Carlos Jaime Alazraqui, born July 20, 1962, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist and voice actor. He is best known for his role as Deputy James Garcia on the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. Alazraqui was credited for voicing Due, Tho, and additional voices in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and for voicing Tonraq and the protester in The Legend of Korra.
Alazraqui was born to Argentine parents in Yonkers, New York, and moved to Concord, California at an early age. He later relocated to Sacramento to attend California State Sacramento where he began competing in open mic contests. After winning in his fourth year of competing at the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, he took his prize money and moved to Los Angeles.
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 on CatDog, and additional voices on Angry Beavers and KaBlam!. Alazraqui also voiced several additional voices for the Cartoon Network show Cow and Chicken during its run in the mid-late 1990s. He also voiced the titular protagonist of the first game in the Spyro the Dragon series, the Taco Bell chihuahua in commercials, Rikochet in the first two seasons of Mucha Lucha! and Jonathan Weed, the head of the Happy Go Lucky Toy Factory, on Family Guy, until the character's death. It is mentioned in the DVD commentary track that Alazraqui was reluctant to leave the Family Guy series. In particular, Seth McFarlane suggests that the death of Mr. Weed took the actor by surprise.
In 2005, he added the voices for two Cartoon Network series: The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, wherein he played Monroe, a guardian dog with a Scottish accent, and two characters in Camp Lazlo: Lazlo and Clam. 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 Happy Feet.
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, a storyboard writer for Rocko's Modern Life and co-creator of Phineas and Ferb, for which Alazraqui voiced Bobbi Fabulous, 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 "all very well". According to Marsh, Alazraqui uses various accents in his stand-up comedy routines.
Alazraqui also does work for the Disney Channel on the Playhouse Disney show Handy Manny. He provides the voice for Felipe, the bilingual phillips-head screwdriver, and for Abuelito, Manny's grandfather. He was also the original "voice guy" on the Stephanie Miller Show. His replacement was voice actor Jim Ward, who had previously substituted for him. In January 2008, he returned to fill in for Jim Ward briefly while he recovered from surgery.