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Carlos Gallardo Biography

Birth Place:
Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico
Actor, Producer, Writer

Fast Facts

  • Has Mexican and Irish heritage on his father's and mother's side respectively
  • Is perhaps best known for playing the titular El Mariachi in the critically acclaimed independent feature film El Mariachi by Robert Rodriguez in 1992
  • Was also credited as unit production manager and for special effects on El Mariachi
  • Made his directorial debut with the 1998 action drama Single Action, which he also wrote and starred in
  • Served as producer on El Mariachi and its sequels Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico