Chris Redd

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Chris Redd
Born
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]

Career[edit]

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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[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

Television[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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". chicagotribune.com. 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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