Modern Family child star unrecognisable three years after hit sitcom as he walks the red carpet at Shazam premiere | The Sun

A MODERN Family child star looked completely different as he walked the red carpet three years after the ABC sitcom wrapped.

Actor Rico Rodriguez, 24, was unrecognisable from his sweet, sensitive character Manny Delgado as he arrived at the Shazam: Fury Of The Gods event this week.

Rico was just 11 when he joined the Modern Family cast.

As Manny, he was Gloria's oldest son from her first marriage.

His character was much more likeable in the earlier seasons, due to his youthful naivety.

He remained part of the cast for the season finale, which aired in 2020.

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Yet he looked hugely different as he stepped out at the swanky LA event.

His fresh-faced look was switched up in favour of a stubbly beard and moustache.

He has also let his hair grow long, and now sports a lengthy curly hairstyle.

Rico also flashed a snazzy pair of square rimmed glasses as he posed for photographs at the event.

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He has upped his fashion game too, choosing a trendy bomber jacket and black jeans to watch the Shazam sequel.

Back in 2017, Rico opened up on life off-screen and paid tribute to his father Roy following his death.

Next to a picture of the pair, Rico wrote: “This has been the toughest week of my life.

“I'm gonna miss ur advice, hugs, smile, and laugh. I'll love you forever daddy – Your youngest.”

His Modern Family co-stars, including Sofia Vergara, inundated the him with messages of support.

Roy was buried in Texas with the Obituary revealing how he “Roy laughed and loved his way through life, making the most of each moment he was given.”

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