Adam Rodriguez (actor)

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Adam Rodriguez
Adam Rodríguez February 2015.jpg
Rodriguez at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, February 2015
Born Adam Michael Rodriguez
(1975-04-02) April 2, 1975 (age 41)
Yonkers, New York, United States
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, director
Years active 1997–present

Adam Michael Rodriguez (born April 2, 1975)[1] is an American actor, screenwriter and director. He is best known for his long running role as Eric Delko on CSI: Miami. In September of 2016, he will be portraying Task Force Agent and the newest recruit to the BAU Agent Luke Alvez in season 12 of Criminal Minds.

Early life[edit]

Rodriguez was born in Yonkers, New York,[2] the son of Janet, an airline ticket agent, and Ramon Rodríguez, an executive with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.[1][3]

His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Cuban descent, and his mother is of Puerto Rican ancestry.[4]

He attended Clarkstown High School North in New City, New York along with NFL player Keith Bulluck of the New York Giants, where he graduated with the class of 1993.[citation needed] Rodriguez had initially hoped to be a professional baseball player, but after a high school injury, he turned his attention to acting and performed in a children's theater in New York. Prior to full-time acting, he was a stockbroker.[4]


He has appeared in commercials, including one for Coca-Cola. His first film appearance was as an extra in The X-Files. He later appeared on Brooklyn South, Law & Order, Felicity, Roswell and NYPD Blue.

He has appeared in a number of music videos, including Jennifer Lopez's 1999 video, "If You Had My Love", Busta Rhymes' "Respect My Conglomerate", Lionel Richie's "I Call It Love", opposite Nicole Richie, Melanie Fiona's "It Kills Me", 50 Cent's "Many Men", alongside Rory Cochrane, and Wisin & Yandel's No Dejemos Que Se Apague. He was a participant in the pro-Obama video, Yes We Can. He joined the main cast of CSI: Miami which premiered in 2002 and directed and wrote the episode "Hunting Ground" (Season 9 Episode 16). He left the main cast 5 episodes into Season 8 and was credited as a recurring cast member for 8 episodes. In Season 9, he returned to the main cast until the show ended with season 10 in 2012.

Rodriguez starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry movie I Can Do Bad All By Myself as Sandino, alongside Taraji P. Henson.[2] Rodriguez also co-starred in a smaller film called Love and Debate[citation needed]. He played Bobby, Hilda's love interest in season 4 of Ugly Betty. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles, and has a third residence in Puerto Rico.

He appeared in Let The Game Begin (2010)[5] and Magic Mike (2012).[4]

Rodriguez was recently cast as Luke Alvez, an FBI Fugitive Task Force Agent who joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit in the twelfth season of Criminal Minds,[6] replacing Shemar Moore.

Rodriguez was on the cover of H mag on April 2012, photographed by Joey Shaw.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 NYPD Blue Uniform Cop Episode 4x12 "Upstairs, Downstairs"
1997-98 Brooklyn South Officer Hector Villanueva 20 episodes, season 1
1999 If You Had My Love Jennifer Lopez music video
1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One Pilot
1999 Law & Order Chino Episode 10x06 "Marathon"
1999-2000 Felicity Erik Kidd Season 2, 3 episodes
2001-02 Resurrection Blvd. Jorge Four episodes
2000 Details Chris Short
2001 All Souls Patrick Fortado 6 episodes
2001 Impostor Trooper #1
2001-2002 Roswell Jesse Esteban Ramirez Season 3, 17 episodes
2002 King Rikki Alejandro Rojas
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI Level 3: Eric "Delko" Delektorsky Episode 2x22 "Cross-Jurisdictions"
2002-2012 CSI: Miami CSI Level 3: Eric "Delko" Delektorsky Main role
2003 Queens Supreme Hector Martinez Pilot
2004 Six Feet Under Kenny Simms Episode 4x10 "The Black Forest"
2005 Keeper of the Past Stanley Short
2005 Kim Possible Burn Burnam Episode 3x10 "Team Impossible" (voice)
2005 Category 7: The End of the World USAF Pilot Ritter TV Movie
2006 Love & Debate Elias
2006 Thanks to Gravity Elias
2006 Splinter Private Martinez
2006 Unknown County Doctor
2007 Take Steven
2007 Cielito Lindo Leonard Directed/Produced by Alejandro Alcondez
2008 B.O.H.I.C.A. Diz
2008 15 Minutes of Fame Casting Director
2008 A Kiss of Chaos Freddie
2006 I Call It Love Boyfriend Music Video
2008 Christmas Break Alejandro Short
2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself Sandino
2009 Many Men Detective Music Video
2009 Respect My Conglomerate Police Officer/Cameo
2009 Caught in the Crossfire
2009-2010 Ugly Betty Bobby Talercio Season 4, 11 episodes
2009 It Kills Me Boyfriend Music Video
2010 Let the Game Begin Rowan Sly 'Ricky'
2010 Cielito lindo Leonardo
2010 Caught in the Crossfire Shepherd
2010 Psych Tommy Nix Episode 5x05 "Shawn and Gus in Drag (Racing)"
2011 Sesame Street Detective Alfie Betts Episode 42x14 "Letter 'R' Mystery"
2012 Magic Mike Tito
2012 Necessary Roughness Edmund "Gonzo" Gonzalez Episode 2x04 "Slumpbuster"
2013 The Goodwin Games [7] Ivan Season 1, 3 episodes
2014 About Last Night Steven Thaler
2014 Lovesick Jason
2014 Reckless Preston Cruz 13 episodes
2015 Magic Mike XXL Tito
2015 The Night Shift Dr. Joseph "Joey" Chavez Season 2, 6 episodes
2015 Jane The Virgin Jonathan Chavez Recurring Season 2
2015 Empire Laz Delgado Recurring Season 2
2015 Runner Troy
2016-present Criminal Minds Luke Alvez Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Project Result
2013 MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Moment Magic Mike Nominated[8]


  1. ^ a b "Adam Rodriguez" (2006). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Vol. 71. Detroit: Gale. Accessed via Biography in Context database, August 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Rodriguez, Francis (September 16, 2009). "CSI's Adam Rodríguez looks beyond 'Miami'". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Adam Rodriguez profile,; accessed March 17, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Terrero, Nina (June 27, 2012). "Adam Rodriguez Strips Down and Tells All". NBC Latino. NBC News. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  5. ^ Let the Game Begin (2010) IMDb
  6. ^ Prudom, Laura (June 8, 2016). "'Criminal Minds' Casts Adam Rodriguez as Series Regular for Season 12". Variety. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  7. ^ Snierson, Dan. "Adam Rodriguez signs on to 'The Goodwin Games' -- EXCLUSIVE". Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Brevet, Brad (March 5, 2013). "2013 MTV Movie Award Nominations Led By 'Django Unchained' and 'Ted'". Rope of Silicon. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 

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