Valente Rodriguez

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Valente Rodriguez
Born (1964-02-14) February 14, 1964 (age 52)
Edcouch, Texas, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present

Valente Rodriguez (born February 14, 1964) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ernesto "Ernie" Cardenas on the sitcom George Lopez. He also starred as Cesar in the TV Land sitcom Happily Divorced.

Life and career[edit]

Rodriguez was born in Edcouch, Texas, of Mexican descent. He attended the University of Texas-Pan American.

In 1988, Rodriguez moved to Los Angeles, California. He later landed his first leading role in the film Salsa. Other film credits include Impulse, Twenty Bucks, Ed, Volcano, Blood in Blood Out (Bound by Honor), Suckers, Erin Brockovich, Roosters, The Ugly Truth, The New Guy and the critically acclaimed Mi Familia or My Family.

He has also made television appearances as a regular on the Fox's comedy show Culture Clash, as well as Mad About You, Golden Girls, Growing Pains, Falcon Crest, Beverly Hills, 90210, Dharma and Greg, Yes, Dear, George Lopez, and he also makes quick appearances in the films The House Bunny and (500) Days of Summer.

He also played as Mr. Reyna in Gotta Kick It Up!. Rodriguez also appeared in an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a resident of an apartment building which was going to be knocked down to make a parking lot for a university.

Recently he can be found on Comcast On Demand's "English For All" under the Learn English category. He plays the character Abro Cadabro, the brother of a woman with whom The Wizard is going on a date.


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