Chris Kattan

Active - 1994 - 2018  |   Born - Oct 19, 1970 in Sherman Oaks, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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The sharp-featured Saturday Night Live funnyman who crafted such finely tuned characterizations as Mango and Mr. Peepers on the long-running comedy sketch show, Chris Kattan has followed the familiar SNL path into feature films with such efforts as A Night at the Roxbury and Corky Romano.

Born in Southern California and raised in Seattle, Kattan later attended college at University of California at Northridge, constantly turning up in numerous theatrical productions during that time. Becoming involved with the SNL breeding ground comedy troupe the Groundlings after college, the aspiring comic refined his comic skills until the legendary late-night comedy staple came calling. Joining the SNL cast in March of 1996 as a featured player, Kattan soon earned his keep with his hyper and sassy delivery consistently drawing laughs while combined with his outlandish characterizations. Kattan has also appeared in such popular television shows as Grace Under Fire and NewsRadio in addition to translating his head-bobbing Doug Butabi character (alongside Will Ferrell) to the big screen in 1998's Roxbury. 2001 found Kattan hitting the big screen again with Corky Romano.

In the decades to come, Kataan would appear in a number of projects, like Santa's Slay and Scout's Honor. He would memorably play a fictional version of himself in the series AllaKattan!, but found even more success with the comedy series The Middle.

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  • His father, Kip King, was the voice of Tailor Smurf.
  • Grew up in a Zen community outside Los Angeles.
  • Worked in a video store and as a waiter before pursuing a career in showbiz.
  • Joined the improv group the Groundlings while attending California State University; his father was a founding member of the troupe.
  • In 2012, started playing Bane (the character from Dark Knight Rises) in a series of Funny or Die videos.