|“||Bad attitude, late, incompetent...but I look forward to working for him someday.||„|
|~ George's sarcastic description of Zack.|
|“||I think it'll be over when Carmen gets outta bed to make me a sandwich.||„|
|~ Zack confessing his true intentions to George.|
Zack Powers is the delinquent, womanizing teenage son of George's boss Mel in the show George Lopez.
He was played by Trevor Wright.
Zack is a conniving, lawless, loathsome delinquent and takes great pride in being one. He was a womanizer, often praying on girls looking for true love and have low self-esteem. Hence, George's daughter Carmen was easy prey for him.
He had already gotten a girl pregnant beforehand, not even respecting her enough to be safe. He joyfully engaged in vandalism, delinquency and ticking people off. He was well aware of George's disdain towards him and only got involved with Carmen simply to infuriate him. Zack had absolutely no respect for his father or any form of authority. He was confident his father's wealth would ensure he'd have an easy lifestyle.
Judging from Zack's personality traits, he may be an outright sociopath (albeit a low-functioning one). His lack of empathy is apparent with how he plans to ditch Carmen after having sex with her, just like he did to the principal's daughter (the aforementioned pregnant girl). His smug cowardice is apparent as well, constantly taunting George about his crush on Carmen but then hiding or running away as soon as stuff hits the fan. He charms Carmen (until she finally breaks up with him at least), but apart from that everyone either distrusts or flat-out hates him. He is also aggressive, as he once got busted for stealing a car and punched out a teacher on top of trashing the factory. He does have a Freudian Excuse (having an absent father and a bitter alcoholic mother), but George silently calls out how weak it is, since he had a similar childhood and turned out to be a stern yet gold-hearted man.
Zack had been kicked out of school and banned from any other educational institute. His father Mel had no choice but to bring him to work at the airplane factory. George took an instant disliking to Zack. While at the factory he was a poor worker and joyfully vandalized the place just to infuriate his father. Throughout this time, he was secretly seeing Carmen behind George's back. Carmen was genuinely falling in love with him, while Zack saw her as nothing as a tool for sex and a way to tick off George. When George figured out what was going on, he confronted Zack on the matter and despicable Zack joyfully said they'll be done as soon as they wake up. George made a go for him, but Ernie held him back to prevent George from getting fired and Zack made his getaway.
Zack soon whisked Carmen away from home. But then she got wise and ditched him in a club in San Francisco. Zack went home to steal more money for the road. But his father caught and forced him back to the factory to tell a detained George where Carmen was. If Carmen was harmed, George would beat Zack into a coma. Zack made a run for it, but not before getting knocked out by Benny with a wrench. Mel apparently then disowned him, as Benny never faced any punishment for hitting his son. His fate is unknown but he has paid the price for his callousness and delinquency.