Who is Horatio Sanz?

Horacio Sanz, perhaps known better simply as Horatio, was born in Santiago, Chile, on 4 June 1969 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds American nationality, as his family moved to Chicago, Illinois USA not long after he was born. He’s an actor and a comedian, who’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Barely Attractive Guy, in the 2012 romantic comedy movie “Bachelorette”. Written and directed by Leslye Headland, it starred Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher, and follows three friends who are invited to the wedding of a woman they used to bully while attending high school. The movie won one of three awards for which it was nominated.

Horatio is also known for his various roles in the musical comedy series “Saturday Night Live”; it has been airing since 1975, and has won 261 awards, including 78 Primetime Emmys, while it’s been nominated for 513 other awards.

Early life and education

Horatio was raised alongside his two older brothers in Chicago, by their parents Carlos and Sylvia Sanz, about whom nothing’s known, as they prefer to be left out of media. Horatio’s brother Carlos is also an actor, and is probably known best for his portrayal of Carlos Arredondo, in the 2017 biographical drama movie “Stronger”.

Horatio grew up being interested in acting, and began practicing it with his high school’s drama club. He appeared in various school plays during those four years, and upon matriculating in 1988, Horatio didn’t enroll at college, but began performing in plays around the US, at theatres such as The Second City, The Court Theater and Chicago ETC.

Roles in movies

Horatio has now appeared in more than 100 movies and TV series, and we’re about to mention more of his notable performances.

He made his film debut in 1994, with his portrayal of Orderly, in the family fantasy “Miracle on 34th Street”, directed by Les Mayfield, and which starred Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins and Dylan McDermott. It follows a little girl and a lawyer, who are trying to prove that a man who’s claiming to be Santa Claus, is indeed Santa Claus. In 1997, Horatio made his voicing debut, in the animated drama “A Freezerburnt Christmas”.

The beginning of the 2000s saw him appear in a couple of critically acclaimed films, including the 2000 comedy “Road Trip”, the 2001 comedy “Tomcats”, and the 2002 comedy “The New Guy”. He became more popular in 2008, when he portrayed Lead Singer in the hit comedy “Step Brothers”, written and directed by Adam McKay, and which starred Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Mary Steenburgen.

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It follows two men who are still living with their parents, and who now have to become roommates, as their parents have remarried. The film won three of the five awards for which it was nominated.

In 2010, Horatio was featured in the musical comedy “Freak Dance”, and in 2011, we saw him play Doctor in the comedy “High Road”, and Tony in the comedy “Hollywood & Wine”. Some of his following roles were in the award-winning 2012 comedy “The Dictator”, which starred Sacha Baron Cohen, the 2012 animated adventure comedy “Wreck-It Ralph” (voice role), and the 2013 romantic comedy drama “G. B. F.”

Three of Horatio’s most recent film roles have been in the 2017 comedy drama “The Sex Addict”, the 2018 animated adventure comedy “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (voice role), and the 2019 mystery comedy drama “Zeroville”.

He’s currently shooting for three upcoming movies: the adventure comedy “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, the comedy drama “Camp”, and the comedy “Not an Artist”.

Roles in TV series

Horatio made his debut TV series appearance in the 1998 comedy “Cage Match”, while a couple of his following appearances were in the comedy “Upright Citizens Brigade”, the comedy drama “Ed”, and the action comedy “Fillmore!”

In 2009, we saw him star in the comedy “In the Motherhood”, created by Alexandra Rushfield and Jenni Konner, and which also starred Cheryl Hines and Jessica St. Clair. It follows the lives of three moms, and was inspired by real people. In 2010, Horatio played Glenn Cordoba in 10 episodes of the comedy “Big Lake”, which follows a man who, after the collapse of his bank, moves back home with his family who dislike him.

Horatio Sanz

The following years saw Horatio appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the comedy “Pretend Time”, the musical comedy show “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, and the short comedy “The Back Room”.

In 2012, he starred as Mr. Peterson, in the comedy “Are We There Yet?”, which also starred Shad Moss and Keesha Sharp, and follows two families who have just blended with a marriage; the series won three of the 11 awards for which it was nominated.

Three of Horatio’s most recent TV series roles have been in four episodes of the animated action adventure “Big Hero 6: The Series” (voice role), the 2021 episode “Sibling Revelry” of the animated comedy “Duncanville” (voice role), and 16 episodes of the comedy “Black Monday”.

Other credits

He received special thanks for the 2003 documentary movie “Let’s Get Frank”.

In 2010, Horatio wrote eight and produced seven episodes of the comedy series “Pretend Time”, and between 2012 and 2015, he wrote four and directed three episodes of the short comedy series “UCB Comedy Originals”.

He has sung eight songs in eight shows and TV series, including in “Saturday Night Live”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.

Horatio has made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, most recently in “Talkin’ Funny”, “Entertainment Tonight Canada”, and “Match Game”.

Awards and nominations

In 2009, he was nominated for an American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, for his performance in the comedy “In the Motherhood”.

Love life and wife

Back in 2012, there were rumors circulating the internet claiming that Horatio was in a relationship with Sue Jean Kim, alongside whom he appeared in the movie “Bachelorette”. The two were apparently seen together on a number of occasions, but neither has addressed these rumors.

In any case, not long after that, Horatio began dating Jenn Schatz, a non-celebrity American lady; the two could’ve been seen vacationing together, and in 2015 it was revealed that they had married in a private ceremony, attended by only a couple of their closest friends and family members. Horatio and Jenn don’t have children together, and this is believed to be because they want to focus on their careers, however, there are also those who believe that perhaps one of them, or both, is infertile.

As of August 2021, Horatio’s married to Jenn Schatz, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Horatio is a huge fan of sports, with football being his favorite. He enjoys watching National Football League (NFL) both live and on TV, and cheers for the Chicago Bears.

He’s a huge ‘animal’ lover, with fishes being his favorites. Horatio enjoys going fishing, both alone and with his friends, usually returnING the fish he hooks back into the water.

Horatio likes to travel, and his career has taken him to every continent, with the exception of the Antarctic; his dream travel destination is Rome in Italy.

He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and Julia Roberts, while a couple of his favorite movies are “The Gladiator”, “Joker” and “The Runaway Bride”.

Horatio’s quite active on Instagram, as he has uploaded over 800 pictures, while he’s followed by close to 55,000 people.

Weight loss

Back in November 2008, after a year of staying away from media, Horatio revealed that he had lost 100lbs (45kgs), that he was eating healthier food, and had stopped drinking nearly all alcoholic beverages, stating that he had actually being afraid of dying when he was at his fattest.

Age, height and net worth

Horatio’s age is 52. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m), and he weighs around 176lbs (80kgs).

As of August 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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