Ramon Rodriguez Born to Play Bosley in Charlie's Angels

The guy who keeps the Angels from getting into too much trouble is Puerto Rican, premieres Sep. 22 on ABC

By Julio Martinez, Latin Heat
Published on LatinoLA: August 13, 2011

Ramon Rodriguez Born to Play Bosley in Charlie's Angels

At the ABC/Disney portion of the Television Critics Association (ABC) press tour, held at the Beverly Hilton, Miles Millar, co-creator (along with Al Gough) of the latest incarnation of Charlie's Angels, proudly introduced Rachel Taylor, Minka Kelly and Annie Llonzeh, the latest threesome of lithesome ladies who will don the mantle of the sexy superheroes who were a mainstay of late 1960s TV.

Then he pointed at Ramon Rodriguez and stated, "Here is John Bosley, the guy who keeps the Angels from getting into too much trouble." Bosley? In the pilot episode, Bosley speaks exactly like a Puerto Rican who has spent a lot of time in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, which coincides exactly with Rodriguez's roots.

Rodriguez, who was a regular on ABC's Day Break, shrugs, "Whether or not Bosley's back story is completely explained, I'm not sure. Right now he's kind of this enigma who can do a lot of things and has a lot of skill sets, and we just know that he is the liaison between the Angels and Charlie. But there will be a lot of back-story revealed as the season progresses. We're going to figure out a lot, who Bosley is, what he's about. And I think a lot of that is going to come through Charlie (not yet cast). Bosley has a lot of secrets on Charlie, and he knows the Angels really well. He's kind of a safe house for them. I think in the next episode that we're filming; we're going to start learning a little bit more about who Bosley is.

Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 32-year-old Rodriguez has demonstrated a plethora of skills in a relatively short career. Aside from garnering positive reviews for his performance as Damien Ortiz in Day Break and his stint on HBO's The Wire, as well as an impressive array of other acting credits, Rodriguez earned a degree in sports management, played basketball in college, is a professional dancer (performing with Abakua Latin Dance Company), as well as playing piano and congas. He is also a published writer, having written for Mambo, Newsweek, and Bound Magazine.

Although the original Charlie's Angels was broadcast before Rodriguez was born, he laughs when asked if he can relate to the situation between Bosley and the three ladies. "I was raised by three older sisters, and they thought they were the Angels. So, I've been preparing for this my whole life. I was born to be Bosley. This is great. It's a great transition from three sisters to three other sisters, and we very much feel like a family, which is really cool and special."

Charlie's Angels premieres Thursday, September 22 (8pm) on ABC. Executive producers are Marcos Siega, Drew Barrymore, Nancy Juvonen, Leonard Goldberg, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The production films in Miami.

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