Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez

Highest Rated: 100% Force of Evil (1948)

Lowest Rated: 38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1905

Birthplace: Not Available

Awarded a scholarship to a prestigious New York drama school at 17, Thomas Gomez first stepped on the Broadway stage as a cadet in Walter Hampden's Cyrano de Bergerac. He joined Alfred Lunt's company in the 1930s, playing character parts of varying sizes. He also made a pioneering television appearance in a 1940 broadcast of a long-forgotten playlet called "A Game of Chess". After garnering good reviews for his performance in the 1942 play Flowers of Virtue, Gomez was signed to play a megalomanic Nazi spy in his first film, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942). By virtue of his weight, his raspy voice and his baleful appearance, Gomez was often cast as heavies, though he evinced a preference for characters with "some rascality, warmth and dimension." Of Spanish heritage, Gomez refused to play Latin characters unless they could be presented "with sympathy, or at least with humanity." In 1947, Gomez was Oscar-nominated for just such a role in Ride the Pink Horse. Amidst his dramatic roles, Gomez proved a worthy foil to such comedians as Bob Hope and Abbott and Costello. Thomas Gomez' extensive television work included the part of a most courtly devil in the 1959 Twilight Zone episode "Escape Clause," Soviet functionary Malenkov in the like-vintage Playhouse 90 drama "The Plot to Kill Stalin," and a Minnesota Fats-type pool player in a well-circulated 1965 Mister Ed installment; he also played Pasquale in the 1953 TV revival of radio's Life With Luigi.

Highest Rated Movies



38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Minister 1970
No Score Yet Stay Away, Joe Grandpa 1968
No Score Yet The Eagle And The Hawk Actor 1962
No Score Yet Summer and Smoke Papa Zacharias 1961
No Score Yet But Not for Me Demetrios Bacos 1959
No Score Yet John Paul Jones Esek Hopkins 1959
67% Trapeze Bouglione 1956
No Score Yet The Conqueror Wang Kahn 1956
No Score Yet Magnificent Matador Don David 1955
No Score Yet The Adventures of Hajji Baba Osman Aga 1954
No Score Yet Pony Soldier Natayo Smith 1952
No Score Yet The Merry Widow King of Marshovia 1952
44% Macao Lt. Sebastian 1952
No Score Yet The Sellout Sheriff Kellwin C. Burke 1952
No Score Yet Anne of the Indies Blackbeard 1951
78% Kim Emissary 1951
83% The Furies El Tigre 1950
No Score Yet The Woman on Pier 13 (I Married a Communist) Vanning 1949
No Score Yet Come to the Stable Luigi Rossi 1949
No Score Yet Sorrowful Jones Reardon 1949
No Score Yet That Midnight Kiss Guido Betelli 1949
100% Force of Evil Leo Morse 1948
No Score Yet Corvette K-225 Smithy 1948
No Score Yet Casbah Louvain 1948
97% Key Largo Curley 1948
No Score Yet Singapore Mr. Mauribus 1947
No Score Yet Johnny O'Clock Pete Marchettis 1947
No Score Yet Captain from Castile Fr. Bartolome Romero 1947
100% Ride the Pink Horse Pancho 1947
No Score Yet Can't Help Singing Carstairs 1944
No Score Yet Dead Man's Eyes Capt. Drury 1944
No Score Yet The Climax Count Seebruck 1944
No Score Yet In Society Drexel 1944
100% Phantom Lady Insp. Burgess 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Himself 1944
No Score Yet Crazy House Wagstaff 1943
No Score Yet White Savage (White Captive) Sam Miller 1943
No Score Yet Pittsburgh Joe Malneck 1942
No Score Yet Who Done It? Col. J.R. Andrews 1942
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror R.F. Meade 1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Hakim the Slave Trader 1942


No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Agustin 1972
No Score Yet Bewitched
Garcia 1969
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
Bottirelli 1969
80% The Twilight Zone
Sykes Cadwallader 1961


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