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Paul Rodriguez' career has spanned more than two decades and
includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 30 films and countless
television series and specials. His first big break came while doing comedy
warm-ups for Norman Lear's show "Gloria." Lear ultimately wrote and developed a
weekly series for Paul, "a.k.a. Pablo."
Paul holds the honor and is enshrined at the Smithsonian as the first television
show about a Mexican American Family on mainstream American television. He went
on to do two other series, "Trial and Error," and "Grand Slam" for CBS. For four
years (1990/94) Paul hosted "El Show de Paul Rodriguez," an entertainment talk
show for the Spanish-language Univision Network. The show reached an
international audience throughout the United States and 17 other countries in
Central and South America. Paul's directorial debut came in 1994 with the film
"A Million to Juan," a family comedy in which he also wrote and starred in.
In addition, Paul also found time to guest star in several episodes of
Showtime's original series "Resurrection Boulevard," and starred in six comedy
specials for HBO, including "Loco Slam," "Live in San Quentin" and the most
recent being "Idiots and Armadillos," which he also wrote and
executive-produced. He also served as host for The Alma Awards on the ABC and
the Latino Laugh Festival for Showtime, as well as his own television creations-
four specials for the Fox Broadcasting Company ("Back to School," "Behind Bars")
Paul segued nicely from television to motion pictures, making his feature film
debut in the Universal Pictures comedy "D.C. Cab." Paul also had co-starring
roles in Orion Pictures' "Miracles," Paramount's "The Whoopee Boys," Columbia
Pictures "Quicksilver," and Universal's "Born in East L.A.", as well as "Made in
He landed the coveted role of outspoken fight physician Freddie Pacheco in
Columbia Pictures big budget biopic "Ali" for director Michael Mann and Producer
John Peters. Other movie roles that followed are New Line Cinema's "The Price of
Glory," starring Jimmy Smitts, Metro-Goldwyn's "Tortilla Soup," with Hector
Elizondo; “Crocodile Dundee in LA" with Paul Hogan; "The Shipment" with Mathew
Modine, Jerry Zucker's "Rat Race,” and “Chasing Papi” directed by Linda Mendoza
Recently he had the opportunity to work with the legendary Clint Eastwood in the
Warner Brothers film “Bloodwork”. Paul was the executive producer and star of
the comedy concert film, “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy,” distributed by
Paramount Pictures. His latest film projects include, “A Cinderella Story”
starring Hilary Duff, “Badassss” directed by Mario Van Peebles, “Cloud Nine”
starring Burt Reynolds and still in theaters, “The World’s Fastest Indian”
starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and directed by Roger Donaldson.
Paul currently is in pre-production on two series which were picked-up by VH1
and UPN/ Revolution Studios and just finished starring in a comedy showcase
series entitled, “ The Laugh Factory: Very Funny,” set to air on TBS.
Paul Rodriguez is an in demand performer with a busy schedule of concerts and
personal appearances. As a well-rounded stand-up comedian, having honed his
craft over the past twenty-five years, it is estimated that Paul has performed
live to well over one million concert goers from coast to coast building a solid
fan base. Within Hispanic communities, Rodriguez is considered to be the Richard
Pryor, Lenny Bruce, and George Carlin when it comes to original comedy. Hands
down, he has become the Original Latin King of Comedy.
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