Christopher Nash Elliott (born May 31, 1960 in New York City, New York) is an American actor, comedian and writer. He won four Emmys as part of the writing team for The Late Show with David Letterman. As a performer, his television career includes the Fox sitcom Get a Life, the [adult swim] comedy Eagleheart and supporting roles on Everybody Loves Raymond, According to Jim, How I Met Your Mother, The Last Man on Earth and Schitt's Creek. He was also on Saturday Night Live for the infamous 1994-95 season (which he now considers an Old Shame). He's also done a few animated roles, notably as the voice of Dogbert in the short-lived Animated Adaptation of Dilbert.
His films include The Abyss, Groundhog Day, There's Something About Mary and two entries in the Scary Movie franchise. His only starring role in a movie was 1994's Cabin Boy. The film was panned upon release but has since developed a minor cult following.
He is the son of comedian Bob Elliot (one half of Bob & Ray) and the father of SNL cast member Abby Elliott, making Chris Elliot the only SNL cast member whose child is also a cast member and second member of the Elliott family to appear on SNL in some capacity (Bob Elliott cameoed on an episode during the 1970s, while Chris and Abby were cast members).
Unlike his daughter, Chris Elliott's time on SNL was not a happy onenote . Elliott didn't have any recurring characters and only had three celebrity impressions: Anthony Edwards (as his character, Mark Greene, from the NBC medical drama E.R.), Yassir Arafat, and Chris Berman.