George Lopez

George Lopez

Highest Rated: 86% LA Originals (2020)

Lowest Rated: 6% Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

Birthday: Apr 23, 1961

Birthplace: Mission Hills, California, USA

Arguably the preeminent Hispanic comedian of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and one of the most influential Latino entertainers of all time, George Lopez broke new ground for Mexican-Americans by scoring many firsts. Most significantly, he clocked in as the first Hispanic comic since Freddie Prinze Sr. (whom he idolized) to headline his own blockbuster sitcom, thus providing Latinos with a much-needed television voice and role model to boot. Born in 1961 in Mission Hills, CA, Lopez was abandoned by his father at two months old; not long after his tenth birthday, his mother delivered him permanently into the hands of his working-class grandparents, a couple singularly lacking in parental skills, affection, and financial resources. Ingeniously, Lopez took the angst, desperation, impoverishment, and overwhelming dysfunction of these preadolescent and adolescent years and spun it into behind-the-mike fodder -- in other words, using his hard-hitting experiences as building blocks for exceptionally droll, inventive standup routines. Lopez foresaw standup comedy as his only desired option after high school, and thus reportedly worked the club circuit for almost two decades -- his exclusive gig until the late '80s and early '90s. At that point, Lopez tackled a few bit roles in junky comedies such as Ski Patrol (1989) and Fatal Instinct (1993), but turned a much-needed corner, and upped the prestige quotient, by signing on to work for the esteemed Ken Loach in that director's Bread and Roses (2000), a muckraking drama about Hispanic-American janitors. The finished film divided critics but unveiled new dimensions in the actor's ability. Lopez's eponymous sitcom commenced in 2002, with the schtickmeister cast as a variant of himself, George Lopez, who worked in an airplane-parts factory. The ABC program maintained high ratings well into its sixth season. In the meantime, Lopez branched out into feature-film roles -- this time with a more respectable cinematic pedigree -- in such pictures as The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl (2005), Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), Balls of Fury (2007), and Tortilla Heaven (2007).Following a two year run as a late night talk show host on Lopez Tonight, Lopez continued to appear in a number of movies, including Swing Vote, Valentine's Day, and Balls of Fury.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Feeding America Comedy Festival Actor 2020
86% LA Originals Actor 2020
22% River Runs Red Javier 2018
No Score Yet Gnome Alone Zook 2018
No Score Yet Car Dogs Christian 2017
No Score Yet George Lopez: The Wall, Live from Washington D.C. Screenwriter Actor 2017
No Score Yet I Am Battle Comic Actor 2017
17% Meet the Blacks President El Bama 2016
No Score Yet The Latin Explosion: A New America Actor 2015
56% Spare Parts Fredi Cameron Producer 2015
No Score Yet School Dance Oscar 2014
48% Rio 2 Raphael $113.7M 2014
No Score Yet April Apocalypse Actor 2014
No Score Yet Rio 2 Sing-Along Actor 2014
14% The Smurfs 2 Grouchy Smurf $71.1M 2013
35% Escape From Planet Earth Thurman $54.8M 2013
No Score Yet The Skank Robbers Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol Actor 2013
86% Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic Actor 2013
No Score Yet George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You Actor Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! Papi 2012
21% The Smurfs Grouchy Smurf $142.7M 2011
72% Rio Rafael $143.7M 2011
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Papi 2011
9% Marmaduke Carlos $33.7M 2010
18% Valentine's Day Alphonso $110.6M 2010
12% The Spy Next Door Glaze $24.3M 2010
No Score Yet Mr. Troop Mom Eddie Serrano Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano Actor Screenwriter 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Comics On Screen Actor 2009
41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua Papi $94.5M 2008
39% Henry Poole Is Here Father Salizar $1.8M 2008
38% Swing Vote John Sweeney $16.3M 2008
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet Barack Obama: The Man & His Journey Actor 2008
21% Balls of Fury Agent Ernie Rodriguez $32.9M 2007
25% Tortilla Heaven Everardo $74K 2007
No Score Yet George Lopez: America's Mexican Actor 2007
No Score Yet Brown Is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream Actor 2007
6% Yours, Mine & Ours Actor $53.4M 2005
No Score Yet George Lopez - Why You Crying? Director Actor 2005
19% The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Mr. Electric/Tobor/Ice/Guardian/Mr. Electricidad 2005
No Score Yet Naughty or Nice Henry/Hank `Bleacher Bum' Ramiro 2004
No Score Yet Original Latin Kings of Comedy Actor 2002
84% Real Women Have Curves Mr. Guzman $5.7M 2002
17% Outta Time Felix 2002
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I. Detective 2002
67% Bread and Roses Perez 2001
18% Fatal Instinct Murder Investigator 1993
No Score Yet Ski Patrol Eddie 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
Panelist 2019
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
Appearing 2017
No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
Guest 2017
73% Lopez
2016-2017
Executive Producer Himself George Lopez 2017
2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2017
2015
2014
2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
2016
2011
2010
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
Judge 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Profit
2013
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
1995
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013-2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2015
2014
0% Saint George
2014
Producer Executive Producer Screenwriter George Lopez 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2014
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2003
No Score Yet Shake It Up
2010-2013
Dad 2013
No Score Yet Jim Rome on Showtime
2012-2015
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet Take Me Out
2012
Host 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2011
2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Appearing Executive Producer Host 2011
2010
2009
No Score Yet Cupcake Wars
2010-2016
Appearing 2010
68% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing 2010
2008
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Appearing 2009
85% Reno 911!
2003
Mayor Hernandez 2009
2008
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest 2008
No Score Yet The Naked Brothers Band
2007-2009
Himself 2008
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Producer Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter Director George 2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
6% Freddie
2005-2006
George 2006
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
2005
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2002
91% Gentefied
2020
Host

