Chris Kattan (born October 19, 1970) is a comedian, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live. Kattan was born in Sherman Oaks, California. His father, Kip King (born Jerome Kattan), is an American Sephardic Jewish actor and voice actor. Chris' mother, Hungarian-American model Hajni Biro Kattan, was a Playboy Playmate in the 1960s. Kip King can be seen on the television series Reno 911! as "Larrie Plum". Kip and Hajni divorced when Chris was a toddler. Growing up, Chris lived with his mother and stepfather.
Chris Kattan was a member of the Groundlings improv/sketch comedy troupe in Los Angeles; his father was an original member of the troupe. Chris moved to New York City to work on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2003. He made A Night at the Roxbury with fellow SNL (and Groundlings) cast member Will Ferrell in 1998.
Kattan's impressions included Antonio Banderas, Al Pacino, David Gest, and CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour. His recurring characters included Mr. Peepers, Mango, Azrael Abyss, Gay Hitler, and Mr. Forrester the latter being the one who coined the term "dagitybo".
Despite frequently playing homosexuals, Chris is adamant that he is not really gay.