Christopher Nash Elliott (born May 31, 1960) is an American comedian, actor and writer.
Elliott was born in New York City, the son of Lee and Bob Elliott, who was a well-known comedian as part of the very successful comedy team Bob and Ray. He attended the National Theater Institute in 1979. Elliott has been married since 1986 and has two children (Abby and Bridey, the former of which is an SNL castmember as of November 2008, making Chris Elliott the first SNL castmember to have a child who is also a castmember). In the summer of 2008, Elliot and his family relocated to Old Lyme, Connecticut, where he recently purchased a home.
Elliott often tends to play a smarmy character who thinks he is a "ladies' man" and is clueless to the fact that the women cannot stand him. He exploited that in a series of TV ads touting snack foods, in which the women tell him "Get out of here!" (though he does not "get it"). Elliott became known in the early 1980s, when he was a writer and performer on Late Night With David Letterman, playing an assortment of recurring oddball characters. His characters on the show included:
In 1986 Elliot starred in FDR: A One Man Show about the life and times of the