Will Sasso is a comic and actor from Canada. William Sasso was born on May 24, 1975, in the Canadian city of Ladner. He met his first agent when he was 15 years old. He was quickly cast in a number of roles in movies and on TV. Then, for five seasons, he played the weird teen Derek Wakaluk on the award-winning Canadian drama series Madison.
Sasso’s big break in the entertainment business came at the end of MADtv‘s second season when a lot of people left the show. He was chosen as a regular cast member for the third season of the sketch comedy TV show, along with Alex Borstein and Aries Spears.
He became well-known, and in 2001, Disney/Touchstone and ABC gave him several projects for network TV. In 2002, after five years on the show, he left to move on to the next stage of his acting career. In the end, he was on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect every week as Carl Monari.
Will Sasso’s Net Worth
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Will Sasso is a multitalented Canadian entertainer with a net worth of $4 million. He has appeared on stage, in film, and on television. Will Sasso is a well-known actor and writer who starred in the Fox sketch comedy series “MADtv” from 1997 to 2002.
Among Will’s more than 130 acting credits are the movies Ernest Goes to School (1994), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Best in Show (2000), The Three Stooges (2012), Army of One (2016), Super Troopers 2 (2018), and Inside Game (2019), as well as the television series Madison (1994–1997), Sliders (1995–1996), Less than Perfect (2003), $#*! My Dad Says (2010), Justified (2014), Another Period (2015–2018 (2022).
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Will Sasso Career
The Fox network sketch comedy television series MADtv experienced its first significant cast turnover by the end of its second season (1996–1997). Bryan Callen, Orlando Jones, and Artie Lange, three of the show’s regular performers, left the cast. Fox’s casting directors had to find replacements for the show in 1997 as a result. Sasso was chosen to become a regular cast member for the third season of MADtv, along with Alex Borstein and Aries Spears.
2002 – present
Following his departure from MADtv, Sasso made several appearances on television, including four seasons as Carl Monari on Less than Perfect and a part in Robson Arms. In Southland Tales, he portrayed Fortunio Balducci.
Sasso emceed the festival’s “Sketch & Improv Showcases” as well as the 2006 Canadian Comedy Awards in London, Ontario. He also hosted the NHL awards ceremony for the 2005–2006 season. On the CSI episode “The Chick Chop Flick Shop,” Sasso made an appearance. He also made an appearance in the “Frankfurters” Children’s Hospital episode.
Sasso starred in $h*! My Dad Says is a television show based on Justin Halpern’s Twitter feed Shit My Dad Says. The program debuted in late 2010, and on May 15, 2011, its cancellation was announced.
Sasso started uploading videos to the online video platform Vine, starting a running joke about him suddenly and violently throwing up lemons. 2018’s comedy Super Troopers 2 featured Sasso in the role of Mountie Archambault. He provided the Mr. Ellingboe voiceover in Netflix’s Klaus in November 2019.
Will Sasso Awards and Nominations
Sasso was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Television – Pretty Funny Male Performance for “MADtv” in 2001. In 2019, “Inside Game” won a Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles award and a San Diego Film Festival award for Best Ensemble Cast, as well as nominations for Best Feature Film and Best Premiere at the San Diego Film Festival.
Will Sasso’s Personal Life
Near the end of his second season of “MADtv,” Sasso began focusing on losing weight, and he eventually lost 200 pounds. Will did it “by walking five miles a day and eating nothing but boiled chicken and steamed vegetables for two years,” according to the “MADtv” website. Following his weight loss, Sasso underwent two surgeries to remove excess skin.
Will Sasso was born on May 24, 1975, in Ladner, Canada. He starred in the Fox sketch comedy series “MADtv” from 1997 to 2002. He has appeared on stage, in film, and on television more than 130 times. Will Sasso starred in MADtv and $h*! My Dad Says Sasso hosted the NHL awards for the 2005–2006 season.
He was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Television – Pretty Funny Male Performance.