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George Lopez

George Edward Lopez (played by George Lopez) had a difficult 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. George initially believed Manny, his father, was dead (which was what Benny told him so he would stop asking where his father was), but learned he was actually alive from Manny's sister, Cecelia. When Manny sends George a check to help him out of financial trouble, George goes to see him in Phoenix, Arizona—and ends up punching him in Benny's honor. George married Angie Palmero and had two children, Carmen and Max. In the pilot episode, "Prototype," George gets promoted to manager of Powers Brothers Aviation (usually seen as Powers Bros.), a factory that makes airplane parts. In "Super Bowl," it is revealed that George is an Oakland Raiders fan. In "God Needles George", he shares the beginning of a speech he saved for Benny's death; the beginning of his speech was "The reason I'm drinking champagne is because...". Several episodes mention and deal with dyslexia as experienced by father and son George and Max. As a boy George enjoyed playing guitar and baseball; in his teens he started a heavy-metal band with Ernie, and other friends called "Los Bad Asses." George often refers to his mother as "a crazy old bat".At least once every episode they mention George's 'big head'.

Angie Lopez

Angela "Angie" Palmero Lopez (Constance Marie) is the daughter of Vic and Emilia Palmero, sister of Gloria Palmero, wife of George, and mother of Carmen and Max. She is a wedding planner who works from home. She has also sold health and beauty products and been active in her children's schools. Angie and George often fight, like most couples, but by episode's end they reconnect and validate that they do love each other. As Angie is a beautiful woman, George often worries about her cheating on him. Angie maintains many friends in the Los Angeles area, and stays close with them, often going out to lunch with them when the show focuses on George at the factory. She is very supportive of Carmen in her attempts to find Mr. Perfect, and overprotective of Max. Angie embodies the perfect spouse, in that she loves her family so much, she is willing to do whatever it takes to make them happy,though at times she's portrayed as a goody-two-shoes. She and George never seem to be able to communicate due to her spoiled lifestyle and George's tough life. She is deeply hated by Benny due to her spoiled life and always calls her "princess." She often tries to spoil her kids as her parents spoiled her but George never allows her to do it.

Carmen Lopez

Carmen Consuelo Lopez (Masiela Lusha) is George and Angie's daughter and their firstborn child, Max's older sister, Benny and Vic's granddaughter, and Veronica's cousin. Her middle name comes from Angie's mother Consuela.

She first attended a public school. She is called a slut and teased, causing her to transfer to Allendale Prep, a private prep school. After a year there, she is expelled for numerous counts of running away, public displays of affection, being out-of-uniform, and being tardy. After Allendale Prep, she is briefly home-schooled by an out-of-work Angie before attending St. Teresa's Catholic School. She graduates from there and goes off to college. 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 tried to pressure him into having a baby. She is last seen in flashbacks in the first episode of Season 6. Before Jason she had gone out with Zack Powers. George didn't want her to see him because "everyone" thought he was a troublemaker, but she did anyway behind his back due to her extremely low self-esteem. It has also been implied in many moments that she believes George to be a bad parent and ugly as well. She also dislikes Angie acting like she's still a teenager. Carmen also had a brief feud with Piper Morey.

Carmen's low self-esteem is the main cause why George is so overprotective of her as she will do absolutely anything in order to keep a "hot" boyfriend. She is also the only character in the family to have run away.

Max Lopez

Maximilian Victor Roberto Magic Johnson Lopez (Luis Armand Garcia) is George and Angie's second-born child and only son, 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 their kinship (Veronica either laughs it off or is creeped out). He can usually be found trying to spy on her, sometimes denying it. In one episode he had a girlfriend named Kristi. At school, Max is constantly frustrated with his dyslexia. He also succumbs to peer pressure, such as dyeing his hair blue, cussing at Benny (this earned him a slapped face), and giving his garage to a band. Max once ended up in the hospital for alcohol poisoning after drinking grain alcohol mixed with fruit punch at a party. Max is greatly attached to his father and looks up to him. It is seen in numerous episodes that he makes decisions based on what his father thinks. They are also kept close by the common factor of both having dyslexia, though Max seems to have a far worse case than George.

Though he is younger than Carmen, Max is seen as being more worldly than his sister and he also enjoys tormenting Carmen.

Later in the series, Max's attitude took a turn to the worse as he begun to act more of a smart-allec and treated George like trash by insulting his failures and mistakes. George in turn mocks his dyslexia and treats Max like an idiot half the time due to this. Max also stated that he prefers a girl who's "nasty." He plays a very funny and lovable role. As George's son, he looks up to is father and gets advice.

Benny Lopez

Benita "Benny" Lopez (Belita Moreno) is George and Linda's mother, Angie's mother-in law, Luisa's estranged daughter, and Max and Carmen's grandmother. Throughout the show Benny is seen as insensitive, cold, wisecracking, sarcastic and outspoken, insulting George, Angie, Carmen, Max, Vic, and Ernie at every chance, but at the same time it is clear that she deeply cares for and loves everyone she treats poorly. She works on the inspection line at Powers Bros. Aviation. She is a chain smoker and an alcoholic She claims she has been smoking for 40 years. George describes her as a bitter, short, drunk, and often refers to her as a "bat." She has also been known to have a criminal record. She had George when she was 16 and was with Manny Lopez until he walked out on them. She mistreated George a lot when he was a child, exploiting him to physical abuse, lack of encouragement and constant lying, the latter which she and George often argue about in reference to his childhood. Although Benny is truly a good person, she can sometimes be considered to be the antagonist of the show due to her rivalry with George and the way she treats him. In one episode she asked Manny's wife for the $17,000 dollars that George needed to pay back the money Angie used from La Marie Cosmetics after Max and Ricky set it on fire up using a bottle rocket. Her catchphrase is "You know what? I need a smoke and a beer.".

Ernie Cardenas

Ernesto "Ernie" Cardenas (Valente Rodriguez) has been George's best friend since second grade, and a former co-worker. He works on the assembly line at Power Bros. Aviation. He is an incompetent, big-eared, clumsy but loyal and lovable character. He is often very shy around women and cannot seem to ever get a date due to his awkward and overall inability to connect with women, let alone talk to them. He has a huge crush on Angie, and can often be seen hitting on her, much to George's dismay. He claims to be jealous of George's life. His mother is morbidly obese, and lots of jokes are made about her, especially by George and Benny (and sometimes Angie). He used to live with his parents until George inspired him to get his own apartment. He's also a foster father to Max's best friend, Ricky. At one point, he was engaged to Ricky's mom Tammy. His catchphrase is "Golly!".

Vic Palmero

Dr. Victor "Vic" Garcia Lantigua Palmero (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 as he walked Angie down the aisle on her wedding day he told her to leave George). He eventually accepts George as a good match for his daughter. His wife, Angie's mother Emilina, cheated on him and they divorced. (Vic says "Last week I went to her dermatology clinic to surprise her. And I walked in on her.... checking a man for moles in a place where sun damage is NOT a possibility!"). He has a brother, Octavio Palmero. He was later engaged to a young woman, Lindsay Cafferty (Stacy Keibler), but later discovered she was cheating on him and decided to go back to Emilia, who had indicated that she wanted them to get back together. Unfortunately, she died before they could reunite. Vic seems to despise Fidel Castro; in Carmen's Dating, when George tells him that Castro died, he is irrepressibly thrilled. He speaks with a thick Cuban accent at which George pokes fun many times. He was shown to have a romantic interest in Benny, even kissing her a few times in a way more intense than that of "just in-laws." He also says "oye chico" or "Cuba" or "Castro" and George tells him in one episode that he will have to pay him 1 dollar to say those words in his house. Vic does not care. He starts to say all those words and dropping 1 dollar bills all over the place, and before he says "what-cha" to George in his own house.

