Born in Cuba and raised in New York, Nelson started acting in his early teens with local theater and school productions. He continued his acting training after high school at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as HP Studios. Upon moving from New York to Los Angeles, Ascencio joined the renowned Groundlings Theatre where he honed his comedic muscle. Since then he has written, performed and produced his own sketch shows with the comedy group Unsafe Sketch at HBO Workspace, Luna Park, The Upfront and Theatre at the Improv. His television credits include appearances on The Larry Sanders Show and Seinfeld.
Ascencio's is a regular on MAD TV, after appearing as a recurring actor previous years.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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