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Rick Gonzalez



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Secret She Kept
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Bad Dad Rehab
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet November Rule
  • Nick
2015
No Score Yet Commencement
  • Actor
2014
38% The Guilt Trip
  • Mark
2012
0% Emergo (Apartment 143)
  • Paul Ortega
2012
No Score Yet Flying Lessons
  • Benjamin
2010
35% Pride and Glory
  • Eladio Casado
2008
53% The Promotion
  • Actor
2008
15% Illegal Tender
  • Wilson DeLeon Jr.
2007
43% What We Do Is Secret
  • Pat Smear
2007
58% First Snow
  • Andy Lopez
2007
51% For Your Consideration
  • Chillaxin' Host
2006
10% Pulse
  • Stone
2006
64% Roll Bounce
  • Naps
2005
74% War of the Worlds
  • Vincent
2005
65% Coach Carter
  • Timo Cruz
2005
60% Old School
  • Spanish
2003
23% Biker Boyz
  • Primo
2003
83% The Rookie
  • Rudy Bonilla
2002
11% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
  • Gang Banger
2001
20% Prince of Central Park
  • Gangbanger
2000
No Score Yet Mambo Café
  • Ricky
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Hector Rivera
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Lenny Machaca
7% Rosewood
2015
  • Jay Stottlemyre
47% The Whole Truth
2010
  • Ronnie Sotto
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Ricky
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Alfonso
95% Battle Creek
2015
  • Omar
39% Rush
2014
  • Manny Maquis
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Jorge Escalona
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Mickey Carlson
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Rick Cortez
81% Bent
2012
  • Arturo
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Young Tut
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Raul Campos
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Juan Espinosa
97% Arrow
2012
  • Wild Dog
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Marcus
65% Traffic Light
2011
  • Charlie

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