George Lopez

Biography

George Lopez was born in 1961 in Mission Hills, Los Angeles. He was deserted by his father at birth, but was raised by his maternal grandmother, Benita Gutierrez, a factory worker, and step-grandfather Refugio Gutierrez, a construction worker. In 1993, Lopez married Ann Serrano. The couple has one child together, Mayan Lopez. A DNA test read by Mariah Carey on Lopez Tonight revealed Lopez to be of 55% European, 32% Native American, 9% East Asian, and 4% African descent. Lopez has a genetic condition that caused his kidneys to deteriorate. His doctors had told him in April 2004 that he was going to require an organ transplant but he postponed the operation until after finishing the 4th season of George Lopez so as not to hurt the 170 people who worked on his show. In 2005, his wife Ann donated one of her kidneys to Lopez. The transplant was successful; Lopez lost 45 lbs. after the operation due in part to having his health so vastly improved. He brought awareness to the issue on his show; his son, Max, was diagnosed with a similar illness. Lopez was a featured celebrity golfer in The 2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the 2004 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Lopez and his pro partner finished third in the Pebble Beach event. George was the top ranking celebrity at completion of the golf tournament. Since 2006, Lopez has served as the host of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He is a member at Lakeside Country Club in Burbank, CA and has a 13 handicap. A native of Los Angeles who grew up in San Fernando Valley’s Mission Hills, Lopez devotes much time to the community. He has his own charity: The George & Ann Lopez-Richie Alarcon CARE Foundation. He has received the Manny Mota Foundation Community Spirit Award and was named Honorary Mayor of Los Angeles for his extensive fund-raising efforts benefiting earthquake victims in El Salvador and Guatemala. In February 2004, George was presented the 2004 Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award by Harvard University, presented by its president and dean for his artistic work and charitable endeavors. Lopez has received several honors for his work and contributions to the Latino community. In September 2004, George was honored with the "Spirit of Liberty Award" presented by People for the American Way. In August 2005, Time magazine recognized George as one of "The 25 Most Influential Hispanics In America". In an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Lopez mentioned that he is an avid golfer. When asked why golf was a favored pastime, Lopez responded "Any chance I can get to hit something that's white."

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Balls of Fury

Agent Ernie Rodriguez

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Blue Beetle

Rudy Reyes

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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D

Mr. Electric / Tobor / Ice Guardian / Mr. Electricidad

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River Runs Red

Javier

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Henry Poole Is Here

Father Salazar

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George Lopez - America's Mexican

Himself

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Mr. Troop Mom

Eddie Serrano

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Real Women Have Curves

Mr. Guzman

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The Original Latin Kings of Comedy

Himself

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Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite

Pablo the Parrot (voice)

Starring In
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Blue Beetle

Rudy Reyes

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How the Gringo Stole Christmas

Bennie

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The Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus

Santa (voice)

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Christmas in Tahoe

Otis

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Walking with Herb

Herb

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The Tax Collector

Uncle Louis

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No Man's Land

Ramirez (as George López)

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Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite

Pablo the Parrot (voice)

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Chicano, El

Captain Gomez

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River Runs Red

Javier

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Gnome Alone

Zook (voice)

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Car Dogs

Christian

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Spare Parts

Fredi Cameron

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School Dance

Oscar

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Rio 2

Rafael (voice)

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April Apocalypse

Dr. Lyle

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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

Himself

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The Smurfs 2

Grouchy Smurf (voice)

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Escape from Planet Earth

Thurman (voice)

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3

Papi (voice)

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The Smurfs

Grouchy (voice)

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Rio

Rafael (voice)

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

Papi (voice)

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The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

Grouchy (voice)

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Marmaduke

Carlos (voice)

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Valentine's Day

Alphonso

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The Spy Next Door

Glaze

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George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano

Self

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Mr. Troop Mom

Eddie Serrano

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A Perfect Day

Father Salazar

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Henry Poole Is Here

Father Salazar

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Swing Vote

John Sweeney

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Papi (voice)

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President Barack Obama - The Man and His Journey

Himself

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Balls of Fury

Agent Ernie Rodriguez

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Tortilla Heaven

Everardo

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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Himself

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George Lopez - America's Mexican

Himself

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Comic Relief 2006

Self

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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D

Mr. Electric / Tobor / Ice Guardian / Mr. Electricidad

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Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!

Himself

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The Original Latin Kings of Comedy

Himself

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Real Women Have Curves

Mr. Guzman

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Frank McKlusky, C.I.

Detective #2

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Ali G Indahouse: The Movie

Gangster

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Fidel

Chucho Osorio

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Outta Time

Felix

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Bread and Roses

Perez

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Fatal Instinct

Murder Investigator

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Ski Patrol

Eddie Martinez

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Fist of Fear, Touch of Death

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