Although he rose to prominence as ambitious undertaker Rico Diaz on the groundbreaking HBO series "Six Feet Under" (2001-05), Freddy Rodriguez had been plying his trade as an actor for nearly a decade. Turning to performing to escape the criminality of inner city living, Rodriguez quit Chicago for Hollywood in 1994 and quickly built an impressive résumé of feature film and television roles. An early part as the son of screen legend Anthony Quinn in Alfonso Arau's "A Walk in the Clouds" (1995) led to meatier assignments in "Dead Presidents" (1995), "The Pest" (1997), "Payback" (1999) and the HBO biopic "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story" (2000). During the acclaimed run of "Six Feet Under," Rodriguez was a semi-regular on the hit NBC sitcom "Scrubs" (NBC/ABC, 2001-2010) and starred with Anne Hathaway in Barbara Kopple's controversial "Havoc" (2005). With the uptake in his celebrity stock, Rodriguez enjoyed bits in Wolfgang Petersen's big budget disaster flick "Poseidon" (2006) and M. Night Shyamalan's whimsical "Lady in the Lake" (2006) while proving a charismatic leading man in Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" (2007) and Randall Miller's indie comedy "Bottle Shock" (2008). Not even the quick cancellation of his CBS series "Chaos" (2011) could slow the career ascendancy of Freddy Rodriguez, a veteran Hollywood player bound for bigger and better things on screens big and small.