Adam Michael Rodriguez (born April 2, 1975)[1] is an American actor, screenwriter and director. He became known for his role as Eric Delko on CSI: Miami. He also portrayed Task Force Agent Luke Alvez in Criminal Minds.

Adam Rodriguez
Rodriguez in 2014
Adam Michael Rodriguez

(1975-04-02) April 2, 1975 (age 49)
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
  • director
Years active1997–present
Grace Gail
(m. 2016)

Early life edit

Rodriguez was born in Yonkers, New York,[2] the son of Janet, an airline ticket agent, and Ramon Rodriguez, 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, graduating in 1993.[5] Rodriguez 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.

Before full-time acting, he was a stockbroker.[4]

Career edit

Rodriguez in 2015

Rodriguez 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 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"; Melanie Fiona's "It Kills Me"; 50 Cent's "Many Men"; and Wisin & Yandel's "No Dejemos Que Se Apague". He was a participant in the pro-Barack Obama video "Yes We Can".

He starred in 18 episodes of Roswell (Season 3)

He was part of the original cast of CSI: Miami, which premiered in 2002. He later directed and wrote the episode "Hunting Ground" (season 9, episode 16). He left the main cast five episodes into season 8 and was credited as a recurring cast member for eight episodes. He returned to the main cast in season 9 and remained on the show until it ended with season 10 in 2012.

Rodriguez starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry movie I Can Do Bad All by Myself as Sandino.[2] He co-starred in a smaller film, Love and Debate.[6] He played Bobby, Hilda's love interest, in season 4 of Ugly Betty.

He appeared in Let the Game Begin (2010),[7] Magic Mike (2012), Magic Mike XXL (2015), and Magic Mike's Last Dance (2023).[4]

In 2015, he was cast in the recurring role of Dr. Chavez in the second season of The Night Shift.[8][9]

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

In 2016, Rodriguez was cast as Luke Alvez, an FBI Fugitive Task Force Agent who joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit in season 12 of Criminal Minds,[10] replacing Shemar Moore.

In 2021, Rodriguez was cast as Bobby Diaz in a recurring role in the NBC drama series Ordinary Joe.[11]

Personal life edit

Rodriguez married model Grace Gail, the daughter of actor Maxwell Gail, in 2016. They have three children, including son Bridgemont Bernard Rodriguez, who was born on March 16, 2020.[12][13]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Details Chris Short film[14]
2001 Impostor Trooper #1 Based on the 1953 short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick
2002 King Rikki Alejandro Rojas
2005 Keeper of the Past Stanley Short film
2006 Love & Debate Elias
Splinter Private Martinez
Unknown County Doctor
2007 Take Steven
2008 B.O.H.I.C.A.[15] Diz
A Kiss of Chaos[16] Freddie
Christmas Break Alejandro Short film
15 Minutes of Fame[17] Casting Director
2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself[18] Sandino
2010 Let the Game Begin[19] Rowan Sly 'Ricky'
Cielito lindo[20] Leonardo
Caught in the Crossfire Shepherd[21] Direct-to-video
2012 Magic Mike[22] Tito
2014 About Last Night Steven Thaler
Lovesick[23] Jason
2015 Magic Mike XXL[24] Tito
2017 Axis voice
CHiPs Shamus
2018 Incredibles 2 Detective No. 2 Voice
2021 A Christmas Proposal Julian Diaz
2023 Magic Mike's Last Dance Tito [25]

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
1997 NYPD Blue Uniform Cop Episode: "Upstairs, Downstairs"
1997–98 Brooklyn South Officer Hector Villanueva Main role; 19 episodes
1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One Guest Episode: "Pilot"
Law & Order Chino Episode: "Marathon"
1999–2000 Felicity Erik Kidd Recurring role; 3 episodes
2001 All Souls Patrick Fortado Recurring role; 6 episodes
2001–02 Resurrection Blvd. Jorge Recurring role; 4 episodes
2001-02 Roswell Jesse Esteban Ramirez Main role (season 3); 18 episodes
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Eric Delko Episode: "Cross-Jurisdictions"
2002–2012 CSI: Miami Main role; 219 episodes
2003 Queens Supreme Hector Martinez Episode: "Pilot"
2004 Six Feet Under Kenny Simms Episode: "The Black Forest"
2005 Kim Possible Burn Burnam Voice, episode: "Team Impossible"
Category 7: The End of the World USAF Pilot Ritter Miniseries[26]
2007 NCIS Dead Body in the Taxi Episode: "Trojan Horse"
2009–2010 Ugly Betty Bobby Talercio Recurring role; 11 episodes
2010 Psych Tommy Nix Episode: "Shawn and Gus in Drag (Racing)"
2011 Sesame Street Detective Alfie Betts Episode: "Letter 'R' Mystery"
2012 Necessary Roughness Edmund "Gonzo" Gonzalez Episode: "Slumpbuster"
2013 The Goodwin Games[27] Ivan Recurring role: 3 episodes
2014 Reckless Preston Cruz Main role; 13 episodes
2015 The Night Shift Dr. Joseph "Joey" Chavez Recurring role; 6 episodes
2015, 2018 Jane the Virgin Jonathan Chavez Recurring role; 7 episodes
2015 Empire Laz Delgado Recurring role; 5 episodes
Runner Troy Television film
2016 Chunk & Bean Jim Herrera Pilot[28]
Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum"
Criminal Minds Luke Alvez 79 episodes
Main role (seasons 12–present)
2020 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Raul Vega Recurring role
2020 One Day at a Time Danny[29] Episode: "Boundaries"
2021 Ordinary Joe Bobby Diaz Recurring role

