Rico Rodriguez (actor)
Rodriguez at the 2015 PaleyFest
July 31, 1998 |
Bryan, Texas, U.S.
|Known for||Manny Delgado in Modern Family|
|Relatives||Raini Rodriguez (sister)|
Early and personal lifeEdit
Rodriguez was born in Bryan, Texas, the son of Diane and Roy Rodriguez, who own a tire shop called Rodriguez Tire. His siblings are brothers Ray and Roy Jr., and sister Raini Rodriguez, who is an actress. He is of Mexican descent. On March 12th, 2017, Rodriguez's father, Roy Rodriguez, passed away at 52.
Rodriguez had not considered becoming an actor until around 2006, when his sister began acting, stating in 2010 that he thought he would be "a NASCAR chef going to the moon". In September 2009, he began playing Manny Delgado in Modern Family. He is a co-winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series on two occasions (2011 and 2012), alongside the rest of the show's cast, and a nomination for the same award was garnered in 2010. He wrote a book that was published in 2012 titled Reel Life Lessons... So Far.
|2007||Parker||Kid on Playground #2||Short film|
|2009||Opposite Day||Kid Janitor|
|2011||The Muppets||Rico Rodríguez||Cameo|
|2016||El Americano: The Movie||Cuco (voice)|
|2006–2007||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Ice cream kid prankster||10 episodes|
|2007||Cory in the House||Rico||2 episodes|
|2007||Nip/Tuck||Kid #1||1 episode|
|2007||iCarly||Boy riding toy horse||Episode: "iRue the Day"|
|2008||My Name Is Earl||Kid||Season 3, Ep20: "Girl Earl"|
|2009||NCIS||Travis Buckley||Season 6, Ep201 19: "Hide and Seek"|
|2009–present||Modern Family||Manny Delgado||Main Cast|
|2011||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Luigi Vendetta (voice)||1 episode|
|2011||Good Luck Charlie||Leo||1 Episode|
|2012||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Chi||Episode: "The Weeping Woman"|
|2012||Sesame Street||Presenter||1 episode|
|2012||Norman||Costumed Boy / Linus van Pelt (voice)||1 episode|
|2014||Cyberchase||Ollie (voice)||1 episode|
|2015||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Snow-Foot (voice)||Episode: "The Legendary Snow-Foot!"|
|2015||Austin & Ally||Benny||Episode: "Burdens & Boynado"|
|2016||Chopped Junior||Guest Judge||Season 2, Episode 3 "Quail Quest"|
|2016||Nickelodeon's Ultimate Halloween Haunted House||Himself||Main Role|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2009||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Modern Family||Won|
|2010||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|
|2010||Young Artist Award||Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series||Won|
|2010||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV: Male Breakout Star||Won|
|2010||Imagen Award||Best Supporting Actor – Television||Nominated|
|2011||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|
|2011||ALMA Award||Favorite TV Actor-Supporting Role in a Comedy||Won|
|2011||Young Artist Awards||Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV: Male Breakout Star||Nominated|
|2012||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|
|2012||ALMA Award||Favorite TV Actor-Supporting Role in a Comedy||Won|
|2013||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|
|2013||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV: Male Breakout Star||Nominated|
|2014||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2015||Image Award||Best Young Actor – Television||Won|
- "Young Bryan siblings are finding success in Hollywood – The Eagle: Brazos Life". The Eagle. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
- "Rico Rodriguez Congratulates His Sister Raini Rodriguez For Her Role in Disney's "PROM" Movie Disney Dreaming". DisneyDreaming.com. Retrieved December 19, 2010.
- Macatee, Rebecca (December 8, 2010). "Rico Rodriguez: I'm Nothing Like Manny on 'Modern Family'". PopEater. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
- "Manny (Rico Rodriguez)". ABC. Retrieved December 19, 2010.
- "Television – Modern Family". The New York Times. December 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "'Modern Family' Star Rico Rodriguez Spills TV Secrets, Life Lessons in New Book". ABC News. November 20, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Endgame at the Internet Movie Database