Rick Gomez was born on June 1, 1972 in Bayonne, New Jersey. When he was 15 years old, he joined his family in moving to South Plainfield, where he continued his studies. He went to South Plainfield High School and moved to New York to pursue acting.
His first role was a small one, appearing on the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Rick Gomez followed this up with his portrayal of a recurring character on the surreal children’s series The Adventures of Pete and Pete. His performance as Endless Mike was praised by the show’s creators, and he went on to bag several more roles. In 1996, he was seen on Law & Order and The Eddie Files. The next year, Gomez was cast in films like Enough Already, Shark in a Bottle, and later on in Three to Tango. He gained the most fame in 2001, when he took on the role of Sgt. George Luz in the HBO acclaimed series Band of Brothers. His next project was and episode of In-Laws, before he played Detective Daniel Ramos in Boomtown. He has also been active in voice work, and can be heard on Final Flight of the Osiris, Final Fantasy X-2, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, The Life & Times of Tim, Call of Duty 2, and The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.
Rick Gomez is also responsible for starring in and co-writing the documentary-like feature film Last Man Running. Though it was unreleased, it was screened at the Phoenix Film Festival. Other credits of his include roles in Delusion, Ray, Fronterz, and more than 20 episodes of What About Brian. He also had a cameo in the 2007 Transformers film as the Sheriff, and is known for his work as Slips on the animated series My Gym Partner’s a Monkey.