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"Always be grateful for the loved ones in your life. Because while you're in good company, somewhere out there is a poor lonely sock lost in a dryer." - @FunnyManCarlos

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Beauty & The Beast" - NYC 2011 IMATS


A regular show in L.A. and Toronto, 2011 is the first year New York City hosted the IMATS (International Make-Up Artist Trade Show). MEHRON (who also sponsored the film "When Bobby Met Larry") was one of the many companies showcasing their products at the trade show. Instead of using models, Meagan Hester who is the key make-up SPFX artist for MEHRON suggested they use actors! Although I've worked on many film/theater productions with Meagan Hester and MEHRON, this was my first live performance as a Disney character......THE BEAST! Unlike theater, this called for the actors to interact with the public and use their improv ability to bring forth a real sense of the characters. From, the Beast to a walking zombie.....It was indeed a SPECTACLE!
Meagan also brought on another very talented SPFX artist by the name of Jason Milani. Both blew the competition away and allowed MEHRON to become one of this year's IMAT sensations.

In the process of being made into the BEAST

Who said being an artist is all glitz and glam?! Actors had to be on set early on Sunday morning to prep them for the show. Between applying prosthetic pieces, makeup and crep hair, (hair applied to the BEAST) it took SPFX artist Meagan Hester 3 1/2 - 4 hours....Now I know why I have such a flat ass!

None-the-less the end product was a true success and everyone absolutely loved it! I wowed show goers and scared little kids....it was great!

Check out more pics in the next post!

Don't forget to check out my show schedule on my EVENTS page at TheCarlosGonzalez.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

From CoMeDy to Soap Operas

Most Recently I worked as Officer Garcia in a recurring role on the very long running and successful soap "One Life To Live" on ABC opposite Mark Lawson who plays Brody Lovett. I had a small role, but none-the-less I felt honored to be working with such a talented and successful cast. Whether you're a fan of soaps or not, it's definitely hard to deny the fact that the plots draw you in. I have experience in theater and film, but have to say soap work is the fastest and most organized form of TV production I've ever seen.

Just like in comedy, you have to earn your stripes by doing as many gigs, gaining stage time experience before moving on to to radio or TV. I consider myself an actor before I do a comedian because it is my first passion. However, through time I have established a strong love for both. Let's put it this way, if I were married to acting, comedy would be my "sister wife"....I know, that's pretty disgusting, but it's comedy people!

I had a blast working on the set. I look forward to continuing working on "OLTL"! Stay tuned for dates and times!

Please take a look at my schedule on my events page. I'm currently performing in the New York City area. www.thecarlosgonzalez.com

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