Date Of Birth

30 June, 1979


Rick Gonzalez, who is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, was born on June 30, 1979 in New York City and was raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn. At a young age, he was always entertaining his family and performed in school productions. He later applied for the High School of the Performing Arts and subsequently graduated from that school. He then launched his acting career, landing a small role in 1998’s TV movie Thicker Than Blood where he played Sanchez. A year later he made his feature movie debut in Mambo Cafe, where he played Ricky. In 2000, he appeared in the film Prince of Central Park before moving to Los Angel es, California. In Hollywood, he was cast for roles such as Rudy Bonilla in The Rookie, and Primo in Biker Boyz. 2005 saw Gonzalez playing the role of Timo Cruz in the movie Coach Carter. Other film credits include War of the Worlds, Roll Bounce and Pulse. His television appearances include those in Law and Order: SVU , Touched by an Angel, ER , Buffy the Vampire Slayer , The Shield and CSI .

Ben is played by Rick Gonzalez in the television series, Reaper . Ben is a slacker who hangs out with Sam, a typical twenty year old boy who suddenly finds out that his destiny is to assist Satan to capture escaped souls from Hell–literally. With his friend’s newfound mission, he stands by Sam and places his life on the line to support his buddy to ward off evil and place them back where they belong—in Hell.

(Photo courtesy of CW)

Place of Birth

New York, New York

Birth Name

Rick Gonzalez



Fun Facts

Friend of Jorge A. Reyes




2008: Four (in production) – Dexter
2008: Pride and Glory – Eladio Casado
2008: The Lucky 7 – Manny
2007-present: Reaper – Ben Gonzalez
2008: The Promotion – Ernesto
2008: Oranges – Gerardo
2007: In the Valley of Elah – Phone Technician
2007: Illegal Tender – Wilson Jr.
2007: What We Do Is Secret – Pat Smear
2006: CSI: Miami – Hector Rivera (1 episode)
2006: Chillaxin’ Host Pulse – Stone
2006: First Snow – Andy Lopez
2006: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation -Marcus (1 episode)
2005: Roll Bounce – Naps
2005: War of the Worlds – Vincent
2005: Coach Carter – Timo Cruz
2004: Subway Cafe – Vincent Young
2003: Old School – Spanish
2003: Biker Boyz – Primo
2002: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Tomas (1 episode)
2002: Laurel Canyon – Wyatt
2002: The Shield – Lucas (1 episode)
2002: The Rookie – Rudy Bonilla
2001: ER -Jorge Escalona (1 episode)
2001: Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles – Gang Banger
2000-2001: Boston Public – Juan Figgis (4 episodes)
2001: Nash Bridges – Hector (1 episode)
2000: Prince of Central Park – Gangbanger
2000: Mambo Caf? – Ricky
2000: Touched by an Angel – Ramone (1 episode)
2000: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – Alfonso (1 episode)
2000: The Third Guy – Alfonso
1998: Thicker Than Blood – Sanchez




5′ 8″ (1.73 m)


“If I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it – no matter what.”