Chris Kattan is known for his unique characters on Saturday Night Live, such as mango Mr. peepers, who come to us from the Amazon rainforest with a little grog and a night at the Roxbury with Will Ferrell, but it was this skit in 2001 that changed his life forever, according to Chris Kattan.
Christopher Lee Kattan, also known by his stage name Chris Kattan, is an American actor, comedian, and author. He is well-known for his role as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” Some of his nicknames include Mango, Mr. Peepers, the gibberish-spouting Suel Forrester, and one-half of the head-bopping brothers in A Night at the Roxbury. He had a supporting role on ABC’s “The Middle” in 2009. He has previously performed with The Groundlings and other improv comedy groups in Los Angeles.
He threw himself backward in his chair, and to sell it, he really put myself into the character. He chokes on cheesecake, and when he throws himself backward, he hits the ground hard, and he felt a crack on his neck when he hit the railing of the chair itself. The damage resulted in a broken neck.
Kattan claims he kept the injury to himself because he was afraid of the consequences to his career. He had to wait until after the season of Saturday Night Live to have the operation because they didn’t want to miss a show. Kattan had five surgeries after his injury became so debilitating that he became addicted to opioids, according to him. People have photographed him and believe he appears to be a serious drug user.
After seven years on SNL, he was busted for DUI in 2014. He claims that all of his troubles come from that one sketch in 2001, which was tragic since it put him out of commission for years.