Horatio Sanz

Horatio Sanz

Infobox actor
name = Horatio Sanz

caption =
birthdate = Birth date and age|1969|6|4|mf=yFact|date=August 2008
birthplace = Santiago, Chile

Horatio Sanz (June 4, 1969)Fact|date=August 2008 is an Chilean-American comedian and actor, best known as a former cast member of "Saturday Night Live".


Sanz was born in Santiago, Chile to Sylvia Sanz. [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800420534/bio Horatio Sanz Biography - Yahoo! Movies] ] He was raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he performed at various theaters, including The Court Theater and The Second City. Sanz is noted as the first Latino cast member on "Saturday Night Live". 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 the show was dropping Finesse Mitchell, Chris Parnell, and Horatio Sanz from the show.

Sanz was the third cast member in "SNL" history to be born outside of North America after Pamela Stephenson and Morwenna Banks. 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.

Memorable characters

*Gobi, co-host of Jarret's Room
*Jasper Hahn, a political cartoonist whose creations always start out as raunchy drawings of genitals.
*Rick, Kaitlin's stepfather
*Carol, a cheerful, yet crass woman
*Manuel Pantalones, from "Showbiz Grande Explosion"
*Frankie Hilbert, from The Boston Teens
*Vasquez-Gomez-Vasquez, from The Adult Students
*The drunken man who humped a halibut and fathered a mermaid in the sketch "Interspecies Beach" [http://snltranscripts.jt.org/01/01amermaid.phtml]
*Nicholas "Nick" Ragoni, from the movie Boat Trip

Memorable celebrity impersonations

*Alfred Hitchcock
*Elton John
*Gene Shalit
*Aaron Neville
*Ozzy Osbourne
*Rosie O'Donnell
*Billy Joel
*Freddy Fender
*Stinky Faye in 'You Have to Work Blue,' a duet with Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog (2003)
*Saddam Hussein (in "split screen" telephone conversations with Osama Bin Laden, played by Jimmy Fallon)
*Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Weekend Update sketch after capture comparing his mugshot to the Dunkin' Donuts guy.
*The waiter (he served french toast with sugar and was asked to fix it) in the movie Road trip.

elected filmography

*"Saturday Night Live" (1998–2006)
*"Road Trip" (2000)
*"Fillmore!" (TV, 2001–2004, voice of Vallejo)
*"Tomcats" (2001)
*"The New Guy" (2002)
*"Boat Trip" (2003)
*"Rebound" (2005)
*"The Man" (Uncredited, 2005)
*"School for Scoundrels" (2006)
*"Lucky You" (2007)
*"May the Best Man Win" (2008)
*"Step Brothers" (2008)
*"Hollywood & Wine" (2009)

ee also

* Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches
* Corpsing


External links

*imdb name|id=0764445|name=Horatio Sanz
* [http://www.ucbtheatre.com/ The official Upright Citizens Brigade Theater website]
* [http://www.jesterjournal.com/HoratioSanzXmas.htm Review of Christmas sketch show at UCB]
* [http://media.www.fairfieldmirror.com/media/storage/paper148/news/2007/10/25/Entertainment/Hooray.For.Horatio-3052191.shtml/ Interview with Horatio Sanz]


NAME= Sanz, Horatio
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Actor, comedian
DATE OF BIRTH= June 4, 1969
PLACE OF BIRTH= Santiago, Chile

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