Veronica Palmero

Veronica Palmero (Aimee Garcia) is Angie's spoiled niece, Carmen and Max's cousin, Ray and Claudia'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 Lopez relatives after her aforementioned inheritance is frozen upon her mother's will being challenged. Appearing sexy and seductive, she's very fashion-forward and aspires to be a designer. She makes several attempts to get her trust money using her charm. In one episode, she smokes marijuana. She is very good at poker, beating George, Benny, Vic, and Ernie and winning all their money for Angie so she can buy 200 dollar shoes.She appears in Season 6 only, as a replacement for Masiela Lusha, who left the show at the end of Season 5. She has a viable storyline that ties in with the rest of the Lopez family: Her father, Ray, was a con man and was only concerned about money. When he comes back in one episode, saying that he's changed, he successfully tricks Veronica into spending half of her inheritance on a handbag business in Miami. Later, however, George catches him and says "I knew you would run off, so I canceled the check. And just in case, I signed it Carlos Santana." Veronica is crushed, but with support from George, she goes to college.

Recurring characters

Amy

Amy (Sandra Bullock) is a recurring character who is nicknamed Accident Amy due to always getting into accidents. Whenever Amy shows up, Ernie says "Hey look, it's Accident Amy! Breakin' bones and breakin' hearts." After one bad accident, Amy lost her vision; she also appears wearing glasses and thrusting her hands out trying to identify people who speak to her. It was found out that she and Randy McGee were dating before he started dating Benny. But before Randy and Benny got married, Amy showed up at the bachelor party and made Randy leave Benny at the altar. Amy's last appearance occurs at a school PTA meeting in which George is angry over a scheduled class trip to Florida for a space shuttle launch. As George burns a check in anger, Amy's sleeve catches fire to which she responds with "I hope I don't need another skin graft, I'm almost out of butt skin!"

The Powers Brothers

Jack and Mel Powers (Jack Blessing and Mark Tymchyshyn) are the presidents of Powers Brothers Aviation, the airplane manufacturing factory that employs George, Benny, and Ernie. Mel is the father of Zack Powers, a delinquent teenager who has a cold relationship with George because he used to date Carmen. Mel is said to be a womanizer; he often hires female managers and at one point he dates Veronica. A third brother, Lou, is also co-owner of the company but estranged from his siblings. Lou drinks often and is described as being more "caring" for the workers by promoting better quality health care. Occasionally, Jack and Mel will make racial comments towards George such as calling him 'amigo' and 'Senor Pumpkin Head.'

Jason McNamara

Jason McNamara (Bryan Fisher) is Carmen's boyfriend during seasons 4 and 5: popular, athletic, handsome, charming and smart. When he first started dating Carmen, she was new at school and he could not be seen with her. His younger brother, Eric, is in a wheelchair. His father (Stacy Keach) pressured him into taking steroids to enhance his athletic abilities. He and Carmen broke up at one point because he was cheating on her with a girl who was "more experienced," but he managed to win her back by using his charm and way with words at a Debate Club meeting which they both attended. He ran away from Carmen to pursue a baseball career after she tried to pressure him into having a baby so they could get married. He almost constantly clashes with George because George constantly accuses Jason to be lustful for Carmen despite the obvious fact that she lusts for him. Though George may be aware of this, he still prefers to accuse Jason possibly because he can't accept the fact that it's his daughter that's lustful for Jason. Although George eventually successfully negotiated Jason's pro baseball contract with the Washington Nationals farm team, the Savannah Sand Gnats. Jason was abandoned by his parents and George and Angie took him in. His last appearance was when he left California to pursue his baseball career.

Randy McGee

Randy (Nick Offerman) used to date Benny. They broke up once because Randy wanted to take it to the next level but Benny didn't. They got back together in the same episode, during which Randy proposes and Benny finally relents and says yes. Randy leaves Benny at the altar to be with Amy, his former love interest, but returns and begs her to take him back. Benny accepts, but later claims to leave Randy because he bored her.

Marisol

Marisol (played by Tonantzin Esparza) begins as an ex-gang member participating in one of Angie's gang rehab projects, which happens to be teaching dog grooming. Marisol laments that she doesn't want to be a dog groomer and envision herself with a classier job, such as a secretary, to which Angie responds by encouraging George to hire her at Powers Brothers for a trial period. She is known for having an attitude problem and for being very rude to people. Her most famous line is, "I know, huh?" She told Ernie that he has big ears, told George that he has a big head, and she answered the office telephone "Hello, Powers Brothers Aviation. How can I help your ass?" when Max's school called. She also took personal calls at work. Benny likes the way Marisol treats people. She got George in trouble with the Powers Brothers for not responding to important calls. She took Carmen to a club past midnight and got her grounded, although she had good intentions and was only helping Carmen stand up to mean kids who were teasing her just like in her old school. After taking Carmen out to a club, she is kicked out, ends up with Benny, and is never seen on the show again.

Gina Sorenstam

Gina Sorenstam (Elmarie Wendel), is a factory worker who has nine fingers after a work accident. She is friends with Benny and blatantly "hits on" men, 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 seems to be a not-so-close friend of Benny, as she can be seen drinking with her in several episodes.

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 and leaving her in San Francisco. When he got back to his home town, Mel brought him into the factory to confront a furious George. After confessing to leaving Carmen, Benny then beat him with a wrench outside of the factory.

Taylor

Taylor (played by Valeria Andrews) is Carmen's friend. Taylor and Carmen hung out with each other in San Francisco. Taylor is the backup dancer for Chingy. She helped Carmen pay rent in the episode Landlord Almighty. Taylor eats Carmen's food, uses her phone, and wears her clothes without permission. George stated Carmen and Taylor's friendship as "Carmen having her own Carmen." Taylor's exit comes when a one-night stand refuses to leave and George tricks her into packing her things and going back to San Francisco to make him think she is leaving, to which it's obvious to everyone but Taylor that he is actually forcing her to leave."

Frank

Frank (Mel Rodriguez) is a coworker and friend of George. He had his wedding reception at George's place. He had some gambling problems and struggles when his job is in jeopardy. He was once in the carpool. In 'Max's Big Adventure,' George wanted to test Max about safety so Frank tried to lure him in his van. Another kid gets in the van instead and Frank gets busted, so he quits the carpool.

Ricky

Ricky (J.B. Gaynor) is Max's closest friend. Both George and Angie see him as a delinquent; he burns down George's garage after letting Max light of a bottle rocket and drives George's car into the backyard after he and Max skip school and wrecks it. George and Angie learn that he is enduring a childhood similar to and even worse than George's: a missing father and drunken mother. Ernie agrees to foster Ricky, who is capable of managing multiple household tasks out of necessity—his mother is usually too drunk to do anything. In a later episode, Ernie becomes engaged to Ricky's mother, after she informs Ernie she is pregnant with his child. It is later revealed that the child belongs to someone else, and Ernie's fiancee makes a swift and permanent exit.

