Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez

actor, writer, producer

Paul Rodriguez was born on Jan 19, 1955 in Mexico. Paul Rodriguez's big-screen debut came with D.C. Cab directed by Joel Schumacher in 1983, strarring Xavier. Paul Rodriguez is known for The Garcias directed by Jeff Valdez, Carlos Lacamara stars as Ray Garcia and Ada Maris as Sonia Garcia. Paul Rodriguez has got 1 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Paul Rodriguez achieved is NCLR Bravo Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Paul Rodriguez plays is The Garcias - Season 1 which will be released on Apr 14, 2022.

Friendly as all get-out, Latino stand-up comic Paul Rodriguez was born in Mexico but raised in East Los Angeles. After finishing his military service, he went to college on the GI bill with the idea of becoming an attorney, but developed an interest in comedy while taking elective courses.Paul honed his stand-up act at L.A.'s famous The Comedy Store while working as a doorman there, and got his break as an opening act for others at various concerts and universities and as a warm-up comic on Norman Lear's short-lived sitcom Gloria (1982) starring Sally Struthers.Lear was so impressed that he wrote and developed a sitcom specifically for Paul entitled a.k.a. Pablo (1984), which caught the public's eye only briefly. Other comedy series followed, however, including Trial and Error (1988) and Grand Slam (1990), and a few movies also came his way with S.O.S. taxi (1983) and American chicano (1987). Sticking to his Latino roots as the basis for his comedy, he has made an appealing crossover hit.The comedian broke through the talk show venue with "El Show de Paul Rodriguez", which had a four-year run, and branched out into directing with the film A Million to Juan (1994), which he also co-wrote and starred in. More recently, he appeared with Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee III (2001) and had an atypical role in director Clint Eastwood's Créance de sang (2002) as an arrogant, smarmy police detective. More recently, he has been visible (good or bad) in Comme Cendrillon (2004), Burt Munro (2005) and Cloud 9 (2006).He also executive-produced and starred in the comedy concert film The Original Latin Kings of Comedy (2002). He has been seen everywhere on cable comedy showcases, including Paul Rodriguez: Behind Bars (1991), Crossing White Lines (1999), Paul Rodriguez Live!: I Need the Couch (1987), Paul Rodriguez: Live in San Quentin (1995), Paul Rodriguez & Friends: Comedy Rehab (2009) and Paul Rodriguez: The Here & Wow (2018)., all of which solidified his reputation as one of the country's best known Hispanic comics in the U.S.Other millennium film credits include a wide variety of roles, including those in Tortilla Soup (2001), Ali (2001), Time Changer (2002), Baadasssss! (2003), Back by Midnight (2004), Lonely Street (2008), I'm Not Like That No More (2010), Mission Air (2014), Pray for Rain (2017), Cholo Zombies (2020). He also provided voices for the animated features Le chihuahua de Beverly Hills (2008), Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie (2009) and Comme chiens et chats: La revanche de Kitty Galore (2010). On TV, he was a regular on the Spanish-speaking comedy Componiendo a Paco (2012) and played the title role in the English-speaking sitcom Fixing Paco (2012).Paul has been recognized for his tireless charity work, which includes strong, avid support for the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Farm Aid, Leukemia Telethon, Project Literacy, and Housing Now, among many others.

  • Birthday

    Jan 19, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Known For


1 wins & 3 nominations

NCLR Bravo Awards
Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Variety or Music Series/Special
Winner - NCLR Bravo Award
Latino Laugh Festival (1997)

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows