Chris Elliott

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Chris Elliott (born May 31, 1960 in New York City) is an American comedian and the son of comedian Bob Elliott.

Elliott became known in the early 1980s playing an assortment of recurring oddball characters on NBC's Late Night With David Letterman. His characters on the show included

  • "The Regulator Guy",
  • "The Fugitive Guy" (a parody of the TV series, The Fugitive),
  • "The Guy Under the Seats",
  • "Marlon Brando" (an impersonation of the well-known actor in which Elliott portrays the actor as semi-deranged man who performs a "banana dance" to the tune of "Alley Cat"),
  • "Chris Elliott, Jr." (a spoof of talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr.),

and others.

In 1990, Elliott started 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. Elliott's real life father, Bob Elliott appeared in the show as Peterson's father.

Elliott became a cast member of the popular Saturday Night Live in 1994. Also that year, Elliott starred in his first movie entitled Cabin Boy, which also featured a short appearance by Elliott's old boss, David Letterman and was produced by Tim Burton.

Elliott has also appeared in the films There's Something About Mary, Groundhog Day, The Abyss, and others.

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