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Angela "Angie " Lopez/Palmero (played by [[Constance Marie]]) is the daughter of Vic Palmero, George's wife and Carmen and Max's mother. She is a wedding planner who works from home. She is friendly, and she tries hard to have good relations with neighbors and family, trying to do the right thing and chastising those with whom she disagrees. She often hits George when he says something he shouldn't and says she wins every fight between them. She has a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Ray. She often gets mad at least once an episode because of things George does. Angie has had many jobs throughout the series (ex.: Wedding Planner, Hair & Skin Product Saleswoman, etc.). George often makes cracks about her strength and durability. Angie seems to be both spoiled and sensitive,but a very caring and understanding person. She is also seen to be on the internet to solve family problems, but is then turned into a big anticlimax when George finds an easy solution. Such as when they found out he had a sister, saying he drank a beer, went to his mom's neighbors house, and asked where Linda's foster parents lived and George says "But look at you surfing the web, you rock."
 
Angela "Angie " Lopez/Palmero (played by [[Constance Marie]]) is the daughter of Vic Palmero, George's wife and Carmen and Max's mother. She is a wedding planner who works from home. She is friendly, and she tries hard to have good relations with neighbors and family, trying to do the right thing and chastising those with whom she disagrees. She often hits George when he says something he shouldn't and says she wins every fight between them. She has a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Ray. She often gets mad at least once an episode because of things George does. Angie has had many jobs throughout the series (ex.: Wedding Planner, Hair & Skin Product Saleswoman, etc.). George often makes cracks about her strength and durability. Angie seems to be both spoiled and sensitive,but a very caring and understanding person. She is also seen to be on the internet to solve family problems, but is then turned into a big anticlimax when George finds an easy solution. Such as when they found out he had a sister, saying he drank a beer, went to his mom's neighbors house, and asked where Linda's foster parents lived and George says "But look at you surfing the web, you rock."
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Revision as of 21:08, 8 February 2009

This is a list of characters from George Lopez television show.

Main characters

George Lopez

George Edward Lopez [1] (played by the comedian of the same name) had a horrible childhood which is referenced throughout the series. His mother, Benny, is blamed for much of the abuse, and jokes are often made about how she treated him badly. George initially believed that his father, Manny, was dead, because that is what Benny had told him. George later finds out that his father is alive, and sets out to find him, and does. Jokes are often made about the size of George's head (mainly by Benny). He retaliates by frequently cracking jokes about Benny's size, addiction to cigarettes, looks, and to her faults as a mother during his childhood. George also had worked 15 years at the Powers Bros. Aviation Company and was later promoted to manager of the factory. He is dyslexic.

Angie Lopez

Angela "Angie " Lopez/Palmero (played by Constance Marie) is the daughter of Vic Palmero, George's wife and Carmen and Max's mother. She is a wedding planner who works from home. She is friendly, and she tries hard to have good relations with neighbors and family, trying to do the right thing and chastising those with whom she disagrees. She often hits George when he says something he shouldn't and says she wins every fight between them. She has a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Ray. She often gets mad at least once an episode because of things George does. Angie has had many jobs throughout the series (ex.: Wedding Planner, Hair & Skin Product Saleswoman, etc.). George often makes cracks about her strength and durability. Angie seems to be both spoiled and sensitive,but a very caring and understanding person. She is also seen to be on the internet to solve family problems, but is then turned into a big anticlimax when George finds an easy solution. Such as when they found out he had a sister, saying he drank a beer, went to his mom's neighbors house, and asked where Linda's foster parents lived and George says "But look at you surfing the web, you rock." and

Carmen Lopez

Carmen Consuelo Lopez[2][3] (played by Masiela Lusha) is George and Angie's daughter and first-born child, Max's older sister, Benny and Vic's granddaughter and Veronica's cousin.

