Paul Rodriguez (born January 19, 1955) is a Mexican-born American stand-up comedian and actor. Rodriguez was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico to Mexican agriculture ranchers.. His family migrated to East Los Angeles, where he enlisted in the military; he was stationed in Iceland and Duluth, Minnesota. His son, Paul Rodriguez Jr., is a professional skateboarder nicknamed P-Rod. Rodriguez considered becoming a lawyer, but instead went into comedy. His first shot at national fame, the ABC sitcom a.k.a. Pablo, was canceled after seven episodes. In 1988, Rodriguez replaced Bob Eubanks as host of The Newlywed Game.