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Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Raised in California, Alazraqui started appearing on comedy stages during his college years in Sacramento, eventually moving to San Francisco and then Los Angeles to further his performing career. In 1993, he landed the plum job of voicing Rocko, the main wallaby protagonist of the Nickelodeon show "Rocko's Modern Life" and from then on, the animated world was his cartoon oyster. Dabbling in video games and commercials, Alazraqui found surprise success as the voice of the inescapable Taco Bell Chihuahua. His fast-food obligations didn't hinder his animation work, however, with recurring roles on shows such as "CatDog" (Nickelodeon, 1998-2005) and "The Fairly OddParents" (Nickelodeon, 2001- ). Only occasionally appearing in front of the camera outside of his steady part as Deputy James Garcia on "Reno 911!," Alazraqui voiced the scouting spider monkey Lazlo and other characters on "Camp Lazlo!," and typically was featured in at least a dozen cartoons during any given year. Sometimes lending his voice to shows for younger kids, including "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!" (Nick Jr., 2006-2010) and "Handy Manny" (Disney Channel/Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior, 2006- ), Alazraqui later had a rare feature-film role as El Chupacabra in the Disney animated aviation tale "Planes" (2013).