Horatio Sanz

Active - 1998 - 2016  |   Born - Jun 9, 1969 in Santiago, Chile  |   Genres - Comedy

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The man who became the first Latino cast member of the enduring late-night comedy staple Saturday Night Live, Horatio Sanz was also a founding member of The Upright Citizen's Brigade.

A native of Chile, Sanz joined the SNL cast in September of 1998, becoming a featured player about a year later. With a range of memorable impressions from Larry Flint to Meatloaf, Sanz was always a reliable player to keep audiences laughing. Bidding for big screen success with such efforts as Road Trip (2000) and Tomcats (2001), the SNL funnyman geared up to take to the movies again in 2001 with Boat Trip. He continued his status as a Saturday Night Live cast member even as he attempted to stake out territory on the big screen. He took a small part in the Eugene Levy/Samuel L. Jackson comedy The Man, and he had a large part opposite Martin Lawrence in the family basketball comedy Rebound. He had a large part in Todd Phillips' School for Scoundrels in 2006, the same year he appeared in Curtis Hanson's Lucky You.

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  • Moved, with his family, from Chile to Chicago when he was 2 months old.
  • One of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade.
  • Was the first Latino cast member of Saturday Night Live.
  • Filled in as co-anchor on the Weekend Update desk for Tina Fey while she was out on maternity leave.
  • Started his podcast The Hooray Show in 2015.
  • Appeared in both an English-language and Spanish-language version of a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica commercial.