Chris Redd

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Chris Redd
Christopher Jerell Redd

(1985-03-25) March 25, 1985 (age 34)
OccupationActor, Comedian
Years active2012-present

Christopher Jerell Redd[2] (born March 25, 1985) is an American actor and stand-up comedian, and cast member of the sketch variety show Saturday Night Live.

Early life[edit]

Redd was born in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Naperville, Illinois at age eight.[3] He attended Naperville schools, including Neuqua Valley High School, and attended community college in Elgin, Illinois.[4]


He played Hunter the Hungry in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.[5]

On September 26, 2017, it was announced that Redd had joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player for season 43.[6] He was promoted to repertory status in season 45.[7]

Celebrity impressions on SNL[edit]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Hunter the Hungry
2017 Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie Detective Gunner
2018 A Futile and Stupid Gesture Skeptical Black Man
2018 Deep Murder Jace
2019 Joker Comedy Club Emcee
TBA Spinning Gold Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Last Laff Various
2014 Chicago P.D. Carl Episode: "Thirty Balloons"
2014 Greetings! From Prison XXXpressive Episode: "XXXpress Yourself"
2015 Empire Roger 2 episodes
2016 Freestyle Wraps MC Hot Pot Episode: "Hot Pot"
2016 Lonely and Horny Omar 4 episodes
2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! The Cleaning Crew Rapper Episode: "Krysten Ritter Wears a Turtleneck and Black Boots"
2017 Love Justin 2 episodes
2017 Detroiters Episode: "Smilin' Jack"
2017 Sofia the First Singe (voice) Episode: "The Royal Dragon"
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Mason 2 episodes
2017–2018 Disjointed Steven "Dank" Dankerson 19 episodes
2017 Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents Himself Stand-up special
2017–present Saturday Night Live Himself/Various Repertory player
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (2018)
2017 Will & Grace Alvin Episode: "Emergency Contact"
2018 Teachers Darnell Episode: "For Poorer or Poorer"
2019 Big Mouth Additional voice 2 episodes


Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented by the American Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Year Category Work Result
2018 Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Saturday Night Live Won


  1. ^ Williams, Janice (September 27, 2017). "Who Are 'Saturday Night Live' New Cast Members Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner and Luke Null?". Newsweek. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Saturday Night Live (October 18, 2017), 43 For 43: Chris Redd - SNL, retrieved November 2, 2017
  3. ^ Ihejirika, Maudlyne (August 21, 2018). "SNL's Chris Redd to his hometown Chicago: 'Stop killing each other, man'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Hegarty, Erin. "New 'SNL' cast member attended Naperville schools". Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Beechick, Talia (June 17, 2016). "'Whirlwind of rap' got Chicago comedian Chris Redd into 'Popstar'". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 26, 2017). "'Saturday Night Live' Taps Heidi Gardner, Luke Null & Chris Redd As New Cast Members, Adds 7 Writers For Season 43". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 24, 2019). "'SNL' Promotes Heidi Gardner & Chris Redd To Full Cast Members". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 24, 2019.

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