Jai Rodriguez

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Jai Rodriguez the EMMY Award-winning television host and Broadway singer/performer, began his career at age 18 when he was cast in the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical RENT.   He continued his Broadway career, appearing in shows including The Producers and Spinning Into Butter, and he created and performed the title role of Zanna in the Off-Broadway sensation, Zanna, Don’t!

Most recognized for his role in Bravo’s culturally-groundbreaking series, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Jai created a niche role on the Emmy Award-winning series as the ‘Culture Vulture,’ a youthfully-savvy addition to the show’s already dynamic cast. Working regularly as an authority in culture and style, Jai has hosted for a veritable grab-bag of lifestyle entertainment programming including Styleyes Miami (SiTv), America’s Prom Queen (ABC Family),Ultimate Style (Style Network), two consecutive season’s of Groomer Has It (Animal Planet), and Model Latina (SiTv). He was also an ABC official pre-show host for the 2009 American Music Awards.

Jai’s acting credits are wide-ranging and include dramatic roles in TV on Detroit 187 and Days Of Our Lives. He also played Wayne Brady’s husband Tom on the CBS hit, How I Met Your Mother, NBC’s Are You There Chelsea?, FOX’s Bones, and as  trans woman Amanda Knott on NBC’s HARRYS LAW, FX’s Nip/Tuck, and Teen Nick’s GIGANTIC. He played the role of Angelo Ferraro, a leading cast member, in the 2009 feature film Oy Vey My Son Is Gay!! alongside Carmen Electra and Lanie Kazan. The film was an Official Selection at film festivals worldwide and garnered critical praise, winning several awards in various categories.

Recent standout TV credits include roles on Greys Anatomy, Dice (opposite Andrew Dice Clay), Ryan Hanson Solves Real Crimes,  Netflix’s popular series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie, The Magicians, Wisdom of the Crowd and most recently on The Resident on FOX.  Jai will rejoin the cast of the Netflix hit series EASTSIDERS for their fourth season which starts production this fall.  In January Jai finished his vegas residency stating in the off Broadway smash hit Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man opposite Kendra Wilkinson at the Paris Casino. 

A dynamic vocalist, Jai has had the honor of sharing the stage singing duets with musical legends like Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Brian McKnight, Taylor Dayne and Michelle Williams. Jai was featured in Lady Gaga’s video, “Telephone,” featuring Beyoncé.