June 1, 1972
Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Rick Gomez is an actor as well as an occasional screenwriter and producer, a rather rare breed in Hollywood. He made his first mark as the surreally named Endless Mike Hellstrom on the cult Nickelodeon series "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" in 1993. In '97 he co-starred as an A&R exec on the slightly more adult show "Hitz," a comedy that lasted only a single season but earned Gomez an ALMA nomination for Outstanding Actor. He procured his most sophisticated role in '01, when he landed a part in the ensemble of the multiple award-winning World War II-era HBO drama, "Band of Brothers," where he played Sgt. George Luz. Gomez's highest-profile film endeavors include supporting character roles in the '04 music biopic "Ray" and as Klump in the '05 comic-book-based crime thriller "Sin City." Back on television, Gomez landed a lead part on the comedy "What About Brian," about a group of L.A. couples in modern relationships, which managed to squeak out 24 episodes over two seasons. After expanding his repertoire by providing voices to animated roles in the 2000s--particularly as Slips on "My Gym Partner's a Monkey"--Gomez summoned his wealth of experience to write, produce, and act in the 2010 thriller "Leave," which co-starred Bryan Cranston and Gomez's fellow "Band of Brothers" alum Ron Livingston.