Carlos PenaVega shot to fame and cult status after starring on the highly successful Nickelodeon musical comedy “Big Time Rush” as Carlos Garcia. The band of the same name hit the road, selling out arenas around the globe and releasing three albums, each of which received gold certification. PenaVega portrayed Oscar Vasquez in Lionsgate Films/Pantelion Films feature, Spare Parts alongside George Lopez and Marisa Tomei.
A singer and a dancer, PenaVega starred as Kenickie with Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens in the live, two-hour television musical production of “Grease: Live!,” based on the classic American movie musical Grease. He also starred alongside Kate Bosworth, Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker and Kyle Gallner in the independent feature film Little Birds.
In 2017, PenaVega starred in the Hallmark Channel original movie “Enchanted Christmas” opposite his wife, Alexa PenaVega, and in last year’s “A Midnight Kiss.”