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Rico Rodriguez


Rico Rodriguez is a well-known American actor. Rico Rodriguez is best known for playing the role of Manny Delgado in the Emmy-winning ‘ABC’ sitcom “Modern Family” (2009-2020).

Early Life

Rico Rodriguez was born on the 31st of July 1998, in Bryan, Texas, in the United States of America. His birth name is Rico Rodriguez II, and he is 25 years old as of 2023. In addition, he is an American by nationality and practices the Roman Catholic religion. In addition, he belongs to the Mexican-American ethnicity and he has a birth sign of Leo.

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Caption: Rico Rodriguez with his family (Source: The Sun)

His parents’ names are Roy Rodriguez (father) and Diane Rodriguez (mother). Professionally, his father owned a tire shop named Rodriguez Tire, while his mother was a housewife.

In addition, he grew up with his two brothers, Ray and Roy Jr., and a sister, Raini.  His sister, Raini is also an actor and singer by profession. In 2004, he along with his sister went to Los Angeles with their mother. While his father handled their family business and looked after his brothers in Texas.

Early Career

Following his academic career, he completed his early schooling at a local elementary school. Later, he went to a local high school called Oak Park High School. In addition, he then went to a local college and had his graduation completed from there.


He along with his sister was also home-schooled by his mother while the two of them were pursuing their career as child artists with talent agent Susan Osser, who had spotted his sister.

Two siblings enrolled in acting classes and appeared in commercials for brands such as ‘Walmart’ and ‘Dodge.’ Due to illness, at the age of 52, his father passed away in March 2017. It left a void in Rico’s life.

At first, he stated that he wanted to be “a  NASCAR chef going to the moon” and was not interested in acting. Due to his sister’s motivation, he played the minor role of an ice-cream kid prankster in 10 episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that ran from 2006 to 2007. After this, he went on to get noticed in the entertainment industry.

Professional Career

In 2007, he made his film debut appearing in the comedy film “Epic Movie” where he played the role of Chanchito. That same year, he appeared in the short film “Parker.” He starred in the television series “Cory in the House”, “ER”, “Nip/Tuck”, and “iCarly” that same year. The next year, he starred in the 2008 movie “Babysitters Beware” as Marco and in the television sitcom “My Name Is Earl” as Kid.

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Caption: Rico Rodrigue in the ABC sitcom, Modern Family (Source: Learning English)

In the 2009 television sitcom “Modern Family” he earned his big break, portraying the role of Manny Delgado. For his role in the series, he earned several awards and the series ran from 2009 to 2020. He played the role of a kid janitor in the comedy movie “Opposite Day” the same year.

He starred in the 2009 American police procedural television series “NCIS” playing the role of Travis Buckley in the episode of Hide and Seek. In the 2011 satirical jukebox musical comedy film “The Muppets” he made his cameo role.

He also lent his voice to the character Luigi Vendetta in the 2011 animated television series “Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil.” Later, continued to appear in television series such as “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour” (2012), ” Sesame Street” (2012), and “Mad” (2012) lent voice.

In 2015, he played the role of Jose in the biographical drama film “Endgame.” During this time, he appeared in the comedy television series “Austin & Ally” as Benny and lent voice to the character Snow-Foot in the animated musical and interactive preschool children’s television series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Later, he lent his voice to the character Cuco in the 2016 Mexican–American 3D animated film “El Americano: The Movie.” In addition, he was featured as a guest judge in the second season of the reality cooking competition ‘Chopped Junior’ that same year. He lent his voice to the character Raha in the animated television series “The Lion Guard” which ran from 2018-2019.

In addition, he appeared in the 2018 American television game show named “Double Dare.” Recently, he has appeared in the reality television program “The Substitute” and the game show “Unfiltered” playing himself in both shows in 2020.


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Caption: Rico Rodriguez posed with his award (Source: POPSUGAR)

As of now, the actor has won 9 awards and 8 nominations. He has won four Screen Actors Guild Awards, Two ALMA Awards, one Teen Choice Award, one Young Artist Award, and one Imagen Award, as of now.

Rico Rodriguez – Net Worth 2024

Being a well-known actor, playing several roles in movies and television, he has collected a huge sum of money in his career. As of 2022, Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated at around $12 million while his earnings are still unknown at the moment.

Relationship Status

Currently, Rico Rodriguez is not in a relationship and not dating anyone at the moment. Moreover, it seems, this American actor seems to be single and unmarried.

There are no hints or signs of his relationship rather, he is fully focused on his career at the moment. Similarly, the actor has not been a part of controversy or rumors and has a clean profile.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Rico Rodrigue posing for a photo with the wrestling belt (Source: Instagram)

Rico Rodriguez stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 80 kg. Moreover, he has brown eyes with black hair color and his other body stats are still unclear at the moment. Moreover, his sexuality is straight.

Rico Rodriguez – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@starringrico’ there are over 1.3 million followers. Likewise, there are over 322.4k followers on his Twitter page ‘@StarringRico’ and over 15k followers on his Facebook page.