Carlos Roberto Pena, Jr.
Los, CP, Carlitos, CPV
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.
- 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
5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
68 kg or 150 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Carlos Pena, Jr. dated –
- Chelsea Ricketts (2003-2010) – From 2003 to 2010, Carlos dated his childhood friend, actress Chelsea Ricketts.
- 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.
- Alexa PenaVega (2012-Present) – In November 2012, Carlos started dating actress Alexa PenaVega. In September 2013, they got engaged, and on January 4, 2014, the couple married each other in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Spanish and Venezuelan ancestry on his father’s side while he is of Dominican descent on his mother’s side.
Carlos Pena, Jr’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 43 in or 109 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
- Waist – 32 in or 81 cm
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
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.
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.
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 Pena, Jr 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 – Wikia.com
Carlos Pena, Jr Facts
- Carlos was born in Columbia (Missouri) but grew up in Weston (Florida).
- He served as a cheerleader while in school.
- After marrying Alexa Vega, Carlos Pena, Jr changed his name to Carlos PenaVega. Similarly, Alexa changed it to Alexa PenaVega.
- 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.
- Pena has a dog (German Shepherd) named Sydney. He also has two cats, named, Zira and Zero
- Carlos is friends with actress Ashley Tisdale.
- He had his first kiss at the age of 13 with a girl named, Nandy Alvarez who was from Mexico.
- He has a black belt in taekwondo.
- He has hosted Nickelodeon’s children’s game show Webheads.