Freddy Rodriguez plays Michael Ragosa on the NBC medical drama "The Night Shift."
A strict enforcer of hospital protocol, Ragosa has been an unflinching bureaucrat determined to cut costs. But after facing a health scare last year, he is ready to make some big changes in his life that will affect the entire night-shift staff.
Rodriguez has 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 Golden Eagle 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 that co-starred Alan Rickman. He will next be seen in the Voltage Pictures ("The Hurt Locker") military drama "Fort Bliss," alongside Michelle Monaghan and Ron Livingston.
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 for the feature "Nothing Like the Holidays" and also starred in the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's 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," "Havoc," "Can't Hardly Wait" and "The Pest."
Rodriguez also has a prolific voice-over career, currently working on the animated series "Kaijudo" and "Generator Rex." He has also voiced roles on "American Dad," "Teen Titans" and "Young Justice."
A Chicago native, Rodriguez began acting as a teen. Starring in more than 20 theater productions in his hometown, Rodriguez majored in drama at Lincoln Park High School and became heavily involved in Chicago's early hip-hop scene as a dancer and choreographer.
Rodriguez lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.