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Valente Rodriguez

Cesar Jimenez

Valente Rodriguez was born on Valentine’s Day, 1961 in Edcouch, TX, the youngest of eight children. He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school and go to college. He attended the University of Texas-Pan American and received their distinguished Alumni Award in 2006.

Rodriguez moved to L.A. in 1988. He played his first leading role in the film Salsa. His other film credits include Erin Brokovich, The Ugly Truth and the critically acclaimed Mi Familia (My Family). He also made more recent appearances in The House Bunny and (500) Days of Summer.

Rodriguez has appeared on several popular TV shows, including The Golden Girls, Growing Pains, Falcon Crest, Beverly Hills 90210, Mad About You, Dharma and Greg and The X-Files. He is best known for his regular role as George’s best friend Ernie Cardenas on George Lopez.

In June 2011 Rodriguez appears with Fran Drescher in the new original sitcom Happily Divorced on TV Land. Rodriguez plays Caesar, an employee at Drescher’s flower shop.

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Character Bio

Cesar Jimenez is Fran’s hardworking employee at Frantastic Flowers. Of course, part of the reason he is so hardworking is to delay going home – Cesar’s house is often overrun with a domineering wife, whiny kids, and a meddling mother-in-law. Cesar is a fixture in Fran and Peter’s life and always seems to know what is going on with them – maybe because the walls are thin, but probably because his ears are always pressed against them.

Happily Divorced TV Schedule

Thursday
July 24
5:21am
Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place, II
When Fran finds herself torn between Elliot and Frankie, she realizes she has to finally make a choice between her two suitors. She feels confident about the choice until Peter's new boss makes her question the decision.
TV-PG
Friday
July 25
5:30am
Meet the Parents
When Elliot's parents come to town, Fran does her best to impress them by throwing a small dinner party. But partway through the evening, Elliot's mother's ring goes missing and all signs point to a surprising culprit: Fran! Guest stars: Florence Henderson, Robert Wagner, D.W. Moffett
TV-PG
Tuesday
July 29
5:30am
The Back-Up Fran
Fran realizes Peter hasn't thought about how his life will change when she moves out. She encourages him to find a replacement for her, but finds he may have taken her advice a bit too literally when she meets his new roommate.
TV-PG