Rico Rodriguez (actor)

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Rico Rodriguez
Rico Rodriguez at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Rodriguez at the 2015 PaleyFest
Born (1998-07-31) July 31, 1998 (age 17)
Bryan, Texas, US
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Raini Rodriguez (sister)

Rico Rodriguez (born July 31, 1998) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Manny Delgado in the ABC sitcom Modern Family. He also wrote a book that was published in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Rodriguez was born in Bryan, Texas, the son of Diane and Roy Rodriguez, who own a tire shop called Rodriguez Tire.[1] His siblings are brothers Ray and Roy Jr., and sister Raini Rodriguez, who is an actress.[2] He is of Mexican American descent.[3]

Career[edit]

Rodriguez in June 2010.

Rodriguez had not considered becoming an actor until around 2006, when his sister began acting, stating in 2010 that he thought he would be "a NASCAR chef going to the moon".[4] In September 2009, he began playing Manny Delgado in Modern Family.[5] He 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.[6] He wrote a book that was published in 2012 titled Reel Life Lessons... So Far.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Epic Movie Chanchito
2007 Parker Kid on Playground #2
2008 Babysitters Beware Marco
2009 Opposite Day Kid Janitor
2011 The Muppets Rico Rodríguez Cameo
2016 El Americano: The Movie Cuco

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Ice cream kid prankster 10 episodes
2007 Cory in the House Rico 2 episodes
2007 ER James 1 episode
2007 Nip/Tuck Kid #1 1 episode
2007 iCarly Boy riding toy horse Episode: "iRue the Day"
2008 My Name Is Earl Kid 1 episode
2009 NCIS Travis Buckley Season 6, Ep201 19: "Hide and Seek"
2009–present Modern Family Manny Delgado
2011 Sesame Street Presenter
2011 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 1 Episode
2011 Good Luck Charlie Leo 1 Episode
2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Chi Episode: "The Weeping Woman"
2012 Norman Costumed Boy / Linus van Pelt 1 Episode
2014 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Snow-Foot Episode: "The Legendary Snow-Foot!"
2015 Cyberchase Ollie Episode: "The Cyberchase Movie part 1" & "The Cyberchase Movie part 2"
2015 Austin & Ally Benny Episode: "Burdens & Boynado"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2009 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2010 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2010 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series Won
2010 Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Male Breakout Star Nominated
2010 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actor – Television Nominated
2011 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2011 ALMA Award Favorite TV Actor-Supporting Role in a Comedy Won
2011 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series Nominated
2011 Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Male Breakout Star Nominated
2012 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2012 ALMA Award Favorite TV Actor-Supporting Role in a Comedy Won
2013 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2013 Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Male Breakout Star Nominated
2014 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2015 Image Award Best Young Actor – Television Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Young Bryan siblings are finding success in Hollywood – The Eagle: Brazos Life". The Eagle. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Rico Rodriguez Congratulates His Sister Raini Rodriguez For Her Role in Disney's "PROM" Movie Disney Dreaming". DisneyDreaming.com. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rico Rodriguez". The Hollywood Reporter. September 20, 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  4. ^ Macatee, Rebecca (December 8, 2010). "Rico Rodriguez: I'm Nothing Like Manny on 'Modern Family'". PopEater. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Manny (Rico Rodriguez)". ABC. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Television – Modern Family". The New York Times. December 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "'Modern Family' Star Rico Rodriguez Spills TV Secrets, Life Lessons in New Book". ABC News. November 20, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 

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