Tammy

Tammy (Gigi Rice) is Ricky's alcoholic mother. Ernie dates her and takes care of Ricky for her because of her personal issues. In a later episode Ernie announces that he broke up with Tammy over irreconcilable differences "(Ernie) wanted to communicate more and she wanted to have sex with other guys while (Ernie) was at work".

Toby

Toby (played by Rachel Snow) was Carmen's best friend in season 2. In one episode they get into a huge fight with Piper, who was Carmen's mean and popular friend, and called Toby fat. They later make up, and Carmen and Toby ditch Piper and the other cool and popular girls. She moves away in Halloween Cheer and it devastates Carmen.

Piper Morey

Piper (Autumn Reeser) is Carmen's former friend turned arch nemesis. She is popular, one of the stars of Carmen and Toby's school. Piper and her other cool friends go on a website to post insulting comments; in the episode "Token of Unappreciation", they target Toby. Carmen did not agree, and Piper made Carmen choose to be friends with her or with Toby. Piper invites Carmen and Toby to her party; and Carmen tells Toby they're only inviting Toby to make fun of her. Carmen and Toby don't go to the party and Carmen and Toby remain best friends. In the episode Girl Fight Piper writes Carmen Hopez on the sliding door and also wrote Carmen Cant Say No-pez on her locker at school because Carmen's ex-boyfriend Adam spread a rumor that he had sex with Carmen. Carmen gets suspended from school when she gets in a fight with Piper. George and Angie fix the problem and the principal revokes Carmen's suspension, suspending Piper. After they tell Carmen she can go back to school now, she refuses, telling them that she's the school 'Whore" now after revealing a phone call from boys who where asking if they could leave a message for the school whore. Carmen goes to private school after people keep picking on her, including a guy pulling her shirt up in the hall and asking her if she wants to have sex with him. George and Angie raise money to send Carmen to private school.

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 overly dramatic in her poetry. Earlier in the show she appeared as Stephanie, Angie's sales tutor from La Marie Cosmetics.

Duncan

Duncan (played by Jonathan Jones) is the first boy Carmen dated in the episode Curious George. He broke up with Carmen because he wanted to have sex with her, but Carmen wasn't ready to have sex at thirteen. When Carmen and Duncan are studying in Carmen's room, George thinks that they are having sex, so George sends Max upstairs to spy and Max says that her bedroom door is closed, which makes George think that they are doing it. When Benny sees Carmen and Duncan go up to her room, Benny says that Carmen will be pregnant in a week. Duncan is severely afraid of George.

Stephanie

Stephanie (also played by Hilary Duff) was introduced when Angie started working at the "La Marie" cosmetics company. She shows Angie ways of persuading 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. She gets Angie to lure customers with rude comments. However, Angie discovers that using pity works for her.

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!' Although she is portrayed as being morbidly obese, she is seen on-screen in the episode "Who's Your Daddy?" as an average weight older woman.

Claudia

Claudia is George's absent-minded, and sometimes rude secretary from seasons one and two. She disappears from the show for unexplained reasons, and is replaced by Marisol in the middle of season two.

Danny Boy

Danny Boy is a lazy Powers Bros. worker who is never seen and is only heard from over the phone. He is voiced by George Lopez.

Extended Lopez-Palmero family

Manny Lopez

Manuel "Manny" Lopez (played by William Marquez and portrayed as younger by Amaury Nolasco and Esai Morales) is George and Linda's estranged 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 from his Aunt Cecilia that he was alive, he tried to track him down. George found Manny in Phoenix, Arizona, punched him in the face for calling his mother a "cabrona," and was arrested for that a month later. Manny dropped the charges and had George released. George finds out he has a half-brother, also named George, and hears that Manny and his son are poor but he later finds out that Manny owns Lopez Construction and is wealthy. Because of Manny's absence, George sometimes fumbles in his attempts to be a good dad, and he has to figure out for himself what might be the best ways to handle parenting issues. 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 Diaz

Joseph "Joe" Diaz (Ismael 'East' Carlo) is George's and Linda'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 calls it 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 (Olga Merediz) is George and Linda's aunt, Manny's sister, and Benny's ex-sister in law. She hadn't seen Benny for a long time and in the 2nd Season she said she had lost touch with Manny two years before. When she bumped into Benny and George in a SuperStore, she was surprised to see Benny again (when Benny saw Cecilia she ran away) and happy to see George. She told George that his father was still alive, and came to his house to give him a photo of Manny holding the infant George. She appeared in the episode Who's your Daddy.

Luisa Diaz

Luisa Diaz (Rita Moreno) is Benny and Joe's estranged mother, George and Linda's grandmother, and Carmen and Max's great-grandmother. She abused Benny as a child, which Benny refers to in several episodes. Benny and George describe her as "old school." Contrary to Benny's claim that Luisa threw her out when she was pregnant, Luisa says 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 George attempts 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."(slapping) Despite her relationship with Benny, she appears to get along quite well with George. At episode's end, it was revealed that Luisa had out-lived both her husband and Benny's brother. She predicts that Benny will be next, although Benny predicts that it will be Luisa. She has also out-lived George's father and Angie's mother.

Other relatives

  • Dr. Emilina Palmero (Sonia Braga) is Ray, Gloria, and Angie's deceased mother, George and Claudia's mother-in-law, Vic's ex-wife, and Veronica, Carmen, and Max's grandmother. She is a dermatologist. She and Vic divorced after Vic discovered she was cheating on him. She only appears in one episode in which it is inferred that she is using Vic. 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 announces to Emilina that he's 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 Vic's situation with her to make him feel bad.
  • Gloria Palmero (Jacqueline Obradors) is Angie's sister. She was estranged with Angie until Angie's birthday. After announcing her divorce, she tries to make out with George in his garage(which Max witnesses). She only kissed him because she was jealous of Angie and got into a huge fight with her ("..and well I gave her her hair back!")
  • Ray Palmero (Andy Garcia) is Angie's brother, Vic's son, and Veronica's estranged father. He is known for conning family members and others out of money, most notably his father. He attempts to do the same with daughter Veronica's inheritance, but is stopped by George. He really does love his daughter, but is too messed-up to be a good father. 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 (Maria Canals) is Veronica's deceased millionaire mother, 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. During her funeral, when her recorded will was played she tells Vic off "...will Vic Palmero please come to the stand ?; OK now bend over and kiss George Lopez's ass because I pick him!"
  • Lindsay Cafferty (played by Stacy Keibler) was Vic's young fiancee. She is very pretty, and much taller than Vic, plus she's not so bright when she let slip about Angie's supposed pregnancy. 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 Relatively Bad Idea) is George's younger 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 an Italian family, 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 revealed their relationship. She dates Vic in one episode.
  • George Edward Lopez II (Lou Diamond Phillips) is George's half-brother on his father's side, Angie's half-brother-in-law. He appears in two episodes, the first revealing him to have been raised in wealth; however, due to blowing his money, he attempts to use George for financial purposes. He helps George get in touch with Manny to make up, and later he comes to Thanksgiving dinner and tells his big brother that their father needs a kidney transplant. His mother is Manny's second wife, Lydia Lopez. They have a dog to which Manny named Benny
  • Octavio Palmero (Bert Rosario) is Angie's uncle and Vic's brother. George helped Vic get him out of Cuba for Angie's anniversary. He and Vic share an equal hatred for Fidel Castro, of which George took advantage, pranking them by barging into the house while Vic and Octavio were trash-talking about Castro in a Castro-like costume, scaring them both.
  • Lydia Lopez (Cristina Saralegui) is Manny's second wife and the second George's mother. She is first seen in George Has Two Mommies, and returns to attend Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Aunt Lynette (Connie Ramirez) is Angie's aunt. She is one of the many who look down on George and are horrified to discover George was left in charge of Veronica's inheritance.
  • Wayne Hill (played by Jerry Springer) is a former boyfriend of Benny. He was framed by George and Ernie thirty years ago, as they placed Sylvie's bra in Wayne's leather jacket to make Benny believe he was cheating on her. In one episode George told Wayne that Benny was dead in order to lure him away from Benny and he told Benny that Wayne was dead in order for her to forget about Wayne but in the end Benny and Wayne found out the truth. In the last episode they are seen together, suggesting that they will have a relationship into the future.

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

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=George Lopez

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George Edward Lopez (played by George Lopez) is the main protagonist of the series. George married Angie Palmero and had two children, Carmen and Max. In the pilot episode, "Prototype," George gets promoted to manager of Powers Brothers Aviation (usually seen as Powers Bros.), an airplane parts factory. He is also dyslexic, which often comes into play on the show. His son, Max also has dyslexia, but a more severe case than him. George also loves to play golf and he usually does it whenever he gets out of situations and outsmarting his family, like see Carmen's poetry or talk about Max's dyslexic problems.

George had a difficult 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. George initially believed Manny, his father, was dead (which was what Benny told him so he would stop asking where his father was), but learned he was actually alive from Manny's sister and George's aunt, Cecelia. When Manny sends George a check to help him out of financial trouble, George goes to see him in Phoenix, Arizona and ends up punching him in Benny's honor. In Season 3, Manny has George arrested for hitting him, but drops the charges that same day after asking for another chance. George invites Manny over for dinner. Benny is incensed at this, but decides to accept it for George's sake. At Thanksgiving dinner later that year, Manny is revealed to need a kidney transplant, so George offers to donate his kidney. Manny dies before this can happen. George gets a package with a watch and letter from Manny asking him not to come to his funeral to avoid ruining his reputation. Angry and hurt, George destroys the watch.

At the start of the series, he and Angie were as any other married couple very much in love. But as the series progresses. their marriage became more and more competitive, such as who's a better parent or who does more work in the house. Despite being the man of the house, George easily backs down from his wife, which prompts Benny to tease him on the inevitable fact she's actually the "man" in their marriage. This is often demonstrated when a particularly challenging situation arises and rather than admit that he is in over his head, George will quote in a very high-pitched voice, "I got this!" At serious points in the series, he has tried to set Angie straight but she's always managed to either outsmart him or avoid the problem completely by pointing out some other problem. In one episode, it is learned that Angie once fell in love with him because of a mural of Angie that George claims to have made. But Angie finds out that George just paid someone to make it. Angie still loves him. Although, it's been heavily implied that Angie's typical housewife status and inability to obtain a decent well-paying job is because George is the one who kept her from going to college and obtaining a degree. It's also been revealed that George got Angie pregnant before they got married heavily implying that that their first-born Carmen was conceived of marriage.

Throughout the series, George demonstrates several times how inconsiderate and underappreciative he is of Angie, such as in "George's Extreme Makeover: Holmes Edition", where George promises to renovate the garage into an office space for Angie, but resorts to paying a couple of his old friends to do it with "a couple of cases of beer". Or in "George Nieces a New Video Room", where Veronica's ex-boyfriend leaves her a giant stuffed animal in the backyard and George says that he will use it as Angie's anniversary gift ("Now this doesn't mean you won't get that set of diamond earrings you wanted - but you wont..."). Angie was most upset, though, in "Mementos", where George proves he has failed to listen to her and throws an irreplaceable box of her grandmother's momentos away while spring cleaning, and this spawns an entire list of occasions in which his failure to listen to Angie at an earlier time (usually not seen by the viewers) comes back to haunt him in one of the episodes. In the end, though, he always comes through.

George's character also goes through a big change over the course of the series. In the beginning, he was depicted as caring man, loving father and husband. But as the series progresses, he becomes increasingly more sarcastic, less caring as a person and father, and becomes more-and-more competitive with Angie and Benny.

George's relationship with his mom revolves around insulting each other, complementing each other, and insulting each other some more. Benny constantly teases George about not being the man of the house, his big head, his failures as a child. George retaliates by teasing her about her short stature, her age, and her inability to maintain a single man for more than a day. George often refers to his mother as "a crazy old bat". In "God Needles George", he shares the beginning of a speech he saved for Benny's death; the beginning of his speech was "The reason I'm drinking champagne is because...". Though aside from all this, they both truly care for each other. A prime example is when George believed his mom died in house fire and was genuinely distraught. He was even willing to run into the burning building to save her if it weren't for a firefighter holding him back.

As a boy, George enjoyed playing guitar and baseball; in his teens he started a heavy-metal band with Ernie, and other friends called "Dos Bad Asses." He is also an avid sports fan, often buying expensive jerseys, and enjoys playing golf.

Angie Lopez

Angela "Angie" Palmero Lopez (Constance Marie) is the female protagonist of the series. She is the daughter of Vic and Emilia Palmero, sister of Gloria Palmero, wife of George, daughter-in-law of Benny, and mother of Carmen and Max. In Season 2 she takes a job selling health and beauty products to help pay for Carmen's private school tuition. She lost her job early in Season 4 and became a wedding planner.

Unlike George's tough childhood, Angie had a spoiled upbringing, which sometimes causes problems between herself and George. She was a cheerleader in high school and was very popular. Benny often calls her "princess" in a sarcastic manner due to her being spoiled, and the two don't get along well. Angie is considerably softer and more forgiving as a parent, unlike her husband who is quick to come down hard on their kids. Angie is very overprotective of Max and supportive of Carmen. She is also portrayed as a goody-two-shoes, is very naive, and often takes people at face-value. Several times, George has to prove to her that people are lying or being insincere. Her compassion for others not only annoys George, but often backfires.

