Freddy Rodriguez (born January 17, 1975) is an American actor known for playing the characters Hector Federico 'Rico' Diaz on HBO's Six Feet Under and El Wray in Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror. Recently, he was a recurring cast member on the series Ugly Betty as Giovanni 'Gio' Rossi. Rodriguez was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Puerto Rican parents - a housewife mother and a janitor father. He was raised Roman Catholic. When he was 13, Freddy discovered a theater program for inner-city kids, which led to a scholarship to the Pulaski International School of Chicago, which he attended through 8th grade. Rodriguez is a graduate of the drama program at Lincoln Park High School in Chicago. His first recognizable roles in films came in 1995, as Pedro Aragon, Jr.
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