You may know Carlos Alazraqui as Officer James Garcia on Comedy Central’s "Reno 911. (currently in its third season)" You also may have seen him on his many appearances on VH1 and E Television reality series. But he is also an established and talented voiceover artist, giving life to Mr. Crocker on Nickelodeon’s “Fairly Odd Parents,” Rocko on “Rocko’s Modern Life, and Lube and Winslow in “Cat/Dog.” Carlos also stars in two new cartoons for the Cartoon Network’s – as Munroe, the Scottish Pug dog on “Juniper Lee” and as Lazlo on Cartoon Network's number one series called “Camp Lazlo.” Additionally, Carlos provided the voice talent on one of the most recognizable campaigns in commercial history – “Yo Quiero Taco Bell.”
Carlos starred in his own half hour stand up comedy special on Comedy Central. Carlos performs live at the Hollywood Improv on Melrose Ave, The Ice House,The M Bar on Vine,The Knitting Factory in Hollywood and has a steady corporate schedule. He recently sold a script idea called the "Rip Squad" to Comedy Central and is currently developing another project to pitch to the Networks.
In terms of work in film, he has recently completed shooting on a horror film with Lou Diamond Philips currently titled "Dark Portal". Other films include “I Downloaded a Ghost” has been airing on Disney Europe, which is available to rent in the United States and "Happy Feet" with Robin Williams which will be released in November 2006. The Reno 911 movie is scheduled to shoot in January 2006.
Carlos lives in the San Fernando Valley with his two dogs, Max Bear Jr. and Jacky O. He is a USTA 4.0 tennis player and an avid skydiver.... 690 jumps to date!
A graduate of the San Diego State University Dramatic Arts Department and with training from the American Conservatory Theatre and The Groundlings, Ms. Soltanovich is extensively trained in every aspect of writing as well. "I loved living in the dorms at college because my father never let me have slumber parties as a kid. He said sleeping on the floor and eating from cardboard boxes was the reason we left Russia."
Recently, Kira optioned a 1/2-hour hybrid comedy with New Line Television starring Scott Baio. Based on her writing and acting, she was selected to be a part of the ABC Comedy Development Showcase where she was named "Hottest new writer". She has shot several pilots this year, including a Pilot Presentation for Comedy Central. You might also hear Kira as the voice of "Carla", a teenage know-it-all, on the animated series, Iggy Cool.
Kira has been a winner, finalist and semi-finalist in a myriad of comedy competitions and festivals, including Comedy Central's Laugh Riots, California’s Funniest Female, Seattle International Comedy Festival, and the Boston Comedy Festival.