Freddy Rodriguez plays Michael Ragosa on NBC's new medical drama "The Night Shift."
A strict enforcer of hospital protocol, Ragosa is an unflinching bureaucrat determined to cut costs. Ragosa is also hiding a health secret that has kept him from becoming a doctor and often leashes his frustrations on his staff, refusing to let anyone see him as weak and ineffectual.
Rodriguez has quickly emerged as one of Hollywood's most versatile actors, garnering an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor, two Screen Actors Guild Awards (Best Ensemble Drama) and numerous Alma, Nosotros and Imagen awards for his role on the critically acclaimed series "Six Feet Under," playing the artful and ambitious mortician Federico Diaz.
Most recently, Rodriguez was seen in the feature film "CBGB," about the infamous 1970s New York City nightclub.
He will next be seen in the John Stockwell-directed drama "Code Name: Geronimo" about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Also soon to be released is the independent film "Soldiers of Fortune."
Rodriguez recently starred on the series "Chaos," a comedic drama about a group of rogue CIA spies. Other television appearances include recurring roles on "Ugly Betty," as Betty's love interest, Giovanni, and "Scrubs," where he played Judy Reyes' brother.
Rodriguez was executive producer and star of the feature "Nothing Like the Holidays" and also starred in the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez horror-action flick "Grindhouse," for which he received the ShoWest 2007 Supporting Actor of the Year. Other notable film credits include "Harsh Times," "Bobby," "Lady in the Water," "Poseidon," "Dreamer," "A Walk in the Clouds," "Dead Presidents," "Payback" and the telefilm "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story."
Rodriguez also has a prolific voice-over career and can currently be heard on the animated series "Kaijudo" and "Generator Rex." He has also voiced roles on "American Dad," "Teen Titans" and "Young Justice."