Carlos Sanz has worked with such notable film directors as Ron Howard, Andrew Davis and Alan Rudolf. He takes a stellar turn as the dandy mob boss Manuel Garza in the soon to be released roaring comedy Beer for My Horses starring Toby Keith, Rodney Carrington and Willie Nelson. He can be seen in the upcoming Lifetime movie Detention staring alongside Penolope Ann Miller. This fall Carlos will be seen as a street wise LA Detective in The Take along with John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson and Rosie Perez. In the recent hit Crank staring Jason Statham he played the lead character of Carlito. He can also be seen taking a comedic bent like his brother Horatio Sanz in the comedy Dishdogz where he does an homage to Harold Ramis.
His numerous television projects include: The Shield playing Det. Carlos Zamora who goes head to head with Vic Mackey played by Michael Chiklis, Criminal Minds, 24, Close to Home, Las Vegas, and as recurring undercover cop Det. Ray Olivo on NYPD Blue.
He did a stint of two seasons on the NBC daytime drama Another World where he played the handsome, womanizing, mysterious and slightly dangerous Dr. Victor Rodriguez.
An accomplished theater artist he has worked around the world including the Arena Stage, Washington DC, in the two person play about Georgia O'Keefe and her much younger companion; Goodman Theater working with fantastic director Joanne Akalitis and the always cool Don Cheadle; South Coast Rep with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nelo Cruz; Royal Shakespeare Company in London, Thalia Theater in Hamburg and Bobigny MC93 in Paris with Peters Sellers directing The Merchant of Venice alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman; The Rubicon Theatre Co as Starbuck in The Rainmaker opposite Stephanie Zimbalist, San Diego Rep, LAByrinth NYC, Lincoln Center Salon, The Organic Theater Co. in Chicago as a company member and Latino Chicago Theater Company where he was an artistic associate.
He is also a writer, director, an accomplished photographer and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he studied Mathematics and Philosophy.
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