Date of Birth : Jan 17th 1975
Puerto Rican-American actor known for playing sensitive Hector Federico “Rico” Diaz on HBO’s Six Feet Under. He was also a cast regular on Ugly Betty.
Rodriguez was born in Chicago, Illinois to Puerto Rican parents. . He is a graduate of Lincoln Park High School in Chicago.
Freddy Rodriguez’s first recognizable role on film was when he landed the part of Pedro Aragon Jr. in A Walk in the Clouds with Keanu Reeves and Giancarlo Giannini. Afterwards, Rodriguez went on film roles such an obnoxious jock in Can’t Hardly Wait. He played a Vietnam veteran in Dead Presidents with Chris Tucker and Larenz Tate and was also seen on Scrubs as Carla’s brother Marco. As a voice actor, he contributed the voice of Más y Menos on Teen Titans.
He starred in the film Poseidon as a waiter who briefly survives the horrible rogue wave that overcame the ship. He also played a vicious inner city drug dealer named Hector in the 2005 movie, Havoc. In 2006, he played Reggie, a character who only exercised one half of his body, in M. Night Shyamalan’s film Lady in the Water. He has recently starred alongside Eva Longoria and Christian Bale in Harsh Times, which has become one of his more famous roles, and is his first role where he plays a leading character in a major theater release. He was seen on an episode of the hit hospital television show ER, where he played a dying comic inspired by Bill Hicks. He also played a jockey in the movie Dreamer with co-star Dakota Fanning.
He also played busboy José Rojas in the 2006 film Bobby. Most recently, he starred as “EL WRAY” in Planet Terror, Robert Rodriguez’s portion of the double-feature film, Grindhouse. He made a cameo appearance as a flight attendant in the music video for the song Glamorous by Fergie. He also starred in the popular videogame Saints Row as the voice of Angelo Lopez. He appeared in the music video for the Santana song Into the Night.