Assistant to Reba’s Music Producer
Legal in Six States
Geoffrey has been working for Mr. Bata for several years, but despite all his hard work, Mr. Bata still doesn’t know his name. When Reba shows up at the office, Geoffrey has to do everything he can to keep her out of his boss’ office. But once he hears her singing, he changes his tune and becomes her biggest fan. Will he finally make sure that Mr. Bata takes a meeting with her?
A Quick Q&A with Jai Rodriguez
What drew you to playing Geoffrey?
Well, Geoffrey wasn't what I've created him to be when I auditioned for the part. Originally he was way more urban and I kept a piece of that but added an NYC gay Puerto Rican flavor to him. He's fought to get where he is today and is determined to better himself. I love his drive and passion for his work and his ability to see things in a way others don't.
Do you have a favorite line from your character?
Yes: "Oh my God, I was hoping someone would bring me cookies. But not ANY cookies. No no, I want cookies that come with a LONG story behind them."
What's your favorite thing to do in California?
Living in Southern California, I enjoy doing most things outdoors. It's beautiful year-round. I am a bit of a foodie, so outdoor dining is one of my favorite things to do.
Who's your favorite singer?
I don't really have a favorite singer. I love most things that are Top 20. I am a Sirius radio junkie!
Jai Rodriguez has achieved great success as an actor on stage and screen, and as host of one of television's most memorable reality series. His most notable role to-date was his stint as host of Bravo's Emmy Award-winning reality program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Other hosting credits include Animal Planet's Groomer Has It, co-host of Ultimate Style and the pre-show of the 2009 American Music Awards. Rodriguez served as co-creator and co-executive producer of the Logo's Bad Sex and host/producer of SiTV's Styleyes.
In feature film Rodriguez was featured in the role of Sabu on the acclaimed 2005 big screen version of The Producers. Guest starring credits in television series as Bones, Harry's Law and the daytime drama Days of Our Lives. He also appears in the smash hit music video Telephone, starring Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.
The youngest person ever cast in a leading role on the long-running Broadway production of Rent, Rodriguez's other major credits in theater include Broadway's The Producers and the title role of Zanna in the original cast of the off Broadway sensation Zanna Don't.
Rodriguez is actively involved with the LGBT community and has helped raise thousands of dollars for AIDS research and health care/prevention through such organizations as Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, The Actors Fund, AIDS Walk, GLAAD and Project Angel Food.