Hi I'm Ramón Rodríguez and I recently starred in Fox's Drama Gang Related where I played Detective Ryan Lopez. You may also have seen me in Need For Speed, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Battle: Los Angeles, The Taking of Pelham 123, HBO's The Wire or maybe just walking the streets of NYC.

I'm born and raised Nuyorican (New Yorker but family from Puerto Rico) and now spend a lot of time in Los Angeles. I started out in Nike commercials and working on Directing my first Feature film of a screenplay that I've written.

Enjoying the ride that is life and spreading love along the way and giving back whenever possible. I don’t always get a chance to respond to all the questions I get on social media, so I wanted to take the time to answer your questions, and share what its like in my world. Peace...

Redditors, what do you want to know?

https://twitter.com/rodriguezramon/status/516719081362186240

Alright folks, it was a pleasure getting to chat with you all and thanks for stopping by. If you want to keep up with what's going on, you can follow me on: Twitter/Instagram: @rodriguezramon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialramonrodriguez

Thanks again for all the love and support.

Peace R.

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maggie66664 karma

Mr. Rodríguez, how do you feel about super hero movies? Would you like to be in one or play one? If yes, what's your favorite franchise? :)

RamonRodriguez5 karma

I love Super hero movies. Favorites would be Batman and Xmen.

RJIZZ8004 karma

How did it feel to be cast in such a prolific show like The Wire, but be cast as a gay gangster?

RamonRodriguez11 karma

Honored. Had no idea in the beginning how special the show was since I didn't see it before I got cast on the show. Then went back to watch the series and couldn't believe how brilliant it was. Have never read scripts that good since...I saved all of them.

lovelyivette4 karma

Hi Ramon, you're a great actor in my opinion and I've seen all of your work. Have you heard any possibilities on FOX reconsidering the cancellation of Gang Related?

RamonRodriguez7 karma

Unfortunately I haven't. But the support and love from the fans has been crazy! Maybe another network will pick it up...lots of unanswered questions. Either way I'm grateful...amazing experience with a great group of people.

Kira19873 karma

When did you first know you wanted to become an actor? Kira

RamonRodriguez5 karma

I didn't think I was ever going to be an actor. I got into the business through Nike commercials where I did tricks with a basketball...

Liizzz93 karma

Detective Lopez! 😜 what has been the most challenging thing in Gang Related? -Liz Rincon (aka huge fan!)

RamonRodriguez8 karma

Not getting a 2nd Season

joecelynmae3 karma

are you currently dating anyone right now? and if you are, who's the lucky lady? if you aren't, how come you're not dating?

RamonRodriguez11 karma

Single at the moment...my soul mate hasn't found me. Where is she? Probably stuck in traffic

JustSayingMate2 karma

What's something you do to help others which gives you much satisfaction?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Put a smile on their face.

SOMANYCOLOURS2 karma

Hey Ramon In the future i would like to be an actor and comedian any advice for becoming an actor?

RamonRodriguez3 karma

If you really want it go after it 150% and be willing to fail and get back up again. Nothing worthwhile comes easy and anything is possible

Frasierfan2 karma

Do you like old classic movies? If so, which are your favorites & why? :-)

RamonRodriguez3 karma

Love classic films...and foreign. Recently saw Valentin and it is one of my favorite films. But love classic films like Godfather & Goodfellas. I have a long list of films I like...depends the genre and time period.

cain_Rodriguez2 karma

What is the best acting advise you've ever received?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Take Fountain. (Los Angeles people will appreciate this)

NyRang222 karma

How I miss seeing you on Gang Related! We are ALL so upset about the show not being renewed! Do you know how it all would gave come down if renewed? Could you tell us anything to give us closure?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

I miss it too believe me! I know only a little about what the next season was going to be about but can;t give any spoilers just in case...

wlo182 karma

What was it like working with Cliff Curtis?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

He was amazing. Great to work with him and learn from him. He's a chameleon and we did a lot of work together on the craft. Love him dearly

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RamonRodriguez2 karma

I was there about 4 years ago...one of my favorite trips ever! Ah you see Gang Related is educational too

smiles4crystil2 karma

Is there any chance AT ALL that Gang Related comes out again??

RamonRodriguez7 karma

Not sure but I'd do it again for sure!

katherinedevir2 karma

Salute Ramon, can you tell us something we don't know about you, and something we'd be surprised to find out? :)

RamonRodriguez4 karma

I love to play the piano..and if you follow me on instagram you'll know I love photography

KyaoXaing2 karma

If given the chance to direct an adaptation of any short story, which and why?

RamonRodriguez3 karma

I'm working on Directing my screenplay now that I wrote with Rosie Perez. Hope to be in production by next year.

lovelyivette0 karma

What is the best way to follow you to be in the loop of your next projects and when to watch, such as this screenplay?

RamonRodriguez3 karma

Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

@rodriguezramon

Claralou2 karma

Hi Ramón :)

What would you say that your greatest life achievement has been so far and what is the one thing you would like to achieve in the future?

RamonRodriguez5 karma

Being able to write and respond to people like you. Thank you for your support! Would love to start my own foundation to work with inner city kids. I currently work with Urban Arts Partnership and would one day love to have my own.

josephine_amos2 karma

Ramon, how many languages do you speak & what other ones would you like to know? :)

RamonRodriguez6 karma

Speak Spanish and English only...would love to learn French...love the way it sounds

AlcidesGirl2 karma

Hi Ramon, are you a morning or a night person? What scares you? When was the last time you laughed really, really hard?

