosevelt’s life that never happened, such as a Japanese bombing of the White House, and his crossing the Potomac in a rowboat. He had performed Gallagher’s shtick of smashing watermelons and other soft fruits on stage by the end of the show.

In early 1990, Elliott left Late Night though he would return as a guest interview subject many, many times on Late Night and Letterman’s subsequent talk show The Late Show with David Letterman.
In 1990, Elliott created and starred in his own sitcom which was called Get a Life, about a 30-year-old paperboy named Chris Peterson who lived at home with his parents. Bob Elliott, Elliott’s real-life father, appeared in the show as Chris’ father. The January 1999 issue of TV Guide called the “Zoo Animals on Wheels” episode the 19th funniest TV moment of all time.

Elliott and producer Brad Hall teamed up in 1993 and directed a series of critically acclaimed short films that Elliott showed when appearing on Late Show with David Letterman. He also had a prominent role in the Harold Ramis film Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, as a news cameraman working along side Andy MacDowell that year.

Elliott in 1994, became a cast member of Saturday Night Live. Elliott starred in his first movie also that year, entitled Cabin Boy which also featured a short appearance by Elliott’s old boss, David Letterman and was produced by Tim Burton. He was nominated for a Razzie Award as Worst New Star.

Elliott again began appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman with fellow former Letterman writer Gerard Mulligan in 2007. These bits appeared once per month on average.

His other television credits include the chowder taster on Throwdown with Bobby Flay, airdate 09/02/09 and the voice of Dogbert on the short-run show Dilbert for UPN. In the series Third Watch in episodes 5, he played a serial killer, “The Hunter, Hunted,” and 6, “Greatest Detectives in the World” from season six. In the last three seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond he played the role of Peter and a role in a semi-autobiographical sitcom pilot for CBS, entitled You’ve Reached the Elliotts, playing a man who tries to balance a modest show business career with his home life. Elliott played the estranged father of How I Met Your Mother character Lily Aldrin, whose relationship strengthened as the show progressed from 2009 to 2014. As well as multiple appearances on The King of Queens, Elliott made guest appearances on the Late Show, That ’70s Show episode “2000 Light Years From Home”, and According to Jim. Elliott has starred in the Adult Swim series Eagleheart, produced by Conan O’Brien’s production company, Conaco from February 3, 2011 to January 16, 2014.

He had a guest role on an episode of NBC’s Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and began a starring role as Roland Schitt in Schitt’s Creek in 2015.

In February 2018, Elliott was also in an Avocados from Mexico commercial.

Chris Elliott Movies

Year

Film

Role

Notes

1983

Lianna

Lighting Assistant

1984

Gremloids

Hopper

Film

1985

My Man Adam

Mr. Spooner

1986

Manhunter

Zeller

Film

FDR: A One Man Show

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Television film

1987

Action Family

Chris

Television film

1989

The Abyss

Bendix

Film

New York Stories

Robber

Film

1992

Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful

Andy

Television film

1993

The Travelling Poet

Alan Squire

Director

CB4

A. White

Groundhog Day

Larry

Film

1994

Cabin Boy

Nathanial Mayweather

Film; Razzie Award nominee for Worst New Star

Poolside Ecstasy

The Pool Boy

Director

Housewives: The Making of the Cast Album

Chris the Diva

Director

1995

The Barefoot Executive

Jase Wallenberg

Television film

1996

Kingpin

The Gambler

Film

1998

There’s Something About Mary

Dom Woganowski

Film

2000

The Sky is Falling

Santa Claus

Film

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Restaurant Manager

Film; cameo

Snow Day

Roger (The Snow Plow Guy)

Film

2001

Osmosis Jones

Bob

Scary Movie 2

Hanson

Film

2006

Scary Movie 4

Ezekiel

Film

2007

Thomas Kinkade’s Home for Christmas

Ernie Trevor

I’ll Believe You

Eugene the Gator Guy

2009

Dance Flick

Ron

2010

Speed-Dating

Inspector Green

2012

The Dictator

Mr. Ogden

Film

The Library

Himself

2014

The Rewrite

Jim

2017

Sandy L Wexler

Mr. Buttons

Chris Elliott TV Shows

  • Eagleheart
  • Bored to Death
  • Duckman, as Dr. Reamus Elliott (season 4, episode 4, “All About Elliott”)
  • How I Met Your Mother(recurring role as Mickey Aldrin, Lily’s father)
  • The Nanny
  • According to Jim(recurring role as Reverend Gaylord Pierson)
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  • Everybody Loves Raymond(recurring role as Peter MacDougall)
  • The King of Queens
  • Wings
  • The Larry Sanders Show
  • Saturday Night Live(1994–1995 season)
  • Get a Life!
  • The Simpsons(TV Special “Springfield’s Most Wanted”)
  • Late Night with David Letterman
  • Still Standing
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. (Season 1, Episode 16, “Mars Attracts”)
  • Dilbert(Voice of Dogbert)
  • Tracey Takes On…(season 4, episode 7: “Books”)
  • Miami Vice(season 3, episode 13: “Down for the Count Pt. 2”)
  • Code Monkeys(season 2, episode 9, “Benny’s Birthday”)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(season 10, episode 4: “Lunacy”; season 17, episode 7: “Patrimonial Burden”)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • King of the Hill
  • That ’70s Show(season 7, episode 22, “2000 Light Years from Home”)
  • Cursed, later renamed The Weber Show
  • Third Watch(season 6, episodes 115: “The Hunter, Hunted” and 116: “The Greatest Detective”, as an insane serial killer, Jeffrey Barton)
  • Futurama– Voice of V-GINY (season 6, episode 2 “In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela”)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants(season 8, episode 162: “Ghoul Fools”)
  • Conan
  • Community(season 5, episode 13: “Basic Sandwich”)
  • Metalocalypse(season 4, episode 59 & 61, “Dethdinner” & “Church of the Black klok”)
  • Schitt’s Creek(supporting role as Roland Schitt)
  • Gravesplaying Thomas Nash
  • Hot in Cleveland(season 5, episode 5: “Elka Takes a Lover”)
  • The Last Man on Earth(recurring role as “Glenn”)

Chris Elliott Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • 1984 Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Comedy or Music Program
  • 1985 Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Comedy or Music Program
  • 1986 Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Comedy or Music Program
  • 1987 Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Comedy or Music Program

Canadian Screen Awards

  • 2016 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series