Fast Facts

  • At the age of 13, appeared in a Super Soaker water gun commercial.
  • After starting his studies at the Boston Conservatory, auditioned and was selected to be a part of the band Big Time Rush; the group was given an eponymous Nickelodeon show at the same time they signed a record deal.
  • Released his first album with Big Time Rush, BTR, in 2010.
  • His first solo single, "Electrico," was released in 2014; the song landed in the Top 10 on iTunes Latin chart.
  • He and his wife Alexa were the first married couple to compete against each other on Dancing with the Stars, when they both appeared on season 21.
  • Holds a black belt in Taekwondo.
  • Is a certified rescue scuba diver.
  • Has a passion for creating aerial photography using drones.


  • Andres Pena — Brother
  • Margarita Pena — Mother
  • Antonio Pena — Brother
  • Ocean King PenaVega — Son
  • Alexa PenaVega — Wife
  • Carlos Pena Sr. — Father
  • Javi Pena — Brother


  • Attended the Boston Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, United States


  • Birth Name: Carlos Roberto Pena Jr.
  • Birth Place: Columbia, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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