Birth Name: Mario Lopez
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA
Lopez was born Oct. 10, 1973, and raised near San Diego, CA. The irrepressible entertainer was taking dance lessons by age three, and at age 10, was discovered at a talent competition by an agent who encouraged the youngster to try for an acting career. It was not long before he was cast on the short-lived sitcom, "a.k.a. Pablo" (ABC, 1984), starring Paul Rodriguez as a Mexican-American comedian whose assimilated parents disapprove of his ethnic-based humor. Lopez went on to become a featured player on the kids' musical series "Kids Incorporated" (syndicated, 1984-1993) where, for two years (1984-86) he further developed his dance skills. Guest roles on primetime series followed, including a...
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