Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer Get Vocal About ‘Rick and Morty’
After five seasons of Archer, Chris Parnell is already a veteran voice actor, while Spencer Grammer is a relative newcomer to animation. But when the call went out for roles on Rick and Morty, the Adult Swim series created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, neither could say no.
The show, which premiered in December, centers on Rick Sanchez (Roiland), an alcoholic, sociopathic scientist who, after being missing for nearly 20 years, shows up on his daughter’s doorstep looking to move in with her and her family. He soon converts the garage into a laboratory, and be-gins involving his 14-year-old grandson Morty (Roiland) in his insanely dangerous ad-ventures. Parnell lends his voice Jerry Smith, Morty’s insecure, unemployed father who disapproves of the influence Rick has on his son; Grammer plays Summer, Morty’s 17-year-old sister, who’s occasionally jealous of the adventures her little brother has with their grandfather.
With Rick and Morty back at Comic-Con International in San Diego to promote the second season, Parnell and Grammer met with journalists to discuss what fans should expect from the new episodes, working with Harmon and Roiland, and more.Read more