In Ugly Betty, in which Freddy plays the character 'Giovanni "Gio" Rossi' (known as 'Gio') his real life son Giancarlo Rodriguez plays the younger version of Gio in Season 3, Episode 17 'The Kids Are Alright'. He is credited as 'Little Gio'.
Freddy's son, Giancarlo Rodriguez also played his son in Six Feet Under.
In 1999, Rodriguez directed a short drama titled In Your Eyes.
Freddy campaigns about the importance of reaching dreams and the pleasure of working in arts to high school students.
In 1997, Freddy played a comical role as Ninja in the movie "The Pest".
Rodriguez starred in the film Poseidon as Marco Valentin, a waiter who is later impaled when he dropped from the elevator shaft and is crushed flat in the scene "Shake Him Off!".
Freddy became involved in Chicago's early hip hop scene as a back-up dancer and choreographer.
Freddy moved to Los Angeles in 1996.
Freddy is married to Elsie Rodriguez, his high school sweetheart.
In 1995, Freddy portrayed a war veteran in the Hughes Brothers action flick "Dead Presidents".
Freddy starred in the pilot production of Chicago's Whirlwind Performance Company.
Rodriguez had always dreamed of being an actor.
Freddy enjoys helping a variety of organizations dedicated to keeping the arts in public schools.
Freddy received a two-year scholarship to the summer arts program at Chicago Center for the Gifted.
Freddy is of Puerto Rican descent.
Freddy has two sons: Giancarlo Rodriguez and Elijah Rodriguez.
One of Freddy's first film roles was in the movie Can't Hardly Wait.
Freddy graduated from Lincoln Park High School in Chicago.
Freddy Rodriguez: I remember being 14, 15 years old and taking the train to auditions alone and having these stage moms yelling at their kids, then looking at me like, "Where the hell's your mother?"
Freddy Rodriguez: It's so funny, because all of my family members have become celebrities in their neighborhoods, while I live in total anonymity.
Freddy Rodriguez: By the time I was 17, I was on a TV show, doing choreography and dancing, and I was in a theater company. Because I was so busy, I started doing really badly in school, though.
Freddy Rodriguez: I can honestly say I had an epiphany at 13 years old, because I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Freddy Rodriguez: (About his role in "Six Feet Under") After I got the role, Alan pulled me aside and said, "I wrote this with you in mind." I was floored.
Freddy Rodriguez: (About is role in "Lady in the Water") I play a guy...who as an experiment works out one side of his body only so half of my body is 4 ½ inches bigger than the other side.
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