Carlos Pena Jr. was born in Columbia, Missouri and is best known for his role as Carlos Garcia in the Nickelodeon television show, Big Time Rush. When he was 7 his family was moved to Weston, Florida, and attended The Sagemont Upper School. Carlos started his new found love when he was 12. "It all started with singing". That then led to musical theatre and much more. When he was 13, he booked his first national commercial. "Super Soaker". That led Carlos to pursue his career even farther. In (2003) Carlos came out to California for an acting competition, which to his advantage went extremely well. He placed first in all the categories that he had competed in. After the competition he signed with a new manager and landed a fantastic agent. Carlos was screen tested for the role of "Ned", on Nickelodeon's hit show Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. He was not chosen, but would later guest star on the show as King Bee in 2004 and 2005. Carlos also guest stared on shows such as E.R., Judging Amy, and Summerland. After graduating high school in 2008, Carlos decided to attend the Boston Conservatory for music.
Shortly after finding out the news that he landed a co-starring lead role in the show Big Time Rush, Carlos left for the California coast. In addition to the TV show, Carlos is also part of
the pop music band, Big Time Rush. After reviving the news about Big Time Rush, Carlos said, "I am thrilled to be on the show. It's the best of both worlds to act and have your own TV show and also to sing and record in the studio. Hopefully, we will one day sell out Staples and perform in front of 70,000 people!" Not only does Carlos sing and act, but him, along with the other members of Big Time Rush, are signed to Sony Music Publishing as a songwriter, some of the songs he wrote are featured on Big Time Rush's albums. In his free time, he loves going out on the boat, wake boarding with friends,and going underwater scuba diving. He hopes to perform on Broadway and to be one of the few Latinos to win Best Actor at the Oscars in the future.
Birth Name:Carlos Roberto Pena Jr.
Born: August 15, 1989 in Columbia, Missouri
Current Age: 22
Height: 5' 6''
Professions: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Years Active: 2004 - Present (Actor)
2009 - Present (Singer, Songwriter)
Favorite Colors: Purple
Favorite Number: 14
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
Favorite Movie:The Usual Suspects
Favorite Song: "Slow Dance" - John Legend
Favorite Book: Into The Wild
Favorite Animal: Monkey
Favorite Band: Train
Favorite Sports: Hockey
Favorite Football Team: Miami Dolphins
Favorite Food: Anything Potatoes
Favorite Superhero: Hulk
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