Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Jaime Alazraqui (born July 20, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, singer, impressionist, producer and screenwriter, possibly best known for his role as Deputy James Garcia on Reno 911!. His extensive voice-over work includes the role of Spyro from Spyro The Dragon, Leslie P. Lilylegs on New Looney Tunes, the Taco Bell chihuahua in the Taco Bell commercials, Denzel Crocker and Juandissimo Magnifico on The Fairly OddParents, Rocko and Spunky on Rocko's Modern Life, Lazlo & Clam in Camp Lazlo, Rikochet in ¡Mucha Lucha!, Grandpapi Rivera in El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, and as Mr. Weed in Family Guy. He is a weekly contributor on The Stephanie Miller Show.

Carlos Alazraqui
Carlos Alazraqui at Flappers in Burbank 20190706 (cropped).jpg
Alazraqui at Flappers in Burbank, California in 2019
Birth nameCarlos Jaime Alazraqui
Born (1962-07-20) July 20, 1962 (age 58)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.[1]
MediumStand-up, film, television
Alma materSacramento State[2]
Years active1985–present
GenresObservational comedy
Subject(s)Impressions, pop culture
Laura Mala
(m. 2010)

Early lifeEdit

Carlos Jaime Alazraqui was born on July 20, 1962, in Yonkers, New York,[1] to Argentine parents. He moved with his family to Concord, California, at an early age. He attended college at California State University, Sacramento, California, from 1982 to 1986,[1] where he began competing in open mic contests. After winning in his fourth year of competing at the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Alazraqui took his prize money and moved to Los Angeles.[3]


Voice workEdit

Carlos Alazraqui, pictured in June 2005

Alazraqui has performed several voices for Nickelodeon cartoons, including Rocko on Rocko's Modern Life, as well as Denzel Q. Crocker and Juandissimo Magnifico on The Fairly OddParents, Winslow T. Oddfellow and Lube on CatDog, and Scooter on SpongeBob SquarePants. He also voiced several additional voices for the Cartoon Network shows, Cow and Chicken, KIDSCITY: The Village Dome of Kids and I Am Weasel during their runs in the mid-late 1990s. He also voiced Spyro in Spyro the Dragon. He was later replaced by Tom Kenny as Spyro in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Spyro: Year of the Dragon and Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly. In 1997, he voiced Crash Bandicoot in a promotional ad for the game Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.[4] He also voiced the Taco Bell chihuahua in the Taco Bell commercials,[5] Rikochet in the first two seasons of ¡Mucha Lucha! and Mr. Weed (the head of the "Happy Go Lucky" toy factory) on Family Guy. It is mentioned in the DVD commentary track that Alazraqui was reluctant to leave Family Guy. In particular, Seth MacFarlane suggests that the death of Alazraqui's character took the actor by surprise. He also voiced Dr. Julius No in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

In 2005, he added the voices for two Cartoon Network series – The Life and Times of Juniper Lee where he played Monroe, a guardian dog with a Scottish accent and three characters in Camp Lazlo: Lazlo, Clam and Chef McMuesli. In 2006, he added Salty Mike from Squirrel Boy and Walden in Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! on Nick, Jr. to his credits. He played Wisk in Glen Hill's 2000 film version of L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. He also provided the voice of Nestor in the Happy Feet films. And he currently voices Ranger Smith, Morocco Mole, Atom Ant, Mudsy the Funky Phantom and Loopy De Loop.

Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, a storyboard writer for Rocko's Modern Life, described Alazraqui's normal voice as bearing "no accent at all". Marsh describes Alazraqui's "Scottish accent" as "one of the best" and that he performs his other accents as "all very well". According to Marsh, Alazraqui uses various accents in his comedy routines.[6] He had worked for the Disney Channel on Handy Manny, where he provided the voice for Felipe, the bilingual Phillips-head screwdriver and for Abuelito, Manny's grandfather. He was the original "voice guy" on the Stephanie Miller Show. His replacement was Jim Ward having previously substituted for him. In January 2008, Alazraqui returned to fill in briefly while Ward recovered from surgery. In 2014, he voiced Mesmo and Torts in Mixels. He voices Tio Tortuga in Sheriff Callie's Wild West.[citation needed]

In addition, Alazraqui joined Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour in 2014, playing some of the dates with Ward and he has a semi-regular segment on Miller's radio show Coffee with Carlos.[7]


Alazraqui is known for his live-action work in Reno 911!, in which he portrayed Deputy James Garcia for five seasons (2003–08). He played the same role in the series' 2007 spinoff film Reno 911! Miami. As a nod to this role, he also played a "bumbling" Reno cop in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Let it Bleed". He has been a celebrity on the Tom Bergeron version of Hollywood Squares.[8]


Alazraqui wrote and starred in The Last White Dishwasher, a short film.

