James Roday Rodriguez

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Roday in 2010, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: James David Rodriguez

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1976

*father – Mexican
*mother – English, Irish, Scottish, distant Swiss-German and German

James Roday Rodriguez, previously credited as James Roday, is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He is known for starring in the show Psych. He is the co-artistic director of the Red Dog Squadron, a Los Angeles theatre company he co-founded.

He is the son of Deborah and James Escajeda Rodriguez.

James has stated:

My father is… from San Antonio, Texas and I’ve got one whole half of my family that’s Mexican through and through. {The other half} is some sort of bright white concoction of English, Irish and Scottish.

James’ paternal grandfather is named Emilio Gonzales Rodriguez.

James’ paternal grandmother is named Aurora Esparza Escajeda.

James’ maternal grandfather is named Walter Lee Craddock.

James’ maternal grandmother is named Virginia E. Wilson.

4 Responses

  1. cdonorab says:

    Correction. Found info on his father. His father was the son of Emilio Rodriguez and Aurora Escajeda.


  2. cdonorab says:

    Correction. Also has German ancestry as well through the Darby family as well.

  3. cdonorab says:

    Correction. Found Deborah’s parents. Her parents were Walter Lee Craddock and Virginia E. Wilson. One of the woman who married into the Craddock named Elizabeth Darby had Swiss ancestry through her mother Henrietta Kephart whose grandparents were born there in the mid 1700’s.

  4. cdonorab says:

    Correction. Found his mom’s birth record. She was born Deborah Lynn Craddock in California. Didn’t give the name of her parents, but her mom’s maiden name is Williams.

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