Rico Rodriguez (actor)
July 31, 1998 |
College Station, Texas, United States
|Relatives||Raini Rodriguez (sister)|
Rico Rodriguez (born July 31, 1998) is an American actor, known for his role of Manny Delgado in Modern Family, a sitcom produced by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). Rodriguez also wrote a book that was published in 2012.
Rodriguez was born in College Station, Texas, the son of Diane and Roy Rodriguez, who own a business. His siblings are brothers Ray and Roy, Jr. and sister Raini Rodriguez (an actress herself). Similar to his character in Modern Family, he is an uncle to five nieces. He is of Mexican descent.
Rodriguez had not considered becoming an actor until around 2006, when his sister began acting. "I thought I'd be a National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) chef going to the moon", he said regarding this in an interview in 2010.
As of December 2013, Rodriguez plays the role of Manny Delgado in Modern Family, a sitcom produced by the ABC. Rodriguez is a co-winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series on two occasions (2011 and 2012), alongside the rest of the show's cast, and a nomination for the same award was garnered in 2010.
Rodriguez has published a book titled Reel Life Stories...So Far that was released in 2012.
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2006–2007) – Ice cream kid prankster (10 episodes)
- Cory in the House (2007) – Rico (21 episodes)
- 'Til Death (2007) (1 episode)
- ER (2007) – James (1 episode)
- Nip/Tuck (2007) – Kid #1 (1 episode)
- iCarly (2007) – Boy riding toy horse (Episode: "iRue the Day")
- My Name Is Earl (2008) – Kid (1 episode)
- NCIS (2009) (Season 6, Episode 19: "Hide and Seek") – Travis
- Modern Family (2009–Present) – Manny Delgado
- Sesame Street (2010) – Presenter
- 2011 Kids' Choice Awards (2011) – Presenter
- Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2011) (1 episode)
- Good Luck Charlie (2011) – Leo (1 episode)
- R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2012) – Chi (Episode: "The Weeping Woman")
- Mad (2012) – Norman / Costumed Boy / Linus van Pelt (1 episode)
- 2013 Kids' Choice Awards (2013) – Co-Host (with Nick Cannon) (Main Host: Josh Duhamel)
- Epic Movie (Uncredited) (2007) - Chanchito
- Parker (2007) - Kid on Playground #2
- Babysitters Beware (2008) - Marco
- Opposite Day (2009) - Kid Janitor
- The Muppets (2011) - Cameo
- The Alma Awards (2011) - himself as Rico
- El Americano: The Movie (2014) - Cuco
Awards and nominations
- 2010 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV series (shared with Nolan Gould and Ariel Winter) (won)
- 2010 Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Breakout Male (nominated)
- 2011 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV series (shared with Nolan Gould and Ariel Winter) (nomination)
- 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Scene Stealer (Nominated)
- 2013 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Scene Stealer: Male (Nominated)
- Entertainment Magazine for Entertainer of the Year
- "Young Bryan siblings are finding success in Hollywood - The Eagle: Brazos Life". The Eagle. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
- "Rico Rodriguez Congratulates His Sister Raini Rodriguez For Her Role In Disney’s "PROM" Movie Disney Dreaming". DisneyDreaming.com. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- "Rico Rodriguez". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
- Macatee, Rebecca (8 December 2010). "Rico Rodriguez: I'm Nothing Like Manny on 'Modern Family'". PopEater. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
- "Manny (Rico Rodriguez)". ABC. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- "Television - Modern Family". The New York Times. December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- "‘Modern Family’ Star Rico Rodriguez Spills TV Secrets, Life Lessons in New Book". ABC News. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- Presentan “El Americano: The Movie”, coproducción México-EUA - Yahoo TV. Yahoo! TV. September 26, 2013
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