Nestor Carbonell

Actor, Screenwriter
Although his upbringing was one of privilege, Nestor Carbonell persevered and pursued his heart's desire to become an actor. Although born in NYC, he and family traveled frequently during his formative years and Spanish ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1967 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Bates Motel 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Drop 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Person of Interest 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wilfred 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Greater Glory 2012 (Movie)

Mayor Picazo (Actor)

Ringer 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

A Different World 1992 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brotherly Love 1995 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Good Advice 1993 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope & Gloria 1993 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1991 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost 1996 - 2000, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost: The Final Journey 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1991 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reasonable Doubts 1991 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1992 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Narrator

Cane 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

Killer Movie 2007 (Movie)

Seaton (Actor)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

Pasqual Acosta "S.A. Gerald Diego" (Actor)

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Commander in Chief 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Day Break 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lost City 2006 (Movie)

Luis Fellove (Actor)

House 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Century City 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Monk 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Resurrection Blvd. 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Division 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack the Dog 2002 (Movie)

Jack the Dog (Actor)

Manhood 2002 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Tick 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

5th Annual ALMA Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Attention Shoppers 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suddenly Susan 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Encore! Encore! 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Muscle 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Noriega: God's Favorite (TV Show)

Actor

The Laramie Project (TV Show)

Actor

These Old Broads (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although his upbringing was one of privilege, Nestor Carbonell persevered and pursued his heart's desire to become an actor. Although born in NYC, he and family traveled frequently during his formative years and Spanish was actually his first language. After attending prep school, Carbonell enrolled as an English major at Harvard, where he first was exposed to performing as a freshman. After graduating, he embarked on a career, landing bit roles on daytime TV and making his primetime debut on an episode of "Law & Order". Frequently cast as Europeans or Hispanics, he went on to make guest appearances on "Melrose Place" and "A Different World" before he landed the regular role of Gianni, a handsome gigolo, on the short-lived sitcom "Muscle" (The WB, 1995). Later that year, he made his screen debut in the little-seen "Love & Happiness", which played at one theater in Los Angeles. Having proven his comedic abilities, he soon landed the role of Luis Rivera, the too suave staff photographer, supporting Brooke Shields in the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan" (1996-2000). Carbonell added screenwriter to his credits with the dark comedy "Blue Light Special" (lensed 1998), in which he plays a successful TV actor whose life unravels after he agrees to a public appearance at a Texas department store.

Relationships

Shannon Kenny Actor

Wife
Met while both were working on "Attention Shoppers" (2000)

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1990

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield , Massachusetts

Milestones

2012

Cast as the Mayor of Gotham in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"

2011

Co-starred opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar on The CW mystery drama "Ringer"

2008

Cast as the mayor of Gotham City in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"

2007

Cast as Frank Duque on the short-lived "Cane" (CBS)

2007

Joined the third season of "Lost" (ABC) playing Richard Alpert, a mysterious non-aging Island-dweller; resumed role at the end of the fourth season

2006

Appeared as assassin Pasquale Acosta in the film "Smokin' Aces"

2006

Cast in Andy Garcia's feature directorial debut "The Lost City"

2002

Portrayed filmaker Moisés Kaufman in "The Laramie Project," the true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard

2001

Starred in the Sundance-screened indie "Jack the Dog"

2001

Returned to series TV as co-star of the Fox series "The Tick"

2000

Co-starred and co-wrote "Attention Shoppers"

2000

Cast in a recurring role on the Showtime series "Resurrection Blvd."

1996

Played Luis Rivera, the staff photographer on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan"

1995

Landed regular role of Gianni, a gigolo kept by older wealthy women, on The WB sitcom "Muscle"

1995

Appeared in the feature "Love & Happiness"

1991

Made his primetime TV acting debut on an episode of NBC's "Law & Order"

Father's buisness took the family to various locations; lived in Mexico, Venezuela, England and various states

Began acting as an undergraduate at Harvard

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