Nestor Carbonell was born in New York City and raised in numerous locales including, Mexico, Venezuela, Florida, Connecticut, the Bahamas and London. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English. It was during his time at Harvard that a first-year drama course led to his interest in performing.
Nestor is most often recognized for his integral role in the acclaimed series "Lost," as the iconic 'Richard Alpert.' This role, as well as his turn as 'Mayor Anthony Garcia' opposite Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, has shown Nestor's versatility and range as an actor and showcased the complexity he has exhibited in a variety of roles. Nestor reprised his role as the Mayor in the box-office hit The Dark Knight Rises.
Nestor can next be seen on the highly-anticipated A&E series "Bates Motel" opposite Vera Farmiga. His additional television credits include "Ringer," "Cane," "House," "Scrubs," "Monk," and "Suddenly Susan," for which he earned two ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.
Prior to Nestor's role in The Dark Night, Nestor's feature credits include, Smokin Aces, opposite Ray Liotta and Ryan Reynolds, Andy Garcia's The Lost City, The Laramie Project, and the title role in Jack the Dog.
Nestor currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Shannon Kenny, and their two sons.