J.R. Rodriguez

J.R. Rodriguez

Tobbot Films
Actor, Director and Screenwriter

Wilmington, North Carolina

Member Since:
February 2015
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About J.R.

I have been in the entertainment business for nearly 40 years. I spent 30 of those years in a bottle of booze. 3 years sober now, I'm seeing things I should have seen in my 20's. I have a long road ahead of me, but I have stories I want to tell. My films will deal with the human spirit. A subject I think we've over looked for long enough. Most people think I'm joking and ignore my passions because they think eventually I'll go back to the booze and forget I ever had an idea for a movie, much less 6 (Yes, I've written 6 screen plays) . Since I gave up the booze, I've written quite a lot including a book of poetry, Things I See and I've started my memoirs. I returned to North Carolina for one reason and I've ignored that reason for the first two years I've been back…Now it's time to ignore everything else and get to my story telling…Time to make my movies…That's why I"m here…And, I'll need all the help and advice I can get. I don't know what I'm doing, but I'll learn quick. Thanks for dropping by….

Unique traits: Telling stories about the human spirit…Some positive, some negative…But always concentrating on the human spirit...

Credits

  • Two-Eleven

    Two-Eleven (2015)
    Film by Joseph A. Covas (Drama) Actor After a breaking and entering leaves the intruder dead and another in a coma, several groups of strangers must learn how to cope with their new lives in the tragedy's aftermath.

  • All in a Day's Work

    All in a Day's Work (2014)
    Film (short) by J.R. Rodriguez (Action) Director While attempting to make a gun deal things go south quick and suddenly, Dawn is in the hospital, trying to figure out what happened...Her boss and head of her "Family" looks to find out which course Dawn would like to take next. Will it be quick...Or not? Written by J.R. Rodriguez

  • Tammy

    Tammy (2014)
    Film by Ben Falcone (Comedy) Actor Tammy, who was recently fired from a Topper Jack's fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent's home. Upon denied use of her mom's car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an "ailing" grandmother, who also lives in the home...Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the "baby-sitter." From finding love in a bar to robbing a Topper Jack's in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy. Written by Mayor_G

  • Just Like the Son

    Just Like the Son (2006)
    Film by Morgan J. Freeman (Drama) Actor "Just Like the Son" chronicles twenty year-old Daniel Carter's (Webber) attempt to help an eight year-old, Boone (Ortiz), find a better life. Daniel First meets Boone while doing community service at an East Village grade school. The boys strike up a friendship during which Daniel learns that Boone's mother is sick and may be hospitalized. He also learns that Boone has an older sister, Charlotte, who lives in Dallas. When Boone does not show up for school a few days later, Daniel begins to ask questions and learns that Boone was placed into a temporary foster care in Upstate New York. After being turned down as an adoption candidate, and failing to convince his Father to help him gain custody, Daniel decides to rescue Boone from the orphanage. He puts all his street smarts to use and they head to Dallas. While the goal is to locate Boone's sister, the heart of the story is the unexpected bond Daniel and Boone form throughout their road trip adventure. Written by Morgan J. Freeman

  • National Geographic Explorer

    National Geographic Explorer (2005)
    Television (Documentary) Actor A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. A news-style journal format is now used instead of the more traditional format of the specials. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com> and Douglas Burnette <littlerubberfeet@yahoo.com>

  • Surface

    Surface (2005)
    Television by Josh Pate (Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor What do naval officers in the South Antarctic Sea, a family in Wilmington, N.C., the oceanographic institute in Monterey, and fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico all have in common? They're all about to be the first to meet a new form of sea life -- it's beautiful, the kids may even want to play with it, and it likes to make the water warm. But what they don't know yet is that they are on the verge of a world disaster. "Surface" is a series full of continuously evolving twists that deliver across several long-term arcs. Written by Anonymous