Web seriesEdit

In 2009, he collaborated with Ted Nicolaou on the web series The Club,[9] which was released in November 2010. The series features Jill-Michele Meleán, Debra Wilson, Johnny A. Sanchez, Lori Alan, and Daran Norris.

In 2013, Alazraqui starred as a drug dealer[10] in one episode of the Melinda Hill web series Romantic Encounters.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Currently, Alazraqui resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two daughters.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 A Bug's Life Loco
1999 An All Dogs Christmas Carol Chihuahua Television film
Crusaders of Might and Magic
2000 The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Wisk / Wil Knook Direct-to-video; credited as Carlos Alazaraqui
2001 Osmosis Jones Eyewitness
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Panchito Pistoles Direct-to-video
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Sheen's Dad
2003 Finding Nemo Bill
2004 Howl's Moving Castle Voice, English Dub
Channel Chasers Denzel Crocker, Dinkleberg, Tony Futurelli, Maho Mushi Announcer
Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.! Dude #1 Direct-to-video
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Goofy Goober Announcer, Squire
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Breakdance, Secret Service Agent
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Houston, Piddles the Clown, Camera Guy Direct-to-video
Toy Story 3 Army Man
Batman: Under the Red Hood Chi Chi, Thug #1 Direct-to-video
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Cat Gunner, Cat Spy Analyst
2011 Happy Feet Two Néstor
2012 Justice League: Doom Bane Direct-to-video
Delhi Safari Bajrangi English Dub
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Hernando, Congressman Noches Direct-to-video
2013 Monsters University Additional Voices
Planes El Chupacabra
Free Birds Amos
2014 The Book of Life General Posada, Chuy the Pig, Dali #2
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Seagull, Dead Parrot
Pixels Tattoo Uncredited
Inside Out Father's Fear, Brazilian Helicopter Pilot
Minions Additional Voices
April and the Extraordinary World Additional Voices English Dub
2016 Robinson Crusoe Long John Silver English Dub; credited as Dennis Q'Connor
Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants Bane Direct-to-video
Sing Nana Noodleman’s Butler
2017 Despicable Me 3 Additional Voices
The Emoji Movie
Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie Eduardo Television film
2019 Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bane
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Rocko / Spunky Netflix film


Video gamesEdit


  • Bayer commercial (2014) – Mike
  • Direct Auto Insurance commercial (2011–12) – JJ Hightail
  • GEICO commercial (2003) – Taco Bell chihuahua
  • Taco Bell commercials (1997–2000) – Taco Bell chihuahua


Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 2011 - Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in a Television Production - Nominated


  1. ^ a b c "Carlos Alazraqui Q&A: Birthplace (Video)". December 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
    • a "...then attended school, college in Sacramento after two years of junior college playing soccer and running track. I decided to do four years at Sacramento State from 82-86." — 00:58-01:08.
  2. ^ Basofin, Pete. "Sac History Happenings: In History's Spotlight: Carlos Alazraqui". Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Carlos Alazraqui profile". Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Alazraqui, Carlos (August 24, 2017). "#TBT to the Crash Bandicoot and Taco Bell days...". @carlosalazraqui. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  5. ^ David, Long. "Taco Bell Dog Story".
  6. ^ "Dan Abrams' interview with Jeff "Swampy" Marsh", The Rocko's Modern Life FAQ
  7. ^ "The Stephanie Miller Show - August 5, 2015 - Free Speech TV". Free Speech TV. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  8. ^ ""Hollywood Squares" - Episode dated 28 December 1998". IMDB. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "The Club on The Web". The Club on The Web. Archived from the original on September 12, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "brand new episode up today starring Carlos Alazraqui!". Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  11. ^ Gutelle, Sam. "Melinda Hill Seeking 'Romantic Encounters' On My Damn Channel Network". Tubefilter. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  12. ^ "Gabriel Igelsias and Carlos Alazraqui Talk Disney's PLANES, Voicing Their Characters, Voice-Over vs Stand-Up, Improv, and Their Upcoming Projects". August 7, 2013.
  13. ^ Archer Season 6 Episode 3 closing credits
  14. ^ Chozen Episode 4
  15. ^ "Glitzotrene: One Town's Seduction". Moonbeam City. Season 1. Episode 5. October 21, 2015. Comedy Central.
  16. ^ "Carlos Alazraqui". Voice Chasers. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  17. ^ Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals Closing Credits
  18. ^ a b "Behind The Voice Actors – Carlos Alazraqui". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved June 27, 2015. – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
  19. ^ "The Voices of Adventures of Puss in Boots, The (2015, Computer Animated Series) - Voice Cast Listing at Voice Chasers". Voice Chasers. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  20. ^ Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
  21. ^ WB Games Montréal (October 25, 2013). Batman: Arkham Origins. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Closing credits, 16:40 in, Voiceover Talent.
  22. ^ "Carlos Alazraqui".
  23. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.

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