“Bull” star Freddy Rodriguez once joked that he and his son had such a striking resemblance that they looked more like brothers than father and son.
Freddy Rodriguez has had an impressive career on TV. A few of his career highlights include “Ugly Betty,” “The Night Shift,” “Six Feet Under,” and the legal drama “Bull,” which was his most recent TV gig.
In the show, Rodriguez portrayed Trial Analysis Corporation’s leading attorney, Benny Colon. He featured in five of the series’s six seasons as he did not return for “Bull”s the sixth season.
Freddy Rodriguez as Benny Colon on “Bull” [Left] Rodriguez, his wife, Elsie” and their two sons, Elijah and Giancarlo celebration Christmas in 2021 [Right] Photo: Instagram/freddyrodriguezofficial & Instagram/bullcbs
Now, Rodriquez can spend more time with his wife, Elsie Rodriguez, and their two children, Giancarlo Rodriguez and Elijah Rodriguez, who are grown up and doing their things.
Elsie is an interior designer and founder of Interior Solutions LLC and works out of Los Angeles and New York. Her Instagram account features many gorgeous snaps of her interior work.
In 2017, the designer revealed she got to work with musician Rihanna. Elsie posted a few photos of the singer posed in different spaces. In one image, Rihana posed in front of a large print of a $100 bill, which Elsie captioned:
“When you get to do what you love for one of the best. So grateful to have designed this home in #NYC, working with @badgalriri is always a pleasure.”
Elsie lends an interior eye to her own home when she is not working on clients’ homes. During an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Rodriguez credited his wife for furnishing their five-bedroom, five-bathroom Mediterranean-style house in Woodlawn Hills.
The “Grindhouse” actor described their house as modern but warm and contemporary. Their LA home features high ceilings, which remind Rodriguez of his time living in Chicago.
Both Elsie and Rodriguez grew up in Chicago, and their two sons were born there. Rodriguez explained he wanted his children to feel like Chicagoans because the city means so much to him.
To help them feel connected to the Windy City, the family frequently stayed at their two-bedroom apartment on the Gold Coast while the boys were growing. Rodriguez once said of the family’s connection to Chicago:
“…I feel like they’re establishing a connection to the city… That was the whole point of getting the place, actually, so the kids could be familiar with who their family is.”
Rodriguez’s sons are now all grown up and doing their things. His oldest, Giancarlo, did follow in his father’s acting footsteps when he was younger as he appeared in “Six Feet Under” and “Ugly Betty.”
He also bears a striking resemblance to his father, especially growing up. During an interview with People in 2008, Rodriguez revealed that as his son grew facial hair, the two looked more like brothers than father and son.