Adam Michael Rodríguez (born April 2, 1975) is an American actor. He is most well known for his long running role as Eric Delko on CSI: Miami.
Rodríguez was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Janet, an airline ticket agent, and Ramon Rodríguez, an executive with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is of one quarter Cuban and three quarters Puerto Rican descent. He attended Clarkstown high School North in New York, New York along with NFL player Keith Bulluck of the New York Giants where he graduated with the class of 1993. Rodriguez had initially hoped to be a professional baseball player, but after a high school injury, he turned his attention to acting and performed in a children’s theater in New York. Prior to full-time acting, he was a stockbroker.
He has appeared in commercials, including one for Coca-cola. His first film appearance was as an extra in The X-Files. He later appeared on Brooklyn South, Law & Order, Felicity, Roswell alongside Brendan Fehr, with whom he would reunite in CSI: Miami and NYPD Blue. He has appeared in a number of music videos including Jennifer Lopez‘s 1999 video, “If You Had My Love“,” Busta Rhymes’ “Respect My Conglomerate“, Lionel Richie’s “I Call it Love“, opposite Nicole Richie, Melanie Fiona’s “It Kills Me“, and 50 Cent’s “Many Men“, alongside Rory Cochrane. He was also a participant in the pro-Obama video, “Yes We Can“. He was also one of the main characters in CSI: Miami and starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry movie I Can Do Bad All By Myself as Sandino, alongside Taraji P. Henson. Rodriguez also co-starred in a smaller film called Love and Debate. He played Bobby, Hilda’s love interest in season 4 of Ugly Betty. He balances his life between NY and LA, and has a third residence in Puerto Rico.
His most recent film, Let The Game Begin, will be released sometime in 2010.