Horatio Sanz

Horatio Sanz

Born: June 4, 1969
Age: 53
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Horacio Sanz[1] (born June 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Horatio Sanz, is a Chilean-born American actor and comedian. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998-2006.

Sanz, the youngest of three sons, was born in Santiago, Chile, to Sylvia and Carlos Sanz.[2] He is the younger brother of actor Carlos Sanz. He grew up in the North-Pulaski area of the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. He became an American citizen on July 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.[3]

Sanz performed at various theaters in Chicago, including The Court Theater and The Second City, where he was a member of their Chicago ETC theater. While in Chicago, Sanz was also one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) sketch comedy and improv troupe. Sanz can still be seen regularly performing with the sketch troupe at their long-running hit improv show "ASSSSCAT 3000", at both of the UCB's popular comedy theaters located in New York City and Los Angeles.

Sanz was part of the cast of the short-lived ABC sitcom In The Motherhood in 2009, playing the role of Horatio the "manny" (male nanny).[4] 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.

In November 2008, Sanz made his first public appearance in almost a year, after having lost 100 pounds (45 kg; 7 st 2 lb). "I've been eating better," he admitted. Sanz quipped, "I've been trying to come up with a joke about how I've lost weight and I was going to say, 'I stopped putting nuts in my sundaes.'" He also says, "I never weighed myself when I was at my fattest, because I was scared I might die'." Sanz says he has been working out, too. In June 2009, he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and claimed that much of his weight loss was because he had stopped drinking alcoholic beverages.[5]

In 2015, he started his own podcast called The Hooray Show, which features comedy sketches and interviews with his friends in comedy.


Saturday Night Live

Sanz joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in September 1998 as the first Latino cast member.[6] At the beginning of Saturday Night Live's 31st season, he was the temporary replacement for Tina Fey as Amy Poehler's Weekend Update co-anchor while Fey was on maternity leave until she resumed her duties on October 22, 2005. On September 20, 2006, Saturday Night Live announced that Sanz would not be returning due to massive budget cuts that called for Lorne Michaels to either produce fewer episodes or reduce expenses, including the paring of long-standing, highly paid cast members such as Sanz.[7][8]

Sanz returned to SNL as a guest on February 3, 2007, appearing as Elton John, and again on November 3, as presidential candidate Bill Richardson and yet again on the December 17, 2011 Christmas show as himself in a musical number ("I Wish It Was Christmas Today") and as a member of Beethoven's orchestra ("Beethoven: Meet The Band").

Characters on SNL

  • Aaron Neville as a courtroom judge on City Court. He sang and over used cocoa butter.[9]
  • Gobi, the pot-loving co-host of Jarret's Room
  • Jasper Hahn, a cartoonist whose creations always start out as raunchy drawings of genitals.
  • Rick, stepfather of Kaitlin (played by Amy Poehler)
  • Jeffrey's Clothing Store customer
  • Carol, a cheerful and crass woman
  • Ferey Mühtar, host of "The Ferey Mühtar Talk Show"
  • Manuel Pantalones, bandleader on "Showbiz Grande Explosion"
  • Frankie Hilbert, from the Boston Teens
  • Vasquez-Gomez-Vasquez
  • One of the Telemundo actors from "Besos Y Lagrimas"
  • Sammo Hung
  • Matt LeBlanc as his character Joey Tribbiani from the TV show Friends.
  • Elton John
  • Billy Joel
  • Rosie O'Donnell



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Miracle on 34th Street Orderly
2000 Road Trip French Toast Guy
2001 Tomcats Steve
2002 The New Guy Dance Instructor
2003 Boat Trip Nick Ragoni
2003 National Lampoon's Barely Legal Vic Ramalot
2005 Rebound Mr. Newirth
2005 The Man Santos Uncredited
2006 School for Scoundrels Diego
2007 Lucky You Ready Eddie
2008 Step Brothers Lead Singer
2009 Me Time Sam Short film
2009 Year One Enmebaragesi
2009 May the Best Man Win The Mayor
2010 Freak Dance Barrio's Brother
2011 Hollywood & Wine Tony Video
2011 High Road Doctor
2012 Bachelorette Barely Attractive Guy
2012 The Dictator Aide on Balcony
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Duncan (voice)
2013 G.B.F. Principal Crowe
2014 Search Party Cabana Man
2015 Don Quixote Sancho Panza
2018 Zeroville Francis Ford Coppola Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1998-2000 Upright Citizens Brigade Various 3 episodes
1998-2006 Saturday Night Live Various 158 episodes
2002 Ed DJ Desmond Peyton Episode: "The Divorce"
2002-2004 Fillmore! Jr. Commissioner 'Dutch' Vallejo (voice) 24 episodes
2009 In The Motherhood Horatio 7 episodes
2010 30 Rock Maynard Episode: "Anna Howard Shaw Day"
2010 Players Dirk Episode: "Cumdog Millionaire"
2010 Big Lake Glenn Cordoba 10 episodes
2010 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Future Man Episode: "Mudslide Junction"
2012 Are We There Yet? Mr. Peterson 5 episodes
2012 The Life & Times of Tim Eduardo (voice) Episode: "Super Gay Eduardo/The Pros and Cons of Killing Tim"
2012 Girls Terry Lavoyt Episode: "Hannah's Diary"
2012 Gravity Falls Additional voices 2 episodes
2013 House of Lies Photographer Episode: "Til Death Do Us Part"
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Max Episode: "Hart to Hart"
2013 Murder Police Donel (voice) 13 episodes
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV Mr. Barbato Episode: "Comic Con-Air"
2013-2015 Drunk History Various 2 episodes
2013-2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Various 5 episodes
2014 The Hotwives of Orlando Tito Episode: "Pimps and Hoo-Ha's"
2014 BoJack Horseman Latin Kings Gang Leader (voice) Episode: "Our A-Story Is a 'D' Story"
2014 Friends with Better Lives Craig Episode: "No More Mr. Nice Guy"
2014 Bad Judge Mr. Thorpe Episode: "Pilot"
2014 The Birthday Boys Boss Episode: "Getting Preachy"
2015 Parks and Recreation Himself Episode: "One Last Ride"
2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Hector Episode: "Kimmy Gets a Job!"
2015 Modern Family Armando Episode: "American Skyper"
2015 Long Live the Royals Allistair / Knight #1 (voice) 4 episodes
2016 Scorpion Heywood Jahelpme Morris 4 episodes
2016 Animals. Julio (voice) Episode: "Pigeons."
2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Dr. Horowitz Episode: "Inside Joke"
2016 Son of Zorn Uber Driver Episode: "Defender of Teen Love"
2017-2018 Love Jeff 3 episodes
2017 Do You Want To See a Dead Body? Himself Episode: "A Body and a Bust"
2017-2018 Great News Justin Main role; 23 episodes
2018 GLOW Ray 2 episodes
2018 Elena of Avalor Santos Gutierrez (voice) Episode: "All Kingdoms Fair"

Awards and honors

Sanz received "high" honors at High Times magazine's 2003 Stony Awards, collecting the "Stoner of the Year" award.[10]

In popular culture

  • Sanz was parodied on the show Celebrity Deathmatch, in which he was shown as losing a fight to Chris Farley.

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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