Rick Gonzalez

Rick Gonzalez

  • Highest Rated: 84% The Rookie (2002)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Pulse (2006)
  • Birthday: Jun 30, 1979
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • With a countenance that seemed to express street-smart grit, Hispanic-American actor Rick Gonzalez might have easily fallen into the trap of playing toughs time and again, as did many of his contemporaries. With an exception here and there, Gonzalez defied these expectations in the first several years of his career, racking up small roles in laudably unpredictable projects such as the wonderful Disney sports drama The Rookie (2002), the dance-themed comedy drama Roll Bounce (2005), and the Christopher Guest mockumentary For Your Consideration (as "Chillaxin' Host"). Born in Manhattan, Gonzalez reportedly sought out stardom from a very tender age, and made his cinematic debut in 1999, with a bit part in the movie Mambo Café. A steady stream of supporting turns followed over the next several years, with an average of two or three per year; Gonzalez hit a high point when he played the womanizing Primo in the coming-of-age drama Biker Boyz, starring Larry Fishburne and Luke Wilson. Gonzalez teamed with Steven Spielberg for a supporting role in the helmer's colossal sci-fi opus War of the Worlds (2005), and shifted gears slightly -- to the thriller genre -- for the movies Pulse and Illegal Tender. The latter gave Gonzalez his first major lead; in that film, he played a Latino man fleeing from thugs who murdered his dad.On television, the actor first made viewers take notice when he played a student with a troubled family life on the David E. Kelley series Boston Legal. He went on to make one-episode appearances in such popular shows as ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Shield, but it wasn't until 2007's Reaper that he scored a regular small-screen role. On that quirky comedy drama, Gonzalez played slacker Ben, a friend of lead character and supernatural bounty hunter Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison).

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Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Deuces Papers 2016
No Score Yet The Secret She Kept Actor 2016
No Score Yet Bad Dad Rehab Actor 2016
No Score Yet November Rule Nick 2015
37% The Guilt Trip Mark $37.2M 2012
17% Emergo (Apartment 143) Paul Ortega $256 2012
No Score Yet Commencement Actor 2012
No Score Yet Flying Lessons Benjamin 2010
35% Pride and Glory Eladio Casado $15.8M 2008
53% The Promotion Actor $0.4M 2008
15% Illegal Tender Wilson DeLeon Jr. $3.1M 2007
45% What We Do Is Secret Pat Smear 2007
58% First Snow Andy Lopez $0.2M 2007
52% For Your Consideration Chillaxin' Host $5.5M 2006
11% Pulse Stone $20.3M 2006
65% Roll Bounce Naps $17.4M 2005
75% War of the Worlds Vincent $234.2M 2005
64% Coach Carter Timo Cruz $67.2M 2005
60% Old School Spanish $74.7M 2003
23% Biker Boyz Primo $21.8M 2003
84% The Rookie Rudy Bonilla $75.5M 2002
11% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Gang Banger $25.3M 2001
20% Prince of Central Park Gangbanger 2000
No Score Yet Mambo Café Ricky 2000

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

86% Arrow
2012
Wild Dog Rene
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
9% Rosewood
2015-2017
Jay Stottlemyre
  • 2016
96% Battle Creek
2015
Omar
  • 2015
39% Rush
2014
Manny Maquis
  • 2014
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Ricky
  • 2013
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Lenny Machaca
  • 2013
50% The Whole Truth
2010
Ronnie Sotto
  • 2013
  • 2010
81% Bent
2012
Arturo
  • 2012
90% Bones
2005-2017
Rick Cortez
  • 2011
84% The Closer
2005-2012
  • 2011
65% Traffic Light
2011
Charlie
  • 2011
80% Castle
2009-2016
Mickey Carlson
  • 2010
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Young Tut
  • 2010
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Raul Campos
  • 2010
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Juan Espinosa
  • 2009
75% Reaper
2007-2009
Ben
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Marcus
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Hector Rivera
  • 2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Jorge Escalona
  • 2001
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Juan Figgis
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Alfonso
  • 2000
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Ramone
  • 2000

QUOTES FROM Rick Gonzalez CHARACTERS

Spanish
Damn, I gonna end up workin' at Red Lobster.
Student #1
You already work at Red Lobster.
Spanish
Yea, but its part-time... dick.
Paul Ortega
Looks like any old building.
Timo Cruz
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Timo Cruz
teachers ain't supposed to touch students
Timo Cruz
Teachers ain't supposed to touch students.
Ken Carter
I'm not a teacher. I'm the new basketball coach.
Timo Cruz
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
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.