Angie usually outsmarts George at everything and has no problem disrespecting him in front of his children, and even yelling at him in front of his mom and Ernie. For this, Benny is disgusted at what her son George has been reduced to, which further causes her to dislike Angie. Angie is also not above bullying George around with his power around the house. Ironically, she disapproves of the constant fighting between George and Benny and consistently tries to mend fences between them. In the episode "George Discovers How Mescal-ed Up His Life Would Have Been Without the Benny-Fits", Angie sides with Benny when George prevented her from winning a contest at work. She's also been described as a bad cook by mainly Benny and sometimes George. This may be because she was pampered like a princess during her childhood. A bit of a running gag in the series is whenever George says something that upsets Angie, he tries to make up an excuse for his actions while trying to kiss her wrist. Angie responds by pulling away and giving him a disgusted look. Another running gag is that whenever George is angry at her for something, such as a kept secret, she usually resorts to selling him her body in order to avoid consequence. Another running gag in the series is her hitting George at least once an episode after he says something she doesn't want to hear or something that she believes is too inappropriate in front of the kids. Also, despite being a housewife, Angie is rarely shown doing any house work in the series especially during the later seasons, heavily implying that she hardly ever does any work at all.

Another notable fact about her marriage with George is their infatuation with each other. George seems to be very infatuated with Angie when she doesn't speak while Angie rarely ever shows a slightest bit of infatuation with him. Throughout the series, this has been heavily implied but never implicitly said. For example, whenever they have the house to themselves, George usually recommends they go upstairs and have sex. Angie on the other hand would much rather not and instead do some other activity. She once even ordered George to put up a shelf in Max's room rather than sleep with him. George pathetically tried to counter it by asking her "You sure it's not because you want to see me with my tool belt?" But it was clear to the audience that he was pathetically trying to convince himself that he's attractive to his wife.

For her part, Angie will side with George against her father Vic, and will always help her husband no matter what problem he has. Angie is a know-it-all who always thinks that George, is wrong, but there have been multiple times when she has to apologize to him.

Once, Angie wore a purple bracelet and went to the supermarket. The boy held her groceries for her, and she was thankful. He slapped her on the butt, telling her that he never did purple with an older chick before, and Angie beat him to a pulp, giving him a black eye, a disfigured face, and knocked out four of his teeth. She went home and told George what happened.

Carmen Lopez

Carmen Consuela Lopez (Masiela Lusha) is George and Angie's daughter and their firstborn child, Max's older sister, Benny and Vic's granddaughter, and Veronica's cousin. Her middle name comes from Angie's grandmother Consuela.

She first attended a public school. She is called a slut and teased, causing her to transfer to Allendale Prep, a private prep school. After a year there, she is expelled for numerous counts of running away, public displays of affection, being out-of-uniform, and being tardy. After Allendale Prep, she is briefly home-schooled by an out-of-work Angie before attending St. Teresa's Catholic School. She graduates from there and goes off to college.

Carmen is very passionate, rebellious, emotional, and has low self-esteem. She feels suppressed by her family, especially George with whom she constantly clashes. The turmoil between Carmen and George was a recurring theme in Seasons 1-4, part of which was due to his interfering in her relationship with Jason McNamara. George is very overprotective of her due to her low self-esteem, and throughout the series has harbored a low opinion of her, which is sometimes shared by Angie. George loves Carmen conditionally because he insults her time for time and has pity for her and believes she has no feelings and irritates her by batting at her about getting pregnant. Carmen and Max are frequently at each others throats, and George will often enable, and even encourage Max's obnoxious behavior towards his sister. This brother and sister relationship in the series was not well-defined. In the end, George cares deeply for his daughter and will try to make things right between them. In "Girl Fight," he decided to send her to private school when she was being sexually harassed at public school. In Season 2, Max was caught peeking at one of Carmen's friends while she was getting undressed but punished Carmen instead when she sprayed perfume in his eyes. Later he realized that he was being unfair and got her a cell phone as an apology. In Season 4, Carmen had expressed a desire to attend college, but George responded that she had no potential. When it dawned on him that he was repeating his mother's mistakes by not pushing her, he vowed that he would push her from that point on.

Carmen's on-again off-again boyfriend throughout Seasons 3-4 was star athlete Jason MacNamara. She wound up doing anything to please him due to her low self-esteem, and near the end of Season 3, Carmen learned that Jason had cheated on her and he broke up with her, but Carmen dressed sexily and told him off as payback. After this she secretly went out with Zack Powers, a bad boy who had gotten a girl pregnant and gotten expelled, and intended to leave Carmen after having sex with her. When George and Angie found out they had a huge fight with Carmen. As a result she ran away, but later realized that they were right about Zack. In Season 4, Carmen took Jason back after he apologized during a debate. In early Season 5, he ran away from her after she tried to pressure him into having a baby.

Her relationship with Jason was a very complex one. At first, they seemed to have a normal relationship with George playing the stereotypically overprotective and pushy parent keeping an eye on them to make sure he doesn't try anything funny. But after a while into their relationship, it is discovered that Carmen is the one who is calling the shots in their relationship. When she asks her parents for birth control pills, they immediately assumed that Jason was the one pressuring her into having sex. But after George has a brutal talk with Jason, they soon realize that Carmen was the one who's pressuring him. This caused a dramatic change in their relationship with Jason. Instead of viewing him as their daughter's boyfriend they should keep an eye on, they started being more paranoid with Carmen although it could be that George seems to hold some aggression towards Jason mainly because he doesn't want to come to terms with the fact that his daughter just might be the type of girl she was labeled in public school.

Max Lopez

Max Victor Roberto Magic Johnson Lopez (Luis Armand Garcia) is George and Angie's second-born child and only son, Carmen's younger brother, Benny and Vic's grandson, and Veronica's cousin. He is an avid skateboarder.

Max looks up to his father and is very close to him, part of which is due to their shared disability. Max also shares George's sense of humor and will make decisions based on his father's actions. They both share a disdain for Carmen. Whenever he torments his sister, George will usually enable and/or encourage his behavior. Much like George is overprotective of Carmen, Angie is overprotective of Max, and sees him as her little boy just like any stereotypically overprotective mother.

Like his father, Max suffers from dyslexia, which is worse than George's dyslexia. Max's learning disabilities were so bad that he nearly failed the 5th grade, but managed to avoid this. In Season 3 he went through several tutors until Jason started tutoring him, which helped him greatly. He also suffered from insomnia at one point due to the stress of having to work harder than anyone due to his dyslexia, so Vic suggested he take up boxing to help him deal with it. But George knew Angie wouldn't let him so they did it behind her back. After suffering a concussion, Angie found out. Also, George and Angie agreed that he would not box anymore, and resolved to help him deal with his stress. It's been implied that one of the reasons Max doesn't do too well at school is George and Angie's constant bickering which makes it hard for him to concentrate in his studies. Though his parents don't seem to care or even attempt to change even after Max practically broke down informing them of this.

Although he doesn't have Carmen's low self-esteem, he succumbs to peer pressure, such as dyeing his hair blue, telling Benny to "take her tired ass home"(and being slapped in the face), and giving his garage to a band. Max once ended up in the hospital for alcohol poisoning after drinking grain alcohol mixed with fruit punch at a party. He easily succumbs to peer pressure mainly because he got bullied a great deal which prompted him to believe that he must follow the crowd in order to avoid being hazed.

