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Character: Manny Delgado
Don't you wish that you could go through life without a hint of self-consciousness? If so, you should follow the lead of young Manny Delgado. This kid is an enigma. He has inherited his mother's passion for life and often wears his heart on his sleeve. Manny's zeal appeal is often lost on stepdad Jay but is always fully supported by mom Gloria. Manny is not afraid to take chances. He once made a move on a much older 16-year-old girl at the mall. He was rejected, but not defeated. Manny seems to have developed a little crush on Haley but continues to play the field. You just can't keep a passionate man down!
Rico Rodriguez was born in College Station, Texas, and from birth through his young boyhood was extremely shy. Little did he know how drastically his life would change.
In 2005, at the age of six, Rico made the move from Texas to Los Angeles, California with his mom and sister to support his sister's dream of becoming an actress. After one year of watching his sister having fun and success, Rico enrolled in acting classes and soon started making a name for himself.
Rico booked his first role in the video How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Next came the role of Chanchito in the film Epic Movie, a super fun role as the kid janitor in the soon to be releasedOpposite Day, and another great part -- including flying cake -- in the upcoming The No-Sit List.His television credits include co-starring as Young Guillermo in Jimmy Kimmel Live, Cory in the House, ER, 'Til Death, iCarly, Nip/Tuck, Surviving Suburbia and NCIS. He has also has been seen in commercials for Roundtable Pizza, Time Warner Cable, Dodge, Walmart, BlueCross, Chrysler and AT&T.
Rico is grateful to be living his dream and has a very bright future.