She is a student who has been to three schools throughout her time on the show. She first attended a public school. She is called a slut and teased, causing her to transfer to Allendale Prep., a private prep school.[4][5] After a year there, she is expelled for numerous counts of running away, public displays of affection, not wearing school uniform and tardiness. After Allendale Prep., she is briefly home-schooled by an out-of-work Angie before attending St. Teresa's Catholic School.[6] She graduates there and goes off to college.[7]

Carmen had a boyfriend, star athlete Jason MacNamara, for much of Seasons 3 and 4. In early Season 5, he ran away from her after she pressured him into having a baby. Her middle name comes from Angie's grandmother, Consuela.[8] She is last seen in flashbacks near the end of George's Mom Faces Hard Tambien. She also had a boyfriend who was Zack Powers. Everyone thought he was a troublemaker so George didn't want Carmen to date him but she did anyway behind his back.

Max Lopez

Max Lopez (played by Luis Armand Garcia) is the son of George and Angie and second-born child, Carmen's younger brother, Benny and Vic's grandson and Veronica's cousin. He is an avid skateboarder. He has a crush on Veronica and from time to time hits on her, despite them being cousins (to which Veronica either is creeped out or laughs it off). He can usually be found trying to spy on her and sometimes denying it. Max also has problems with school, and is constantly frustrated with his dyslexia.

Benny Lopez

Benita "Benny" Lopez (Played by Belita Moreno) Benny is George's mother, Angie's mother in law, and Luisa's estranged daughter. She is Max and Carmen's grandmother. She is Ernie's friend, Gina's friend and former rival. Throughout the show Benny is seen as insensitive, insulting George, Angie, Carmen, Max, and Ernie every chance she gets. She is also a chain smoker, claiming to have smoked for over 30 years, as well as being an alcoholic. She has been arrested many times, George claims she has "had her rights read to her every New Year's Eve since he was 7", and one cop has arrested her 3 times but is unable to recognize her. She has a good heart, and loves everyone she insults. Benny had a husband, Manny Lopez, who abandoned her with George when he was two years of age. Benny has carried a grudge throughout the years for Manny. She had a fiancee who left her at the altar for his old girlfriend Amy, and he later shows up begging for Benita to take him back and he ends up calling The Commadors. In the end she accepts his apology and takes him back. Benny and her mom were not close when Benny had George. She ran away to live with Manny, because she was abused most of her days with her parents. She also went to prison late in the show when George was unable to bail her out.

Ernie Cardenas

Ernesto "Ernie" Cardenas (portrayed by Valente Rodriguez) has been George's best friend since the second grade and George's former co-worker. He works on the assembly line at Power Bros. Aviation. He is portrayed as an incompetent, clumsy loser who cannot seem to ever get a date due to his inability to connect with women. He has a huge crush on Angie, and can often be seen hitting on her, but when Angie starts to feel old and the one time that George wants him to tell Angie that she looks hot he said something way different, much to George's dismay. His mother is extremely fat, and lots of jokes are made about her, especially by George and Benny. He used to live with his parents until George inspired him to get his own apartment. His parents originally married after he was born, however, Ernie denies this due to his mom's religious ways, going so far as to deny the pictures of her breast feeding him at the reception. In one episode Angie says that Ernie uses his obesity as a way to be protected of being "rejected" by women. Ernie also takes in a foster child, Ricky, when he is kicked out of the Lopez house. Ricky's mom, Tammy, an alcoholic, begins to date Ernie, later becoming pregnant. However, Ernie later finds out that the baby isn't really his.

One inconsistency with his mom is in the episode where George finds out his dad is alive, Ernie's mom seems to be nothing like she is in later episodes.

