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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

Saturday
September 6
4:00am
Swimmers and Losers
As Fran comes to terms with the fact that she won’t have kids, she decides to embrace the next exciting chapter of her life with Peter. But when Peter agrees to donate sperm so an old friend can have kids, Fran wonders if she closed that chapter too soon.
TV-PG
4:30am
Newman vs Newman
After a big blowout with her husband, Dori moves into Fran and Peter’s house. With Glen and Dori unwilling to resolve their fight, Fran steps in to get her parents back together.
TV-PG
5:00am
Adventure Man
When Fran believes that a rugged, outdoorsy man is her soulmate, Peter and her family are skeptical. However, a weekend camping trip with him gives Fran the chance to prove them wrong… or right.
TV-PG
5:30am
Time in a Bottle
Fran jogs everyone’s memory about what it was, after eighteen years of marriage, that finally gave Peter the courage to come out two years ago. In the process, however, she realizes that some stones are best left unturned.
TV-PG
Saturday
September 13
4:00am
Fran-alyze This
Peter sets Fran up on a date with a doctor that doesn’t go well and pushes her back to Elliot. When Elliot asks Fran to join him at therapy to work on his commitment issues, she agrees not expecting that she’s the one to have the breakthrough. guest star: Dan Aykroyd
TV-PG
4:30am
Cesar's Wife
When Fran learns that Cesar and his wife Teresa are having marital trouble, she steps in against Peter’s advice to try to help them. But Fran quickly realizes that when couples spend time together, sometimes less is definitely more.guest star: Judy Reyes
TV-PG
5:00am
Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place
When Fran meets Frankie, an adorable New Yorker opening a pizza parlor in LA, she thinks she may finally have found love again. But when Elliot pops back into Fran’s life and says he is finally ready to commit, Fran finds herself caught between a rock and a pizza place. Guest Star: Ralph Macchio
TV-PG
5:30am
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