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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. He honed his stand-up act at L.A.'s famous The Comedy Store... See full bio »

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Blood Work Detective Ronaldo Arrango
Rat Race Gus the Cabbie
Tortilla Soup Orlando Castillo


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  Wanda's Place (announced)
Jesse Vicente
  Way Out of Bounds (pre-production)
Coach Garcia
 2020 Winnie (Short) (pre-production)
 2020 Silent Life (filming)
Alexander De Salm
  Revelation (Short) (completed)
 2019 Chateau Vato
 2019 Ruta Madre
 2018 The Griddle House
 2018 Armed
 2017 Pray for Rain
Francisco Reynoso
 2017 Sandy Wexler
 2016 Americano
 2015 Voiceless
Virgil Adorable
 2015 Gravy
 2014 Mission Air
General Raul
 2014 Matador (TV Series)
Paul Rodriguez
- The Anguish of Rosarito (2014) ... Paul Rodriguez
 2012-2014 Fixing Paco (TV Series)
- I'm Ready to Fix You (2014) ... Paco
- Check! (2013) ... Paco
 2012-2014 Componiendo a Paco (TV Series)
- ¡Hecho! (2014) ... Paco
- Estoy Listo Para Componerte (2014) ... Paco
- Daisy Encuentra Su Voz (2013) ... Paco
 2012 Comics Open
 2012 The First Family (TV Series)
Dictator Rafael
- Pilot (2012) ... Dictator Rafael
 2011 Without Men
 2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Crazy Carlito (voice)
 2009 Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie
Bato (voice)
 2009 Vicious Circle
 2009 The Deported
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Chico (voice)
 2008 Lonely Street
Detetective Romero
 2007 One Long Night
 2006 Cloud 9
 2005 Now That's Funny (Video)
 2005 The World's Fastest Indian
 2005 The Buzz on Maggie (TV Series)
Julio's Father
- Lunchlady (2005) ... Julio's Father (voice)
 2004 Back by Midnight
Next Week
 2004 A Cinderella Story
 2003 Baadasssss!
Jose Garcia
 2003 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
Leon, the Circus Lion
- Leon, the Circus Lion (2003) ... Leon, the Circus Lion (voice)
 2003 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Limo Driver
- Adventures in BeBe-Sitting (2003) ... Limo Driver (voice)
 2003 Chasing Papi
Costas Delgado (uncredited)
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- Tagged (2003) ... Rosas
 2002 Time Changer
Eddie Martinez
 2002 Blood Work
Detective Ronaldo Arrango
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
- Mexican Revolution (2002) ... Flaco
 2001 Ali
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
 2001 The Shipment
Jose Garcia
 2000-2001 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
- Compadres (2001) ... Paulie
- Juntos (Together) (2001) ... Paulie
- Un Pacto con el Diablo (2001) ... Paulie
- La Visita (2001) ... Paulie
- Pilot: Part 2 (2000) ... Paulie
 2001 Rat Race
Gus the Cabbie
 2001 Tortilla Soup
Orlando Castillo
 2000 De Bolon Pin Pon (Short)
Biker Gang Boss
 2000 G-Men from Hell
Winiford 'Weenie Man'
 2000 Ready to Run (TV Movie)
T.J. (voice)
 2000 Mambo Café
 2000 Price of Glory
 1998 Race
Gustavo Alvarez
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
- Three Days of the Kahndo (1998) ... Jacinto (voice)
 1995-1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Tizoc / Court Jester
- The Shoemaker and the Elves (1997) ... Tizoc (voice)
- Sleeping Beauty (1995) ... Court Jester (voice)
 1996 C-Bear and Jamal (TV Series)
- Sleepless in South Central (1996) ... Javier (voice)
 1996 Latino Laugh Festival (TV Movie)
 1995 The Eddie Files (TV Series)
Construction worker
- Geometry: Invasion of the Polygons (1995) ... Construction worker
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Ben Rivera
- Trust (1995) ... Ben Rivera
 1995 Rough Magic
 1994 Rhythm Thief
 1994 A Million to Juan
Juan Lopez
 1993 Made in America
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series)
- La pastorela (1991) ... Satanas
 1991 Hi Honey - I'm Dead (TV Movie)
Ralph, The Angel
 1990 Grand Slam (TV Series)
Pedro Gomez
- Byte the Bullet (1990) ... Pedro Gomez
- My Favorite Sociopath (1990) ... Pedro Gomez
- Dog Days (1990) ... Pedro Gomez
- Chop Shop (1990) ... Pedro Gomez
- Who's Crazy? ... Pedro Gomez
 1990 Grand Slam (TV Movie)
Pedro Gomez
 1988 Trial and Error (TV Series)
Tony Rivera
- Strike Three, You're Out (1988) ... Tony Rivera
- Ring of Truth (1988) ... Tony Rivera
- Deride and Conquer (1988) ... Tony Rivera
- Casino Night (1988) ... Tony Rivera
- Born to Squirm (1988) ... Tony Rivera
 1987 Born in East L.A.
 1987 Not Necessarily the News (TV Series)
- Inside Washington (1987) ... Pierre
 1986 Hardesty House (TV Movie)
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
- Vacation (1986) ... Ramone
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
- Ponce de Leon (1986) ... Julio
 1986 The Whoopee Boys
Barney Benar
 1986 Miracles
 1986 Quicksilver
Hector Rodriguez
 1984 a.k.a. Pablo (TV Series)
Paul Rivera
- The Woman Who Came to Dinner (1984) ... Paul Rivera
- The Whole Enchilada (1984) ... Paul Rivera
- The Presidential Joke Teller (1984) ... Paul Rivera
- My Son, the Gringo (1984) ... Paul Rivera
- The Big Mouth (1984) ... Paul Rivera
 1983 Best of the Big Laff Off (Video)
 1983 D.C. Cab
 1983 Gloria (TV Series)
- An Uncredited Woman (1983) ... Jerry
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (133 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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CD: "You're In America Now, Speak Spanish" (VCL) See more »

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Latinos are black, white, brown, beige. What does that say about our ancestors? We'll sleep with anybody! See more »


Paul began helping the El Centro Police Activites Leage in raising money, back in the mid 90s. He would donate his time and his talent for the annual 'Fiesta De Loco's' comedy show. The money raised would go to help keep the Imperial Valley youths off the streets and out of gangs, by giving them a recreation facility to play games and hang out. To Paul's surprise, on January 22nd 2005, before his... See more »

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