Carlos Ferro: Latino Actor and Role Model ( interview) has an interview with one of the rising stars in video gaming, Carlos Ferro, best known for his role as Dominic Santiago in the Gears of War games. The Latin/Italian actor talks about the video game industry, his struggles as a Hispanic actor, and the famous "Finding Maria" scene in Gears of War 2, as well as his future projects.

Excerpt: "Ferro isn't about to allow his sudden fame to go to waste, too. Wanting to give Hispanic teens more role models, he and Ortega are developing a new intellecutal property: an as-of-yet-unnamed comic book title starring a Hispanic superhero who will be a three-dimensional person, rather than a superpowered Latin stereotype often seen in the past, such as the old Marvel Comics character Tarantula. Part of the motivation was a complete lack of Hispanic characters at all in the comics of Ferro's youth. So desperate was Carlos for a Latino hero that, "If there was black hair, must be Latin. Hey, Pinocchio must be Latin - he has black hair!" He intends to make sure that his fans never have a lack of heroes they can identify with."

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