Carlos Ponce

Singer, Actor, TV host
Carlos Ponce is a singer and actor who has successfully transitioned from Spanish-language television to a distinctive Hollywood career in comedies like "Couples Retreat" and the TV series "7th Heaven". A Puerto ... Read more »
Born: 09/03/1972 in Puerto Rico

Filmography

Actor (28)

Cristela 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy 2015 (Movie)

Matthew Wright (Actor)

Entertainment Tonight 1981 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Free Birds 2013 (Movie)

Narrator/Alejandro (Voice)

Hollywood Heights 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Rio 2011 (Movie)

Marcel (lead smuggler) (Voice)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

Salvadore (Actor)

!Viva Hollywood! 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Lipstick Jungle 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Break-In 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 1998, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just My Luck 2006 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)

Meet Me in Miami 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Miss Universe 2006 Pageant 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Stranded 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanished 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2005 (Movie)

Rodrigo (Actor)

Maya & Miguel 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys 2004 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Eve 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Papi 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Karen Sisco 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Once and Again 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1999 ALMA Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Journey 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (3)

Chasing Papi 2003 (Movie)

("Llevame Contigo") (Song)

Under Suspicion 2000 (Movie)

("Amelia") (Song Performer)

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure 1999 (Movie)

("Bella Notte (This is the Night)") (Song Performer)

Biography

Carlos Ponce is a singer and actor who has successfully transitioned from Spanish-language television to a distinctive Hollywood career in comedies like "Couples Retreat" and the TV series "7th Heaven". A Puerto Rican-American of Cuban descent, Ponce was a successful child actor in Puerto Rico, appearing in television commercials, and he continued to act once his family immigrated to Miami. In his teen years he was offered a chat-show job by the television station Univision. After that ended he dabbled in Spanish-language soap opera work and hosted another show for Univision while launching a singing career; his self-titled debut album topped the Latin Billboard charts for a total of nine weeks in 1998. Meanwhile, he launched a career in Hollywood, appearing on prime-time television dramas until he became a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" in 2003. From here he began to win bigger film roles, memorably as Rodrigo in the broad Rob Schneider comedy "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" and as Jessica Biel's characters husband on the later years of the religious family drama "7th Heaven". This role, along with a notable gig hosting the 2006 Miss Universe pageant, led to work as a suave neighbor in the Lindsay Lohan teen comedy "Just My Luck" and as the sexy instructor Salvadore in the Vince Vaughn comedy "Couples Retreat" in 2009. Throughout his career Ponce has released a number of albums and produced several hit Latin radio singles while balancing a family and steady work as a character actor.

Relationships

Veronica Ponce

Wife

Carlos Ponce

Father

Esther Freyre

Mother

Franciso Freyre

Brother
younger

Lili Freyre

Sister
older

Marivi Freyre

Sister
older

Giancarlo Ponce

Son
born on September 9, 1999

Milestones

2001

Played regular role on the Mexican-produced telenovela "Sin Pecado Concebido"

2001

Had guest role on ABC's "Once and Again"

2001

Was featured as a vocalist on the soundtrack to the direct-to-video release "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure"

1998

Made guest appearances on "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "7th Heaven"

1997

Had Number One hit on the Latin charts with "Rezo"

1997

Signed to a recording contract by EMI Latin

1996

Debut in starring role in the telenovela "Sentimientos Ajenos"

1994

Hosted and produced "Control" (Univision)

1986

Relocated to Miami, Florida

1978

Made first commercial at age six (date approximate)

Cast in the Spanish-language telenovela "Guadalupe"

Had lead role in the unsold sci-fi pilot "Day One" (filmed in 2000 for The WB)

Raised in Humacao, Puerto Rico

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