Charlie Rodriguez (died July 6, 2013) was the former Vice President of the United States under the administration of President Benjamin Asher. He was assassinated by North Korean terrorist Kang Yeonsak during the White House Siege and was succeeded by Allan Trumbull.
Becoming Vice President
Rodriguez was chosen by President Asher to be his Vice President when his administration started.
As such, he was present in the White House during the diplomatic meeting between Asher and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Tae-Woo. When the White House was attacked by North Korean terrorists, Rodriguez was among those rushed to the Presidential Bunker for safety.
Once inside the bunker, Lee's aide Kang Yeonsak revealed himself as the true mastermind behind the attack. Then Kang and his men, including former Secret Service agent Dave Forbes, took everyone hostage, including Rodriguez. Forbes moved the Vice President to the side of the control room with the other hostages.
However, the terrorists used the Hydra 6 weapon to blast the SEAL's out of the sky. In retaliation for the attempted assault, Kang marched Rodriguez in front of the camera connecting him to the situation room at the Pentagon, where Trumbull and his advisors were watching. Kang remarked that the incursion had been a very foolish move, and then shot Rodriguez in the back of the head, much to everyone's horror. However, he was avenged by Mike Banning when he killed Kang and the remaining terrorists in the bunker, also saving Asher.
Behind the Scenes
- Vice-President Charlie Rodriguez was portrayed by Phil Austin in Olympus Has Fallen.
- Coincidentally in real-life, a similar-looking politician, Mike Pence became U.S. Vice-President in 2017 and served until 2021.
- Olympus Has Fallen (First appearance)
|Vice President of the United States
2011 – 2013