Known to be a great American Actor and Comedian, Paul Rodriguez rose to fame when he hosted the TV game show, The Newlywed Game. He is known for his wittiness, sense of humour and timing that captivates the audience who watches him. This article will provide information about the life, career, and net worth of Paul Rodriguez in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
Paul Rodriguez was born on 19th January 1955, in Culiacan, Mexico. He was born into an agricultural family who moved to California later. Paul served the United States Air Force before entering the entertainment field and was posted in Uruguay and Duluth during his tenure in the Air Force.
Paul Rodriguez is married to Laura Martinez, and the couple has three children together. They all happily live together. Among them, his son Rodriguez Jr. is a professional skateboarder and has won numerous medals representing the United States. Rodriguez is an active supporter of the Republican Party and has publicly voiced his support for its candidates over the years. He also worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the California Latino Water Coalition.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Paul Rodriguez made his entry into the media field through the sitcom a.k.a. Pablo in the year 1984. The series was stopped after six episodes and after that Rodriguez went on to host the game show Newlywed Game in the year 1988 replacing its previous host Bob Eubanks. He also hosted the show El Show de Paul Rodriguez that was aired for three years from 1990 to 1993. In 2010 and 2011 he hosted two seasons of Mis Videos Locos for MTV Tr3s.
Other than hosting TV shows, Paul has also acted in movies which have done great collections at box office. He has performed as a voice artist in various movies charming the audiences just by his captivating voice. Apart from acting he has directed and starred in a film titled “A Million to Juan” which was released in the year 1994. He also produced the movie “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy” in the year 2002.
Rodriguez partly owns a comedy venue in Hollywood titled “Laugh Factory”. He was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award by Fresno City and was ranked 74th in the Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest stand-ups of all time in the year 2004. He has earned fame and name in his field, although have not won many awards and honours.
Net Worth & Earnings
His net worth is estimated to be $4.5 million, and the sources that contribute to his fortune are his role as an actor, host and also a producer. His son who is a famous skateboarder has amassed a fortune and net worth of $7 million. His annual income is said to be $7,27,000. Earning from Brand endorsements and sponsorships is around $1,87,500 which adds to his net worth. His major source of income has been through working hard in the entertainment industry.
Apart from being a celebrity known for his comic sense, Paul is also famous for his charity works. He has worked hard for the welfare of the Latino community and has performed many charity shows to raise funds for the poor. He is also the chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition that helps in managing the water scarcity in California.