Who is Adam Rodriguez?
Adam is an American actor and director, probably best known for his role as Eric Delko in the television series “CSI: Miami” (2002-2012). Rodriguez has also appeared in other popular shows such as “Jane the Virgin” and “Criminal Minds”, in addition to numerous other projects on which he’s worked in his career.
What is Adam Rodriguez Doing Now?
In addition to his long-running role in “Criminal Minds”, Adam has featured in several recent projects: he was Tito in the film “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” and played Sterling Morales in the film “Scrambled”. Moreover, he is set to appear in the film “Winter Spring Summer or Fall”, with Jenna Ortega in the lead role.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Adam Michael Rodriguez was born on 2 April 1975, in Yonkers, New York City, USA, of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry, the son of Ramon Rodriguez, who has served as an executive with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and his wife Janet, an airline ticket agent.
Adam went to Clarkstown High School in New York City, and initially aspired to be a professional baseball player. However, an injury during high school led him to shift his focus to acting. He began his journey by performing in a children’s theater in New York, but before dedicating himself to acting full-time, Rodriguez worked as a stockbroker.
Adam Rodriguez’s career took off with a series of minor roles, paving the way for his breakthrough as Officer Hector Villanueva in the television drama “Brooklyn South”. Running in 1997 and ‘98, the show portrayed the professional and personal lives of police officers working in a Brooklyn precinct. Rodriguez’s Officer Villanueva was a dedicated and principled cop who diligently tackled the challenges of law enforcement. The series starred a talented cast, including Michael DeLuise, Jon Tenney, and Yvonne Zima, among others. As Officer Villanueva, Adam shared the screen with these co-stars, blending his acting prowess with the dynamic dynamics of the precinct’s team.
Continuing his journey, Adam Rodriguez made guest appearances in popular shows including “NYPD Blue” and “Law & Order” before landing a recurring role in the acclaimed drama series “Felicity” from 1999 to 2000. In “Felicity”, Rodriguez portrayed Erik Kidd, adding depth to the college drama series centered around the life of Felicity Porter, played by Keri Russell.
These early roles demonstrated Rodriguez’s talent and versatility, setting the stage for his impressive career in the entertainment industry.
Rise to Prominence
Following his previous successes, Adam continued to make his mark in the television industry through recurring roles in various shows. In 2001, he appeared in the medical drama series “All Souls”, portraying Patrick Fortado in six episodes. The same year, Rodriguez joined the cast of “Resurrection Blvd.”, a drama series that delved into the lives of a Latino family involved in professional boxing.
Rodriguez’s talent and growing recognition led him to another notable role in the science fiction series “Roswell”. Joining in the show’s third season, he took on the main role of Jesse Esteban Ramirez. The series followed the lives of alien-human hybrids in Roswell, New Mexico. Rodriguez’s Jesse became an integral part of the show’s storyline, appearing in 18 episodes.
Success with ‘CSI: Miami’
Rodriguez’s most iconic and career-defining role came in the form of Eric Delko, a beloved character in the long-running television series “CSI: Miami”. From 2002 to 2012, Rodriguez portrayed Delko in the main role across 219 episodes, leaving an indelible mark on the show’s narrative.
“CSI: Miami” followed a team of forensic investigators led by Lieutenant Horatio Caine, played by David Caruso, as they solved complex crimes in the vibrant and sun-soaked city of Miami. Eric Delko was a bilingual forensic analyst with Cuban and Russian heritage. Delko’s expertise in ballistics and underwater recovery played a crucial role in the team’s investigations.
Rodriguez shared the screen with an ensemble that included Emily Procter as Calleigh Duquesne, the ballistics expert; Eva LaRue as Natalia Boa Vista, a CSI detective; and Jonathan Togo as Ryan Wolfe, another forensic analyst. Together, they formed a cohesive team, using their skills to solve complex and often high-profile cases.
