Go Back   Planet MADtv > Our Database > MADtv Repository > MADtv Cast Members
Register Members List Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
 
Old 01/15/2004, 10:18 PM
Kwaf Kwaf is offline
Casual Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 44
.








Was born in Canada c. 1975
Reply With Quote
 
Old 01/15/2004, 2:34 AM
Miss Information's Avatar
Miss Information Miss Information is offline
Domo Arigato, Mrs. Roboto
Content Robot
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Planet MADtv
Posts: 2,107



Full Name: William Christopher Sasso [news]
Date of Birth: May 24th, 1975
Place of Birth: Ladner, BC, Canada
Height / Weight: 6'3" / <unknown>
Seasons on MADtv: 3-7 (1997 - 2002)

Recurring Characters:Celebrity Impressions:
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Bill Clinton
  • Bruce Villanch
  • Bruce Willis
  • Carroll O'Connor
  • Chris Farley
  • David Crosby
  • Dennis Franz
  • Drew Carey
  • Elton John
  • Elvis Presley
  • Fonzie
  • Fred Durst
  • George Lucas
  • George W. Bush
  • James Gandolfini
  • James Lipton
  • Jesse "The Body" Ventura
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Lance Bass
  • Larry Flynt
  • Louie Anderson
  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Mark McGrath
  • Mark McGuire
  • Marlon Brando
  • Michael Caine
  • Pat Summerall
  • Paul Shaffer
  • Randy Newman
  • Richard Simmons
  • Robert DeNiro
  • Sammo Hung
  • Scott Stapp
  • Skipper Jonas Grumby
  • Steven Seagal
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • The Cowardly Lion
  • The Rock
  • Tom Ridge
  • Wayne Newton
  • William Frawley
  • William Shatner
  • Zack Hanson
Biography:
Will was born on May 24 1975, to Italian Parents Antonio & Anna Sasso. At an early age he wanted to become a comedic actor, thanks in part to an older brother who allowed him to stay up past his bedtime, encouraging him to watch SCTV, Saturday Night Live and Monty Python's Flying Circus. At fifteen he landed his first agent and began booking roles in television and film. At the age of 16, he landed his first major role on the award-winning Canadian drama, "Madison", as the quirky teen, Derek Wakaluk, which lasted for five seasons.

Aged 21, Sasso moved to Hollywood, at 22 he was hired as Regular Cast member on FOX's hit sketch comedy series, MADtv where he starred for five seasons. As one of its funniest members, he kept audiences entertained with an extensive variety of characters and innovative sketch concepts including the accident-prone handyman "Paul Timberman" and one half of Singing Duo Michael McLoud & Jasmine Wayne-Wayne (Alex Borstein), recording artists whose hit duets all sound alike and only have seven words. Aswell as original Characters, Will impersonated over 40 Celebrities including offbeat impressions of Bill Clinton, Steven Segal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Randy Newman, Fred Durst and Kenny Rogers - which he crafted into his own character from a quiet laid back Country Singer to a lovable, out of control raging alcoholic.

About half way through his stay on MADtv, (Spring 1999 to Spring 2000) he lost a remarkable amount of weight (200lbs). This was brought to attention in a MAD sketch "Will Hits Big-Time" after the weight-loss, which had fellow cast members (Mo Collins & Debra Wilson) complaining he was funnier when fat and Sasso frenetically attempting to reclaim his lost size.

After a successful tenure with the show, beginning in 1997 (Season 3), Sasso decided to leave the late-night staple in 2002 (Season 7), eager to explore the next stage of his career.

After MADtv, Will guest starred on 3 Episodes of ABC's Less than Perfect Season 1 as Claude's Wacky new neighbor "Carl Monari" In Season 2 he joined the cast permanently and his character, Carl became the Cafeteria Manager at GNB.

Will Returned to MADtv for its 200th Episode (#906) in 2003 and Guest starred in Season 10 (#1005, 2004) where he reprised his impression Kenny Rogers.

Where are they now?
As of Summer 2007, Will and a friend have created a new film company, "Lord Mucker Entertainment". Their first film, "For Christ's Sakes", is currently shooting. It features MADtv's Alex Borstein.

Television - Starring Roles:Television - Guest Roles:Film - Starring Roles:
  • <none at this time>
Film - Supporting Roles:Other Credits:
  • <none at this time>
Fun Facts:
  • Will graduated from Delta Secondary, Delta B.C. Canada in 1993.
  • Will lost 200 pounds between Spring 1999 and Spring 2000.
  • Will is an avid pro-wrestling fan.
  • Will can play the guitar, the piano, and the tub bass.
  • Will creates, edits, chops, and renders everything on HamFatter.com.
  • Will's hobbies include production & editing. He has engaged in these activities since he was a kid.
  • Will's interests include Canadian & American history.
  • Will visits his family and friends in Vancouver on a regular basis.
  • Will is the youngest person hired as a regular in MADtv history.
  • Will defeated Bret "The Hitman" Hart in an arm wrestling grudge match on MADtv.
  • Will's parents, Anna & Antonio, appeared in Episode #522's closing.
  • "The Gesture" Will does at the end of every MADtv episode is his ode to his friends back in Ladner. It symbolizes the Magic Circle which was formed by the cast & crew before every high school play; they would hold hands, have a peaceful moment, concentrate, and at the end of it, everyone would shake and say "Good Show".
  • Will impersonated Stone Cold Steve Austin live on WWE Smackdown back in February 2002, resulting in a Stone Cold Stunner from the real Stone Cold.
  • Will enjoys hiking and grilling (in that order), home improvement, and playing mind-rotting video games.
  • Will once ate an entire smoked salmon in 10 minutes.
  • Will played the record executive in Sum 41's video "Still Waiting" who convinces the band to change their name to The Sums and pressures the lead singer into smoking.
Famous Catch-Phrases:
  • "Hi, I'm Kenny Rogers!" --Kenny Rogers
  • "WHAT THE!?" --Lt. Tiny Malone (Rocket Revengers)
  • "That's my little sister. She's a pest." --Will (Will's Little Sister)
  • "Poco Loco make wee-wee now!" --Poco Loco (Buenos Dias, San Diego)
  • "Poco Loco so sorry!" --Poco Loco (Buenos Dias, San Diego)
  • "You are the love of my life." --Michael McLoud
  • "You are the one that I love." --Michael McLoud
  • "This is the land that I love." --Michael McLoud
  • "You're a scumbag!" --Steven Seagal
  • "Gee whiz!" --Steven Seagal
  • "HOLY MACARONI!" --Fred Durst
  • "Where's the Gabbagool?" --Tony Soprano
  • "Hot English muffin!?" --Professor Gigglepepper
Memorable Quotes:
  • <none at this time>
Pertinent Links:Special Thanks:Sources:__________________________________________________

[return to profile index] [return to forum index] [return to home page]

Last edited by mizzimad; 09/14/2007 at 1:31 PM. Reason: Changed title banner and photo banner, added special thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
 

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[MADtv] Old Man Sasso Miss Information MADtv Characters 0 12/18/2004 12:21 AM
[MADtv] Will Sasso gets a promotion Cat_Named_CeCe Front Page News 3 09/12/2003 2:29 PM
[MADtv] Fat Sasso RupertP General Discussion 15 09/08/2002 11:01 PM
[MADtv] What Will Sasso should be doing now AeoceanGlyvxx General Discussion 5 02/22/2002 10:17 PM
[MADtv] Does anybody like Will Sasso? jon General Discussion 15 12/02/2001 10:50 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:26 PM.