Vic Palmero

Dr. Victor "Vic" Consuela Lantigua Palmero (played by Emiliano Díez) is Angie's wealthy father, Emilina's ex-husband, George's father-in-law and Carmen, Max, and Veronica's grandfather. He is a Cuban immigrant who made it rich as a cardiac surgeon when he arrived in America. George is often annoyed by his stories about Cuba and his expressions. Originally, Vic disapproved of Angie marrying George (In "A Kiss is just a Kiss," it was revealed that he told Angie to leave George as he walked her down the aisle on her wedding day), but eventually accepts George as a good match for his daughter. His wife and Angie's mother, Emilina, cheated on him and they divorced. He has a brother Octavio Palmero. He was later engaged to a young woman, Lindsay Capre (Stacy Kiebler), but later discovered she was cheating on him and decided to go back to his ex-wife who earlier had told him she wanted to get back together but she died before anything happened and Vic was left alone again. Vic seems to really hate Fidel Castro so much that in Carmen's Dating, when George tells him that Castro died, he was excited and was waving his arms around. He speaks with a Cuban accent, which George pokes fun at many times.

Veronica Palmero

Veronica Palmero (played by Aimee Garcia) is Angie's spoiled niece, Carmen and Max's cousin, Ray's daughter, and Vic's granddaughter. She moves into the Lopez house after her mother (Angie's sister-in-law) dies. Her mother leaves all of her items and money to her. However, it was put into a trust with George being named as the trustee. She winds up staying with her aunt, uncle and cousins (the Lopez family) after her aforementioned inheritance is frozen upon her mother's will being challenged. She appears as sexy and fashion-forward, hoping to be a designer. Many times throughout her appearances, she attempts to get her trust money using her charm. She only appears in Season 6 as a replacement for Masiela Lusha, who left the show at the end of Season 5. However, she has a viable and useful storyline that ties in with the rest of the Lopez family.

Recurring characters

Amy

Amy (played by Sandra Bullock) is a recurring character who is nicknamed Accident Amy due to always getting into accidents. It was found out that she and Randy McGee were dating before he started dating Benita. But, before Randy and Benita got married, Amy showed up at the bachelor party and made Randy leave Benita at the altar. That was the last appearance of Amy. Whenever Amy shows up, Ernie says "Hey look, It's Accident Amy! Breakin' bones and breakin' hearts."

Jack and Mel Powers

Jack and Mel Powers (played by Jack Blessing and Mark Tymchyshyn) are the presidents of Powers Brothers Aviation, the airplane manufacturing factory where George works. They have an estranged brother who used to run the factory with them, Lou. Mel has an outcast son named Zack (whom George despises) who ran away with Carmen to San Francisco at the end of season 3. When George is first promoted to manager, Jack and Mel unintentionally make George feel unimportant when they say that he isn't "one of the big dogs". Later, however, they hear what George has to say, and he doesn't feel this way that much anymore. [9]

Jason McNamara

Jason McNamara (played by Bryan Fisher) is the popular, athletic, stereotypically handsome, and smart boyfriend of Carmen. When he first started dating Carmen, she was new at school and he could not be seen with her. He has a younger brother, Eric, who is in a wheelchair. He was pressured by his father into taking steroids to enhance his athletic abilities. He ran away from Carmen to pursue a baseball career after she pressured him into having a baby so they could get married. He almost constantly clashes with George, always doing something wrong in George's eyes, although George eventually successfully negotiated Jason's pro baseball contract with the Washington Nationals farm team, the Savannah Sand Gnats.

Mr. Needles

Mr. Needles is a dog that Angie took in that seemed to have a list of sicknesses until George let him have meat at the end of his first episode (the second season premiere). Max named him Mr. Needles because he takes so many injected medications. After, he is seen with Carmen, Max or Angie. Once, Max tried to train him for a dog contest by demonstrating himself. In the episode "God Needles George", Mr. Needles almost dies of a tumor, but George and Max prayed that if Mr. Needles was okay, George would go to Mexico to crawl the cobblestone path to a church in Mexico (which a priest says are "like jagged knives digging away at your feet"). His role slowly declined afterwards and was never seen or mentioned again.

