More George Lopez Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D)One of today's most celebrated comedy stars, George Lopez is the co-creator, writer, producer and star of the ABC network and Warner Bros. Television produced sitcom, George Lopez. The show, which is executive produced by Bruce Helford (The Drew Carey Show, Roseanne) and movie star Sandra Bullock, recently began its fourth season.
George also recently hosted the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards telecast from Los Angeles on CBS, having also hosted the 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards from Miami Beach in 2003.
In May 2004, George's autobiography, Why You Crying?, was released by Simon & Schuster and entered the New York Times Bestsellers' List in the Top 20. The book was co-written by Emmy Award winning writer and sportscaster Armen Keteyian. George's new, live comedy concert special, entitled George Lopez: Why You Crying? debuted on Showtime during Memorial Day weekend 2004 and garnered spectacular ratings.
George's current CD Team Leader was released on Oglio Records/Warner Bros. to acclaim and was nominated for a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. His previous best-selling CD Right Now Right Now was released in 2001. George also is featured in a national television, radio and print campaign for Nextel. Other recent credits include serving as a cast member and commentator for HBO's hit sports show Inside the NFL for the 2003-2004 football season, as well as appearances on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The View, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, Craig Kilborn On the Record with Bob Costas and Resurrection Boulevard.
Maintaining an extremely active schedule as a stand-up comedian, George is a sell-out attraction coast to coast and has performed for the president at the historic Ford Theatre in Washington, DC.
Lopez has also earned kudos for his performance in the HBO Films drama, Real Women Have Curves, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received the 2002 Audience Award. Previously, Lopez was featured in Ken Loach's acclaimed drama Bread and Roses.
In 2001, Lopez hosted a major morning radio for Clear Channel Communications in Los Angeles. He was the first Latino to have headlined the keystone morning radio slot on an English-language station in LA-the nation's top radio market. Lopez received the 2003 Imagen Vision Award, 2003 Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award. He was also a featured celebrity golfer in The 2004 Chrysler Bob Hope Classic and the 2004 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Lopez and his pro partner finished third in the Pebble Beach event.
A native of Los Angeles who grew up in San Fernando Valley's Mission Hills, George devotes much time to the community. His own charity, The George & Ann Lopez-Richie Alarcon CARE Foundation, provides significant community and arts resources for education. He has received the Manny Mota Foundation Community Spirit Award and was named Honorary Mayor of Los Angeles for his extensive fundraising 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. The award was presented by the president and dean of Harvard University in a day long celebration with the student body, and honored George's artistic work and charitable endeavors.
Bio courtesy Miramax for "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D" (16-Jul-2005)
Biography #3George Lopez is one of the premiere comedic talents in entertainment. Maintaining an active schedule as a stand-up comedian, Lopez continues to sell out comedy clubs and theaters across the country. Until recently he hosted his own radio show in Los Angeles, where he was the first Latino to headline the keystone morning radio slot on an English-language station.
George has appeared on over 70 TV programs, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Latino Laugh Festival, and is a frequent host on Que Locos. He has also earned kudos for his dramatic role in the feature Bread and Roses. Additionally, he has recurring roles in The Brothers Garcia and Resurrection Boulevard, and was is the indie Real Women Have Curves.
Living in his native LA with his wife and family, George devotes much of his energy to cultural and charitable events. He was recently named Honorary Mayor of LA for his extensive fundraising efforts benefiting earthquake victims, and has received the Manny Mota Foundation Community Spirit Award. He has sat on the board of the Starlight Foundation, which benefits terminally ill children, and We Care for Youth, which assists young people in developing job skills.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jul-2002)