Born on June 4, 1969 in Santiago, Chile, Horatio Sanz is an actor-comedian best known for his stint on Saturday Night Live. Growing up in the North-Pulaski neighborhood on Chicago’s West side, he started performing at various theaters in his hometown, including The Court Theater and The Second City. He achieved his big break when he was temporary replacement for Tina Fey as Amy Poehler’s Weekend Update co-anchor when Fey was on maternity leave. He also owns the distinction of being the first Latino cast member on Saturday Night Live. In 2006, it was announced that he, along with Finesse Mitchell and Chris Parnell are being dropped from the show. He returned to SNL as a guest on February 3, 2007 where he played Elton John.
In 2008, Sanz surprised the public when he made his first appearance after losing 100 pounds. In the same year, he was cast to star as Cherl Hines’ character’s “manny” in the ABC sitcom In The Motherhood. His other screen credits include Uptight Citizens Brigade, Road Trip, Ed, and Fillmore!