Birth Name: Thomas Christopher Parnell
Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 5, 1967
*father – English, other
*mother – German, Swiss-French/Swiss-German
Chris Parnell is an American actor, comedian, and singer.
He is the son of Shirley and Jack Parnell.
Chris’ maternal grandfather was August Carl Rauchle (the son of August Carl Rauchle and Louise Manner). Chris’ grandfather August was born in Tennessee, to German parents. Chris’ great-grandfather August was the son of Christian Rauchle. Louise was the daughter of Gottfried Manner and Elizabeth.
Chris’ maternal grandmother was Clara Bessire (the daughter of Fred Bessire and Louise Yancer). Clara was born in Tennessee, to Swiss parents, her father of Swiss-French origin, and her mother of Swiss-German descent.
Sources: Genealogy of Chris Parnell (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Chris’s maternal grandmother, Clara Bessire, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org