Chris Elliott Net Worth, Career, Biography, Facts, Age, Life Story

Chris Elliott is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer who has a net worth of $10 million. Elliott is most widely recognized for his television and film work in such projects as “Groundhog Day” (1993), “There’s Something About Mary” (1998), “Scary Movie 2” (2001), “Everybody Loves Raymond” (2003–2005), and “How I Met Your Mother” (2009–2014).

He played Chris Peterson on Fox’s “Get a Life” (1990–1992), Chris Monsanto on Adult Swim’s “Eagleheart” (2011–2014), and Roland Schitt on the Canadian series “Schitt’s Creek” (2015–2020), and he earned several Emmy nominations for his work as a writer on “Late Night with David Letterman” (1982–1988).

Chris also appeared in sketches on the late-night talk show and later joined the cast of the iconic sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” (1994–1995). Elliott served as a producer on “Get a Life,” “Eagleheart,” and the 2006 TV movie “You’ve Reached the Elliotts.”

He has published four books, “Daddy’s Boy: A Son’s Shocking Account of Life with a Famous Father” (1989), “The Shroud of the Thwacker” (2005), “Into Hot Air” (2007), and “The Guy Under the Sheets” (2012).

Early Life: Chris Elliott was born Christopher Nash Elliott on May 31, 1960, in New York City. His father, Bob, was a member the comedy duo Bob and Ray, and his mother, Lee, was a TV director and a model. Chris grew up with four older siblings and spent a semester at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute.

Career: Elliott’s first job in the entertainment industry was a production assistant position at “Late Night with David Letterman.” He occasionally appeared in sketches during the show’s first year, and he was hired as a writer in 1983 and began appearing in sketches more often. Some of the characters Chris played on the show were The Conspiracy Guy, The Laid Back Guy, The Guy Under the Seats, Skylark, and Marlon Brando.

He made his big screen debut in the 1983 film “Lianna,” then appeared in “Gremloids” (1984) and “My Man Adam” (1985). In 1986, Elliott starred in Cinemax’s “FDR: A One Man Show,” which he also co-wrote and produced, and appeared in the film “Manhunter,” the first movie adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter novels. By the end of the 1980s, Chris had gone on to appear in the films “The Abyss” (1989) and “New York Stories” (1989), the television movie “Action Family” (1987), and the TV series “Miami Vice” (1987), “The Equalizer” (1987) and “Tattingers” (1989).

Elliot created the show “Get a Life,” on which he starred as a 30-year-old paperboy living with his parents. The series ran for 36 episodes, and his real-life father played his dad on the show. Chris then appeared in the 1992 TV movie “Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful” and the 1993 films “CB4” and “Groundhog Day.”

He starred in the 1994 comedy “Cabin Boy” and directed and appeared in the short films “The Travelling Poet” (1993), “Poolside Ecstasy” (1994), and “Housewives: The Making of the Cast Album” (1994). He played The Gambler in 1996’s “Kingpin” and Dom Woganowski in 1998’s “There’s Something About Mary,” which grossed $369 million at the box office and is considered one of the funniest movies of all time.

Elliott was a “Saturday Night Live” cast member from 1994 to 1995, appearing in 19 episodes, and around this time, he guest-starred on “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” (1994), “Murphy Brown” (1995–1996), “The Larry Sanders Show” (1995), “Wings” (1996), and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1997). He played Bradley Crosby in 10 episodes of ABC’s “The Naked Truth” from 1997 to 1998, and he voiced Dogbert on the animated UPN series “Dilbert” from 1999 to 2000.

In 2000, Chris appeared in the films “The Sky is Falling,” “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,” and “Snow Day” and began playing Larry Heckman on the NBC sitcom “Cursed,” which later became known as “The Weber Show” (after its star Steven Weber). He had a memorable role in 2002’s “Scary Movie 2,” and he appeared in 2006’s “Scary Movie 4” as a different character. Elliott played Peter MacDougall in 10 episodes of “Everybody Loves Raymond” from 2003 to 2005 and guest-starred as a serial killer in two 2004 episodes of “Third Watch.” He appeared in the films “Thomas Kinkade’s Home for Christmas” (2007), “I’ll Believe You” (2007), and “Dance Flick” (2009), and he played Mickey, the estranged father of Alyson Hannigan’s Lily Aldrin, in 11 episodes of “How I Met Your Mother” from 2009 to 2014.

Chris starred on “Eagleheart,” which was produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco production company, from 2011 to 2014.

Ffrom 2015 to 2020, he appeared on 79 episodes of the critically-acclaimed series “Schitt’s Creek.” While starring on the award-winning show, Chris also guest-starred on “The Good Wife” (2015), “Nurse Jackie” (2015), “Difficult People” (2017), “Fresh Off the Boat” (2017), and “The Last Man on Earth” (2017) and appeared in the 2017 films “Sandy Wexler” and “Frat Star.”

Personal Life: Chris married Paula Niedert, a talent coordinator for “Late Night with David Letterman” on March 8, 1986. They welcomed daughters Abby and Bridey on June 16, 1987, and July 27, 1990, respectively. Both daughters grew up to become actresses, and Abby followed in her father’s footsteps and was a “Saturday Night Live” cast member from 2008 to 2012.

Awards and Nominations: Elliott has been nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys, sharing the award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program with his fellow “Late Night with David Letterman” writers in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987.

He earned four Canadian Screen Award nominations for “Schitt’s Creek,” taking home the prize for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series in 2016. The “Schitt’s Creek” cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2021 and an IGN Summer Movie Award for Best TV Ensemble in 2020. Chris has also received two American Comedy Award nominations, Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for “Groundhog Day” in 1994 and “There’s Something About Mary” in 1999.

Real Estate: In 1995, Chris and Paula paid $1 million for a home that sat on 5.9 acres in Wilton, Connecticut, and they sold it for $1.8 million in 2003. They purchased property in Old Lyme, Connecticut, for $905,000 in 2008, and that year, they sold a 7,667 square foot home in Ridgefield, Connecticut, for $1.9 million.

Net Worth:$10 Million
Date of Birth:1960-05-31
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Comedian, Novelist, Writer, Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Author, Television producer
Nationality:United States of America