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George Lopez

Highest Rated:   83% Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Lowest Rated:   6% Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Car Dogs
  • Christian
2017
13% Meet the Blacks
  • President El Bama
2016
No Score Yet The Latin Explosion: A New America
  • Actor
2015
54% Spare Parts
  • Fredi Cameron
  • Producer
2015
No Score Yet School Dance
  • Oscar
2014
46% Rio 2
  • Raphael
$113.7M 2014
No Score Yet Rio 2 Sing-Along
  • Actor
2014
13% The Smurfs 2
  • Grouchy Smurf
$71.1M 2013
33% 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
80% Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!
  • Papi
2012
22% 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
$110.5M 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
2009
No Score Yet George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
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
22% 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
No Score Yet George Lopez: America's Mexican
  • Actor
2007
6% Yours, Mine & Ours
  • Actor
$53.4M 2005
No Score Yet George Lopez - Why You Crying?
  • Director
  • Actor
2005
20% 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
83% Real Women Have Curves
  • Mr. Guzman
$5.7M 2002
17% Outta Time
  • Felix
2002
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I.
  • Detective
2002
65% Bread and Roses
  • Perez
2001
19% Fatal Instinct
  • Murder Investigator
1993
No Score Yet Ski Patrol
  • Eddie
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% Lopez
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Himself George Lopez
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 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
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
1995
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013
  • Actor
  • 2015
  • 2014
0% Saint George
2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • George Lopez
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jim Rome on Showtime
2012-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Take Me Out
2012
  • Host
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Reno 911!
2003-2009
  • Mayor Hernandez
  • 2008
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • George
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Actor
  • 2005
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Actor
  • 2005

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