His relationship with his parents his portrayed much more easy-going than the one with Carmen. They go through much hardships trying to cope with his dyslexia, they never really have too much problems together. George always gives Max advice on how to deal with hardships he himself dealt with himself when he was Max's age while Angie gives him petty and unsuccessful advice mainly because she never dealt with the kind of problems Max deals with. Max naturally goes with George's advice because he can actually compare himself to George much more than Angie. Max and George had a close relationship together as father and son at the beginning of the series but as the series progressed and Max became a teenager, their relationship together became more distant. Max took on a more sarcastic attitude mainly from George's part and begins to make decisions based on his own insight rather than George's. He also had to go to the hospital because Carmen posted a photo of him sleeping in his underwear and holding a teddy bear and three boys beat him up and he fell and hit his head and it was bleeding really bad. Carmen did that because Max had a peep hole on his wall behind a poster and he was trying to peep at one of Carmen's friends getting undressed. But george didn't get on him and Carmen decided to take it into her own hands and it ended up getting her little brother hurt.

Benny Lopez

Benita "Benny" Lopez (Belita Moreno) is George and Linda's mother, Angie's mother-in law, Luisa's estranged daughter, and Max and Carmen's grandmother. Throughout the show Benny is seen as insensitive, cold, wisecracking, sarcastic and outspoken, insulting George, Angie, Carmen, Max, Vic, and Ernie at every chance, but at the same time it is clear that she deeply cares for and loves everyone she treats poorly. She works on the inspection line at Powers Bros. Aviation. She is a chain smoker and an alcoholic. She claims she has been smoking for 40 years. George describes her as a bitter, short, drunk, and often refers to her as a "bat." She has also been known to have a criminal record. She had George when she was 16 and was with Manny Lopez until he walked out on them. She mistreated George a lot when he was a child, exploiting him to physical abuse, lack of encouragement and constant lying, the latter which she and George often argue about in reference to his childhood. Although Benny is truly a good person, she can sometimes be considered to be the antagonist of the show due to her rivalry with George and the way she treats him, but that is not usually the case. In one episode she asked Manny's wife for the $17,000 dollars that George needed to pay back the money Angie used from La Marie Cosmetics after Max and Ricky set it on fire up using a bottle rocket. Benny doesn't think much of her grandchildren Max and Carmen. She constantly refers to Max as stupid while she sees Carmen as a future hooker. Benny did though, beat Zach Powers with a wrench to back George up on protecting Carmen (later telling Mel that his son was in a terrible accident). This is all because she sees Angie as a bad parent and George as too big of a wimp to discipline them whenever they act out. She often states that they will give their children hollow threats or disapproving looks. And on one occasion, Benny accurately guessed that Angie disciplines Max by giving him a crayon and a sheet of paper and having him draw a picture of how he feels.

Ernie Cardenas

Ernesto "Ernie" Cardenas (Valente Rodriguez) has been George's best friend since kindergarten, and a former co-worker. He works on the assembly line at Power Bros. Aviation. He is an incompetent, big-eared, clumsy but loyal and lovable character. He is often very shy around women and cannot seem to ever get a date due to his awkward and overall inability to connect with women, let alone talk to them. He has a huge crush on Angie, and can often be seen hitting on her, much to George's distaste. He claims to be jealous of George's life. His mother is morbidly obese, and lots of jokes are made about her, especially by George and Benny (and sometimes Angie). He used to live with his parents until George inspired him to get his own apartment. He's also a foster father to Max's best friend, Ricky. At one point, he was engaged to Ricky's mom Tammy. His catchphrase is "Golly!". One joke was made by George when Ernie asked if George listen to his voicemail. "I don't listen to any of your messages. You call me every time you see a hot girl and then you take up five minutes of my voicemail going 'George! George! George!' "

Vic Palmero

Dr. Victor "Vic" Garcia Lantigua Palmero (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 as he walked Angie down the aisle on her wedding day he told her to leave George). He eventually accepts George as a good match for his daughter. His wife, Angie's mother Emilina, cheated on him and they divorced. (Vic says "Last week I went to her dermatology clinic to surprise her. And I walked in on her.... checking a man for moles in a place where sun damage is NOT a possibility!"). He has a brother, Octavio Palmero. Vic and George went out to the Atlantic to pull Octavio out of the ocean and bring him to American soil. Vic and Octavio later get drunk and brag about kicking Fidel Castro's butt. While they are talking, George bursts through the door dressed as Castro, and shouts in a thick Cuban accent,"It's Go-time!" scaring the day lights out of Vic and Octavio. Vic was later engaged to a 27-year-old woman, Lindsay Cafferty (Stacy Keibler), but later discovered she was cheating on him and decided to go back to Emilina, who had indicated that she wanted them to get back together. Unfortunately, she died before they could reunite. Vic seems to despise Fidel Castro; in Carmen's Dating, when George tells him that Castro died, he is irrepressibly thrilled. He speaks with a thick Cuban accent at which George pokes fun many times. George states that Vic's heavy Cuban accent makes every sign sound angry. Vic was shown to have a romantic interest in Benny, even kissing her a few times in a way more intense than that of "just in-laws." He also says "oye chico" or "Cuba" or "Castro" and George tells him in one episode that he will have to pay him 1 dollar to say those words in his house. Vic does not care. He starts to say all those words and dropping 1 dollar bills all over the place, and before he says "what-cha" to George in his own house. One of his catch phrases is "Ay-Dios Mio" meaning "Oh My God" in Spanish.

Veronica Palmero

Veronica Palmero (Aimee Garcia) is George and Angie's spoiled niece, Carmen and Max's cousin, Ray and Claudia'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 Lopez relatives after her aforementioned inheritance is frozen upon her mother's will being challenged. Appearing sexy and seductive, she's very fashion-forward and aspires to be a designer. She makes several attempts to get her trust money using her charm. In one episode, she smokes marijuana. She is very good at poker, beating George, Benny, Vic, and Ernie and winning all their money for Angie so she can buy 200 dollar shoes. She appears in Season 6 only, as a replacement for Masiela Lusha (Carmen), who left the show at the end of Season 5. She has a viable storyline that ties in with the rest of the Lopez family: Her father, Ray, was a con man and was only concerned about money. When he comes back in one episode, saying that he's changed, he successfully tricks Veronica into spending half of her inheritance on a handbag business in Miami. Later, however, George catches him and says "I knew you would run off, so I canceled the check. And just in case, I signed it Carlos Santana." Veronica is crushed, but with support from George, she goes to college.

Recurring characters

Amy

Amy (Sandra Bullock) is a recurring character who is nicknamed Accident Amy due to always getting into accidents. Whenever Amy shows up, Ernie says "Hey look, it's Accident Amy! Breakin' bones and breakin' hearts." After one bad accident, Amy lost her vision; she also appears wearing glasses and thrusting her hands out trying to identify people who speak to her. It was found out that she and Randy McGee were dating before he started dating Benny. But before Randy and Benny got married, Amy showed up at the bachelor party and told Randy leave Benny at the altar. Amy's first appearance occurs at the plant when she returns from breaking her arm. She has a daughter, Kimmy, who is also accident-prone. Amy states that her family has a slight depth perception problem.

The Powers Brothers

Jack and Mel Powers (Jack Blessing and Mark Tymchyshyn) are the presidents of Powers Brothers Aviation, the airplane manufacturing factory that employs George, Benny, and Ernie. Mel is the father of Zack Powers, a delinquent teenager who has a cold relationship with George because he used to date Carmen. Mel is said to be a womanizer; he often hires female managers and at one point he dates Veronica. A third brother, Lou, is also co-owner of the company but estranged from his siblings. Lou drinks often and is described as being more "caring" for the workers by promoting better quality health care. Occasionally, Jack and Mel will make racial comments towards George such as calling him 'amigo' and 'Senor Pumpkin Head.'

Jason McNamara

Jason McNamara (Bryan Fisher) is Carmen's boyfriend during seasons 3 and 4: popular, athletic, handsome, charming and smart. When he first started dating Carmen, she was new at school and he could not be seen with her. His younger brother, Eric, is in a wheelchair. His father (Stacy Keach) pressured him into taking steroids to enhance his athletic abilities. He and Carmen broke up at one point because he was cheating on her with a girl who was "more experienced," but he managed to win her back by using his charm and way with words at a Debate Club meeting which they both attended. He ran away from Carmen to pursue a baseball career after she tried to pressure him into having a baby so they could get married. He almost constantly clashes with George because George constantly accuses Jason to be lustful for Carmen despite the obvious fact that she lusts for him. Though George may be aware of this, he still prefers to accuse Jason possibly because he can't accept the fact that it's his daughter that's lustful for Jason. Although George eventually successfully negotiated Jason's pro baseball contract with the Washington Nationals farm team, the Savannah Sand Gnats. Jason was abandoned by his parents and George and Angie took him in. His last appearance was when he left California to pursue his baseball career.

Randy McGee

Randy (Nick Offerman) used to date Benny. They broke up once because Randy wanted to take it to the next level but Benny didn't. They got back together in the same episode, during which Randy proposes and Benny finally relents and says yes. Randy leaves Benny at the altar to be with Amy, his former love interest, but returns and begs her to take him back. Benny accepts, but later claims to leave Randy because he bored her.

Marisol

Marisol (played by Tonantzin Esparza) begins as an ex-gang member participating in one of Angie's gang rehab projects, which happens to be teaching dog grooming. Marisol laments that she doesn't want to be a dog groomer and envision herself with a classier job, such as working in an office, to which Angie responds by encouraging George to hire her at Powers Brothers for a trial period. She is known for having an attitude problem and for being very rude to people. When George was talking to Angie he says,"You remember the guy we fired that came back and tried to shoot up the place? He had a better attitude!" Her most famous line is, "I know, huh?" and "Ay, What are you looking at?" She has told Ernie directly on the first encounter that he has big ears, told George that he has a big head, and she answered the office telephone "Hello, Powers Brothers Aviation. How can I help your ass?" when Max's school called. She also took personal calls at work. Benny likes the way Marisol treats people ("She's like you, mom, but with estrogen."). She got George in trouble with the Powers Brothers for not responding to important calls. She took Carmen to a club past midnight and got her grounded, although she had good intentions and was only helping Carmen stand up to mean kids who were teasing her just like in her old school. After taking Carmen out to a club, she is kicked out, ends up with Benny, and is never seen on the show again.

Gina Sorenstam

Gina Sorenstam (Elmarie Wendel), is a factory worker who has nine fingers after a work accident. She is friends with Benny and blatantly "hits on" men, 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 seems to be a not-so-close friend of Benny, as she can be seen drinking with her in several episodes.

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. He is known to date many other girls for that reason, he "Knocked Up" his principal's daughter. She would not give in, so he went back home after breaking up with Carmen and leaving her in San Francisco. When he got back to his home town, Mel brought him into the factory to confront a furious George. After confessing to leaving Carmen, he runs outside and Benny hits him with a wrench.

Taylor

Taylor (played by Valeria Andrews) is Carmen's friend. Taylor and Carmen hung out with each other in San Francisco. Taylor is the backup dancer for Chingy. She helped Carmen pay rent in the episode Landlord Almighty. Taylor eats Carmen's food, uses her phone, and wears her clothes without permission. George stated Carmen and Taylor's friendship as "Carmen having her own Carmen." Taylor's exit comes when a one-night stand refuses to leave and George tricks her into packing her things and going back to San Francisco to make him think she is leaving, to which it's obvious to everyone but Taylor that he is actually forcing her to leave."

Frank

Frank (Mel Rodriguez) is a coworker and friend of George. He had his wedding reception at George's place. His job is in jeopardy. He was once in the carpool. In 'Max's Big Adventure,' George wanted to test Max about safety so Frank tried to lure him in his van. Another kid gets in the van instead and Frank gets busted by the cops, so he quits the carpool.

Ricky

Ricky (J.B. Gaynor) is Max's closest friend. Both George and Angie see him as a delinquent; He sticks a Grilled Cheese sandwich in George's VCR, he burns down George's garage after letting Max light off a bottle rocket and drives George's car into the backyard after he and Max skip school and wrecks it. George and Angie learn that he is enduring a childhood similar to and even worse than George's: a missing father and drunken mother. Ernie agrees to foster Ricky, who is capable of managing multiple household tasks out of necessity—his mother is usually too drunk to do anything. In a later episode, Ernie becomes engaged to Ricky's mother, after she informs Ernie she is pregnant with his child. It is later revealed that the child belongs to someone else, and Ernie's fiancee makes a swift and permanent exit.

Tammy

Tammy (Gigi Rice) is Ricky's alcoholic mother. Ernie dates her and takes care of Ricky for her because of her personal issues. In a later episode Ernie announces that he broke up with Tammy over irreconcilable differences "Ernie wanted to communicate more and she wanted to have sex with other guys while Ernie was at work".

Toby

Toby (played by Rachel Snow) was Carmen's best friend in season 2. In one episode they get into a huge fight with Piper, who was Carmen's mean and popular friend, and called Toby fat. They later make up, and Carmen and Toby ditch Piper and the other cool and popular girls. She moves away in Halloween Cheer and it devastates Carmen.

Piper Morey

Piper (Autumn Reeser) is Carmen's former friend turned arch nemesis. She is popular, one of the stars of Carmen and Toby's school. Piper and her other cool friends go on a website to post insulting comments; in the episode "Token of Unappreciation", they target Toby. Carmen did not agree, and Piper made Carmen choose to be friends with her or with Toby. Piper invites Carmen and Toby to her party; and Carmen tells Toby they're only inviting Toby to make fun of her. Carmen and Toby don't go to the party and Carmen and Toby remain best friends. In the episode Girl Fight Piper writes Carmen Hopez on the sliding door and also wrote Carmen Cant Say No-pez on her locker at school because Carmen's ex-boyfriend Adam spread a rumor that he had sex with Carmen. Carmen gets suspended from school when she gets in a fight with Piper. George and Angie fix the problem and the principal revokes Carmen's suspension, suspending Piper. After they tell Carmen she can go back to school now, she refuses, telling them that she's the school 'Whore" now after revealing a phone call from boys who where asking if they could leave a message for the school whore. Carmen goes to private school after people keep picking on her, including a guy pulling her shirt up in the hall and asking her if she wants to have sex with him. George and Angie raise money to send Carmen to private school.

