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Anthony “Big CiTRic” Campos. Actor, Comedian & Musician from Idiocracy, Silicon Valley & Lopez on TV Land. From Gang Banger To Hollywood & What It's Really Like To Work With George Lopez!

May 24, 2022

Anthony “Big CiTRic” Campos. Actor, Comedian & Musician from Idiocracy, Silicon Valley & Lopez on TV Land. From Gang Banger To Hollywood & What It's Really Like To Work With George Lopez!

Anthony “Big CiTRic” Campos. Actor, Comedian & Musician from Idiocracy, Silicon Valley & Lopez on TV Land. From Gang Banger To Hollywood & What It's Really Like To Work With George Lopez!

Paul Vato & CiTRic (tune in if you want to know the origin story of CiTRiC's nickname) reconnect and discuss Anthony's storied career, from troubled gang banger, to rap artist to actor in Hollywood. Anthony & Paul discuss what it's really like to work with George Lopez & why taking a Greyhound bus from LA to Las Vegas is a HORRIBLE idea!

Campos was born and raised in Boyle Heights, a predominantly Latino neighborhood in East LA. As a child, Anthony was impressed with performers such as Michael Jackson & John Travolta, & dreamed of becoming a performer one day.

Inspired by Latino hip-hop artists Kid Frost & Mellow Man Ace, Anthony started performing with the hip-hop group Brown Town Looters in the 1990s. The group played at local venues and eventually landed a record deal with an independent label. When one of their singles became a huge hit in Japan, Anthony & the group had the privilege of traveling to Japan to headline the annual Japan Lowrider Super Show.

Throughout the 90s, Anthony continued to book background roles as thugs, gang members and prisoners, & was ultimately “discovered” by Mike Judge. A casting director saw a photo of Anthony on a website promoting his music and tracked him down to audition for a role in Judge’s new film “Idiocracy.” Although he had no acting experience, other than gigs as a background actor, Anthony booked the job & unleashed his huge comedy chops when he played the hilarious & memorable role of Secretary of Defense in the film.

Since that time, Anthony has appeared in numerous films & TV shows, including the film “Harsh Times” with Christian Bale & Eva Longoria & the TV comedy series “Silicon Valley” on HBO. He has also performed voiceover services for characters on comedies such as “King of the Hill” & “Squidbillies.


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