Marisol

Marisol (played by Tonantzin Esparza) is a worker at Powers Brothers Aviation. She used to have a boyfriend named Junior and she needed a place where Junior couldn't find her. So, Angie asked George to hire her as a good deed. She is known for having an attitude problem and for being very rude to people. She told Ernie that he has big ears, told George that he has a big head, and she said in the telephone "Hello, Powers Brothers Aviation how can I help your ass" to Max's school, and she takes personal calls at work, Benny likes the way Marisol treats people. She got George in trouble to the Powers Brothers for not responding to important calls. She took Carmen to a club over midnight and got her grounded, she was only helping her to stand up to mean kids who was teasing her just like in her old school. George believes that she is an ex-gangbanger.


Catchphrases:

  • I know, huh?
  • Yeah, I know...
  • Fool!
  • Stupid! ("Stoonpid" as she pronounces it).

Gina Sorenstam

Gina Sorenstam (played by Elmarie Wendel), is a factory worker. She is friends with Benny and blatantly advances on men with "sexual turn-ons", especially a disgusted George. If there is any possibility of a sexual favor to be done, she will step up to the task with a flagrant disregard for verbal public decency.

It can be argued that she is bisexual. In one episode, Benny says that she will give up men, but will miss the sex. Gina replies, "You don't need a man to have sex," before giving a smug look to Benny. She dislikes Benny in some episodes but rarely acts kindly toward her. And it is implied in several episodes. Benny often insults her.

Zack Powers

Zack (played by Trevor Wright) is Mel's son and Jack's nephew. He has a lot of problems. For example, he was kicked out of school, vandalized the factory (in the episode Wrecking Ball) and got a girl pregnant. At the end of season 3, he ran away with Carmen, though it turned out that he was only dating Carmen for sex. She would not give in, so he went back home after breaking up with Carmen. When he got back to his home town, Benny hit him with a wrench outside of the factory.

Frank

Frank (played by Mel Rodriguez) is a coworker and friend of George. He got married and had the reception at George's place. He had some gambling problems and struggles when his job is in jeopardy.

Ricky

Ricky (played by J.B. Gaynor) is Max's best friend. In George has Two Mommies he burns down George's garage. In Trouble With Ricky, he drove George's car into the backyard and wrecked it. Later in the episode, Ernie offered to adopt him. He has a childhood like George's: his mom was a drunk and his father walked out on him.

Toby

Toby (played by Rachel Snow) was Carmen's best friend in season 2. In one episode they get into a huge fight after some girls call her fat. They later make up, and Carmen ditches the other girls. She moves away in Halloween Cheer and it devastates Carmen.

Piper

Piper (played by Autumn Reeser) was Carmen's friend and then turned enemy when she called Carmen a ho in the episode Girl Fight.

Kenzie

Kenzie (played by Hilary Duff) is Carmen's friend. She teaches Carmen about poetry and tells her that she should use her heritage as a "Suffering Mexican". She is often over dramatic in her poetry.

Stephanie

Stephanie (also played by Hilary Duff) was was introduced when Angie started working at "La Marie", a cosmetic company and shows Angie ways persuade customers to buy things. In the beginning, she says that she is 42 years old, and only looks young because she has been using exfoliaters. Also she gets Angie to lure customers with rude comments.

Sylvie Cardenas

Sylvie is Ernie's morbidly obese mother who needs assistance with bathing and dining. She is said to be deeply religious, though she was pregnant with Ernie before marrying his father. Ernie refuses to believe so, even though George says there are pictures of him being breastfed at the reception. George also accidentally saw Sylvie naked as a child. He claimed he saw one boob through one window and the other boob through the other window. Ernie said: 'She likes to air-dry!'

