Horatio Sanz

Horatio Sanz


6/4/1974, Santiago, Chile, South America

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Born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in Chicago, Horatio Sanz was one of the founding members of the Upright Citizen Brigade. He also performed with Chicago's Second City comedy troupe. In 1998, he became the first Latino cast member of the long-running sketch show Saturday Night Live. He…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Horatio performed on Chris Rock's comedy album Bigger and Blacker.

    • Horatio was hired on at Saturday Night Live as a featured player in 1998, and was promoted to a 'cast regular' in 1999. He was let go in 2006, when budget cuts kicked the highest paid actors off the show.

    • Horatio always wanted to be an actor, and would stage plays in his backyard and garage, with a cast of the neighborhood children.

    • Horatio provides the vocals on the CD by Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog's Come Poop With Me. He also appears on the DVD that accompanies the CD.

    • Horatio played a vengeful cook who made his customers think twice before complaining about their food, in 2000's comedy Road Trip.

    • Horatio made his big screen debut in 1994's remake of the Christmas special Miracle on 34th Street, playing the role of a hospital orderly.

    • Horatio didn't have a set of recurring characters that he portrayed on Saturday Night Live, unlike other successful castmates, he proved instrumental as a versatile and dependable player that would fit well into many sketches.

    • Horatio is known for crossing the line and causing a ruckus. He was arrested, and spent time in jail for inciting and suggesting to his audience that they go over to a local politico's home with torches and rocks, ransacking his residence. The Crowd at UCB followed his suggestion, and charged over, causing significant damage.

    • Horatio spent time perfecting his routines with fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Jerry Minor, at the Second City comedy troupe in 1996.

    • Horatio trained with Improv Olympic leader, Del Close. Del is an innovative trailblazer who started the longform improvisational sketch known as 'The Harold'.

    • Horatio co-founded Chicago's improv group 'Upright Citizen's Brigade', and was at the forefront of the city's experimental comedy movement theater.

    • Horatio's impersonation's include: Ozzy Osbourne, Larry Flint, Meatloaf, Jerry Garcia, and Elton John.

    • Horatio's comedic idols are: Eddie Murphy, Redd Fox, John Belushi, and Chris Farley.

    • Those who followed Horatio's work in the theater were disappointed with his mostly background work on his first season on Saturday Night Live.

    • Horatio is the first Latino cast member in Saturday Night Live history.

    • Horatio has been compared comedically to John Belushi.

    • Horatio's favorite movies are: Casino, Scarface, Friday, La Bamba, and Raising Arizona.

    • Horatio's favorite music is rap, his favorite artists are: Ludacris, Nelly, JayZ, and LL Cool J.

    • Horatio is Santos in the 2005 film The Man.

    • He is a Chicago Bears fan.

    • He is notorious for making Saturday Night Live castmate Jimmy Fallon laugh on-screen in several sketches.

  • Quotes

    • Horatio: Eventually, I want to be known for more than 'the funny guy'. I know it's a stretch to say that I can take a romantic lead opposite a Nicole Kidman, or a Julia Roberts, but maybe I could score a role with one of those chicks from America's Next Top Model, Tyra's got them doing all kinds of things.

    • Horatio: Auditioning for Lorne Michaels was surreal for me. I was standing there thinking that 'this is the guy who found Belushi', and almost turned around and walked out. Thankfully I composed myself and gave it all I had, and he laughed.

    • Horatio: I have always found myself to be a funny guy, it just took awhile for the rest of the world to catch on! When I was talking to a group of friends in school, I would be sizing them up, their quirks, their accents, their speech patterns, and when I was ready...I would let them have it. I lost a few friends that way, but ya know what they say, 'forget them if they can't take a joke'.

  • Real Big

    Now that Tina Fey's gone he's for sure the most talented guy in SNL nowadays.

    Comparing him with big names like John Belushi or Chris Farley would be abusrd (not becuase of lack of talent but because of obviousness).

    Really funny characters and impersonations.

    He's got a great future ahead of him.