• Rodney Rush is best known for his role in Breaking Bad as Christian “Combo” Ortega
• His net worth is estimated to be over $400,000
• He has a wide range of experience in music production, recording, graphics, and marketing
• After Breaking Bad, he returned to his other projects and became involved in events planning, fundraising, and acting
• He is highly active on social media, promoting his music and sharing daily thoughts
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Who is Rodney Rush?
Rodney Rush was born in the United States of America, and is a writer, actor, and recording artist, best known for earning fame through his role in the television show “Breaking Bad” as the character Christian “Combo” Ortega. He appeared throughout the first three seasons of the show.
The Riches of Rodney Rush
How rich is Rodney Rush? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $400,000, earned through success in his various endeavors. He’s also done other acting projects though has focused most of his efforts towards his music career. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career in Entertainment
Very little is known about Rodney’s life before his acting work. There are no details available regarding his childhood, family, and education. Wanting to pursue a career in the music industry, he started out as a graphic designer for various music companies. He did flyers, photo editing, brochures, posters, album covers, and animation for freelance projects. He also aspired to make it big in the music industry, and has been honing his skills in rap as well as hip hop since he was young.
Eventually, he would gain enough income to start his own label called Five Star Records. He has multiple roles within his company, doing recording, graphics, and also marketing the company’s projects. Aside from his work within the music booth, he’s also done songwriting projects. This also allowed him to gain access to the entertainment industry as a screenplay. He’s also been involved music production and according to him, he has recorded over 13 albums including a few of his own. He has a wide range of experience with it comes to production and editing software.
Rush earned a significant amount of fame when he was cast as the recurring character combo in the television show “Breaking Bad”. The series is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico and follows the life of a depressed high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer. He then turns to a life of crime through producing and dealing in crystallized methamphetamine to help secure his family’s future before he passes away. The show’s title is based on the colloquialism ‘breaking bad’, meaning to turn to a life of crime.
— Rodney Rush (@RodneyRush) April 4, 2019
The show is considered one of the greatest television series of all time, and its finale was one of the most watched cable shows on American television. The show has gained numerous awards including 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Television Critics Association Awards. The lead Bryan Cranston won an Emmy Award four times while his co-star Aaron Paul also won three Emmys; according to Guinness World Records, it is the most critically acclaimed show of all time. Rush was approached by a friend who told him that they would be auditioning to be an extra in the show. By the next day, he had been given a much bigger role than he had anticipated.
After Breaking Bad
Rodney returned to his other projects after “Breaking Bad”, and became involved in a lot of events planning. He has put together various shows, concerts, and events throughout New Mexico as well as the surrounding areas. He also became involved in raising funds for his friend who is suffering from cystic fibrosis, specifically to help create a film to raise awareness about people living with the disease.
He also made efforts to hire a new management and marketing team to help him gain more acting endeavors. The move gave him a bit more success, as he has had a few more acting projects after “Breaking Bad”. A few of his next projects include “Bad Buddha” which is a film following the story of a man who discovers a wish-giving Buddha statue while thrift shopping, and uses it to plan his revenge against his ex-girlfriend. He also had a role in the short film “Cadillac Respect” released in 2017, about a sociopath who is the head of an Italian crime syndicate. He also released an album called “Unorthodox” through iTunes and Spotify.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Rodney’s romantic relationships. He has posted photos of himself with a little girl which indicates that she might be his daughter. It also means that he could have a wife or at least a long term girlfriend but it has never been confirmed.
Similar to numerous actors and musicians, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an Instagram account which gives us an insight towards his current focus as he has gone back to pursuing his career in music; he posts a lot of promotions regarding his upcoming and recent projects, and a few throwback photos and videos of his time in “Breaking Bad”. He also has a Twitter account on which he also promotes his music while sharing some of his daily thoughts. He continues to do graphic design as well, and is responsible for most of the art of his albums. Aside from his two social media accounts, he also links a lot to his Soundcloud profile, on which he first released his music for free for people to listen to.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia