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Anthony "Citric" Campos
Anthony “Citric” Campos stars alongside comedian George Lopez on “Lopez,” TV Land’s fearlessly honest but hilarious comedy. Campos was born and raised in Boyle Heights, a predominantly Latino neighborhood in East Los Angeles. As a child, Campos was impressed with performers such as Michael Jackson and John Travolta and dreamed of becoming a performer one day. Campos’s dreams were put on hold when, as a teenager, he became actively involved in a gang. After years of living on the edge and on the wrong side of the law, Campos decided in his early 20s, when his son Eric was born, it was time to grow up and take care of business. Inspired by Latino hip-hop artists Kid Frost and Mellow Man Ace, Campos started performing with the hip-hop group Brown Town Looters in the 1990s. The group played at local venues and eventually landed a record deal with an independent label. When one of their singles became a huge hit in Japan, Campos and the group had the privilege of traveling to Japan to headline the annual Japan Lowrider Super Show.
Campos caught the “acting bug” soon after he returned from Japan. He began hosting a hip-hop interview show on a local TV station and booked his first acting job as a background performer for the music video “Lil’ Ghetto Boy” with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Throughout the 1990s, Campos continued to book background roles as thugs, gang members and prisoners and was ultimately “discovered” by director Mike Judge. A casting director saw a photo of Campos on a website promoting his music and tracked him down to audition for a role in Judge’s film “Idiocracy.” Although he had no acting experience, other than gigs as a background actor, Campos booked the job and unleashed his huge comedy chops when he played the hilarious and memorable role of the Secretary of Defense in the film. Since then, Campos has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including the film “Harsh Times” with Christian Bale and Eva Longoria and the TV comedy series “Silicon Valley” on HBO. He has also performed voiceover services for characters on comedies such as “King of the Hill” and “Squidbillies.”
Campos continues to balance his passions of music and acting. He also enjoys speaking with youths about the path his life has taken so that they can be inspired to find their own paths to success.
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George Lopez stars as himself in TV Land’s fearlessly honest but hilarious comedy “Lopez.” Lopez’s multifaceted career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted "Lopez Tonight," a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez's return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television's groundbreaking hit sitcom "George Lopez," which ran for six seasons on ABC. "George Lopez" remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broadcast stations and cable's Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network and among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly programs in syndication. "George Lopez" is one of only four off-net comedies to post weekly ratings gains among households from the 2007-08 to 2008-09 seasons.
In 2015, Lopez was seen in the Lionsgate inspirational drama "Spare Parts." Produced by Lopez, the film is based on a true story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who team up to build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition. In 2014, Lopez starred in the multi-camera ensemble comedy "Saint George" on FX, which he co-created. In 2013, Lopez released his second memoir "I’m Not Gonna Lie: And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50," in which he tells the unabashed and hilarious truth about aging -- as only he can. In 2012, Lopez debuted his third solo stand-up special "It’s Not Me, It’s You" on HBO. Lopez also voiced animated characters in a string of animated blockbuster films including Rafael in "Rio" and "Rio 2" along with Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg; Thurman in "Escape from Planet Earth" opposite Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara; Grouchy Smurf in "The Smurfs" and "The Smurfs 2"; and the three installments of "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." His other film credits include the box-office hit "Valentine's Day" directed by Garry Marshall, "Swing Vote," "Henry Poole Is Here" and "Balls of Fury." In August 2009, Lopez filmed his second HBO comedy special "Tall, Dark and Chicano," which was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Comedy Album. He headlined his first HBO comedy special "America's Mexican" in 2007. Lopez has also performed as part of HBO and TBS's "Comic Relief 2006." His acclaimed comedy concert "Why You Crying?" debuted on Showtime in 2004. He released his third stand-up CD "El Mas Chingon" in 2006, which also earned Lopez a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Comedy Album. Prior to that, in 2004, he was nominated for a Grammy in the same category for his CD "Team Leader." In May 2004, his autobiography "Why You Crying?" entered The New York Times best-seller list top 20. The book was co-written by Emmy-winning writer and sportscaster Armen Keteyian. Lopez also was the focus of the award-winning documentary "Brown Is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream." In 2006, Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top 10 Favorite Television Personalities.
Hayley Huntley stars as Olly alongside comedian George Lopez on “Lopez,” TV Land’s fearlessly honest but hilarious comedy. Huntley is an accomplished actor and writer and has guest-starred and recurred on popular shows such as "Childrens Hospital," "Scream Queens" and Comedy Central’s "Review" with Andrew Daly. She has also appeared on Dominic Dierkes and Sean Clements’s pilot presentation of “Bad Friends” and Issa Rae’s “Words with Girls.” A native of Reno, NV, she earned her master's in creative writing from the University of Southern California. She also writes a column called “Fixated” in which she covers L.A. theater for @ This Stage Magazine. An alumna of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre L.A., Hundley continues to perform and direct live theatre on stages in L.A. and New York.
Maronzio Vance is a writer, actor and comedian starring alongside comedian George Lopez on “Lopez,” TV Land’s fearlessly honest but hilarious comedy. Vance's blunt, sarcastic and witty style landed him appearances on Wanda Sykes's "Wanda Does It," Jamie Foxx's “Laffapolooza,” “Last Comic Standing” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
In 2012, Vance wrote for FOX's pilot remake of “In Living Color” and shot a half-hour special for Comedy Central that same year. In 2014, he was a regular on FOX's comedy series “Enlisted” and has appeared in several national Miller Lite commercials. Vance’s debut comedy album "Laughmatic" highlights his curmudgeonly nature and raw intelligence as he seamlessly moves from deep political commentary to extremely relatable complaints about the average American experience. His passion for hip-hop, sports and comics is apparent through his engaging commentary on stage. With a comfortable stage presence, he continues to tell stories and perform stand-up regularly throughout Los Angeles and all around the country.
Ray Diaz stars alongside comedian George Lopez on “Lopez,” TV Land’s fearlessly honest but hilarious comedy. Diaz’s family hails from Cuba, and he was born in Key West, FL. He began his career as a model in New York, where he booked his very first audition for a national Macy's commercial. A lucrative career blossomed, and he went on to work for such illustrious brands as Calvin Klein, L'Oreal, Polo, Cosmopolitan, Harley-Davidson and Reebok, among others.
After studying acting at The William Esper Studio in New York, Diaz moved to Los Angeles and instantly made his independent film debut in the thriller “Stone Markers” while continuing to work solidly on television campaigns for Lexus, Ford and Subway. He completed his second independent film “In Da Cut” in 2013 and subsequently found representation with Luber Roklin Entertainment and booked his first series regular role on Hulu’s "East Los High.”