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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

Friday
August 1
5:30am
Love Thy Neighbor
With Elliot away and a rowdy new neighbor partying next door, Fran thinks life can't get any more frustrating. But when the neighbor shows up with some surprising news about her flower shop, Fran realizes it definitely can! Guest stars: Harry Van Gorkum, D.W. Moffett
TV-PG
Tuesday
August 5
5:30am
The Biggest Chill
When Judi's college boyfriend shows up to rekindle their romance years after he left her, Fran pushes Judi to pursue it. When he stands Judi up again, they assume he's back to his old tricks – or is there another explanation? Guest star: Keenen Ivory Wayans
TV-PG
Wednesday
August 6
5:30am
Peter's Boyfriend
Fran is upset when she finds out that Peter has a secret boyfriend. Peter tells Fran that he's kept his mouth shut about Chris because she can't keep hers shut with her criticism. Fran resolves to prove him wrong, but can she? Guest Star: Colin Ferguson
TV-PG