Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an actor who turned to politics. Antonio Villaraigosa has taken a step, a small step, in the other direction.
The Los Angeles mayor plays himself in an episode of the ABC-TV's "The George Lopez Show," which will air at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5.
According to a news release that describes the episode, the mayor "pays a personal visit to the Lopez family when he hears that George has been imitating him in order to bully a menacing biker."
Lopez, the star of the eponymous show, is one of the nation's best-known Latino comedians and no stranger to L.A. politics. In the first round of mayoral voting in March he backed state Sen. Richard Alarcon. But Joe Ramallo, a Villaraigosa spokesman, said that was water under the bridge.