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George Lopez

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George Lopez
Lopez in April 2019
Birth nameGeorge Edward Lopez
Born (1961-04-23) April 23, 1961 (age 63)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, movies
Years active1983–present
GenresObservational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, physical comedy, satire
Subject(s)Latin American culture, American politics, race relations, family, everyday life, pop culture
Ann Serrano
(m. 1993; div. 2011)

George Edward Lopez (born April 23, 1961) is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He is mostly known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom George Lopez.

His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic relations, including Mexican-American culture. He was the host of the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight on TBS until its cancellation on August 12, 2011.

Personal life[change | change source]

Lopez was born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California.[1] Lopez was married to Ann Serrano from 1993 until they divorced in 2011, and had one child.

Influences[change | change source]

Lopez stated comedians like Freddie Prinze, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Katt Williams, Cheech & Chong and Paul Mooney as influences.

Political views[change | change source]

On December 21, 2010, Lopez announced on Good Day L.A. that he would run for mayor of Los Angeles in the upcoming years.[2][3]

In an interview with Piers Morgan, Lopez stated that if Sarah Palin ever becomes the President of the United States, he would emigrate to Canada.[4] In December 2015, Lopez announced his support for Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election.[5]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Ski Patrol Eddie Martinez
1993 Fatal Instinct Murder Investigator
2001 Bread and Roses Perez
2002 Real Women Have Curves Mr. Guzman
2002 Outta Time Felix
2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl Mr. Electricidad/Mr. Electric/Tobor
2006 Balls of Fury Ernie Rodriguez
Tortilla Heaven Everardo
2008 Swing Vote John Sweeney
Henry Poole Is Here Father Salizar
Beverly Hills Chihuahua Papi Voice acting debut
2009 Shannon's Rainbow Captain Martin
2010 The Spy Next Door Glaze
Valentine's Day Alfonso
Marmaduke Carlos Voice role
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Papi
The Smurfs Grouchy Smurf Voice role
Rio Rafael Voice role
April Apocalypse Dr. Lyle
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! Papi Voice role
2013 Escape from Planet Earth Thurman Voice role
The Smurfs 2 Grouchy Smurf (voice) Voice role
2014 Rio 2 Rafael Voice role
School Dance Oscar
2015 Spare Parts Fredi Cameron Also producer
2016 Meet the Blacks President El. Bama
Car Dogs Christian
Aloha Santa Filming
2017 Gnome Alone Voice role
2019 El Chicano Captain Gomez

References[change | change source]

  1. "George Lopez Biography (1961-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  2. "George Lopez: I'm Running for Mayor of L.A.!". TMZ.com. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  3. "Is George Lopez Planning to Run for Mayor of Los Angeles?". Extra Tv.com. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  4. "CNN.com Video". CNN. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  5. "George Lopez on Facebook". Facebook.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to George Lopez at Wikimedia Commons