About Carl

Carl grew up in the small town of Hawley, MN where he started performing in high school plays, church skits, family productions with his Aunt Julie, and summers at Trollwood Performing Arts School. Carl attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point where he graduated with a BFA in Acting. Carl currently resides in Minneapolis, MN and has performed at various theaters around the city. He has also performed at multiple theaters throughout the country while on the National Tour of NOEL the Musical. When not performing Carl feeds his caffeine addiction by working at Starbucks. Carl is also an avid golfer, movie enthusiast, and is obsessed with the show Survivor. 

Latest News


December 2020

Carl will be filming the short film "Blue Motion" with the production company The Strawberry News. 

May 2021

Carl will be filming Sanctified! Sanctified is a period western that will be filmed in the Bad Lands of North Dakota. Look for first rough screening at the Twin Cities Film Festival.

Film Reel

Musical Theatre Reel

Recent Reviews


Silent Sky, Theatre Pro Rata

"Charmingly played by 

Swanson, Peter's halting

intimacy grounds

the science in humanity."

- The Star Tribune



"While it feels odd to give special praise to the only man in a cast full of women, Carl Swanson brings welcome enthusiasm to an environment

that can seem a little academic."

- Pioneer Press

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