Rico Rodriguez, 24, the cherubic star of Modern Family, changed up his look with long hair and a beard
Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez looked all grown up at the premiere of Shazam! Wrath of the Gods Los Angeles, Californiaon Tuesday.
24-year-old actor who rose to fame as a cherub child star Manny Delgado on the hit ABC series – showed off his more mature look by wearing his hair longer and curling his beard at the event.
Rodriguez showed off his cool style in a black and white jacket, black jeans and olive sneakers.
The Texas-born entertainer accessorized the outfit with black-rimmed glasses and a silver chain.
Star Shazam! The Wrath of the Gods premiere also featured Helen Mirren, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody, along with Meagan Good among other stars.
Grown up: Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez, 24, looked all grown up at the premiere of Shazam! Wrath of the Gods in Los Angeles; (R) Revealed as Manny in Modern Family
2019’s Shazam Sequel is the first of four DCEU films coming out in 2023 and will hit theaters on March 17th, followed by The Flash (June 16th), Blue Battle (August 18th) and Aquaman and the Lost kingdom” (December 25).
At the end of last month, Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Shazam! Wrath of the Gods Showcased New Dramatic Footage.
Zachary Levy returns as the title character, a grown-up superhero who is transformed into Billy Batson (Usher Angel) after a magician (Djimon Hounsou) grants him amazing powers in the original 2019 Shazam!
Rodriguez became part of the cast of Modern Family when he was just 10 years old.
He portrayed a sweet and intelligent boy with a great sense of humor who was overly protective of his mom.
The sitcom describes the daily life of three connected families, which are very different from each other.
Modern Family ran for 11 seasons – 250 episodes – over 10 years, from 2009 to 2020, with Rick as the son of Gloria Delgado Pritchett (Sofia Vergara) and the stepson of Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill).
The show also stars Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sarah Hyland, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ariel Winter.
New look: The actor, who rose to fame as cherubic star Manny Delgado in the hit ABC series, sported longer, curly hair and twirled his beard at the event.
Handsome: The Texas-born star completed his look with black-rimmed glasses and a silver chain
Cool guy: Rodriguez showed off his cool style in a black and white jacket, black jeans and olive trainers
Despite his young age, “Modern Family” was not the actor’s first role.
He previously appeared in small roles on My Name is Earl, Nip/Tuck, ER and NCIS after following his sister Rainey into acting.
Ahead of the show’s final season, he opened up about how hard it would be to say goodbye to his on-screen family.
“It will be difficult. I’ve been on this show for 11 amazing years and it’s my family,” he said HollywoodLife.
“They’re my second family, so I know if we finish in March, I think we’ll come back and start in July.”
“It’s going to be weird when it’s that time of year again and we know we’re not going to get together to start filming again. It’s definitely going to be weird and an adjustment period.”
After the show ended, he had the opportunity to reunite with Sofia Vergara during a guest appearance on America’s Got Talent, where she serves as a judge.
“She treats me like one of her children. She is definitely like my second mother, he said about the meeting.
Child star: Rodriguez – who played the son of Gloria Pritchett (Sofia Vergara) and stepson Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill) – became part of the cast of Modern Family at just 10 years old; Pictured with Vergara in a 2009 promo shoot
Fan Favorite: The show ran for 11 seasons, from 2009 to 2020; Rodriguez in a promotional shoot with Jeremy Maguire, Vergara and O’Neill