|Birth name||Rodney Sheppard|
|Born||November 25, 1967|
|Origin||Newport Beach, California|
|Genres||Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Reggae|
|Associated acts||Sugar Ray, James Eeday|
Life and career
Rodney was born in Trinidad, but raised in Newport Beach, California. His mother's name is Gloria and he has an older brother named Alan. While attending Corona del Mar High School Rodney & friends formed a cover band inspired by the group The Jam. That band, initially called The Tories, went on to become The Shrinky Dinx, and eventually became Sugar Ray.
On New Years Eve 1998 Rodney proposed to girlfriend of 9 years- Gretchen Fyke. The couple married in Newport Beach, California on June 6, 1998. They have two children: Campbell Lee (born July 7, 2000) & Charlotte Anne (born December 11, 2002).
Campbell's middle name is an homage to action star Bruce Lee. Rodney's admiration for the actor, and the entire Kung Fu genre, can be seen in his role in the video for Sugar Ray's "When It's Over" where he attempts karate with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
- Amazon.com photo of Sugar Ray sleeve |http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B00005JH75/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_2?ie=UTF8&index=2
- Rodney's IMDB |http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0791983/