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It isn’t every day one gets to have their lives changed dramatically from a point of “regular” to “popular”, and Guillermo Rodriguez is just a perfect example of this. Currently, Guillermo is known as the former security guard at Hollywood’s Boulevard’s studio parking lot, who rose to fame in 2003 after being used as a comic security guard on the popular late night talk show called, Jimmy Kimmel Live! He is now a regular on the show where he stars as Jimmy’s sidekick. More so, he has been afforded the opportunity to interview some of the most popular celebrities on the red carpet and has been cast in some highly successful movies. Want to know more about this hilarious personality? Read on.
Guillermo Rodriguez Bio
Guillermo Rodriguez was born in Zacatecas Mexico, on the 27th of January 1971. He moved to the United States in 2003 and at the time worked a few menial jobs just to get by. First, he worked as a waiter at a hotel and also worked as a parking lot guard at Hollywood’s Boulevard. According to him, whilst working these odd jobs, he recalled that his daily routine started off at 6 a.m to 2:30 pm for his first job, while his second job began at 4 p.m till 12 a.m. This meant that he practically had no vacation or extensive personal time for things like relaxing or socialization.
Luck would smile on him in the same year(2003) after he was brought in as a comic relief on one of the episodes of the Live! Due to his bulky looks, and broken English, paired with his overall likable and funny personality, that episode was a massive success prompting the producers to consider giving him a long-running role as a supporting cast on the show. When he started, he would still work as a parking lot guard as well as a cast on the show but with time he couldn’t keep up with both so he stuck with his new found job which no doubt brought him the fame and fortune he only dreamed about. By the year 2005, he had gotten his green papers which made him a bonafide citizen of the United States.
With his job as a sidekick and correspondent for Jimmel Kimmel Live! on the red carpet, he has been able to get more time for himself and become more financially buoyant. According to him, he gets 8 weeks off yearly and also gets paid no matter what, whether he is still on the show or off due to royalties.
Also, he got the opportunity to interview a lot of celebrities on the red carpet including models and top basketball players. Interestingly, his interviews carried a funny tone because his interviewees most times had no idea who he was at the time neither did they know that he was a correspondent for Jimmy. This was done to get the most honest reaction from stars who thought he was just some unknown TV correspondent.
Family – Is Guillermo Rodriguez Married? Who is His Wife?
When it comes to relationships, while some celebrities are very open about their families or who they are dating, some are not so open. Nevertheless, Guillermo is neither of the two categories as he is somewhat in the middle. The thing is that he hasn’t just had the chance to really talk in-depth about his wife or family just that he has a son which he loves so much and flaunts whenever he has the chance. His name is Benji Rodriguez and he was born on the 11th of December 2011.
Though he hasn’t revealed tangible information about his wife, on the 1st of September 2014, Guillermo Rodriguez posted a picture of him and his wife attending their very first Jewish wedding together. In the picture, he stood a little shorter than her though they appeared to be cozy and quite fond of each other. We sure will keep you posted when more information about his personal life is available.
Other Facts About Him
- In 2009, he got the chance to star in his first feature film, a comedy/indie film titled, Rock Slyde while in 2017, he appeared in the superhero movie, Guardians of The Galaxy: Inferno.
- The comedian is worth over 2 million dollars, an amount he amassed mostly from his appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as well as doing red carpet interviews.
- He desperately loves Mexican and Italian delicacies.
- Guillermo owns two pet chihuahuas named Pepe and Paco.
- He is a huge fan of soccer.