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Chris Kattan

Chris Kattan, who joined "Saturday Night Live" in March 1996 as a featured player, is now in his fourth full season as an "SNL" cast member.

Kattan has brought many memorable characters to "SNL," including: the "Roxbury Guys," which Kattan created with fellow "SNL" player Will Ferrell; the half-monkey Mr. Peepers; the gibberish-spouting Suel Forrester; Azrael Abyss, the co-host of the fictional cable access show "Goth Talk;" half of the sex-crazed and often misunderstood couple, the Zimmermans (with Cheri Oteri); and the enigmatic exotic dancer, Mango. In addition, Kattan has contributed notable impressions to the show including Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Antonio Banderas in the "How Do You Say, Ah Yes, Show," Al Pacino, Andy Dick and Olympic gold medal gymnast Kerri Strug's fictitious brother Kippy.

Kattan brought his swinging "SNL" character to the big screen in "A Night at the Roxbury" which he co-wrote with Ferrell and Steve Koren. He will soon be seen in the feature films "The House on Haunted Hill" produced by Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis starring Geoffrey Rush and Famke Janssen, and "Monkey Bone" produced by Chris Columbus and directed by Henry Selick starring Whoopi Goldberg, Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda and Rose McGowan.

Before joining "SNL," Kattan was a member of the Los Angeles-based improv/sketch comedy group The Groundlings, where current cast members Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Chris Parnell and Cheri Oteri and former cast members Laraine Newman, Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz began their careers.

Kattan has also guest-starred on several network television programs, including NewsRadio and Grace Under Fire.

A native of Southern California, Kattan spent part of his youth in Seattle, and returned to the Los Angeles area for college at the University of California at Northridge. Throughout his college years, Kattan appeared in many live theater productions.

Currently, Kattan lives in Los Angeles and New York City.

Biography was taken from The Official Saturday Night Live site.

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