George Lopez started to perform stand up comedy in 1983, in various clubs in Los Angeles and he never stopped since.
While continuing to perform in night-clubs through the whole decade, George Lopez was cast in 1990, in Richard Correll’s Ski Patrol, alongside Roger Rose. In 1993, the young actor and comedian was cast in Carl Reiner’s Fatal Instinct, alongside Armand Assante.
In 1999, George Lopez had the chance to host the morning show at Clear Channel Communication, one of the major radio station not only in LA, but in the US and he was the first Hispanic that hosted that show.
George Lopez - first stand up comedy album
The next year, in 2000, was released George Lopez’ first stand up comedy album, titled Alien Nation and in 2001 he released a second one titled Right Now, Right Now.
In 2001, George Lopez starred as Perez in the drama Brad and Roses, being nominated for his performance at the ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
The next year, in 2002 George Lopez’ stand career continued with another album, his third, titled Team Leader and he also starred in Real Women have Curves.
The same year, George Lopez started to appear in various TV shows, such as Fidel, The Brothers Garcia or curb Your Enthusiasm.
2002 was the year George Lopez began a journey that would make him one of the most popular Hispanic stand-up comedians in the United States.
With Sandra Bullock’s idea that there was a lack of sitcoms targeting the Hispanic American community, ABC agreed to air the TV series titled George Lopez, starring the comedian himself.
George Lopez - Emmy Award
The sitcom aired from March 27, 2002 to May 8, 2007 having six series multiple awarded, including an Emmy Award in 2005 for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series
George Lopez - first HBO special: Why You Crying?
In 2004, George Lopez: Why You Crying stand up comedy video, his first comedy special was recorded at the Terrace Theater in Lon Beach California, being released on DVD in September 2005.
George Lopez’ autobiography was also titled Why You Crying? and was published in May 2004, by Simon & Schuster, entering in the New York Times Bestsellers top twenty.
The next year, George Lopez released another stand up comedy album, titled El Mas Chingon and starred as Ernie Rodriguez in the movie Balls of Fury and as Everardo in Tortilla Heaven.
George Lopez - America's Mexican
George Lopez’ stand up comedy special America’s Mexican and his first solo debut on HBO was broadcast on February 24, 2007, after being taped in front of a live audience at the Dodge Theatre.
George Lopez’s stand up comedy video America’s Mexican was released on DVD in July 2007, two months after he ended the the ABC series George Lopez.
In 2008, the well-known comedian appeared in Swing Vote as John Sweeney and in Henry Poole is Here as Father Salizar.
On January 18, 2009, George Lopez was part of the public celebration of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, We Are One.
George Lopez - Lopez Tonight
In March 2009, TBS announced a new late night talk show, hosted by George Lopez, titled Lopez Tonight, that was set to air on November 9, 2009. The well-known stand-up comedian became the first Mexican-American to host such a show on an English-language network in the US.
Lopez Tonight became one of the most successful late-night talk shows, defeating notorious shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Jay Leno Show or Late Show With David Letterman.
George Lopez - Tall, Dark and Chicano
George Lopez’ stand up comedy special Tall, Dark and Chicano was the comedian’s second HBO special and was recorded in front of a live crowd at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, on August 8, 2009.
George Lopez' stand up comedy DVD Tall, Dark and Chicano was released on DVD, on the December 15, 2009 and has a run-time of 90 minutes of tell it like it is comedy.
In 2010, George Lopez played the evil character Glaze in The Spy Next Door and in 2011 he starred as Papi in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and also lent his voice to a toco toucan in the animated movie Rio.