A native of Chicago, Horatio
Sanz returns to the cast of "SNL" for his eighth season.
Sanz has performed in numerous
sketches and created such characters as the stoner "Gobi"
on the collegiate webcast "Jarrett's Room," Sully and
Denise's friend Frankie, The "Wake Up Wakefield" faculty
advisor Mr. Banglian, community access host Vasquez Gomez Vasquez
and Jasper Hahn, the political cartoonist for "Weekend Update."
Over the years, Sanz, backed by castmates Jimmy Fallon, Chris
Kattan and Tracy Morgan, have sung the praises of the holiday
season, performing "Christmas is Number One" throughout
the year...regardless of the calendar. His impressions include
Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Gene Shalit, and Aaron Neville.
Most recently, Sanz filled in
for Tina Fey on "Weekend Update" while she was on maternity
Sanz has been seen in the feature
films "Boat Trip," "Tomcats" "Rebound"
and the hit movie "Road Trip." Up next, Sanz will appear
in Curtis Hanson's "Lucky You" opposite Drew Barrymore.
He has also appeared on NBC's
"Ed" opposite Chris Parnell as well as on the Upright
Citizens Brigade "A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. Improv" special
Prior to "SNL," Sanz
was a writer and performer at theaters including the Court Theater
and Chicago's famed Second City. Second City has also produced
current cast members Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey as well as such
famed "SNL" alums as John Belushi, Chris Farley and
Bill Murray (among many others). He is also one of the founding
members of The Upright Citizens Brigade.
Sanz lives in New York. His birthday
is June 4.