Fernando Carsa was born and raised in Colima, Mexico. Being the son of two former actors, he grew up surrounded by theatre, music, and a variety of performing arts. By the age of three, he had decided he wanted to be a performer himself. His journey started at the age of seven when he began attending the performing arts school ECO AVENTURA where he studied voice, dance, acting, and toured with the school's theatre company. He was also a part of the company's original cast recordings and their weekly radio show that aired throughout the whole state.
Papa, Abuelito, ahora les toca a ustedes Tour
After being a part of ECO AVENTURA for seven years he moved to the United States. In high school, the OC REGISTER newspaper named him one of the Top Ten Artists of the Year in Theatre and received two Best Actor nominations at the JRAY and MACY Awards for his portrayal of Jeff Moss in BELLS ARE RINGING.
Fernando Carsa as Jeff Moss in Bells Are Ringing
After high school, Fernando attended Fullerton College, where he earned an Associate's Degree in Theatre Arts and was part of the West Coast premiere of the musical OKAYBETTERBEST! - with music by Rhonda Kess and a book by Michael Weems. - After spending the summer of 2018 "under the sea" in Candlelights Pavillion's production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, he transferred to UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television where he was the first transfer student in six years to be accepted into the musical theatre program. He played Weber in the world premiere of the musical REBEL GENIUS - with book and music by Matthew Puckett - and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts in June of 2020.
Fernando Carsa as Weber in the Rebel Genius: A Love Story World Premiere
Following his graduation, Fernando produced, wrote, directed, and performed in LOSING MY MIND and TAKING CHANCES, his one-man virtual shows. In April of 2021, he joined the cast ACAPULCO, Apple TV+’s bilingual comedy series inspired by 3Pas Studios and Pantelion Films’ "How to Be a Latin Lover."
You may also recognize Fernando for his portrayal of Louis in the original musical CAMP SONG, Claudio in LYDIA at UCLA, and his ensemble work in Fullerton College's productions of AMERICAN IDIOT and SPRING AWAKENING.
Oh, and one more fun fact: Fernando learned English by listening to Britney Spears' music.