|Carlos Pena, Jr.|
Carlos Pena, Jr. performing at Herald Square in New York City on his 21st birthday on August 15, 2010)
|Birth name||Carlos Roberto Pena Jr.|
|Born||August 15, 1989 (1989-08-15) |
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.
|Origin||Weston, Florida, U.S.|
|Occupations||Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter|
|Labels||Columbia Records (2009-present)|
|Associated acts||Big Time Rush|
Early lifePena was born in Columbia, Missouri. His father is of Spanish and Venezuelan descent, while his mother is of Dominican descent. He was raised in Weston, Florida. He attended Sagemont Upper School. He appeared in local productions of Grease and Man of La Mancha. He also had a role in the American Heritage School, where he attended before leaving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, production of Titanic. During his run in Titanic he fell in love with singing and dancing.
CareerHis first major role was a guest shot at age 15 on ER, followed later that year by guest-starring roles on Judging Amy, Summerland, and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.
While still in high school, Pena appeared in television commercials for the Super Soaker brand recreational water gun, and his image even appeared on the toy's packaging.
Pena was studying musical theater at the Boston Conservatory when his manager urged him to audition for Big Time Rush. Although he was reluctant to do so, he submitted an audition tape and won the role a month later. Pena moved to Hollywood in August 2009. On 2011, he made an appearance as a contestant on a reality show called Miller Production for the season.
 Big Time RushBig Time Rush is an American pop boy band that formed in 2009. The band consists of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Logan Henderson, all on vocals. As of 2011, the band has released two albums, BTR and Elevate.
|2004||ER||Arlo Escobar||1 episode|
|2004–2005||Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide||King Bee||13 episodes|
|2005||Judging Amy||Diego Valdesera|
|2009||Big Time Audition||Carlos García||TV movie|
|2009–present||Big Time Rush||Carlos García||Main role|
|2011||Hand aufs Herz||Carlos Pena||with the band Big Time Rush, 210.Episode (Hand aufs Herz is a german telenovela on Sixx)|
|Nick News||Himself||Episode: "Lies We Tell In Middle School"|
|Miller Production||Himself||11 episodes (1 season)|