|George Lopez Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1961|
George Lopez is an American actor and comedian known for portraying the lead role on the comedy-based family TV series George Lopez (2002 to 2007). He has done endorsement work for popular brands like Donut Prince and Burger King. He has a huge social media fan base with more than 10 million followers on Facebook, more than 3 million followers on Twitter, and more than 1 million followers on Instagram.
George Edward Lopez
Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
George Lopez studied at San Fernando Elementary School and San Fernando High School, Los Angeles. In 1979, he graduated from the high school.
Actor, Comedian, Talk Show Host, Author
- Father – Anastasio Lopez (Migrant Worker)
- Mother – Frieda Lopez
- Siblings – None
- Others – Benita Gutierrez (Maternal Grandmother) (Factory Worker), Refugio Gutierrez (Step-Grandfather) (Construction Worker), Francisco Lopez (Paternal Grandfather), Josefa (Paternal Grandmother)
George Lopez is managed by –
- Jason Heyman and Michael Jelline, Talent Agents, United Talent Agency (UTA), Beverly Hills, California, United States.
- 3 Arts Entertainment, Management Group, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
- Ina Treciokas, Publicist, Slate PR, Los Angeles, California, United States.
- Ira Schreck and Isaac Dunham, Legal Representatives, Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
- Nick Nuciforo, Talent Agent Personal Appearance, United Talent Agency (UTA), Beverly Hills, California, United States.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
George Lopez has dated –
- Ann Serrano (1993-2011) – George Lopez was in a relationship with Film/TV Producer Ann Serrano for about 8 months before tying the knot on September 18, 1993. Unfortunately, things did not work out between them and on November 23, 2010, they filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage citing “irreconcilable differences”. On July 1, 2011, they officially became separated. They have a daughter named Mayan Lopez (b. 1995).
Race / Ethnicity
He has Mestizo Mexican ancestry.
Dark Brown with a little touch of gray
- Dimpled smile
- Recognizable for a full goatee mustache
George Lopez has done endorsement work for the following brands –
- Donut Prince
- Empowered UCLA Extension
- Burger King
Best Known For
- His dynamic presence as a creative and powerful standup comedian highlighting the Latino community in the United States.
- Starring in the comedy-based family TV series George Lopez (2002 to 2007) that explored Mexican American culture on ABC.
In 1990, he made his theatrical film debut in Ski Patrol as Eddie Martinez.
First TV Show
In 1989, he made his first TV show appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show.
After his kidney transplant, George Lopez started leading a healthier lifestyle. He lost 45 lbs during the recovery process.
George Lopez Favorite Things
- Food – His grandmother’s elbow mac and hamburger with an olive
- Movie – Scarface (1983)
George Lopez Facts
- His parents deserted him when he was little.
- He was raised by his grandmother and grand step-father.
- After a kidney failure, his wife donated a healthy kidney to him resulting in a successful kidney transplant on April 25, 2005.
- In 2005, he made it to the Time magazine‘s “Top 25 Hispanics in America” list.
- On March 29, 2006, he was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- His show was canceled in Caesars Windsor casino on February 27, 2014, after he was found intoxicated and sleeping in public on the casino floor.
- In 2003 and 2004, he hosted the Latin Grammy Awards.
- He was among the 11 presenters of the 55th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2003.
- In 2001, Touchstone/Fireside division of Simon & Schuster published an autobiographical book written by George Lopez along with Armen Keteyian titled “Why You Crying?”
- He has lent his voice to many animated characters including Rafael in Rio and Rio 2, Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and Papi in The Beverly Hills Chihuahua series.
- In 2005, he testified in the Michael Jackson’s molestation trial.
- He is the Principal (Executive) of George Lopez Presents, production company, based in Burbank, California, USA.
- He is the Executive of Travieso Productions, located in Burbank, California, USA.
- Several charities have honored him for his active participation including Harvard Foundation as the Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award in 2004.
- He is the head of his own charity George Lopez Foundation founded in 2010. For more details, log on to georgelopezfoundation.org.
- Visit his official website @ georgelopez.com.
- Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Instagram.
Featured Image by Brooke Army Medical Center / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)