Former WBC World Welterweight Boxing Champion from 1976 to 1979, Carlos Palomino took up boxing while in the army. In 1973 he turned pro and entered college. In 1976 he became the only boxer in history to simultaneously hold a college degree and a boxing championship. In 1989, Palomino was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame, one of the youngest boxers ever to receive the honor.
Keeping a promise to himself to retire from boxing at age thirty, Carlos took up a new career: acting. He first appeared in Peter Fonda's Dance of Dwarfs and followed with Stranger's Kiss, starring Peter Coyote and Victoria Tennant. Other film credits include If-Dog-Rabbit, directed by Matthew Modine, Geronimo: An American Legend, directed by Walter Hill, My Samurai, Fists of Steel and Rampage among others.
For television, Palomino has appeared on NYPD Blue, Deep Space Nine, Air America, Mike Hammer, Hill Street Blues, and Jake and the Fat Man.
Carlos Palomino Facts
|Birthday||August 10, 1949 (66)|
|Birthplace||San Luis, Mexico|
|Zeppo Marks Brothers|
|An American Legend Two-Pack|
|Geronimo: An American Legend|
|Turn of Faith|