  • Loggerheads

    Loggerheads (2005)
    Film by Tim Kirkman (Drama) Actor "Loggerheads" interweaves three separate but related stories that take place in different parts of North Carolina. On Mother's Day 1999, Mark, a young drifter with an interest in endangered loggerhead turtles, begins a relationship with motel handyman George. On Mother's Day 2000, Mark's adoptive mother Elizabeth wonders what has become of her estranged son. On Mother's Day 2001, Mark's birth mother Grace quits her job to begin a search for the child she gave up years before-a search that ultimately brings the stories together. Written by Eric Sorensen

  • 20 Funerals

    20 Funerals (2004)
    Film by Anghus Houvouras (Action, Crime and Thriller) Actor After a fellow Officer's funeral, 4 Cops decide that the only way to get rid of the criminal element is to stop arresting the criminals, and start burying them.

  • One Tree Hill

    One Tree Hill (2004)
    Television by Mark Schwahn (Drama and Sport) Actor This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens, since living memory coached by old Whitey Durham. Its greatest talent ever was Dan Scott, who now runs a successful car dealership. The present talents are his two sons, Nathan Scott, a beautiful and popular athlete, the absolute star, who was molded and stifled by his proud dad, ambitious Dan Scott, who pushes him harder then even the coach approves of, but rather neglected by his spoiled, impulsive mother Deb, an alcoholic, and Lucas, abandoned at birth with his devoted mother, hard-working café-owner Karen Roe, who grew up with Dan's older but poor brother Keith as substitute father as a social reject, only playing hoops on a public yard in the park with street-kids, his passion being reading; when an incident forces the coach to replace suspended players, Lucas soon proves ... Written by KGF Vissers

  • Dawson's Creek

    Dawson's Creek (1998 - 2002)
    Television by Kevin Williamson (Drama) Actor Set in a small coastal, Massachusetts town named Capeside, Dawson's Creek tells the story of four teenagers as they struggle through adolescence. This is particularly true for 15-year-olds Dawson Leery, an introspective dreamer and Joey Potter, a precocious tomboy unaware of her beauty. Best friends since childhood, they are about to enter that confusing time in life where nothing is the way it was and nothing is as it seems. Written by John <littlejohnboy@hotmail.com>

  • Blue Submarine No. 6

    Blue Submarine No. 6 (1998)
    Video by Kôichi Chigira (Animation, Action and Sci-Fi) Actor The once famous and well respected scientist Zorndyke has bred a new genre of living being, one that thrives on the oceans and lives to destroy humans. Zorndyke believes it is time that the humans were relieved of their rule of the earth. It is up to Blue Submarine No. 6 and the rest of the Blue fleet to put an end to Zorndyke's madness and creations.

  • Kite

    Kite (1998)
    Television (Animation, Action, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Actor She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer, and if you're on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target. After being orphaned at a young age, her parents victims of a brutal double murder, Sawa was taken in by the detective assigned to her case. Not content to just watch as the imperfect justice system let more and more criminals go loose every day, he's decided to train her to be his instrument of justice. After all, who'd suspect a pretty college student of being a deadly vigilante? Written by Anonymous

  • LiteWeight

    LiteWeight (1998)
    Film by Marcus G. Lopez Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Night Flier

    The Night Flier (1997)
    Film by Mark Pavia (Fantasy, Horror and Mystery) Actor Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that "the Night Flier could perhaps be a vampire". Written by Humberto Amador

  • The Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman

    The Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman (1996)
    Television (Animation, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actor Five superheros must protect the Earth from an alien invasion.

  • Earthian

    Earthian (1989)
    Television (Animation and Drama) Actor Angels from the planet Eden have been watching Earthians, the inhabitants of Earth, for 5 billion years. Chihaya, an angel with unlucky black hair and wings, is a plus checker who travels to Earth with Kagetsuya, a minus checker. Each team of plus and minus checkers keep track of Earth events and, if the score ever reaches minus 10,000, the Earth will be destroyed. The story follows Chihaya and Kagetsuya and the different people and events they observe on Earth.

Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor- Tartuffe- Star News awards
    (2014)

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