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Netflix's Gentefied Carlos Santos: 7 Fun Facts To Know About the Los Angeles-based Stand-Up Comic and Aspiring Comedy Actor

Dahlia Published On Tue Apr 28 2020   Modified On Tue Apr 28 2020
Netflix's Gentefied Carlos Santos: 7 Fun Facts To Know About the Los Angeles-based Stand-Up Comic and Aspiring Comedy Actor

Carlos Santos is a Puerto Rican comedian, actor, and media personality. He is best known for his work in the web series Equals Three and MTV Tres' show. 

Besides, Santos had also appeared on comedy horror film Ghost Team One and notable television shows as the Last Man on Earth and 2 Broke Girls. Currently, he is prominent as Chris Morales in Netflix's Gentefied. Let's look at seven exciting facts of Carlos. 

7. What is Carlos Santos Age?

Born on April 9, 1981, Carlos Santos is 39 years old. He stands 5 feet and 8 inches tall (1.73 m). Santos was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and he currently resides in Los Angeles. 

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Carlos Santos at The National Hispanic Media Coalition's 2020 Impact Awards. Source: Zimbio

Carlos had moved to California, planning to study engineering at Fresno State University. However, he dropped the plan and pursued theatre arts instead, to accomplish his dreams of becoming a comedy actor. 

6. Not to be Confused With Smoke & Mirrors Actor

The 39 years old shares an identical name with Spanish actor Carlos Santos Rubio, who is colloquially known as Carlos Santos. 

Rubio, on the other hand, has appeared in more than thirty films since 2001, including Mortadelo and Filemon. Mission: Save the Planet, Brain Drain, and Even the Rain.

5. He is a Co-host of Comedy Variety Show

The 39 years old is part of the bilingual comedy group Spanish Aquí Presents, or S.A.P along with three Latinx performers: Raiza Licea, Tony Rodríguez, and Oscar Montoya.

The comedy group has been performing to sold-out audiences at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for two years in their monthly all-Latinx variety show. 

In early 2019, the group launched the first and only Latinx podcast at Earwolf. You can also check Carlos's Instagram feed for an instant update on each new release of the podcast. The show aims to entertain the audience along with showing the diversity of the Latinx community and, most of all, represents the voice of straight Latino, straight Latina, queer/gay afro Latinx and half Latino.

4. Was a Video Jockey of MTV Tres's Hit Show, MiTRL

Santos hosted the MTV Tres' show, MiTRL, along with Susie Castillo. MTV Tr3s, a US channel targeted to bilingual Hispanic people, launched the show in September 2006.

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 Carlos Santos at the 1st Annual Mi TRL Awards. Source: Pinterest

The show was based on MTV's Total Request Live and Más Música's Pidelo. It combined stand-up comedy with Total Request Live old format of featuring the ten most requested videos based on voting on the channel website coupled with musical performances and celebrity interviews. 

"They brought my mother in for Mother's Day. I had no clue that this was happening.To this day it is probably one of my best show experiences," Carlos told the Seventeen.

3. Carlos Has Been Doing Stand-up Since College

The Puerto Rico native started doing stand-up when he was still in college. After moving to Los Angeles, Santos worked with an improvisational comedy troupe called The Second City. 

He regularly performs improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. In the theatre, the 39 years old is a part of the UCB Maude team called 'Duchess.'

Besides, Santos has also led several sketch comedy shows, including the Booze Lightyear and the short film Williams & Burke.

2. Part of the Bilingual Netflix's Comedy Gentefied

Carlos Santos appears as Chris Morales in the comedy-drama web television series Gentefied. It premiered on Netflix on February 21, 2020, and has completed ten episodes.

Santos explained the meaning of 'gentefication' in an interview with Remezcla, stating,

"It is the same as gentrification. But instead of outside people coming in, it’s the community — that young people that go out become professionals but then they have a desire to come back and bring those skills to the community.....But I think the most important thing about gentefication, which is different from gentrification, is it strives not to erase."

The series also features  Joaquín Cosío, J.J. Soria, Greg Ellis, and Karrie Martin.

1. His Other Television Credits 

Carlos has guest-starred on some popular shows over the last decade. He appeared on 2 Broke Girls, Adam Ruins Everything, Austin & Ally, and The Last Man on Earth. 

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Carlos Santos at the premiere of Netflix’s ‘Gentefied.’ Source: Remezcla

Gentefied actor also starred in the political comedy film Yo Soy un Político and was selected to participate in CBS Diversity Showcase in 2012. What's more, in 2013, Carlos starred in MetroPCS television commercial titled 'Traps.'