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Rodriguez in 1998
|Born||January 19, 1955|
Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Medium||comedy, film, television|
|Genres||Observational comedy, blue comedy, insult comedy, physical comedy, satire|
|Subject(s)||Latin American culture, race relations, family, everyday life, human sexuality|
|Children||Paul Rodriguez, Jr.|
Paul Rodriguez, Sr. (born January 19, 1955) is a Mexican-American actor, comedian, singer and rapper.
Paul Rodriguez was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, to Mexican agriculture ranchers.His family later migrated to Compton, California, where Rodriguez enlisted in the United States Air Force and was subsequently stationed in Iceland and Duluth, Minnesota.
He first appeared in a.k.a. Pablo , a sitcom produced by Embassy Television for ABC, but the show was canceled after six episodes. In 1988 Rodriguez replaced Bob Eubanks as host of The Newlywed Game and lasted one season before cancellation. During his tenure as host, the show began using the 1958 song "The Book of Love", by The Monotones, as a theme song.[ citation needed ] He later hosted a Friday nighttime television show called El Show de Paul Rodriguez that was broadcast on Univision from March 2, 1990 to January 1, 1993.[ citation needed ]
From 2010 to 2011, Rodriguez hosted two seasons of the MTV Tr3́s comedy home video series Mis Videos Locos. The reality show features video footage of Latino people from various countries who are filmed by devices such as surveillance cameras and mobile phones.
Rodriguez has appeared in several feature films, such as Blood Work with Clint Eastwood, D.C. Cab , Born in East L.A. , Tortilla Soup , Rat Race , and Ali , and has also performed voiceover roles for King of the Hill , Dora the Explorer , and Beverly Hills Chihuahua . Rodriguez has also undertaken other roles in the film industry: He directed and starred in the film A Million to Juan , and he produced and appeared in the 2002 comedy film The Original Latin Kings of Comedy .[ citation needed ]
In 2009 the Paul Rodriguez: Comedy Rehab movie featured a night of Latino comedy that is hosted by Rodriguezand Paul Rodriguez: Just for the Record, which documents a live performance by the comedian, was released in 2011.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Rodriguez is expected to appear in the dark comedy feature film The Immortalist in 2020, along with Franco Nero, Sherilyn Fenn, Aries Spears, and Jeff DuJardin.
In 2004 Comedy Central ranked him at No. 74 on its list of the "100 Greatest Standups of all Time."Rodriguez was acknowledged with the "Humanitarian of the Year Award" by the City of Fresno for his work in the area of water conservation.
Rodriguez is a part-owner of the Laugh Factory comedy venue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., where comedian/actor Michael Richards was filmed as he engaged in a highly publicized on-stage rant against two black male hecklers.Of Richards' repeated use of the word "nigger", Rodriguez said, "Once the word comes out of your mouth and you don't happen to be African American, then you have a whole lot of explaining to do." Rodriguez also has an interest in farming and owns operations in California's Central Valley.
Rodriguez is known for his charity work and many of Rodriguez's comedy specials cover serious issues that are of concern to the Latino community. He has performed for several Comic Relief charity specials and, in 1995, he performed a comedy television special that was broadcast live from San Quentin State Prison. He is the chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition, a group that campaigns to draw attention to California's dire water situation, and was influential in the enactment of the California Water Bond Measure.
Rodriguez has been a vocal and active supporter of the Republican Party. In 2010 Rodriguez endorsed Republican Meg Whitman during her campaign against Jerry Brown to become governor of California.Rodriquez calls himself a "closeted Republican" but voted for Barack Obama in 2008. Rodriguez then endorsed Republican candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election and recorded a radio promotion in Spanish for Romney's campaign. Rodriguez also collaborated with former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of his work with the California Latino Water Coalition. In 2018, Rodriquez announced that he supports many of the policies of Donald Trump.
Rodriguez's son Paul Rodriguez Jr. is a professional skateboarder (also known as "P-Rod").
|The Whoopee Boys||Barney Benar|
|1987||Born in East L.A.||Javier|
|1993||Made in America||Jose|
|1994||A Million to Juan||Juan Lopez||Director|
|1998||Melting Pot||Gustavo Alvarez|
|2000||Price of Glory||Pepe|
|Mambo Café||Gustavo Alvarez|
|G-Men From Hell||Winiford 'Weenie Man'|
|2001||Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles||Diego|
|Tortilla Soup||Orlando Castillo|
|Rat Race||Taxi Driver|
|The Shipment||Jose Garcia|
|Ali||Dr. Ferdie Pacheco|
|2002||Blood Work||Det. Ronaldo Arrango|
|Back by Midnight||Next Week|
|Time Changer||Eddie Martinez|
|2003||Chasing Papi||Costas Delgado||Uncredited Role|
|2004||A Cinderella Story||Bobby|
|2005||The World's Fastest Indian||Fernando|
|2006||Cloud 9||Mr. Wong|
|Swap Meet||Councilmen Gonzales|
|Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen||Cupid||Voice Role|
|2007||One Long Night||Poncho|
|Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Chico||Voice Role|
|2009||Lonely Street||Det. Romero|
|Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie||Bato||Voice Role|
|2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Crazy Carlito|
|2016||El Americano: The Movie||El Divino||Voice Role|
|2017||Pray for Rain||Francisco Reynoso|
|1983||Gloria||Jerry||Episode: An Uncredited Woman|
|1984||a.k.a. Pablo||Paul Rivera||6 episodes|
|Tall Tales & Legends||Julio||Episode: Ponce de Leon|
|The Golden Girls||Ramone||Episode: Vacation|
|1988–1989||Trial and Error||Tony Rivera||8 episodes|
|1988–1989||The Newlywed Game||Himself|
|1990||Grand Slam||Pedro Gomez||8 episodes|
|1991||Hi Honey – I'm Dead||Ralph (The Angel)||TV-Movie|
|Great Performances||Satanas||Episode: La Pastorela|
|1995||Live in San Quentin, Paul Rodriguez||Himself||Live TV-Special|
|The Eddie Files||Construction Worker||Episode: Geometry – Invasion of the Polygons|
|Touched by an Angel||Ben Rivera||Episode: Trust|
|1995–1997||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Jesse the jester/Gilbert/Tizoc||Episode: Sleeping Beauty/The Fisherman and his Wife/The Shoemaker and the Elves|
|1996||Latino Laugh Festival||Himself||Live TV-Special|
|1998||King of the Hill||Jacinto||Episode: Three Days of the Kahndo|
|2000||Ready to Run||T.J.||Voice Role|
|2000–2001||Resurrection Blvd.||Paulie||4 episodes|
|2002||American Family||Flaco||Episode: Mexican Revolution|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||Rosas||Episode: Tagged|
|The Proud Family||Limo Driver||Voice Role|
Episode: Adventures in BeBe-Sitting
|Dora the Explorer||Leon, the Circus Lion||Voice Role|
Episode: Leon, the Circus Lion
|2005||The Buzz on Maggie||Julio's Father||Voice Role|
|2005||Zatch Bell||Teenager, Various Voices||1 episode|
|2010–2012||Mis Videos Locos||Himself||40 episodes for MTV Tr3s|
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