|Born||February 11, 1987|
|Education||The New School|
Julio Torres (born 1987) is a Salvadoran writer, comedian, and actor. He is best known as a writer for Saturday Night Live and as the co-creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO series Los Espookys. He previously wrote for The Chris Gethard Show on truTV.
Early life and education
Julio Torres was born in 1987 in San Salvador, El Salvador. His father is a civil engineer, and his mother is an architect and fashion designer; she, along with his designer sister, has collaborated with him on his comedy projects.
Torres worked as a writer on The Chris Gethard Show before being hired to write for Saturday Night Live. He worked at SNL from 2016 to 2019, writing sketches including "Papyrus" and "Wells for Boys." He was nominated for four Emmys as a member of the SNL writing team.
He has also appeared on The Tonight Show and other late-night programs. His comedy is frequently described by critics as "otherworldly" and "surrealist," with elements of the fantastical and a melancholy undercurrent.
Torres was also a co-showrunner and actor on the project, which became Los Espookys. The first season aired in 2019, and it was renewed for a second season later that year. Torres plays Andrés, a wealthy heir who searches for answers about his mysterious past.
Julio Torres is gay. On his identity as it relates to his comedy, he said in 2020, "I never, never want to claim to speak for anybody else's experience. I am not here representing immigrants. I am not here representing Salvadorians or Hispanics or gay people. I can only share what's in me and that may or may not ring true with people, but I have never wanted to use any of those things as a calling card."
He is a vegan.
|2019||My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres||Self|
|2015–2016||The Chris Gethard Show||Self||2 episodes|
|The Special Without Brett Davis||Various Roles||6 episodes|
|2016||Horace and Pete||Young Hipster||1 episode|
|The Jim Gaffigan Show||QED MC||Episode: "The List"|
|High Maintenance||Art School Kid 2||Episode: "Tick"|
|2017-2019||The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Correspondent||8 episodes|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||Self||3 episodes|
|2017||Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents||Self||Episode: "Julio Torres"|
|2018-2019||Los Espookys||Andrés||Main Role; also writer and executive producer|
|2021||Bob's Burgers||Rodrigo||Episode: "Y Tu Tina También"|
|The Great North||Crispin Cienfuegos||3 episodes|
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- Kirkl, Justin (2020-06-23). "Life Is More Complex Than One Coming Out Speech". Esquire. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
- Schulman, Michael (December 28, 2020). "Extraordinary alien : the otherworldly comedy of Julio Torres". Profiles. The New Yorker. 96 (42): 22–27.
- Online version is titled "The otherworldly comedy of Julio Torres".