George Lopez

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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
22% River Runs Red Actor 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
10% Meet the Blacks President El Bama 2016
No Score Yet The Latin Explosion: A New America Actor 2015
53% Spare Parts Fredi Cameron Producer 2015
No Score Yet School Dance Oscar 2014
47% Rio 2 Raphael $113.7M 2014
No Score Yet Rio 2 Sing-Along Actor 2014
14% The Smurfs 2 Grouchy Smurf $71.1M 2013
34% 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
83% 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 $110.6M 2010
12% The Spy Next Door Glaze $24.3M 2010
No Score Yet Mr. Troop Mom Executive Producer Eddie Serrano 2009
No Score Yet George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano Actor 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Comics On Screen Actor 2009
No Score Yet George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano Actor Screenwriter 2009
40% 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
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 Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
Guest
  • 2017
80% Lopez
2016-2017
Himself George Lopez Executive Producer
  • 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
2006-2018
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
0% Saint George
2014
George Lopez Producer Executive Producer Screenwriter
  • 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
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Take Me Out
2012
Host
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Cupcake Wars
2010-2016
Appearing
  • 2010
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Appearing
  • 2009
87% Reno 911!
2003-2009
Mayor Hernandez
  • 2008
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
George Creator Producer Executive Producer Director Screenwriter
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Freddie
2005-2006
George
  • 2006
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
  • 2005
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002

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