Comedian Paul Rodriguez on Cuban Immigration, Carlos Mencia, and Playing the Nice Guy

For over 30 years, Mexican-born American actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez has done almost everything an entertainer can do.

He's starred in over 45 roles between his television and film career. He typically plays Mexican characters, and is an instantly recognizable face among the iconic actors that have found success in the United States from the South. Unlike other Mexican imports Americans try to keep out with giant walls, Rodriguez has been widely accepted.

Along with on-screen success, Rodriguez is even better known for his stand up comedy. He produced and appeared in The Original Latin Kings of Comedy, and in 2004, Comedy Central ranked him #74 comic of the "100 Greatest Standups of all Time."

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