PUERTO RICO (Carlos Santos
Official Website) - Carlos
was born and raised in Puerto Rico against the background of the emerging sound of reggaeton. His passion for music was developed as he listened to a wide mix of Latino
and American music on radio and on MTV as he was growing up. When he later moved to California, he became enthralled with the Rock en Español movement and the Indie scene of Los Angeles. In addition, Carlos
is a talented actor, TV host and comedian.
"Carlos represents the spirit, rhythm and wit of today's young Latinos. He is an up-and-coming bolt of comedic energy who really has his pulse on the music young Latinos want to listen to," said Neumeyer.
Carlos' personal playlist may have anyone from Calle 13, Robi Draco Rosa, and Gilberto Santa Rosa, to Lenny Kravitz, Volumen Cero, Julio Voltio, and Incubus, and possibly something from Maná, Victor Manuel, Tego Calderon, Pharell Williams, Spigga, Enjambre, Shakira, Black Guayaba, Soraya, 50 Cent, The Presidents of the United States, Justin Timberlake and Pitbull.
Carlos' previous TV credits include stand up comedy performance for "Loco Comedy Jam, " host and segment producer for the award winning bilingual music variety show "LATV Live", and a number of other shows for the same network (LATV/ KJLA). He has also performed stand up regularly at the Hollywood Improv and is a graduate of the conservatory program for the Second City Training Center in L.A. His latest comedy short, "Fuera de Lugar," under MiCaUb Productions, made its television debut in Puerto Rico when it became a finalist in a short film festival competition held on the island.
No stranger to reaching out to the community, Carlos has offered improv workshops to high school kids in Fresno, California. He is a part of Open Window Entertainment, which performs children's theater in and out of the L.A area, and he volunteers his time for the Friends of Lockwood organization, a charity that helps underprivileged children enjoy their time in school.
MTV Tr3's will be a multi-platform entertainment destination dedicated to superserving today's new, discerning U.S. Latino youth whose lifestyle is rooted in the fusion of American and Latin music, cultures and languages. The network will focus on high-quality, MTV- style programming that showcases the biggest names and hits popular among young U.S. Latinos. As the channel evolves, lifestyle series, customized MTV music franchises, news documentaries and other long-form programs that celebrate U.S. Latinos, their culture, music and artists will be developed.