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Nico Santos Biography

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Actor, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Emigrated from the Philippines to Oregon as a teenager before eventually settling in California
  • Was vice president of the drama club in high school
  • Majored in costuming in college and subsequently worked as a wardrobe assistant before someone recommended that he try stand-up comedy
  • Began performing stand up in San Francisco and soon became a popular local comic in the Bay Area
  • Wrote for E!'s Fashion Police
  • Earned his breakout role as Mateo in the NBC series Superstore, which was only his fifth acting job