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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

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
Wednesday
July 30
5:30am
A Star is Reborn
Fran finds there's no business like show business when she fills in for Peter as Joan Collins' assistant. But things take an unexpected twist when she gets both Joan and Peter fired before the director yells "Action!" Guest star: Joan Collins, Renee Taylor
TV-PG
Thursday
July 31
5:21am
Follow The Leader
Growing up, Fran and Kiki were like two peas in a pod, and now Kiki's engaged, too! But Kiki's relationship isn’t as steamy as Fran's, and when Fran encourages Kiki to reignite her passion, Kiki goes looking in all wrong places. Guest star: Cyndi Lauper
TV-PG