QUOTES FROM George Lopez CHARACTERS

Raphael says: Good wife, happy life!

Vanity Smurf says: A friendly socialist

Vanity Smurf says: A friendly socialist.

Grouchy Smurf says: No. She's with Gargamel

Grouchy Smurf says: No. She's with Gargamel.

Smurfette says: Hi Grouchy. Are you having a good day?

Grouchy Smurf says: Don't talk to me! You will have a smurfache.

Rodriguez says: I'm from the FBI.

Randy Daytona says: Whoa man. I didn't mean to kill that guy. How was I supposed to know he had a bad heart?

Rodriguez says: Hey. I'm not here for that. I thought that was part of the act. Until the paramedics came I was laughing my ass off.

Grouchy Smurf says: "Where the Smurf are we?"

Grouchy Smurf says: Where the Smurf are we?

Gutsy Smurf says: "Up the smurfin' creek without a paddle, that's where!"

Gutsy Smurf says: Up the smurfin' creek without a paddle, that's where!

Raphael says: Hey! He's not a maraca stop shaking him!!

Raphael says: Hey! He's not a maraca stop shaking him!

Pedro says: I now how to set the mood....check it out. Get it get it get it get it get it get it girl, g-g-g-g-g get it girl! Take it take it to the floor, show her show her how you roll! Drop it drop it drop it low, drop it low drop drop it low!!

Pedro says: I now how to set the mood... check it out. Get it get it get it get it get it get it girl, g-g-g-g-g get it girl! Take it take it to the floor, show her show her how you roll! Drop it drop it drop it low, drop it low drop drop it low!

Raphael says: What kind of mood is that?!

Raphael says: It's a party, huh?

Raphael says: Some party huh?

Blu says: This is the coolest place I've ever seen! Despite all of the obvious health code violations!

Blu says: This is the coolest place I've ever seen. Despite all the obvous health code violations.

Grouchy Smurf says: Son of a smurf

Grouchy Smurf says: Son of a smurf.

Raphael says: I like you because nothing you say makes any sense!

Raphael says: Ha-ha! I like you, nothing you say makes any sense!

Raphael says: Blu down here, just tell her you have beautiful eyes

Raphael says: Blu down here. Just tell her you have beautiful eyes.

Blu says: thats a great idea... i have beautiful eyes

Blu says: That's a great idea! [he turns to Jewel] I have beautiful eyes.

Raphael says: I like you! Nothing you say makes any sense!

Raphael says: Tell her, "You have beautiful eyes!"

Raphael says: Tell her, 'You have beautiful eyes'.

Blu says: Oh, yeah. I got this... I have beautiful eyes!

Blu says: Oh, yeah. I got this... 'I have beautiful eyes'.

Raphael says: Hey! she likes you!

Blu says: what? haven't you been listening?

Raphael says: No, I've been watching. Now go ahead and just be yourself!