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Horatio Sanz

Horatio Sanz

Horatio Sanz was born in Santiago, Chile, and was raised in Chicago, Illinois where he also attended Columbia College Chicago. Mr. Sanz performed with Second City where he was a member of their Chicago ETC theater. While in Chicago, Mr. Sanz was also one of the founding members Upright Citizens Brigade sketch comedy and improve troupe. When he joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (1998-2006) as a Not Ready for Primetime Player in 1998, he became the long-running sketch comedy show's first Latino cast member. During the 8 seasons on the show, he played many characters and impressions including Rick, stepfather of Kaitlin, Carol, a cheerful and crass woman, Elton John, Rosie O’Donnell, Aaron Neville and Ozzy Osbourne. Mr. Sanz has starred in television series, traditional and digital short films and numerous feature films including Step Brothers, Boat Trip, The Dictator, Wreck-It-Ralph, and Bachelorette. In 2010, Sanz and his former SNL castmate Chris Parnell starred together on Big Lake, a Comedy Central sitcom from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. From 2010 to 2011, Sanz was a writer and producer on the Comedy Central sketch series Nick Swardson's Pretend Time. He currently lives in Echo Park, California with his dog Raisin and his cat Kiwi.