Carlos Rivera (Huamantla, March 15, 1986) is a Mexican television and theatre actor and singer.


Carlos Rivera became a local celebrity while still a child, winning several singing contests and hosting a radio show on Radio Huamantla. He rose to fame when he won the third generation of Azteca's reality singing contest 'La Academia' in 2004 at the age of 18.

In 2005 he signed with Sony BMG and began plans to record his first album. While doing that he also entered 'Desafio de Estrellas 2' in which he placed 5th. On October 3, 2006, he released his first and eponymous CD/DVD.

In 2008, he starred the musical of Broadway 'Beauty and the Beast' in Mexico for a couple of weeks, as a guest actor. Starting July 2009, Carlos played Sky in the Mexico City production of 'Mamma Mia!'

Carlos stars as Simba in the 2011 Madrid, Spain production of 'The Lion King / El Rey León'. As of 2015, he is starring as Simba in the Mexican production of 'The Lion King'.


Television roles


Year Name Role
2018 Golpe al corazón Himself
2016 El hotel de los secretos Andrés Salinas
2005 Los Sánchez Himself

TV series

Year Name Role
2014 La Voz Kids Himself - Advisor
2006 La vida es una cancion Fausto
2006 Desafio de estrellas Himself - Contestant
2004 La academia Himself - Contestant

Movie roles

Year Name Role
2010 Héroes verdaderos Carlos Navarro (voice)