Throughout the show’s run, Eric Delko’s character evolved, displaying growth and depth as he faced personal and professional challenges. Rodriguez’s portrayal brought a mix of charm, intelligence and intensity to the character, making Delko a fan favorite.
In 2009 and 2010, he appeared in the comedy-drama series “Ugly Betty” as Bobby Talercio in a recurring role spanning 11 episodes. The show followed the life of Betty Suarez, played by America Ferrera, as she navigated the fashion industry.
Rodriguez ventured into the film industry, starring as Rowan Sly ‘Ricky’ in the 2010 romantic comedy “Let the Game Begin”. The film delved into the lives of four friends as they embarked on a game that tested their relationships and aspirations.
In 2012, Rodriguez gained recognition as Tito in the hit film “Magic Mike”, directed by Steven Soderbergh. The movie showcased the world of male strippers, and starred Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello, among others.
In 2013, Adam Rodriguez took on the recurring role of Ivan in the comedy-drama series “The Goodwin Games”, appearing in three episodes, sharing the screen with Scott Foley, Becki Newton and T.J. Miller in this show that followed three siblings competing for their deceased father’s inheritance.
The following year, Rodriguez secured the main role of Preston Cruz in the legal drama series “Reckless”. As Preston Cruz, he acted alongside Cam Gigandet, Shawn Hatosy, and Anna Wood in a gripping storyline exploring the conflicts within the legal system. The show ran for thirteen episodes.
In 2015, Rodriguez reprised his role as Tito in the highly anticipated film “Magic Mike XXL”, the sequel to the critically acclaimed “Magic Mike”, starring alongside Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello, among others. The movie depicted the journey of a group of male strippers embarking on a memorable road trip filled with camaraderie and captivating performances.
That same year, Rodriguez made appearances in various television series. In the medical drama “The Night Shift”, he played the recurring role of Dr. Joseph “Joey” Chavez, sharing the screen with Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, and Brendan Fehr. The show depicted the demanding lives of the night shift staff at a San Antonio hospital over six episodes.
Rodriguez also made notable recurring appearances in the critically acclaimed series “Jane the Virgin”, portraying Jonathan Chavez in 2015 and again in 2018. Working alongside Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, and Yael Grobglas, he brought depth and intrigue to the romantic and comedic storylines of the show.
In the hit series “Empire”, Rodriguez played the recurring role of Laz Delgado in 2015, co-starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and Bryshere Y. Gray in this music-focused drama that explored the power struggles within the Lyon family’s empire.
From 2016 to 2020 and again in 2022, Rodriguez portrayed Luke Alvez in the long-running crime drama series “Criminal Minds”. Initially a recurring role, he eventually became a main character, sharing the screen with an ensemble including Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Kirsten Vangsness. Playing an FBI agent specializing in tracking down serial killers, Adam brought a unique dynamic to the Behavioral Analysis Unit across 79 episodes.
In 2020, Adam Rodriguez took on the recurring role of Raul Vega in the supernatural drama series “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, the show explored the clash between supernatural forces and the real-world conflicts of the time. In this captivating series, Rodriguez shared the screen with Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, and Kerry Bishé.
In 2021, Rodriguez appeared in the drama series “Ordinary Joe” as Bobby Diaz, another recurring role. The show followed the life of Joe Kimbreau, played by James Wolk, as it explored the different paths his life could have taken based on pivotal decisions, the cast including Elizabeth Lail, Charlie Barnett, and Natalie Martinez.
According to authoritative sources, Adam Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated at $16 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children
Adam Rodriguez divides his time between New York City and Los Angeles and owns a residence in Puerto Rico. In 2016, Rodriguez tied the knot with model Grace Gail, who is the daughter of actor Maxwell Gail. Together, they have three children – their son Bridgemont Bernard Rodriguez was born on 16 March 2020.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Adam Rodriguez has black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while he weighs approximately 175lbs (80 kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has a slim figure.