Sergio Carlo

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Sergio Carlo
Born (1977-03-19) March 19, 1977 (age 40)
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001 – present

Sergio Carlo (born March 19, 1977) is a Dominican actor best known for his role as Carbo, in Andy García's movie The Lost City and as Manolo Tavarez, opposite Michelle Rodriguez in the film Trópico de Sangre. He is also known as the co-host of Chevere Nights, a television entertainment news show in Dominican Republic.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born Sergio Carlo in Santiago, Dominican Republic to Octavio Carlo and Laura de Carlo, the youngest child with five sisters and three brothers. At the age of 16 he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue his studies in television and radio broadcasting. While in Boston he also participated in infomercials for Geovision and performed in independent student films. He was also a voiceover talent at ESPN.[1]

Acting career[edit]

His first recognition as an actor was in the theater productions of Grease and Saturday Night Fever in the Dominican Republic. He later went on to act in various television series, such as Paraíso in 2002 and the film Cuban Blood with Mexican actor Gael García Bernal.[2]

In 2005, he performed in three major films. La Fiesta del Chivo (The Feast of the Goat), based out of a book by the same name. La Maldición del padre Cardona (The Curse of Father Cardona) in which he plays the lover of Hollywood actress Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek, Vantage Point, Pirates of the Caribbean), and Andy García's film The Lost City as Carbo.[3][4][5]

In 2007 he performed in Trópico a Venevisión Productions soap opera alongside actor Jose Luis Rodriguez (el Puma).[6]

In 2010 he starred in Trópico de Sangre a film directed by Juan Delancer, in which he played Manolo Tavarez, husband of Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez. Rodriguez played the lead role of Minerva Mirabal, based out of The Mirabal Sisters true story.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Who's the Boss?
2012 Jaque Mate
2010 Trópico de Sangre Manolo Tavares
2007 Tropico Eddy Jiménez
Operación Patakón Teniente Neke
2006 Viajeros Johnny
2005 The Lost City Carbo a film by Andy Garcia
The Curse of Father Cardona Cuso a.k.a. La maldición del padre Cardona - Dominican Republic (original title)
The Feast of the Goat a.k.a. La fiesta del chivo - Dominican Republic (original title)
2004 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Felipe Dangerous Liaisons TV episode
2003 Cuban Blood Rebel #2 a.k.a. Dreaming of Julia - USA (original title)
Paraíso Tomeo Todo lo que tengo es tuyo - TV episode

Other work[edit]

Sergio Carlo is also a regular co-host in Chévere Nights a television entertainment news show in Dominican Republic. He is also the host of 12 y 2, a nationally syndicated top 40, independent music and talk radio show that airs on 91fm.[8][9]

Philanthropic Activities[edit]

Sergio Carlo is an ambassador of Yo Nado con Marcos (also known as Swim Across the Continents) part of the Millennium Development Goals initiative supported by the United Nations. The organization's objective is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, to promote education, equality, health and economic development among other world issues.[10] Also, in his native country, Sergio Carlo organizes various food bank drives which he promotes to recruit volunteers through his Twitter.[11]

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