Chris Parnell voices "Cyril Figgis," who used to be a comptroller and Archer's whipping boy but is now the proprietor of his own private detective firm, The Figgis Agency. Even with his status as the only licensed private detective of the group, Archer and Malory are constantly usurping his authority. For Cyril, the more things change, the more things stay the same.
Parnell was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1998-2006. He was a part of some memorable sketches playing characters like "Merv the Perv," "Tyler" from "Appalachian Emergency Room," a Centaur, and the lead singer in what has come to be known as "The Cowbell Sketch." He did various impressions including Tom Brokaw, Senator Joe Lieberman, Bert Convy and Eminem. He also appeared in many commercial parodies including "Wade Blasingame Attorney At Law" and "Mom Jeans," along with several popular digital shorts including "Lazy Sunday" and "The Natalie Portman Rap."
In addition to his work on Archer, Parnell is the voice of "Jerry" on Adult Swim's animated sci-fi comedy Rick and Morty, and the voice of "Mr. Peabody" on DreamWorks TV Animation's new animated series, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show for Netflix. Most recently, he can be seen in Amazon's new pilot Highston as "Wilbur Liggetts," from the Little Miss Sunshine duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Farris, plus the Adam Sandler feature The Ridiculous 6 for Netflix.
Last year, Parnell appeared on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Comedy Central's Drunk History and Children's Hospital, as well as IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang!, Another Period, and The Spoils Before Dying. He is well known for his role as "Fred Shay" on Suburgatory, and his recurring role as "Dr. Leo Spaceman" on NBC's 30 Rock.
Parnell also appeared in the Gary Sanchez/Judd Apatow/Paramount sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and the Judd Apatow/Universal Pictures feature, The Five Year Engagement. Past film work includes 21 Jump Street, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Hot Rod and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Parnell had his feature film debut in 1996 in Jingle All the Way, playing a toy store salesman opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger.