Chris Elliott

by follers on May 17, 2014

62nd Annual Writers Guild Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Christopher Nash Elliott

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 31, 1960

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish

Chris Elliott is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is the son of Lee (born Virginia Lee Peppers), a model and TV director, and Bob Elliott (Robert Brackett Elliott), an actor and comedian, who was part of the comedic team Bob and Ray. He is married to Paula Niedert, with whom he has two children, comedian and actress Abby Elliott and actress and writer Bridey Elliott.

Chris’s paternal grandfather was Fred/Frederick Russell Elliott (the son of William Elliott and Alice Augusta Gage). William was Scottish, the son of Thomas Elliott and Elizabeth. Alice was the daughter of William Washington Gage and Sarah Wade Griffin.

Chris’s paternal grandmother was Gail Marguerite Brackett (the daughter of Charles S. Brackett and Bertha E. Pilley). Charles was the son of David Brackett and Harriet “Hattie” Ann Page. Bertha was the daughter of Hiram H. Pilley and Mary A. Rose.

Chris’s maternal grandfather was Gail Garnet Pepper/Peppers (the son of Peter A. Pepper and Ruphelle T. Wetzel). Peter was the son of James Abner Pepper and Phoebe/Pheba Emily Wilson. Ruphelle was the daughter of George Jackson Wetzel and Mary Dilworth/Delworth.

Chris’s maternal grandmother was Virginia Frances Echols (the daughter of John Shannon Echols and Sarah Tavenner/Tevenner/Frances Spencer). John was the son of Marshall McCorkle Echols and Frances/Francis Ann Goudy. Sarah was the daughter of Elijah M. Spencer and Mary P. Nash.

Sources: Genealogy of Chris Elliott –

Chris’s maternal grandmother, Virginia Frances Echols, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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Ardor May 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm

He looks like an Ashkenazim Jew to me.

ses101 December 31, 2017 at 8:18 am

Everytime I look up a Scottish-American actor there’s always people trying to make out they are Jewish.

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