Ruben Enriquez Secret Life of the American Teenager



TV Series


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Portrayed by Philip Anthony Rodriguez

Ruben Enriquez (Philip Anthony Rodriguez) is the father of Adrian Lee and the husband of Cindy Lee.  He was absent for the first sixteen years of his daughter life but he has reconcile with his daughter and her mother Cindy.  He currently lives with Cindy and works as a district attorney.  Ruben also has a son from a previous marriage but he lives in Mexico.



Ruben was dating Cindy Lee a woman who wanted to get pregnant because she wanted someone to love her.  After learning Cindy was pregnant with his child Ruben proposed to Cindy but she felt guilty for trapping him refused.  Ruben and Cindy came to an arrangement where he wouldn't see his daughter Adrian until she turned eighteen but would continue to pay child support. 


Ruben became involved with another woman but their relationship didn't workout and she moved to Mexico with their son.  Ruben went on to marry a divorcee with two children. 


When Adrian turned sixteen Ruben caught her spying on him.  Ruben wanted to have a relationship with his daughter and tried to become part of his daughter life but became concerned about her promiscuous reputation.  When he threaten to send her an all girl school Adrian tried to runaway but Ruben had her apprehended by the police.


After having dinner with Cindy he came to an agreement where Adrian could stay at her current school as long as she kept her grades high.  Ruben also began to spend time with Cindy which led to an affair.  When Ricky father arrived in town he tried to warn Adrian of Ricky and his father. 


Ruben was furious when he discovered Adrian was seeing Max his step son.  He forbade his children from seeing each other threatening to send Max to a military school.  When Ruben caught Max and Adrian sleeping together, Max was unrepentant and proclaim his love for Adrian but she refused to return his feelings.  Angry Ruben criticised his daughter leading Adrian to reveal Ruben affair with her mother Cindy. 


Ruben after separating from Max mom moved into Cindy condo.  Adrian managed to convince her parents they needed a house and to make an offer on George house.  Ruben shortly moved into his new home and married Cindy. 


Ruben was shocked to learn from Leo that Adrian was pregnant with Ben child.  Ruben wanted Adrian to keep her baby which brought him into conflict with Adrian and her mother Cindy who supported Adrian decision to have an abortion.  Ruben admitted to Adrian her decision to have an abortion might lead to him having a divorce from Cindy. 


Ruben considered moving out from his home but reconsidered when he learned Adrian decided to keep her baby.  Ruben also wanted Adrian to get married to Ben.  He agreed to look into Ricky mother case in exchange for Ricky for talking to Adrian since he suspected Adrian was only infatuated with Ricky. 


Ruben was happy when Adrian married Ben and they got their own apartment.  He was also disappointed when Adrian gave birth to a still born child.  Ruben continued to support Adrian in her marriage with Ben and was disappointed when he discovered she was once again going after Ricky. 


Ruben also acted as a district attorney when Ricky foster brother took naked pictures of his girlfriend and send them to his friends.   

Main Cast

Adrian Lee

Alice Valko

Amy Juergens

Anne Juergens

Ashley Juergens

Ben Boykewich



Cindy Lee


George Juergens

Grace Bowmen



Henry Miller

Jack Pappas

Jason Treacy

Jeff Zegay


Joe Hampton

John Juergens

Kathleen Bowman

Ken Fields

Lauren Treacy

Leo Boykewich

Madison Cooperstein

Marcelino Molina

Margaret Shakur

Marshall Bowman

Nora Underwood

Ricky Underwood

Robie Juergens

Ruben Enriquez


Tom Bowman