Paul Rodriguez (born January 19, 1955 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico) Raised in East Los Angeles, California, USA, he later served in the military where he was stationed in Iceland, Duluth, Minnesota and elsewhere. He considered becoming a lawyer, but instead went into comedy. Many of his comedy specials involved serious issues for the Latino community and he is presently known for charity work. His son, Paul Rodriguez, Jr., is a professional skateboarder.
He is number 74 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time.