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George Lopez In The George Lopez Show (2002-2007).
George Edward Lopez (born April 23, 1961) is a Mexican-American comedian and actor. He is known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom George Lopez. His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic relations, including Mexican American culture. Lopez has received several honors for his work and contributions to the Latino community, including the 2003 Imagen Vision Award, the 2003 Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award. He was also named one of "The Top 25 Hispanics in America" by Time magazine in 2005.
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George Lopez (born April 23, 1961) is an American comedian and actor, best known for starring in his own produced television sitcom show called George Lopez.
George Lopez, was born in Mission Hills, which is located in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. He was abandoned by his father as an infant and by his mother when he was ten years old, and was subsequently raised by his maternal grandmother, Benita, a factory worker, and maternal step-grandfather Refugil Gutierrez, a builder. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.
Lopez became a popular stand-up comedian among the Latino community by using his Mexican-American heritage as an attraction to Mexicans. Much of his comedy is based on the experiences growing up and that of the Mexican-American community in general. He has released four albums of recorded stand-up comedy shows, the first of which was "Alien Nation" in 1996, as well as Right Now Right Now and Team Leader, which was nominated for a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. He released El Mas Chingon in September of 2006. On television Lopez has appeared on The Latin Kings of Comedy, where he was a guest star along with other top Latino stand-up comedians. His first stand-up comedy special George Lopez Why You Crying? premiered on Showtime. His second special America`s Mexican was broadcast live on HBO on February 24, 2007.
Lopez starred on the television situation comedy George Lopez from 2002-2007. He was also the show`s co-creator, writer, and producer. The show featured a majority Hispanic cast and is the second longest running network sitcom to feature at least one major Hispanic character, after "I Love Lucy".
Lopez also appeared in an episode of the hit series "The Naked Brothers Band".
Lopez is Roman Catholic and married Ana Serrano in 1993. Their daughter, Mayan, was adopted in 1995. In April 2005, his wife transplanted a kidney to him. An episode of George Lopez, and The Naked Brothers Band was based on this. It is also mentioned briefly in a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode, where Larry David seeks inside information from George Lopez about the "kidney consortium". Lopez`s Favorite food is menudo topped with cilantro, lemon juice and green onions.
Lopez criticized Jay Leno, someone he once considered a "close friend", during an interview on radio station WOMX-FM in Orlando, Florida on January 24, 2007. "He`s the biggest two-faced dude in TV." He also called him a back-stabber and said he is not a proficient interviewer.
Lopez is also known for his conflict with Carlos Mencia. In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Lopez accused Mencia of appropriating 13 minutes of his material in Mencia`s HBO special. He also claimed he had a physical altercation with Mencia over the alleged appropriation. The joke that Lopez specified was stolen and used on Mencia`s HBO special was a Taco Bell joke.
Lopez had some choice words when told that "George Lopez" was being canceled despite decent-to-good ratings. He alleged that race was a factor (although ABC continues to air the small Latino-casted sitcom Ugly Betty), as well as his show`s production by Disney rival Warner Brothers. He stated:
...I get kicked out for a...caveman and shows that I out-performed because I’m not owned by [ABC Television Studios]...So a...Chicano can`t be on TV but a...caveman can? ...And a Chicano with an audience already? You know when you get in this that shows do not last forever, but this was an important show and to go unceremoniously like this hurts. One hundred seventy people lost their jobs...
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George Edward Lopez
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San Fernando High School, San Fernando, California, United States (1979)
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