Ismael 'East' Carlo

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Ismael "East" Carlo
Ismael Manny Carlo

(1943-01-29) January 29, 1943 (age 76)
Other namesEast Carlo
Years active1975-present

Ismael Manny "East" Carlo (born January 29, 1942) is a Puerto Rican-American actor. He has sometimes credited as East Carlo or Ismael East Carlo.

Life and career[edit]

Carlo was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, and raised in Spanish Harlem. He served in the U.S. Army after enlisting at age 17. He was stationed in Panama.[citation needed] From New York he moved to Florida where he took a job as a janitor at a local theater and it was at that juncture his acting career started.[citation needed]

He started appearing in TV shows back in the 1970s, like his role in Caribe (1975) in the lady killer episode, he played lately the role of Don Diego in the comedy movie Bandidas (2006). He also appeared briefly in the series Prison Break, on episode 15 of the second season.


He has been married twice. He has two sons from previous relationships, Ismael Manny Carlo III and Eric Monteral. He has a daughter, Tatyana-Marie, by his second marriage.[citation needed]



Series Role(s) Year Episode Title(s) Note
True Blood Don Santiago 2011 "Me and the Devil"
Cold Case Ramiro Valens 2009 S07 Ep. 2
"Hood Rats"
Days of Our Lives Alessandro Chavez 2007 Ep. #1.10722 a.k.a.
  • Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives
    (USA: summer title)
  • DOOL (USA: informal short title)
  • Days (USA: short title)
Ghost Whisperer Man "The Cradle Will Rock"
Prison Break Old Mexican Man "The Message" aka Prison Break: On the Run
(Australia: Season 2 title)
Commander in Chief Congressman Ferrer 2005 "First Scandal"
George Lopez Uncle Joe 2003 S02 Ep. 13
"Super Bowl"
CSI: Miami Basilio 2002 S01 E03
"Wet Foot/Dry Foot"
aka "CSI: Weekends" (USA: promotional title)
Family Law Scott McClarran 2000 S01 Ep. 21 "Second Chance"
The Parkers Padre 1999 "Quarantine"
Air America Secretary Morales 1998 "Hostage Situation"
Nash Bridges Frank Dominguez
(Joe's Father)
"Special Delivery"
USA High Hector "Everybody Loves Raphael"
Michael Hayes Varone "Götterdämmerung"
413 Hope St. 1997 "Redemption"
NYPD Blue Ibarra "Emission Impossible"
High Tide Professor Don Arreggio 1996 "Anything, Anytime, Anywhere: Part 2"
Nostromo Gen. Barrios TV mini-series
aka "Joseph Conrad's Nostromo"
aka "Nostromo - Der Schatz in den Bergen"
General Hospital Hernando Rivera 1994–1997 unknown episodes
Murder, She Wrote Sheriff Serafio Zuniga 1994 "Crimson Harvest"
Frank Fernandez 1993 "Double Jeopardy"
Juan Garcia 1992 "Day of the Dead"
Roc Mr. Mendez 1993 "Shove It up Your Asprin" a.k.a. "Roc Live"
The Untouchables Luis Murado "Cuba: Part 1 & 2"
Silk Stalkings' Mariso 1992 "Scorpio Lover"
Renegade "Second Chance"
L.A. Law 1991 "Monkey on My Back Lot"
The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage Gustavo E04
"Deals Are Made to Be Broken"
aka "Black Jack Savage" (USA)
Broken Badges Enrique Cardenas 1990 Pilot
Hunter Pablo Torres "Where Echoes End"
Colonel Hector Ramirez 1986 "High Noon in L.A."
Baywatch Escudero 1990 "Eclipse" a.k.a. "Baywatch Hawaii" (USA: new title)
Booker Ricardo Flores "The Life and Death of Chick Sterling" a.k.a. "Booker, P.I."
B.L. Stryker 1989 "Auntie Sue"
Miami Vice Chi Chi "Hard Knocks"
Victor Vasquez 1987 "Cuba Libre"
Crime Story Jorge Senterro 1987–1988 5 episodes
Supercarrier 1988 "Rest and Revolution"
CBS Schoolbreak Special Judge 1987 "Juvi"
Sidekicks Judge 1986 "Catherine the Not-So-Great"
Hotel Col. Vargas Separations aka "Arthur Hailey's Hotel"
Hector 1983 "Choices"
Crazy Like a Fox 1986 "The Road to Tobago"
Airwolf Carlos "Wildfire" a.k.a. "Lobo del aire" (USA: Spanish title)
Sergent 1985 "Short Walk to Freedom"
Sanchez 1984 "Mad Over Miami"
T. J. Hooker Gunter Castro 1985 "Rip-off"
Richard Garcia 1983 "The Trial"
The A-Team Alvarez 1985 "Lease with an Option to Die"
Captain Cordoba 1984 "Sheriffs of Rivertown"
Salvador 1983 "The Only Church in Town"
Delgado "A Small and Deadly War"
Fame Perez 1985 "Wishes"
Santa Barbara Ruben Andrade 1984–1985 23 episodes
Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1984 "Savior"
Riptide Bartender "The Mean Green Love Machine"
Tales of the Gold Monkey Dock Worker 1982 "The Late Sarah White"
Cagney & Lacey Enriquez "Conduct Unbecoming"
Voyagers! Jorge "Bully and Billy"
The New Adventures of Zorro Gaspar 1981 13 episodes
Hill Street Blues Coin Thief "Fruits of the Poisonous Tree"
Lou Grant Judge "Reckless"
The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour Gaspar 1980 a.k.a. The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour
(USA: new title)
Hart to Hart Aguira 1979 "Passport to Murder"
Baretta First Junkie 1977 "Open Season"
Caribe Doctor 1975 "Lady Killer"


