Photo: Stan Demidoff


Carlos Dengler is a freelance actor, musician and writer living in New York City.

Carlos performed a one person show he wrote in 2016 for the New York City International Fringe Festival called Homo Sapiens Interruptus, along with understudying for Josh Radnor in a Lincoln Center Theater production of Richard Greenberg’s The Babylon Line directed by Terry Kinney. He is currently developing an experimental monologue called The Importance of Ernest, loosely based on the similarly titled play by Oscar Wilde.

He is completing post-production, as well, on a festival-bound short called Kirsten and Lance which he wrote, directed, scored and starred in, and which is based on characters from a Charles D’Ambrosio short story called The Scheme of Things.

Carlos has also written for n+1 and Seven Stories Press and is working with Foundry Literary + Media on a forthcoming memoir, to be published in late 2019/early 2020. The memoir will be a collection of autobiographical essays based on his youth, his views on culture, and his experience as a famous rock star turned subsequent acting student.

Carlos’ recent musical interests are varied. He produced a track for the band Alle in 2016 and contributed a lead guitar performance to the Musdik project called 5 Hour NRG in 2018. Carlos recently appeared with the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers, subbing in for the house band’s regular bassist, Syd Butler of Les Savy Five and French Kiss Records.


Carlos received an MFA from NYU Grad Acting in 2015 and a BA in Philosophy from NYU’s College of Arts and Science in 1999. In 1997, Carlos co-founded, was contributing songwriter of, and performed bass and keyboards for the band Interpol. He toured and recorded regularly with the band throughout the aughts, but concluded his work with them in 2010 to pursue his many other interests.

Carlos is also an avid backpacker and amateur nature photographer. He has a Flickr album full of photos from all of his adventures and a recently edited hiking video on Vimeo shot entirely on his iPhone in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He has raised money for the Fresh Air Fund on GoFundMe through his backpacking adventures.

Carlos’ Twitter feed is his forum for politics and culture. His Instagram feed, unsurprisingly for the medium, is more literary and personal. He keeps a regular literary blog on Tumblr, as well. Sign up for Carlos’ newsletter to get regular updates on his many activities.


Writing: Foundry Literary and Media

contact: Peter McGuigan

Acting: in transition


Music: in transition