Carlos PenaVega Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Carlos PenaVega Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth August 15, 1989
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Alexa PenaVega

Born Name

Carlos Roberto Pena, Jr.

Nick Name

Los, CP, Carlitos, CPV

Carlos Pena Jr. at Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids Choice Awards
Carlos PenaVega at Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids Choice Awards

Sun Sign


Born Place

Columbia, Missouri, U.S.




Carlos attended Sagemont Upper School in Weston, Florida.

Carlos also went to American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida. But, left it to make his career in acting and singing.

Pena also attended a performing arts conservatory called Boston Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts.


Actor, singer


  • Father – Carlos Pena, Sr.
  • Mother – Margarita Pena,
  • Siblings – Andres Pena (Brother), Javi Pena (Brother), Antonio Pena (Brother)


Carlos Pena is signed with Gregg Edwards Management.


Pop, dance, R&B


Vocals, tambourine, guitar, ukulele, piano


Columbia Records




5 ft 6 in or 168 cm


68 kg or 150 pounds

Girlfriend / Spouse

Carlos PenaVega dated –

  1. Chelsea Ricketts (2003-2010) – From 2003 to 2010, Carlos dated his childhood friend, actress Chelsea Ricketts.
  2. Samantha Droke (2010-2012) – In June 2010, he started dating actress Samantha Droke. After dating for about two years, the couple called it quits in June 2012.
  3. Alexa PenaVega (2012-Present) – In November 2012, Carlos started dating actress Alexa PenaVega. In September 2013, they got engaged, and in January 2014, the couple married each other in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The couple has 2 sons. In December 2020, they revealed that they were expecting their 3rd child together.
Carlos Pena Jr. and Alexa Vega
Carlos PenaVega and Alexa PenaVega

Race / Ethnicity


He has Spanish and Venezuelan ancestry on his father’s side while he is of Dominican descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Short stature

Carlos Pena, Jr. shirtless body
Carlos PenaVega shirtless body



Best Known For

Playing Carlos García in the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush from 2009 to 2013.

He is also known for being a member of the band, Big Time Rush.

As a Singer

In 2009, he became a part of the pop band Big Time Rush with band members James MaslowKendall Schmidt, and Logan Henderson.

With the band, he released his first album BTR on October 11, 2010, via Columbia Records. The album peaked at #3 in Us Billboard 200 and received the certification of “Gold.” They were able to sell more than 500,000 copies in the US.

As a solo artist, he released his first single “Electrico” in Spanish on February 4, 2014.

First Film

In 2012, Carlos Pena, Jr appeared in Big Time Movie, a film adaptation of Big Time Rush TV series for his role as Carlos Garcia.

First TV Show

In 2004, Carlos appeared in NBC’s medical drama television series ER for his role as Arlo Escobar in just 1 episode.

Personal Trainer

He works out and has a buffed body. His workout includes lots of dancing.

Carlos eats a balanced diet while drinking lots of water – very important. They drink an amino acid mixed drink called a purple drink.

Carlos PenaVega Favorite Things

  • Food – Potato made foods like French fries, etc., fish
  • TV Show – Modern Family (2009-Present), The Walking Dead (2010-Present)
  • Number – 14
  • Flower – Rose
  • Sandwich Filling – Salami
  • Book – Into The Wild (By Jon Krakauer)
  • Color – Purple
  • Fruits – Mango, plums
  • Movie – The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • Body Part – Teeth
  • Superhero – Hulk
  • Animal – Monkey
  • Band – Train
  • Sport / Hobby – Hockey, Scuba Diving
  • Football Team – The Miami Dolphins

Source –

Carlos Pena, Jr. at 2014 Nickelodeon Halo Awards
Carlos PenaVega at 2014 Nickelodeon Halo Awards

Carlos PenaVega Facts

  1. Carlos was born in Columbia (Missouri) but grew up in Weston (Florida).
  2. He served as a cheerleader while in school.
  3. After marrying Alexa Vega, Carlos Pena, Jr changed his name to Carlos PenaVega. Similarly, Alexa changed it to Alexa PenaVega.
  4. In 2015, he participated in the reality singing contest Dancing with the Stars, where he was partnered with Witney Carson. His wife Alexa PenaVega also competed in the same season on the DWTS. She was partnered with choreographer, Mark Ballas.
  5. Pena has a dog (German Shepherd) named Sydney. He also has two cats, named, Zira and Zero
  6. Carlos is friends with actress Ashley Tisdale.
  7. He had his first kiss at the age of 13 with a girl named, Nandy Alvarez who was from Mexico.
  8. He has a black belt in taekwondo.
  9. He has hosted Nickelodeon’s children’s game show Webheads.

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