Nico Santos stars as Mateo, Jonah’s competition as the other new employee at Cloud 9, in NBC’s hit comedy “Superstore.” For the role, he was recently nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award.
With a combination of his sarcastic wit, outrageous sensibility and snarky commentary, Santos has the rare ability to charm every audience he encounters.
Santos was most recently seen in the SAG and Golden Globe-nominated “Crazy Rich Asians,” alongside an all-Asian cast that includes Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Ken Jeong. The film instantly became a cultural phenomenon, as well the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the past decade.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Santos assimilated to American culture rather quickly by living in California by way of Portland, Ore. He started doing stand-up comedy in San Francisco, and in just a short amount of time had become a popular fixture in the Bay Area comedy scene with his acute observations and quirky characters.
Previously, Santos has written for E! Network’s “Fashion Police” and appeared on screen in Showtime’s “Pride Comedy Jam” as well as the series “Ground Floor,” “Mulaney” and “2 Broke Girls.” In 2015, he made his film debut in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” and in 2017 was seen in “The Clapper,” co-starring Ed Helms, Tracy Morgan and Amanda Seyfried. He was also a regular panelist on “Chelsea Lately.”