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Born: January 17, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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Although he rose to prominence as ambitious undertaker Rico Diaz on the groundbreaking HBO series "Six Feet Under" (2001-05), Freddy Rodriguez had been plying his trade as an actor for nearly a decade. Turning to performing to escape the criminality of inner city living, Rodriguez quit Chicago for Hollywood in 1994 and quickly built an impressive résumé of feature film and television roles. An early part as the son of screen legend Anthony Quinn in Alfonso Arau's "A Walk in the Clouds" (1995) led to meatier assignments in "Dead Presidents" (1995), "The Pest" (1997), "Payback" (1999) and the HBO biopic "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story" (2000). During the acclaimed run of "Six Feet Under," Rodriguez was a semi-regular on the hit NBC sitcom "Scrubs" (NBC/ABC, 2001-2010) and starred with Anne Hathaway in Barbara Kopple's controversial "Havoc" (2005). With the uptake in his celebrity stock, Rodriguez enjoyed bits in Wolfgang Petersen's big budget disaster flick "Poseidon" (2006) and M. Night Shyamalan's whimsical "Lady in the Lake" (2006) while proving a charismatic leading man in Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" (2007) and Randall Miller's indie comedy "Bottle Shock" (2008). Not even the...

Although he rose to prominence as ambitious undertaker Rico Diaz on the groundbreaking HBO series "Six Feet Under" (2001-05), Freddy Rodriguez had been plying his trade as an actor for nearly a decade. Turning to performing to escape the criminality of inner city living, Rodriguez quit Chicago for Hollywood in 1994 and quickly built an impressive résumé of feature film and television roles. An early part as the son of screen legend Anthony Quinn in Alfonso Arau's "A Walk in the Clouds" (1995) led to meatier assignments in "Dead Presidents" (1995), "The Pest" (1997), "Payback" (1999) and the HBO biopic "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story" (2000). During the acclaimed run of "Six Feet Under," Rodriguez was a semi-regular on the hit NBC sitcom "Scrubs" (NBC/ABC, 2001-2010) and starred with Anne Hathaway in Barbara Kopple's controversial "Havoc" (2005). With the uptake in his celebrity stock, Rodriguez enjoyed bits in Wolfgang Petersen's big budget disaster flick "Poseidon" (2006) and M. Night Shyamalan's whimsical "Lady in the Lake" (2006) while proving a charismatic leading man in Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" (2007) and Randall Miller's indie comedy "Bottle Shock" (2008). Not even the quick cancellation of his CBS series "Chaos" (2011) could slow the career ascendancy of Freddy Rodriguez, a veteran Hollywood player bound for bigger and better things on screens big and small.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fort Bliss (2014)
2.
 Over the Wall (2013)
4.
 Fortuna (2009)
5.
 Bottle Shock (2008)
8.
 Grindhouse (2007)
9.
 Bobby (2006)
10.
 Poseidon (2006)
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Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois
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Began performing while still in high school, appearing with the Whirlwind Performance Company
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Won scholarship to Chicago's Center for the Gifted; attended for two summers
1992:
Professional acting debut in an episode of the short-lived CBS drama "Polish Hill"
1994:
Made feature debut in "The Fence"
1995:
First major supporting role in "A Walk in the Clouds"
1995:
Played a Vietnam veteran in "Dead Presidents" with Chris Tucker and Larenz Tate
1997:
Appeared opposite John Leguizamo in "The Pest"
1998:
Played an obnoxious jock in the ensemble "Can't Hardly Wait"
2000:
Co-starred in the HBO movie "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story"
2001:
Played the regular role of mortician Federico Diaz in the acclaimed HBO series "Six Feet Under"; earned an Emmy nomination in 2002 for Supporting Actor in a Drama
2003:
Had a recurring role as Carla's brother Marco on NBC's "Scrubs"
2005:
Played a jockey in the movie "Dreamer" co-starring Dakota Fanning
2006:
Starred in director Wolfgang Petersen's remake of "The Poseidon Adventure"
2006:
Cast as a busboy in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut, "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination
2007:
Cast as El Wray in "Planet Terror," Robert Rodriguez's portion of the double-feature film, "Grindhouse" a collaboration with Quentin Tarantino
2007:
Joined the second season of ABC's "Ugly Betty" as Gio, the sandwich cart guy
2008:
Made executive producing debut, "Nothing Like the Holidays"; also starred as a solider home for the holidays
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Education

Lincoln Park High School: Chicago , Illinois -

Notes

"I like curves. I like hips and a big butt. That's the first thing that attracted me to my wife."-- Rodriguez latina.com

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wife:
Elsie. Were high school sweethearts.

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