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Why did the 'Big Time Rush' star Carlos Pena Jr. change his name?

Updated On 28 Nov, 2017 Published On

Carlos Roberto Pena Jr., who is an American actor and singer, inherited his name from his father Carlos Pena Sr. Although he later changed his name after he got married. He is known for Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush as Carlos Garcia in addition to being a member of the band Big Time Rush.

He even hosts the Nickelodeon game show Webheads. He has been cast to play Kenickie in the live television, Grease: Live. He will be Playing Danny Zuko is a Dream role. He is excited to perform live on television.

He has his own boy band Big Time Rush, which was formed in 2009. The band member consists of himself, Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow and Logan Henderson

Carlos Pena Jr. changed his name after his Marriage to Alex Vega

Regarding his personal life, he had an affair with his childhood friend, Chelsea Ricketts (2003_2010). For twelve years, he dated Samantha Dole from 2001-2012, the couple finally broke in June 2012.

Carlos Pena Jr was in a relationship with Samantha Dole from 2001-12

Carlos Pena Jr was in a relationship with Samantha Dole from 2000-12

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He married Alex Vega on 4 January 2014 and subsequently, the couple took each other’s last names to be named Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega thereafter. He is not so tall as his height is 5 ft. 6 in. His weight is 68 kg. However, his build is athletic.

Carlos Pena Jr. and his gorgeous wife Alexa Vega

Carlos Pena Jr. and his gorgeous wife Alexa Vega

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Let's move into his professional life.

Carlos Pena Jr.; Professional Life

He started his acting career at the age of 10 and later went on to appear in supporting roles in Judging Amy, Summerland, and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.

He studied at a musical theater at the Boston Conservatory when his manager urged him for an audition for Big Time Rush, even though he was not willing for the audition. However, he finally got the role after two years. He moved to Hollywood since 2002. From 2011 to 2015, he has appeared in five movies.

  1. Little Bird played role of Louis
  2. The Hangover Hollywood Carlos
  3. The Giant King role of Krudd Voice role ( English version also known as Yak)
  4. Cole Academy role of Marcos
  5. Spare parts of Oscar Vasque.

He is a good entertainer. He has made a remarkable transition from a child actor to a serious actor. He has a complete package required for the entertainment industry. Through his hard work and devotion towards his profession, Carlos has made a prominent in the industry and alongside has managed a good fortune. He has a net worth of $6 million.