12 november, 1953
Carl Ciarfalio is a 30-year veteran of the film and television industry. He enjoys a prolific career as an actor, stuntman, stunt co-ordinator and voice-over artist. Carl has worked with film and television heavyweights including 'Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Steven Soderbergh, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Kiefer Sutherland and Chuck Norris. Carl started out as an award-winning college wrestler and football player, later performing in the western themed shows at Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios. He received his SAG card on "Do It in the Dirt" in 1977 and has been working in the film and television industry ever since. He has appeared many times as guest-star and co-star in several television programs and feature films over his career, and was the recipient of the "Best Fight Sequence" award in the 1st Annual Stuntman Awards for his performance in the television series, Knight Rider (1982). Carl became a member of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures in 1985 and served as president from 1992 until 1996. He has served on the Board of Governors for two terms at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as Governor of the Stunt Peer Group, which he helped to form in the year 2000. In 2001 he was a key player in establishing the first Emmy award for Outstanding Stunt Co-ordination; this Emmy is now awarded each year at the Television Academy's Creative Arts Awards Ceremony. Carl also served as stunt community liaison during the creation of the annual Taurus World Stunt Awards and the Taurus Foundation, and currently serves on its Blue Ribbon Committee.