George Lopez

by ethnic on April 27, 2009

Place of Birth: Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 23, 1961

Ethnicity: Mestizo Mexican

George Lopez is an American comedian, actor, and television personality. His father was a Mexican immigrant, from Nayarit. His mother was born in Los Angeles, of Mexican descent.

George’s paternal grandparents were Francisco Lopez and Josefa.

George’s maternal grandparents were John Hernandez (the son of Pedro Hernandez and Raphaela) and Benita N. Torres (the daughter of Alfonso Torres and Manulea Mares).

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Lopez Tonight (2009) stated that George’s genetic ancestry is:

*55% European
*32% Native American
*9% East Asian
*4% Sub-Saharan African

The exact accuracy of the DNA tests on Lopez Tonight has been questioned by genealogist Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak.

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Morrigan Ni Boii April 16, 2017 at 1:41 am

He’s half Spanish (or Portugal) and half Mexican Indian with mongoloid type.

bearboy August 11, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Latino’s are on average 18% Native American, 65.1% European, and 6.2% African ancestry. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/12/genetic-study-reveals-surprising-ancestry-many-americans

Duke February 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm

DNA tests revealed on TV for celebrities are usually distorted to engender controversy.

George Lopez looks mestizo with a dark pigmentation. He would look more Asian in terms of his facial features if he was predominately American Indian.

gamer20 November 22, 2015 at 8:59 am

He looks Mexican

Racial Realist October 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Looks just like his test says to me.

ilovecherlloyd July 9, 2015 at 6:56 am

He’s cute

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 8:07 pm

lmaoooooooooo is this a joke?

Boog May 21, 2015 at 8:54 am

It’s no such thing as 55% of European ethnicity- Europe, it’s not country.. I’m sure it was American from US post it, anyone who has simple education such as HS would know this basic things

theropod April 1, 2015 at 5:41 am

Looks 100% native Mexican to me.

Check7t August 13, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Look like typical mestizo.

Your Mom August 9, 2014 at 8:14 pm

I Don’t Believe For A Second He’s 55% Native American. He Looks Straight Up Aztec!

Jordan April 1, 2015 at 5:38 am

It says that he’s only 32% Native American.

anen87 July 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm

32% Native American + 9% East Asian = 41% mongoloid which IS a significant amount and certainly would show in your looks. I’ve seen U.S. Native Americans score the same or even less than that. Most mestizos come out looking “indio” very few come out looking “gueros” or else mexicans wouldn’t have the stereotype of being brown. The Criollos knew this that’s why they implemented the Cast system. You have to have 60%+ euro to consider someone “predominately european” heritage cause only then do you see an effect in their looks, Kuno Becker and Ximena Navarrete are examples of Mexicans of predominately european heritage. G-LO is simply mestizo nothing more

Princess June 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

He’s an African American.

Oliver Hill June 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

no way. you can’t be that stupid.

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 2:06 am

It’s a joke. Watch the youtube clip

Oliver Hill June 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

there is no way! no way your that stupid…

Katz March 10, 2014 at 11:07 pm

55% European..? And only 34% Native? O.o

ihatemostpeople March 11, 2014 at 1:20 am

LOL I said the same thing. He looks predominately Native.

scott March 11, 2014 at 10:50 am

he looks more like 60% native 20% european, this makes me think the “DNA tests” on his show aren’t legit

tomcabrerajr May 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm

You can’t figure out people’s genotype (genetic makeup) entirely through physical attributes. The genetic information could be exactly what he says, but all we see is his phenotype (observed traits that out of the multitude of combinations possible are expressed). That is how two white people (who may have had sub-african ancestry) could possibly have a black child (it’s VERY rare but has happened). The child might look black, but the child’s DNA test might show that it is predominantly European. This is an extreme example, but it gets the idea across.

lisa78419 June 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm

actually, there is a new way to find out only through genomic analysis. I have seen how they do it. read about it.

lisa78419 June 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm

look it up and you can find out all about it

tomcabrerajr July 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Genomics looks at DNA and its sequencing and such (in very simple terms), and that is not observable to the eye. So, I’m not entirely sure why you would premise your statement with “actually” because you’re basically supporting what I wrote. You still need to look at someone’s DNA rather than their overall physical appearance to be accurate.

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 1:38 am

Ikr? He looks 90% NA, the rest Spanish.

ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 12:33 am

He’s ugly af. There are some hot ass Mexican men, but he is definitely not one of them!! LMFAOOOOO!!!

Tommy January 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Looks Indian

Dan November 27, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I don’t care what ethnicity this guy is. He’s a racist p.o.s.

ethnic November 27, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Really?

Ryan January 18, 2013 at 5:17 am

Surprised on the small amount of Native and Black.
You’re telling me he is mostly European? He is Dark.

reg19888888 December 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm

cinnamongirlz bit$$ get your facts straight african is the smallest porcentage in mexico, have you ever read mexico genome project,the average mexican blood is 50 to 70% indian 40 to 30% white and 3 to 10% african,if african was higher than european we will look like mulatos or zambos wich means half black and most of us look certainly native, my family tree is closer to mayans from my mom side and my paternal grandfather is blue eyed,im proudly a mixed person with mexican identity so i dont feel black white or indian i dont want to choose sides im MEXICAN PERIOD you just hate euros so much

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