RamonRodriguez4 karma

I'm a night person. Greed & Power scare me. I laughed to tears couple of weeks ago when a friend re-enacted a story about how this huge dog humped his back and he couldn't do anything about it.

nowhere_jam1 karma

Hey you seem like a cool guy, can you really levitate?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Sometimes ;)

Sherlocat1 karma

Hi Ramón! :) We all know you are great at dance and martial arts type stuff, but I was wondering if you also enjoy singing, or play any instruments? Who are your favourite bands/musicians? Thanks, Aya

RamonRodriguez2 karma

I enjoy playing the piano and congas. Love music for sure...recently saw The Wu Tang Clan, The Black Keys and The Weeknd. Awesome week of music...oh then went to the Met Opera haha

missamandarahl1 karma

Would you rather:

  1. Have fingers as long as your legs or legs as long as your fingers?

  2. Have a dragon or be a dragon?

  3. Stand barefoot on an iceblock for 20 min or be tickled on your bare feet for 20 min?

Why for each? :P

RamonRodriguez2 karma

  1. Fingers as long as my legs (strange image)
  2. Have a dragon...then train it...hopefully
  3. Tickled although that sounds terrible too

jeffislearning1 karma

Do you prefer to take the MTA or drive around everywhere? Why?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Bike

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RamonRodriguez1 karma

Bendiciones and thanks for the love. I'm working on my script that I will be Directing and also Producing a couple of other projects. Not sure if I'll be doing TV soon...had fun with Gang Related but really do love making films. But you never know...

jjflygrl851 karma

Hi Ramon! First of all, thank you so much for doing this, so glad you decided to take time out to talk to all of us. So you are interested in writing and directing, in addition to acting. What is your film about? Which of the above (acting, directing, writing) do you enjoy most?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Both. Writing and Directing are huge passions of mine and hope to be in production by next year. It's loosely based on my childhood growing up in New York City and Puerto Rico. It's a father son story.

elleceecabs1 karma

The pictures you post on Instagram and Twitter are so beautiful. What is your favorite thing to photograph?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Life: places, people, nature. Love to travel and capture a moment whenever possible but also don't like to look at life through a lens. Try to enjoy the moment then if I have time I'll snap a shot.

Frijolera2171 karma

Hi Ramon! What do you do to get you through a long workday? Any certain music or foods to keep your batteries charged? Saludos from Central Cali :)

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Love to put on some jazz or classical. Food is key when working a lot...try to eat healthy but I've named my inner chubby person (Moncho). He loves food and I have to keep him happy

jjflygrl851 karma

I see you love to play piano, so do I! Is there any particular type of music you like to play?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Classical if I'm feeling moody. R&B soul if I need something for my soul and Journey if I want to have fun

digithead981 karma

i feel like the characters in the wire were some of the most real characters ever created. They all had their flaws. Did you get that same sense being on the show?

RamonRodriguez3 karma

100% Some of the best writing I've ever read

katblue44441 karma

Hello Ramon. Do you know how to cook? What’s your best cuisine?

RamonRodriguez3 karma

Arroz con habichuelas y carne frita. yummmm

RedStarlight231 karma

Hi Ramon! If you weren't an actor, what would you be doing?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Would love to be working at Nasa or JPL. Also working with a lot of charities...but I try and do that now.

Briggitte12211 karma

What is you FAVORITE food??? Have you ever been to Ecuador? Y finalmente, cuando nos vienes a visitar aqui en Nueva York Ramoncito? Xoxo

RamonRodriguez1 karma

Never been to Ecuador but would love to visit. Puerto Rican food is the way to my heart for sure. Estoy en Nueva York ahora!

Simba0831 karma

As your a fan of basketball. If you were given the opportunity to play in the NBA, would you take it? Or would you continue your career as an Actor?? Many Thanks

RamonRodriguez3 karma

Maybe I'll do a movie where I act as an NBA player... Definitely had dreams of the NBA as a kid...Hoop Dreams...great documentary by the way

jennag940 karma

Hello Ramon! You seem to travel alot...where has been your most memorable adventure and why? And where would you like to travel next? Thank you :)

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Love tha grand canyon...the pyramids were definitely memorable. Anywhere in nature makes me happy. Weird cause I'm a city boy...

Siohill0 karma

Are you a yankees or mets fan??? Or do you like some other team?

RamonRodriguez1 karma

Yankees. RE2PECT

danielleavila0 karma

Hi Ramon, my name is Danielle I'm a huge fan of you'res. I think you are an amazing actor, I love your photography. I'd love to meet you more then anything. Do you ever do like sigings? It's honestly my dream to meet you! I watched ever episode of Gang related and I hope there is a second season! :)

RamonRodriguez3 karma

I've done signing at events but maybe one day I'll do a pop up with my social media. What do you think?

gabriella09140 karma

Hi Ramon!! I am a big fan. I love you. What do you do on your off time?

RamonRodriguez1 karma

Depends...travel is possible. Write, read books and catch up with family and friends since I don't get to see them that often. Oh and watch foreign and classic films

Victoriaazz0 karma

Best self proclaimed physical attribute?

RamonRodriguez2 karma

Elbow..one of a kind

Simba0830 karma

Hello, I hope you had a kool birthday? Will you be visiting England any time soon? Many Thanks

RamonRodriguez1 karma

Going to Europe next week...loooking forward to that!

spngirl82685-1 karma

Hi. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

RamonRodriguez1 karma

Still on Earth...but maybe somewhere else. Mars would be amazing