George Edward Lopez is a comedian and actor, arguably best known for his work on the sitcom that he himself created and named after himself. The show “George Lopez” ran from 2002 to 2007 and saw Lopez play a fictionalized version of himself. Lopez received fame, fortune, and multiple awards thanks to the sitcom that did well in ratings throughout his run before the eventual cancellation. Soon, he will appear in a sitcom titled Lopez vs Lopez, which will feature George and his daughter Mayan in the titular roles. NBC has picked up the show for a minimum of one season.
Lopez was born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles on 23 April 1961. He belongs to a Mexican lineage through his father Antasio Lopez who migrated to the US. George did not have an ideal childhood growing up, as he was abandoned by both of his parents one after another. His father left when he was just 2 months old. His mother Freida followed suit and left when George was only 10. He started moved in with his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather and grew up living with them. He finished his schooling there in 1979 at San Fernando High School.
Before getting into acting, Lopez carved out for himself a successful career in comedy in the 1980s. He did regular stand-ups before making his TV debut in 1987. Lopez’s biggest break came in the year 2002 when he was contacted by Sandra Bullock, who was looking for a fitting actor for her Hispanic-oriented production. The end result was George Lopez, a sitcom based on the comedian, that started airing on ABC. Lopez did not only act in the main role but also served as a writer and producer for the show. George Lopez stayed on the air for 6 seasons from 2002 to 2007. Lopez lashed out at the president of the network following the cancellation of his show, claiming there was a racial motivation behind the decision.
In 2009, Lopez bagged himself a late-night talk show of his own called Lopez Tonight on TBS. The show could only last for 2 seasons and the network decided to not renew it around the end of 2011. Lopez then starred in the FX sitcom Saint George, which unfortunately only stayed on-air for one season before getting canceled. In 2016, Lopez came out with “Lopez”, an autobiographical sitcom that was based on his daily life. The show only ran for two seasons and ended up getting taken off-air in 2017. Since then, he has only made sporadic appearances on multiple TV shows. He has been more active in cinema, appearing in movies like River Runs Red, El Chicano, No Man’s Land, and more.
Lopez is making a comeback on both the screens soon. He is filming for the upcoming DC superhero movie Blue Beetle and has another movie titled Afterward in post-production. He is also returning to TV in a prominent role after years of cameos, with Lopez v. Lopez. The sitcom is going to be based around George and his daughter Mayan.
Birthday & Zodiac Details
- Date of Birth – April 23, 1961
- Birthplace – Mission Hills, Los Angeles.
- Zodiac sign – Taurus
Body Appearance Height, Weight
- Height – 5’10”
- Weight – 167 lbs / 76 kg
- Profession – Actor, Comedian.
- Educational Qualification – High School
- Religion – Christianity
- Nick Name – N/A
- Nationality – American
- Residence – Los Angeles, California
Social Media Accounts
- Instagram – (https://www.instagram.com/georgelopez/)
- Twitter – (https://twitter.com/georgelopez/)
- Fb – (https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeLopez/)
George Lopez Networth
George Lopez has enjoyed success both as a comedian and an actor. He has appeared in multiple shows and movies. In his career that has spanned nearly 4 decades, Lopez has built himself a fortune worth more than $45 million. He is still active in the industry and has multiple projects coming up.