George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted “Lopez Tonight,” a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom “George Lopez,” which ran for six seasons on ABC. “George Lopez” remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broadcast stations and cable’s Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network and among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly programs in syndication. “George Lopez” is one of only four off-net comedies to post weekly ratings gains among households from the 2007–‘08 to 2008–‘09 season.
Lopez is hosting Fox’s new dating series “Take Me Out” and debuted his third solo stand-up special on HBO on July 14th. In September, Lopez will lend his voice to Disney’ “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3.” Lopez recently voiced the character Rafael in the animated blockbuster, “Rio,” along with Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, and Grouchy Smurf in “The Smurfs.” His other most recent film credits include the box-office hit “Valentine’s Day,” directed by Garry Marshall, “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2,” “Swing Vote,” “Henry Poole Is Here” and “Balls of Fury.”
Lopez 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. Other honors include an Imagen Vision Award, the Latino Spirit Award and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award.
The Lopez Foundation, founded by George, was established to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children and adults confronting challenges in education and health, as well as increasing community awareness about kidney disease, organ donation, and the military.