Carlos Pena, Jr. Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Carlos Pena, Jr. Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Carlos Roberto Pena, Jr. was born on the 15th August 1989 in Columbia, Missouri USA, of Spanish, Dominican and Venezuelan descent. He is best known for being not only an American singer, songwriter, rap musician, but a dancer and actor, who is known to the world as Carlos Garcia in THE TV series called “Big Time Rush”, and a member of the boy band with the same name. He is also recognized as a television director. His career has been active since 2004.

Have you ever wondered how rich Carlos Pena, Jr. is? Sources estimate that Pena’s net worth is $4 million as of late 2015, with the main source of this amount of money being his acting career. Additionally to this, Pena has appeared in various advertisements and these have also added to his net worth. Another source of his wealth is coming from his dancing and singing career. There is no doubt that his net worth will become higher in the near future.

Carlos Pena, Jr. Net Worth $4 Million

Carlos Pena was raised in Weston, Florina, in a big family, by his father Carlos Pena, Sr. and his mother Margarita Pena. He was a student at Sagemont Upper School in Weston. Side by side with his education, he started earning money by doing performances in local musical productions such as “Grease”, and “Man of La Mancha”. He also starred in “Titanic”, a production by the American Heritage School. This had a huge influence in encouraging him to focus on an acting career, so he moved to Los Angeles in order to continue pursuing this goal.

In 2004, when he was just 15 years old, his professional acting career began thanks to his first substantial appearance, in the TV drama series called “E.R” in the role of Arlo Escobar. Later, he had more guest-starring roles in other TV shows such as “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” (2004-2005) playing King Bee, “Judging Amy” (2005) in the role of Diego Valdesera, “Summerland” (2005) as Student, as well as appearing in a number of the Super Soaker television commercials for the water gun toy. Soon after, he had a role in the “Little Shop of Horrors” musical, which brought him a nomination for Lead Actor in a Musical. All this has added to his net worth.

The year 2007 was one of the Pena’s most successful years, when he became a competitor in the MTV reality series named “Making Menudo”.

In 2009 while Pena was studying musical theater at the Boston Conservatory, his manager called him to audition for a new Disney TV show called “Big Time Rush”, on the channel Nickelodeon, created by Scott Fellows. At the audition Pena won the main role of Carlos Garcia, so he moved to Hollywood in the same year. This TV show focuses on the Hollywood misadventures of Logan, Kendall, Carlos and James, four hockey players from Minnesota, after they are selected to form a boy band with the same name – “Big Time Rush”, also known as “BTR”. This pop boy band signed a contract with Nick Records, and later with Columbia Record, and their first single was performed in the first episode of the show. As of late 2015, the band has released three albums: “BTR”, “Elevate” and “24/Seven”. On these albums, Pena has written a number of songs, such as “Oh Yeah” from the first album, ”Invisible” from the second album, and on the third album he has written almost every song. The last episode of this TV show was aired in 2014, when Pena decided to continue his career as a solo. His net worth was rising steadily.

In the same year he released his first single in the Spanish language, called “Electrico”; the premiere performance was at the Nickelodeon Colombia Kids’ Choice Awards in Bogota. Later in 2015, he started competing with his professional partner Witney Carson in the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”. Finishing in fourth place. He is also recognized as the host of the Nickelodeon game show called “Webheads”. His net worth continued to increase.

Regarding his personal life, Carlos Pena has been married to Alexa Vega, a famous actress, since the 4th January 2014. The couple still has no children. One of Pena’s biggest passions and hobbies is scuba diving, so he is a certified rescue diver. He likes Taekwondo, too, and has a black belt.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 15, 1989
Birth place: Columbia, Missouri, United States
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Profession:Actor, Dancer, Singer-songwriter, Television Director
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Alexa Vega (m. 2014),_

Interesting Facts

1Became a father for the 1st time at age 27 when his wife Alexa PenaVega gave birth their son Ocean King PenaVega on December 7, 2016.
2Carlos's Favorite Thing To Do On A Cruise Ship Is To Go On The Flo Rider.
3Best Friends George Kosturs & Nic Luken.
4Carlos has 2 cats - Zero & Zira.
5His father is of Spanish and Venezuelan descent. His mother is of Dominican ancestry.
6Member of Big Time Rush.
7Friend of Ashley Tisdale.
8Has a German Shepard named Sydney.
9Carlos has 3 brothers - Javi, Antonio and Andres.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV ActorBig Time Rush (2009)
2011Astra AwardAstra AwardsFavourite International Personality or ActorBig Time Rush (2009)· Logan Henderson
· James Maslow
· Kendall Schmidt
2011Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, AustraliaFavorite Television StarBig Time Rush (2009)· Logan Henderson
· James Maslow
· Kendall Schmidt
2010Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, AustraliaFavorite Television StarBig Time Rush (2009)· Logan Henderson
· James Maslow
· Kendall Schmidt




Grease: Live2016TV Special pre-productionKenickie
Killing Hasselhoff2015post-productionPedro
Pixies2015William (voice)
The Penguins of Madagascar2015TV Series
Spare Parts2015/IOscar Vazquez
Courtside2014TV SeriesCarlos
Code Academy2014ShortMarcos
Big Time Rush2009-2013TV SeriesCarlos Garcia / Himself
Marvin Marvin2013TV SeriesBig Time Rush
Big Time Movie2012TV MovieCarlos Garcia (as Carlos Pena)
The Hangover Hollywood2011ShortCarlos
Little Birds2011Louis Estes (as Carlos Pena)
Summerland2005TV SeriesStudent
Judging Amy2005TV SeriesDiego Valdesera
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide2004-2005TV SeriesKing Bee
ER2004TV SeriesArlo Escobar



Big Time Rush2013TV Series 1 episode



Big Time Movie2012TV Movie writer: "Music Sounds Better With U"



Dancing with the Stars2015TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon HALO Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Webheads2014TV SeriesHimself - Host
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Fuse Follows2013TV Series documentaryHimself
81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2012TV MovieHimself (as Carlos Pena)
TeenNick Halo Awards2012TV SpecialBig Time Rush (as Carlos Pena)
Big Time Tour2012TV MovieHimself (as Carlos Pena)
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself (as Carlos Pena)
How to Rock2012TV SeriesHimself
Piper's QUICK Picks2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The National Christmas Tree Lighting2011TV MovieHimself (as Carlos Pena)
Big Time Rush: Music Sounds Better with U2011TV MovieHimself (as Carlos Pena)
Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play: Get Your Game On2011TV MovieHimself (as Carlos Pena)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2010TV MovieHimself - Big Time Rush (as Carlos Pena)
BRAVO: Best of 20102010TV MovieHimself (as Carlos Pena)
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
7 Secrets: Big Time Rush2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Carlos Pena)
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Big Time Rush (as Carlos Pena)
Katelyn Tarver TV2010TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself

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