Film Year Role Note
Double Duty 2009 General Sloan
Polar Opposites 2008 Alberto
For the Best 2006 Boss
Wet Foot/Dry Foot Man on Boat
Leila Robbie
Bandidas Don Diego aka Bandidas (France)
The Deal Arias a.k.a. El pacte (Spain: Catalan title)
El padrino 2004 Manny a.k.a. El padrino: The Latin Godfather (USA: DVD title)
El matador 2003 Mr. Ortega
Purpose 2002 Fisherman
Fidel Eddy Chibas TV
The Way She Moves 2001 Ernesto TV
Almost a Woman Don Julio TV
The Suitor Mundo TV
A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story 2000 TV
Y2K 1999 Camarillo aka Terminal Countdown (USA: DVD title)
Wild Wild West Mexican Dignitary
The Christmas Wish 1998 Jose Rivera TV
Patch Adams Hispanic Father
The Unknown Cyclist Farm Worker
My Little Havana Senor. Grande
Eraser 1996 Father Rodriguez
Criminal Hearts 1995 Morcho
Huevos de oro 1993 El detective aka Golden Balls
aka Macho
aka Uova d'oro (Italy)
The Discoverers Don Marcelino
Intent to Kill 1992 Nick Gonzalez
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel Gen. Fernando Osario TV
Wedlock 1991 Chief Officer a.k.a. Deadlock
Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor Battalion Chief Rinosso TV
Love Among Thieves 1987 Mazo TV
Juarez Sgt. Quintana TV
Right of Way 1983 Gardener TV
Sparkling Cyanide Medical Examiner aka Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide
(UK: complete title) TV
Hotel Hector TV
One More Chance Gonzales
Farrell for the People 1982 Judge Sanchez TV
Defiance 1980 El Bravo
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle 1975 aka Beyond This Place There Be Dragons (USA) TV

Miscellaneous Crew[edit]

Film Year Role Note
Of Love and Shadows 1994 ADR voice aka De amor y de sombras (Argentina)

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