Extended Lopez-Palmero family

Manny Lopez

Manuel "Manny" Lopez (played by William Marquez and portrayed as younger by Amaury Nolasco) is George and Linda's estranged father, the second George's raised father, Angie's father-in-law, Benny's ex-husband, Lydia's husband, and Carmen and Max's grandfather. He abandoned Benny and George when George was two and was rumored to have died when George was six. When George learned that he was alive from his Aunt Cecilia, he tried to track him down. At one point, George tracked down his dad in Phoenix, Arizona, punched him in the face and a month later was tracked down himself and arrested. George finds out he has a half-brother and hears Manny and he were poor but later George finds out Manny's rich and owns Lopez Construction. His father dropped the charges and had him released. Many times, George tries to do fatherly things for his children, but because of his father's absence, he either learned how to do it another way or never was able to do something. In Would you like a drumstick or a kidney?, George learns from his half-brother that his father needs a new kidney. Manny dies in Momentos, the next episode, before the surgery and now George has a problem. Manny wrote a letter to George before he died and requested that neither George nor Benny attend his funeral, not wanting to draw negative attention from his peers. Manny also left George his gold watch that his father gave to him (George's paternal grandfather). George is so upset that his father doesn't want him to attend his funeral, that he destroys the watch. Minutes later, George learns from his mom that the gold watch was worth a fortune! Manny also stole George's birth certificate when he left him and Benny and used it to legalize the second George, who was born in Mexico.

Joe

Joseph "Joe" Diaz (played by Ismael 'East' Carlo) is George's deceased uncle, Angie's uncle-in-law, Carmen and Max's great-uncle, and Benny's big brother. Uncle Joe once appeared to have a bump on his neck which George claims "It looks like you're growing a second head!" which he replies, "How did you know?". Benny claims it to be a neck wallet. It's possible that he died because of this because it is mentioned to be serious. Joe seemed to have a lot of money because of how Benny described him not sacrificing $20 for her. When they meet again, Joe only gives Benny a 10 out of George's wallet. He and Benny were estranged for fifteen years over a foolish grudge, but George convinces his mom to see Joe and get "closure" before he dies. He is believed to be a Super Bowl fan, because he always has tickets. But before he dies, he gives Benny the tickets. Joe appears and dies in the episode Super Bowl.

Aunt Cecilia

Aunt Cecilia (played by Olga Merediz) is George's aunt, Manny's sister, and Benny's ex-sister in law. she didn't saw Benny for a long time, in the 2nd Season she said she lost touch with Manny two years ago. When she bump into Benny and George in a super store, she was surprise that she saw Benny again (When Benny saw Cecilia she ran away) and happy to see George, and told him that his father was still alive. She came to George's house to give George a photo of Manny holding George when he was a baby. She appeared in the episode Who's your Daddy.

Luisa Diaz

Luisa Diaz (played by Rita Moreno) is Benny and Joe's estranged mother, George's grandmother, and Carmen and Max's great-grandmother. She abused Benny as a child, which Benny refers to in several episodes. Benny as well as George describes her as "old school". According to Benny, she threw her out of the house when Benny was pregnant, but Luisa says that Benny left on her own. In one episode it is said she is dead, but in a later episode she is alive and well. She makes her first appearance in George Testi-Lies for Benny, in which she and George attempt to get her to speak on Benny's behalf. This fails when Luisa reveals that Benny tried to give George away. During this episode, she admits that she and her husband sometimes had to "spank Benny in the face." Despite her relationship with Benny, she appears to get along quite well with George. During the end of the episode, it was revealed that Luisa has outlived both her husband and Benny's brother, predicting that Benny might be next, even though Benny thinks her mother will be dead before she is. Despite her age, she has also out-lived George's father and Angie's mother.

