Rick Gonzalez

Rick Gonzalez

Highest Rated: 84% The Rookie (2002)

Lowest Rated: 11% Pulse (2006)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1979

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A personable character actor, Rick Gonzalez was featured in both comic and dramatic roles in theatrical releases like "Coach Carter," but more frequently on  television series like "Reaper" (The CW, 2007-2009) and "Arrow" (The CW, 2012- ). Born June 30, 1979 in New York City, he was raised by parents of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. A performer from an early age, he was encouraged by teachers to parlay his interests into education at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, from which he graduated in 1997. Soon after, Gonzalez began working in features and on television, and quickly moved from bit parts as hoods and wayward teens in projects like "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001) and "Biker Boyz" (2003) to character parts in the school drama "Coach Carter" (2003) and major hits like "Old School" (2003) and Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" (2005). In 2007, he was cast as an accident-prone teen turned demon hunter in the cult sitcom series "Reaper" (The CW, 2007-2009), which helped him branch into comedy projects like Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration" (2006) and "The Guilt Trip" (2012). Gonzalez balanced these projects with more dramatic fare on television, and alternately between mediums for the next half-decade; television eventually became his most prolific showcase, and Gonzales remained in the public eye thanks to turns in high-profile projects like the Netflix feature "Deuces" (2017) and a recurring role on "Arrow" as the DC Comics anti-hero Wild Dog which was elevated to series regular in the action-adventure series' sixth season.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Dad Rehab Pierre (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 58% Deuces Papers (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 78% Victor Pablo (Character) $111.6K 2015
17% 22% Apartment 143 Paul Ortega (Character) $256 2011
35% 49% Pride and Glory Eladio Casado (Character) $15.7M 2008
54% 28% The Promotion Ernesto (Character) $406.3K 2008
45% 53% What We Do Is Secret Pat Smear (Character) $58.8K 2007
74% 77% In the Valley of Elah Gabriel (Character) $6.8M 2007
15% 67% Illegal Tender Wilson De Leon, Jr. (Character) $3.1M 2007
58% 41% First Snow Andy Lopez (Character) $213K 2006
11% 27% Pulse Stone (Character) $20.3M 2006
64% 85% Coach Carter Timo Cruz (Character) $67.3M 2005
65% 70% Roll Bounce Naps (Character) $17.4M 2005
75% 42% War of the Worlds Vincent (Character) $234.3M 2005
23% 54% Biker Boyz Primo (Character) $21.7M 2003
68% 52% Laurel Canyon Wyatt (Character) $3.7M 2002
84% 70% The Rookie Rudy Bonilla (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 62% Mambo Cafe Ricky (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 33% Thicker Than Blood Sanchez (Character) - 1998

TV

Credit
86% 66% Arrow Rene Ramirez (Character),
Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog (Guest Star)
2016-2020
87% 70% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog (Guest Star) 2017
9% 73% Rosewood Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
94% 94% Mr. Robot Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
96% 67% Battle Creek Omar (Guest Star) 2015
39% 87% Rush Manny Maquis (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Lenny Machaca (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Ricky (Guest Star) 2013
90% 82% Bones Rick Cortez (Guest Star) 2011
82% 82% The Closer Bruno Perez (Guest Star) 2011
67% No Score Yet Traffic Light Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
82% 86% Castle Mickey Carlson (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 78% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
80% 57% Reaper Ben Gonzalez (Character) 2007-2009
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
82% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tomas (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Alfonso (Guest Star) 2000
57% No Score Yet The Whole Truth Unknown (Guest Star)

QUOTES FROM Rick Gonzalez CHARACTERS

Spanish says: Damn, I gonna end up workin' at Red Lobster.

Student #1 says: You already work at Red Lobster.

Spanish says: Yea, but its part-time... dick.

Paul Ortega says: Looks like any old building.

Timo Cruz says: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Timo Cruz says: teachers ain't supposed to touch students

Timo Cruz says: Teachers ain't supposed to touch students.

Ken Carter says: I'm not a teacher. I'm the new basketball coach.

Timo Cruz says: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Timo Cruz says: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.