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Comedian George Lopez : America's King of Mexicans

Updated on June 24, 2013

Comedian George Lopez : America's King of Mexicans

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo which is a Mexican holiday and festivity, I will feature the king of Mexicans --- George Lopez. George Lopez  is a Mexican-American stand up comedian, actor, plus a talk show host. He is a well known comedian and famous not only to Mexicans in the United States. He self produced the sitcom George Lopez at ABC. The topic of his comedies are : race and ethnic relations, He is also the current host of the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight on TBS. He was approached by president Obama in 2007 to help him with Mexicans vote as he is called the King of Mexicans.

  • He married Ann Serrano in 1993 and they have a child together -- Mayan Lopez.
  • In a reading of Mariah Carey of his ancestry at Lopez Tonight show surprisingly he is of 55% European, 32% Native American, 9% East Asian, and 4% African descent.

Birthdate : April 23, 1961 at Mission Hills, California, USA

Comedian George Lopez : America's King of Mexicans

Comedian George Lopez : America's King of Mexicans

Awards and Distinctions of George Lopez

  • In February 2004, George Lopez was presented the 2004 Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award by the Harvard University (presented by its president and dean for his artistic work and charitable endeavors)
  • In September 2004, George Lopez was honored with the "Spirit of Liberty Award" presented by People for the American Way.
  • In August 2005, Time magazine recognized George Lopez as one of "The 25 Most Influential Hispanics In America
  • He is a two-time host of the Latin Grammy Awards and a co-host of the Emmy Awards.
  • He wrote an autobiography entitled Why You Crying --(which was released on the Touchstone/Fireside division of Simon & Schuster and entered in the New York Times Bestsellers top twenty".

Filmography:

  • George Lopez was featured in the drama Bread and Roses which was directed by British filmmaker Ken Loach -- this movie received critical acclaim after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • George Lopez also starred in the ABC Wonderful World of Disney Christmas film Naughty or Nice.
  • George Lopez also starred in the Robert Rodríguez-directed film The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl which opened in June 2005.
  • George Lopez has earned praise 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.

Comedian George Lopez : America's King of Mexicans

Other interesting facts about George Lopez

  • George Lopez's father left him when he was young. He was raised by his grandmother and step grandfather in California. A native of Los Angeles but who grew up in San Fernando Valley’s Mission Hills where he was born,
  • He is a professional golfer to wit : "George Lopez was a featured celebrity golfer in The 2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic plus the 2004 At&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. he and his partner finished third in the latter event. Since 2006, Lopez has served as the host of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. George Lopez is also a member at Lakeside Country Club in Burbank, CA and has a 13 handicap"
  • Lopez devotes much time to the community and charity. George Lopez has his own foundation -- The George & Ann Lopez-Richie Alarcon CARE Foundation-

Controversies :

  • He testified against the child's family who sued Michael Jackson (which was later acquitted, rest his soul) for child molestation as quoted in msnbc news here : Case of Michael Jackson--"After the judge’s ruling, comedian George Lopez took the stand and told about helping Jackson’s current accuser as the boy battled cancer. Lopez said he came to believe the boy’s father was more interested in money than helping his son. He testified the father accused the comedian of stealing $300 from the boy’s wallet.In msnbc news --Lopez said he finally cut off the family because of the father’s frequent and aggressive requests for help. When the father asked what he was supposed to tell his son, Lopez testified that he responded: “Tell him his father’s an extortionist.--"
  • In January 2007, Geroge Lopez criticized Jay Leno calling him two faced --- "He's the biggest two-faced dude in TV."plus he added that he is back-stabber, plus he commented that Leno is not a good and proficient interviewer. I saw him last night, April 15, 2010 and he seems to be excited that Jay Leno is coming to TBS to join him earlier at 10 pm, and he will move to 11 pm. He is laughing when he said that so probably all is well now.

  • George Lopez is also known for his conflict with Carlos Mencia with regards to an appropriation of 13 minutes of his material in Mencía's HBO special special. He said that theyhave physical altercation about it.

  • George Lopez frequently mentions the name Erik Estrada as he remember one time when he was a teen-ager and he saw the man (was very famous then), he extended his hand and the latter refused to accept it, he cant forget that incident.

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      alexandriaruthk 8 years ago from US

      thank you Pam and Sandy, Maita

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      alexandriaruthk 8 years ago from US

      thank you Michael

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      Michael Shane 8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      He is definitely a funny dude! Great hub!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I enjoy watching him. He is so funny and seems down to earth.

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      George Lopez is very funny. Good hub for the Hubmob group.

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