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 overly dramatic in her poetry. Earlier in the show she appeared as Stephanie, Angie's sales tutor from La Marie Cosmetics. SEE STEPHANIE

Duncan

Duncan (played by Jonathan Jones) is the first boy Carmen dated in the episode Curious George. He wears his pants sagging. He broke up with Carmen because he wanted to have sex with her, but Carmen wasn't ready. When Carmen and Duncan are studying in Carmen's room, George thinks that they are having sex, so George sends Max upstairs to spy and Max says that her bedroom door is closed, which makes George think that they are doing it. When Benny sees Carmen and Duncan go up to her room, Benny says that Carmen will be pregnant in a week. Duncan is severely afraid of George.

Stephanie

Stephanie (also played by Hilary Duff) was introduced when Angie started working at the "La Marie" cosmetics company. She shows Angie ways of persuading customers to buy things. In the beginning, she says that she is 40 (really only 23) years old, and only looks young because she has been using exfoliaters. She gets Angie to lure customers by pointing out flaws. However, Angie discovers that using pity works for her.

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!' Although she is portrayed as being morbidly obese, she is seen on-screen in the episode "Who's Your Daddy?" as an average weight older woman.

Claudia

Claudia (Dagney Kerr) is George's absent-minded, and sometimes rude secretary from seasons one and two. She disappears from the show for unexplained reasons, and is replaced by Marisol in the middle of season two.

Danny Boy

Danny Boy is a lazy Powers Bros. worker who is never seen and is only heard from over the phone. He is also once heard as I fast food drive though worker. He is voiced by George Lopez.

Extended Lopez-Palmero family

Manny Lopez

Manuel "Manny" Lopez (played by William Marquez and portrayed as younger by Amaury Nolasco and Esai Morales) is George and Linda's estranged father, Angie's father-in-law, Benny's ex-husband, Lydia's husband, and Carmen and Max's paternal grandfather. He abandoned Benny and George when George was two and was rumored to have died when George was six. When George learned from his Aunt Cecilia that he was alive, he tried to track him down. George found Manny in Phoenix, Arizona, punched him in the face for calling his mother a "cabrona," (Spanish for "Bitch") and was arrested for it a month later. Manny dropped the charges and had George released. George finds out he has a half-brother, also named George, and hears that Manny and his son are poor but he later finds out that Manny owns Lopez Construction and is wealthy. Because of Manny's absence, George sometimes fumbles in his attempts to be a good dad, and he has to figure out for himself what might be the best ways to handle parenting issues. 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 Diaz

Joseph "Joe" Diaz (Ismael 'East' Carlo) is George's and Linda'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, "Who told you?" Benny calls it 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 (Olga Merediz) is George and Linda's aunt, Manny's sister, and Benny's ex-sister in law. She hadn't seen Benny for a long time and in the 2nd Season she said she had lost touch with Manny two years before. When she bumped into Benny and George in a SuperStore, she was surprised to see Benny again (when Benny saw Cecilia she ran away) and happy to see George. She told George that his father was still alive, and came to his house to give him a photo of Manny holding the infant George. She appeared in the episode Who's your Daddy.

Luisa Diaz

Luisa Diaz (Rita Moreno) is Benny and Joe's estranged mother, George and Linda's grandmother, and Carmen and Max's great-grandmother. She abused Benny as a child, which Benny refers to in several episodes. Benny and George describe her as "old school." Contrary to Benny's claim that Luisa threw her out when she was pregnant, Luisa says 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 George attempts 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."(slapping) Despite her relationship with Benny, she appears to get along quite well with George. At episode's end, it was revealed that Luisa had out-lived both her husband and Benny's brother. She predicts that Benny will be next, although Benny predicts that it will be Luisa. She has also out-lived George's father, Angie's mother, and Angie's brother's ex-wife.

Other relatives

  • Dr. Emilina Palmero (Sonia Braga) is Ray, Gloria, and Angie's deceased mother, George and Claudia's mother-in-law, Vic's ex-wife, and Veronica, Carmen, and Max's grandmother. She is a dermatologist. She and Vic divorced after Vic discovered she was cheating on him. She only appears in one episode in which it is inferred that she is using Vic. Upon finding out about the affair, Angie tries to invite her over, but she cancels, upon which Angie tells her mother she'll never forgive her. When Vic announces to Emilina that he's 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 Vic's situation with her to make him feel bad.
  • Gloria Palmero (Jacqueline Obradors) is Angie's sister. She was estranged with Angie until Angie's birthday. After announcing her divorce, she tries to make out with George in his garage(which Max witnesses). She only kissed him because she was jealous of Angie and got into a huge fight with her ("..and well I gave her her hair back!")
  • Ray Palmero (Andy García) is Angie's brother, Vic's son, and Veronica's estranged father. He is known for conning family members and others out of money, most notably his father. He attempts to do the same with daughter Veronica's inheritance, but is stopped by George. He really does love his daughter, but is too messed-up to be a good father. 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 (Maria Canals) is Veronica's deceased millionaire mother, 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. During her funeral, when her recorded will was played she tells Vic off "...will Vic Palmero please come to the stand ?; OK now bend over and kiss George Lopez's ass because I pick him!"
  • Lindsay Cafferty (played by Stacy Keibler) was Vic's young fiancee. She is very pretty, and much taller than Vic, plus she's not so bright when she let slip about Angie's supposed pregnancy. 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 Relatively Bad Idea) is George's younger 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 an Italian family, 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 revealed their relationship. She dates Vic in one episode.
  • George Edward Lopez II (Lou Diamond Phillips) is George's half-brother on his father's side, Angie's half-brother-in-law. He appears in two episodes, the first revealing him to have been raised in wealth; however, due to blowing his money, he attempts to use George for financial purposes. He helps George get in touch with Manny to make up, and later he comes to Thanksgiving dinner and tells his big brother that their father needs a kidney transplant. His mother is Manny's second wife, Lydia Lopez. They have a dog in which Manny named after Benny.
  • Octavio Palmero (Bert Rosario) is Angie's uncle and Vic's brother. George helped Vic get him out of Cuba for Angie's anniversary. He and Vic share an equal hatred for Fidel Castro, of which George took advantage, pranking them by barging into the house while Vic and Octavio were trash-talking about Castro in a Castro-like costume, scaring them both.
  • Lydia Lopez (Cristina Saralegui) is Manny's second wife and the second George's mother. She is first seen in George Has Two Mommies, and returns to attend Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Aunt Lynette (Connie Ramirez) is Angie's aunt. She is one of the many who look down on George and are horrified to discover George was left in charge of Veronica's inheritance.
  • Wayne Hill (played by Jerry Springer) is a former boyfriend of Benny. He was framed by George and Ernie thirty years ago, as they placed Sylvie's bra in Wayne's leather jacket to make Benny believe he was cheating on her. In one episode George told Wayne that Benny was dead in order to lure him away from Benny and he told Benny that Wayne was dead in order for her to forget about Wayne but in the end Benny and Wayne found out the truth. In the last episode they are seen together, suggesting that they will have a relationship into the future.
  • Uncle Oscar is George's other uncle. He is an unseen character and was mentioned once in the series in George's Dog Days of Bummer. It is also note that he is a homeless alcoholic.
  • Richard is Angie's sister's ex-husband, Carmen and Max's former uncle, and George and Angie's ex-brother-in-law. It is revealed in the episode A Kiss is Just a Kiss that he and Gloria got divorced after being married for two years. He is an unseen character.







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