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Carlos Antonio Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameCarlos Antonio Amselle Huete Vasquez
Nickname Los
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Carlos Antonio Amselle was born in Washington DC to a Nicaraguan mother and a French father. He attended the University of Maryland initially in hopes of becoming an attorney, but changed his major to acting after his Freshman year. After beginning his career locally appearing in theatre, and television, he made the move to New York and London where he resided for 2 years before landing in Los Angeles in 2000. His fluency in 4 languages has made it feasible for him to work on both coasts and both sides of the Atlantic and achieve successful voice over employment. He holds both US and French citizenship.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Randall Stephens

Trivia (19)

Speaks fluent English, Spanish, French. Semi fluent Portuguese and Italian.
Avid soccer fan. Hopes to work for FIFA.
Attended The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland. The same Opus Dei run Catholic school as the children of FBI double agent Robert Hanssen, played by Chris Cooper in the film Breach, who spied for the Soviets and Russians for over 15 years. Remarkably, the kids of then FBI Director Louis Freeh also attended The Heights.
Performed in a Maryland dinner theatre production of "Carousel" with Colleen Haskell, from "Survivor", who was on the set crew.
Mother is Nicaraguan. Father is French.
Attended the University of Maryland at College Park. Was academically dismissed after his second year.
Named after Carlos Antonio Lopez, the Paraguayan patriot and president.
Is of Nicaraguan decent, and lived there for three years.
Was cast over the telephone by Miriam Colon in a staged reading of "Night Over Taos" at The Actors' Studio in New York in 1998. In order to justify his participation in the project (only members and known actors were traditionally allowed), she made up a story to the Studio's Board saying that she had come to know this "young talent" who had "frequently participated" in her Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre in Manhattan. In fact, she had just met him the night before. The Board, run by Estelle Parsons, immediately consented and he was allowed to perform.
Cousin of Debbie Britt
Has dual citizenship from the USA and France.
Auditioned and was called back for the role of Samwise in Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy, but lost out to Sean Astin
Was an avid chess player in school, and was nationally ranked his senior year of High School.
Actor's Studio NY working observer from 1996-98. Actors Studio LA working observer from 2007-09.
While living in Paris, France, he played on his school's soccer team along with the son of Argentinian soccer legend and World Cup winner (1978) Osvaldo Cesar Ardiles.
Favorite actor is Jack Palance.
Was detained by the LAPD while jogging in Hollywood after his second appearance on the show America's Most Wanted (he has played a wanted fugitive a total of three times). In reality, the Officers simply wanted to congratulate him on his performance, but jokingly approached him in a threatening manner.
Was drafted for mandatory military Service by the French Military when he was 18 (as all French Nationals must do). However because he lived most of his life in the USA, he was granted a dispensation from that responsibility only after the US State Department intervened on his behalf.
Set the record for most characters played in Red Dead Redemption (2010), having mo-capped 8 roles and voiced 3 more.. He also served as the Spanish dialect coach.

Personal Quotes (2)

Hollywood is like the Eurovision Song Contest. You show disdain for it on the outside, but secretly yearn for it inside.
I tremendously admire Oliver Stone as a writer/director/filmmaker. But if the man were any further to the (political) left, they'd be hanging giant photos of him in Tiannanmen Square.

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