Top 11 Quotes & Sayings by Chris Elliott

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Chris Elliott

Christopher Nash Elliott is an American actor, comedian and writer. He appeared in comedic sketches on Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1988), created and starred in the comedy series Get a Life (1990–1992) on Fox, and wrote and starred in the film Cabin Boy (1994). His writing has won four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards. His other television appearances include recurring roles on Everybody Loves Raymond (2003–2005) and How I Met Your Mother (2009–2014), starring as Chris Monsanto in Adult Swim's Eagleheart (2011–2014) and starring as Roland Schitt in Schitt's Creek (2015–2020). He also appeared in the films Groundhog Day (1993), There's Something About Mary (1998), Snow Day (2000) and Scary Movie 2 (2001).

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I think the whole idea of me was that I wasn't going to be but that I wanted to be, desperately.
That's what keeps me up at three in the morning: Who's looking at reviews of Cabin Boy right now?
Somehow, by just continually pestering the general public by appearing on television, they accepted me and wanted more. — © Chris Elliott
Somehow, by just continually pestering the general public by appearing on television, they accepted me and wanted more.
But I don't think I was ever destined to be a big star.
I don't get offered many dramatic roles. As soon as my face pops up in a movie, everyone knows I'm the funny guy.
I missed the boat when I was doing Late Night.
I'm not a competitive person.
People think that all cameramen do is point the camera at things, but it's a heck of a lot more complicated than that.
I was the class clown, but I was a reluctant class clown because I was always and still am somewhat embarrassed by performing. I have terrible stage fright, and I don't like being in front of people.
I haven't really auditioned much in my career. I've been lucky in terms of the feature work; it's mostly been people that have been fans of mine that have called and said "We have this part, do you want to do it?" That kind of thing. And that's sort of still the way it is right now - I don't really go after features too much.
Probably the most fun I've ever had, actually, acting. Because it was the perfect extension of the stuff that I'd started to do on Late Night With David Letterman, and when I look back on all my work, it was probably the best possible incarnation of Chris Elliott, of me.
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