Los Angeles improviser: Tony Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez is an actor and writer based in Los Angeles and New York City. He began studying improv at the UCB New York in 2007 after several years performing (ahem) short-form. His teachers included Anthony King, Shannon O'Neill, Charlie Todd, Anthony Atamanuik and Dyna Moe. Tony is a proud alum of the UCB Harold Team The Bishop and the improvised Movie group, Oscarbait.

A Miami, FL native, Tony moved to New York in 1998 having already had his off-Broadway premiere in a play that Federico Garcia Lorca denied having written. He is proud that FringeNYC reviewed his work in a NY International Fringe Festival production of RAPS as a 'gut-wrenching performance.'

Tony has co-written and appeared in several short films. Dan Savage called his NOM parody, created with Happy Cousin, "the best yet."

On television Tony has appeared on MTV Tr3s' Entertainment as a Second Language and WPIX's 'Doing It' campaign. He's played several super-fun roles for LandlineTV - most of which are included in his reel.

And, yes, that's him in two of 'Michael Showalter's The Making of. . .Commercials.'

Tony shamelessly co-wrote and performed as Harvey Milk in MILK II : Harvey in Hell for UCBNY's Same Sex-tacular night - for which he has also performed as Salma Hayek.

In L.A., Tony performs in the semi-recurring musical parody of Glee, GLUM!

Website : TonyRodriguez.weebly.com