Carlos Roberto PenaVega (born Carlos Roberto Pena Jr.; August 15, 1989) is an American actor and singer. 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.
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 attended Sagemont Upper School where he was a cheerleader. He appeared in local productions of Grease and Man of La Mancha. He also had a role in a production of Titanic by the American Heritage School, where he attended before leaving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. During his run in Titanic he fell in love with singing and dancing.
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.