Actor Carlos Alazraqui

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 15, 2006

Q I think the show Reno 911! on Comedy Central is so funny. Can you tell me something about the actor who plays Deputy James Garcia?
—Mark Talbot, Barstow, Calif.

Carlos Alazraqui, 43, makes Deputy Garcia fun to watch on the "fake-reality" cops show Reno 911! But you've undoubtedly heard him more than you've seen him—as the voice of the Taco Bell chihuahua ("Yo quero Taco Bell)" and in voiceovers for dozens of animated TV shows and movies, including SpongeBob SquarePants, King of the Hill, Hey Arnold!, The Family Guy and The Fairly Oddparents. He has a passion for skydiving and has completed 718 jumps since 1995. "It's so much fun," he says. "Being up there is very mind-clearing."