Minor relatives

  • Emilina Palmero (played by Sonia Braga) is Angie's deceased mother, George's mother-in-law, Vic's ex-wife, and the grandmother of Carmen and Max. She and Vic divorced after Vic discovered she was cheating on him. She only appears in one episode in which it is infered that she is using Vic by having everything she wanted. Upon finding out about the affair, Angie tries to invite her over, but she cancels, in which Angie tells her mother she'll never forgive her. When Vic announced to Emilina that he was engaged, she wants to get back together. In season six she and Vic were about to get back together right before she died. Angie's last conversation with her is reflected in the episode of her death. Emilina is mentioned often throughout the show by either Vic or George. George often uses Vics situation with her to make him feel bad.
  • Gloria Palmero (played by Jacqueline Obradors) was Angie's sister and Vic's other daughter. She was estranged with Angie until Angie's birthday.After announcing her divorce, she starts to flirt with George. She once kissed him because she was jealous of Angie and got into a huge fight with her.
  • Ray Palmero (played by Andy Garcia) was Angie's brother, Vic's son and Veronica's father who was estranged with his family. He is known for conning family members and people out of money, most notably his father. He attempts to do the same with daughter Veronica's inheritance, but is stopped by George, who convinces him not to do it. Despite having tried to steal money from his daughter, he really does love her, but is just messed up. It is possible he is in jail because George connected some road flares to a timer and put them in his suitcase which went off at the airport to get back at him for all the conning he has done over the years.
  • Claudia Palmero (played by Maria Canals) is Veronica's deceased millionaire mother as well as Angie's ex-sister-in-law. She left Veronica all her money in her will if George decided she was responsible enough to have it.
  • Lindsay Cafferty (played by Stacy Keibler) was Vic's young fiancee.She is very pretty,and much taller than Vic.When she lies she rubs her earrings.When thought Lindsay was cheating on Vic,George called the show Cheaters.They found her kissing a man much younger than Vic.
  • Linda Lorenzo (played by Lisa Guerrero in Feel the Burn, and Eva LaRue in George gets Assisterance, and George's Realitively Bad Idea) is George's little sister and Benny's daughter. Benny found out she was pregnant with her after Manny left her and George. Unable to support both George and Linda, she gave her to a family called the Lorenzos. Because she didn't have any childhood memories of Benny or George, she thought she was Italian. George went to meet her without revealing who he was, not wanting to mess up her life. But when she resurfaced in a later episode, George accidentally let slip of their relationship. She temporarily dates Vic in one episode.
  • George Edward Lopez (played by Lou Diamond Phillips) is George's half-brother (on his father's side) and Angie's half-brother-in-law. He appears in two episodes, the first revealing him to have been raised in a wealthy life-style, however, due to blowing his money, he attempts to use George. He helps George get in touch with Manny to make-up, and later he appears for a Thanksgiving dinner and lets George know that their father needs a kidney transplant. His mother is Manny's second wife, Lydia Lopez.
  • Octavio Palmero is Angie's uncle and Vic's brother. George helped Vic get him out of Cuba for Angie's anniversary. He and Vic both share an equal hatred for Fidel Castro, of which George took advantage, pranking them by walking into the house while Vic and Octavio were trash-talking about Castro in a Castro-like costume, scaring them both.
  • Lydia Lopez (played by Cristina Saralegui) is Manny's second wife and the second George's mother. She is first seen in George Has Two Mommies, and shows up a second time during a thanksgiving dinner.
  • Aunt Lynette is Angie's aunt. She is one of the many who looks down on George, and was horrified to discover George was left in charge of Veronica's inheritance.



References

  1. ^ George vs. George; season 2, episode 16
  2. ^ Bringing Home the Bacon; season 3, episode 8
  3. ^ George's Grand Slam; season 4, episode 19
  4. ^ Girl Fight; season 2, episode 15
  5. ^ George vs. George; season 2, episode 16
  6. ^ Home Sweet Homeschool; season 4, episode 4
  7. ^ It's a Cliffhanger, by George; season 5, episode 22
  8. ^ Bringing Home the Bacon; season 3, episode 8
  9. ^ George to the Third Power; season 4, episode 13