James Roday Rodriguez
James Roday Rodriguez
as Gary Mendez

Actor Biography

James Roday Rodriguez is a multihyphenate who is best known for his eight-year run as Shawn Spencer on the USA hit comedy "Psych," which also spawned a "Psych" film that aired in December to huge ratings success. He currently stars on ABC's DJ Nash drama "A Million Little Things" that is in its third season. Next up is the second "Psych" movie, "Psych 2: Lassie Come Home," which will air on the new Peacock Network.

Rodriguez directed his own script, "Treehouse," as part of the Blumhouse anthology series for Hulu that starred Jimmi Simpson, Julianna Guill, Stephanie Beatriz, Mary McCormack and Shaunette Renee Wilson. He also wrote and directed the USA pilot "Shoot the Moon," starring Mandy Moore and Sam Huntington.

Rodriguez has written pilots for USA, Fox and SyFy, as well as directed shows such as "The Resident" for FBC, "Battle Creek" for Vince Gilligan and David Shore, "Rosewood" for FBC; and written and directed multiple episodes of "Psych" for USA.

His upcoming features include "The Buddy Games" for writer/director Josh Duhamel and "The Hollywood Hills" movie for writer/director Rhys Wakefield. Past credits include the indie festival hit comedy "Pushing Dead," about an HIV+ patient surviving his illness in the modern-day healthcare system, "Christmas Eve" with Patrick Stewart and Cheryl Hines; and Brian Klugman's "Baby Baby Baby." His feature directing debut, "Gravy," starring Jimmi Simpson and Michael Weston, is now a cult classic horror-comedy film seen around the world.