Chris Elliott (born May 31, 1960) is an American comedian and the son of comedian Bob Elliott.
Born in New York City, Elliott is an unusual comedian that made his debut playing an assortment of oddball characters on NBC's Late Night With David Letterman in the early 1980s. Characters included "The Regulator Guy", "The Fugitive Guy" (a parody of the TV series, The Fugitive), "The Guy Under the Seats", "Marlon Brando", "Chris Elliott, Jr." (a spoof of talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr), and others.
In 1990, Elliott started his own sitcom, which was called Get A Life, about a 30 year old paperboy named "Chris Peterson" that lived at home with his parents. Elliott's real life father, Bob Elliott appeared in the show as Peterson's father.