Carlos Roberto PenaVega is an American actor and singer. Carlos Roberto Pena Jr. was born on August 15, 1989, 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 is best known for starring on the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush as Carlos García in addition to being a member of the band Big Time Rush. He was the host of the Nickelodeon game show Webheads.
His first acting role was a guest star at age ten on ER, followed later that year by guest-starring roles on Judging Amy, Summerland, and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. He released his first solo single in Spanish on February 4, 2014, titled “Electrico.” The song charted in the top 10 of the Latin iTunes songs charts on release, yet failed to chart anywhere else. He presented for first time at the Nickelodeon Colombia Kids’ Choice Awards given in Bogotá.