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Adam Michael Rodriguez (born April 2, 1975)[1] is an American actor, screenwriter and director. He became known for his long running role as Eric Delko on CSI: Miami. He is currently portraying Task Force Agent and the newest recruit to the BAU, Agent Luke Alvez, in Criminal Minds.

Adam Rodriguez
Adam Rodríguez 2014.jpg
Rodriguez in 2014
Born
Adam Michael Rodriguez

(1975-04-02) April 2, 1975 (age 44)
OccupationActor, screenwriter, director
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)
Grace Gail (m. 2016)
Children2

Early lifeEdit

Rodriguez was born in Yonkers, New York,[2] the son of Janet, an airline ticket agent, and Ramon Rodríguez, 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, where he graduated with the class of 1993.[5] Rodriguez had 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. Prior to full-time acting, he was a stockbroker.[4]

CareerEdit

 
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 has 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", opposite Nicole Richie, Melanie Fiona's "It Kills Me", 50 Cent's "Many Men", alongside Rory Cochrane, and Wisin & Yandel's No Dejemos Que Se Apague. He was a participant in the pro-Obama video, Yes We Can.

He joined the main cast of CSI: Miami which premiered in 2002 and directed and wrote the episode "Hunting Ground" (Season 9 Episode 16). He left the main cast 5 episodes into Season 8 and was credited as a recurring cast member for 8 episodes. In Season 9, he returned to the main cast until the show ended with season 10 in 2012.

Rodriguez starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry movie I Can Do Bad All By Myself as Sandino, alongside Taraji P. Henson.[2] Rodriguez also co-starred in a smaller film called Love and Debate.[6] He played Bobby, Hilda's love interest in season 4 of Ugly Betty. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles, and has a third residence in Puerto Rico.

He appeared in Let The Game Begin (2010)[7] and Magic Mike (2012).[4] In 2015, he played the recurring role of Dr. Chavez in the second season of Jane the Virgin.

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 the twelfth season of Criminal Minds,[8] replacing Shemar Moore.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Details Chris Short film[9]
2001 Impostor Trooper #1 Based upon 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
2006 Splinter Private Martinez
2006 Unknown County Doctor
2007 Take Steven
2008 B.O.H.I.C.A.[10] Diz
2008 A Kiss of Chaos[11] Freddie
2008 Christmas Break Alejandro Short comedy–musical film
2008 15 Minutes of Fame[12] Casting Director
2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself[13] Sandino
2010 Let the Game Begin[14] Rowan Sly 'Ricky'
2010 Cielito lindo[15] Leonardo
2010 Caught in the Crossfire Shepherd[16] Direct-to-DVD film
2012 Magic Mike[17] Tito
2014 About Last Night Steven Thaler
2014 Lovesick[18] Jason
2015 Magic Mike XXL[19] Tito
2017 Axis (voice) Film directed by Aisha Tyler
2017 CHiPs Shamus
2018 Incredibles 2 Detective No. 2 Voice role

TelevisionEdit

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"
1999 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 Episode: "Team Impossible"
2005 Category 7: The End of the World USAF Pilot Ritter Miniseries [20]
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 [21] 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
2015 Runner Troy Made-for-TV-Movie
2016 Chunk & Bean Jim Herrera Pilot[22]
2016 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum"
2016–present Criminal Minds Luke Alvez Main role;4 Seasons 69 episodes

DirectorEdit

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

WriterEdit

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

VideosEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 If You Had My Love Jennifer Lopez Music video
2006 I Call It Love Nicole Richies Boyfriend Lionel Richie Music Video
2009 Respect My Conglomerate Police Officer
Many Men Detective Music Video
It Kills Me Boyfriend Music Video

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Project Result
2013 MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Moment Magic Mike Nominated[23]

ReferencesEdit

  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, filmreference.com; accessed March 17, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Terrero, Nina (June 27, 2012). "Adam Rodriguez Strips Down and Tells All". NBC Latino. NBC News. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Westchester Native Joins CBS' 'Criminal Minds' Cast As Show's Star Is Fired". Rivertowns Daily Voice. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  6. ^ Marquez, Eui-jo (July 2009). "LOVE & DEBATE". Home Media Magazine. 31 no.30: 28.
  7. ^ Let the Game Begin (2010) IMDb
  8. ^ Prudom, Laura (June 8, 2016). "'Criminal Minds' Casts Adam Rodriguez as Series Regular for Season 12". Variety. www.variety.com. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  9. ^ "Details". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "A Kiss of Chaos". Fabrication Films. Los Angeles. February 15, 2011. ASIN B00473YW14. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  12. ^ "15 Minutes of Fame". Fabrication Films. Los Angeles. May 8, 2012. ASIN B007I1TG6I. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "I Can Do Bad All By Myself". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  14. ^ "Let the Game Begin". Rotten Tomatoes. Los Angeles: Fandango Media. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  15. ^ "Filman en Chihuahua "Cielito Lindo"". Wayback Machine. San Francisco: Internet Archive. Archived from the original on August 17, 2007. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "Caught in the Crossfire". Fabrication Films. Los Angeles. July 13, 2010. ASIN B003INBNQQ. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  17. ^ "Magic Mike". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  18. ^ "Lovesick". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  19. ^ "Magic Mike XXL". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  20. ^ "Category 7: The End of the World". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  21. ^ Snierson, Dan (September 13, 2012). "Adam Rodriguez signs on to 'The Goodwin Games' -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Time Inc. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  22. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (February 18, 2016). "'Breaking Bad' Alum Anna Gunn Cast in ABC Comedy Pilot 'Chunk & Bean'". Variety. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  23. ^ Brevet, Brad (March 5, 2013). "2013 MTV Movie Award Nominations Led By 'Django Unchained' and 'Ted'". Rope of Silicon. Retrieved March 16, 2013.

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