Director edit

Year Title Notes
2011–2012 CSI: Miami Episodes: "Hunting Ground" & "At Risk"
2015 Scorpion Episode: "Dam Breakthrough"
2018 Criminal Minds Episodes: "Last Gasp" & "Ashley"

Writer edit

Year Title Notes
2011–2012 CSI: Miami Episodes: "Hunting Ground" & "At Risk"

Music videos edit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 "If You Had My Love" Man in dark room Jennifer Lopez music video
2003 "Many Men" Detective 50 Cent music video
2006 "I Call It Love" Nicole Richie's Boyfriend Lionel Richie music video
2009 "Respect My Conglomerate" Police officer Busta Rhymes music video
"It Kills Me" Boyfriend Melanie Fiona music video

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Project Result
2013 MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Moment Magic Mike Nominated[30]

References edit

  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". Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Terrero, Nina (June 27, 2012). "Adam Rodriguez Strips Down and Tells All". NBC News. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Westchester Native Joins CBS' 'Criminal Minds' Cast As Show's Star Is Fired". Rivertowns Daily Voice. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2018 – via
  6. ^ Marquez, Eui-jo (July 2009). "LI've & Debate". Home Media Magazine. 31 (30): 28.
  7. ^ "Let the Game Begin (2010)". 17 January 2010.
  8. ^ "'Jane The Virgin' Casts 'Magic Mike' Star Adam Rodriguez for Recurring Arc". TheWrap. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  9. ^ Turchiano, Danielle (2018-03-03). "'Jane The Virgin' Boss Breaks Down Revisiting the Jane-Chavez Relationship Through the 'Me Too' Lens". Variety. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  10. ^ Prudom, Laura (June 8, 2016). "Criminal Minds' Casts Adam Rodriguez as Series Regular for Season 12". Variety. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (July 23, 2021). "Adam Rodriguez Joins NBC Drama Series 'Ordinary Joe' As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  12. ^ "'Criminal Minds' Star Adam Rodriguez and husband Taylor Welcome Third Child Together". Retrieved 2020-03-25.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "It's a Boy! Adam Rodriguez and husband Taylor Welcome Son Bridgemont Bernard: 'In Love'". Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  14. ^ "Details". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  15. ^ De Leon, Kris (February 4, 2008). "'CSI: Miami' Actor Stars in a War Movie". BuddyTV. Seattle: Advanced Media Research Group, Inc. Archived from the original on October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  16. ^ "A Kiss of Chaos". Fabrication Films. Los Angeles. February 15, 2011. ASIN B00473YW14. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  17. ^ "15 Minutes of Fame". Fabrication Films. Los Angeles. May 8, 2012. ASIN B007I1TG6I. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  18. ^ "I Can Do Bad All By Myself". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  19. ^ "Let the Game Begin". Rotten Tomatoes. Los Angeles: Fandango Media. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  20. ^ "Filman en Chihuahua "Cielito Lindo"". Wayback Machine. San Francisco: Internet Archive. Archived from the original on August 17, 2007. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  21. ^ "Caught in the Crossfire". Fabrication Films. Los Angeles. July 13, 2010. ASIN B003INBNQQ. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  22. ^ "Magic Mike". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  23. ^ "Lovesick". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  24. ^ "Magic Mike XXL". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  25. ^ Williams, Jordan (February 11, 2023). "All 5 Original Character Cameos In Magic Mike 3 Explained". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on February 14, 2023. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  26. ^ "Category 7: The End of the World". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  27. ^ Snierson, Dan (September 13, 2012). "Adam Rodriguez signs on to 'The Goodwin Games' -- EXCLUSIVE". Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  28. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (February 18, 2016). "'Breaking Bad' Alum Anna Gunn Cast in ABC Comedy Pilot 'Chunk & Bean'". Variety. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  29. ^ "Adam Rodriguez on Getting Catfished by Rita Moreno's Character on 'One Day at a Time' (Exclusive)". ET Online.
  30. ^ Brevet, Brad (March 5, 2013). "2013 MTV Movie Award Nominations Led By 'Django Unchained' and 'Ted'". Rope of Silicon. Archived from the original on March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2013.

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