Carlos was born and raised in Cuba. His mother won the United States Visa Lottery when he was 11 years old. The family left their native Cuba and was transported to the States in hope of a better future.
At the suggestion of a high school teacher, Gonzalez took up drama in order to improve his English, but he also got the ‘acting bug’ during those years. When it came time for college, he turned down a full scholarship to go to architecture school, and decided instead to attend Montclair State University, where he received a BFA in Acting with a minor in Dance.
Since graduating, Gonzalez’ credits include: West Side Story Directed by Steven Spielberg; West Side Story Ivo Van Hove revival (Original Broadway Cast); On Your Feet (Original Broadway Cast), In The Heights (National Tour), Zorro The Musical (Asia Tour) and the Off-Broadway sensation FUERZA BRUTA, as well as various regional productions. He also performed for Telemundo, Norwegian Cruise Lines, PBS and more. Commercials include Barcardi Rum, Ninteno Wii, and American Airlines. Carlos returned to Cuba as part of the creative team of the first two professional musicals produced there in 50 years: Carmen Jones: El Amor Cubano and RENT. On Your Feet was his Broadway debut, and his performance was nominated for a Fred Astaire Award as Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway show. He performed with the cast on the Tony Awards, Good Morning America, The View, the Macy's Day Parade, and alongside Gloria Estefan in concert.