Rodney is an Ohio native, like fellow Raising Whitley cast members Kym and Wendell. Rodney attended the University of Cincinnati, and is in their Hall of Fame in Track and Field. He still holds the record in both the high jump and the 100-meter dash. Rodney is the father to two boys, Quincy and Alexis, who he says are both "amazing."
Rodney began acting twenty-five years ago and is best known for his soap opera roles, appearing in The Young and the Restless, Port Charles, and Passions. Kym and Rodney met in an acting class decades ago, went out on a date that did not work out, and instead became close friends.
Rodney is very handy with tools, loves to fix things, and is a master in the kitchen so it's no surprise that he is a real charmer with the ladies. He loves inventing and developing new products, most recently a "Don't Feed" t-shirt line alongside Kym Whitley that alerts caregivers of children with allergies of what they should and should not eat. He is hoping the shirts will prevent many allergy-prone children from exposure to foods and items that trigger dangerous allergic reactions.