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Christopher Jerell Redd
March 25, 1985
Redd was born in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Naperville, Illinois at age eight. He attended Naperville schools, including Neuqua Valley High School, and attended community college in Elgin, Illinois.
Celebrity impressions on SNL
- Sterling K. Brown
- Kanye West
- Katt Williams
- Lil Wayne
- Stedman Graham
- Will Smith
- Cory Booker
- Wesley Snipes
- Jaleel White (as Steve Urkel)
- Louis Farrakhan
- Jordan Peele
- Soulja Boy
- Mahershala Ali
- Jussie Smollett
|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|
|2019||Joker||Comedy Club Emcee|
|2014||Chicago P.D.||Carl||Episode: "Thirty Balloons"|
|2014||Greetings! From Prison||XXXpressive||Episode: "XXXpress Yourself"|
|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||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
|2018||Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics||Saturday Night Live||Won|
- 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.
- Saturday Night Live (October 18, 2017), 43 For 43: Chris Redd - SNL, retrieved November 2, 2017
- 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.
- Hegarty, Erin. "New 'SNL' cast member attended Naperville schools". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
- Beechick, Talia (June 17, 2016). "'Whirlwind of rap' got Chicago comedian Chris Redd into 'Popstar'". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
- 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.
- Andreeva, Nellie (September 24, 2019). "'SNL' Promotes Heidi Gardner & Chris Redd To Full Cast Members". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 24, 2019.