Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez

Highest Rated: 100% Force of Evil (1948)

Lowest Rated: 37% Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1905

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

After beginning his career as a stage actor, Thomas Gomez went on to appear in an impressive number of features and television series during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. His first film role was as Meade, the leader of a band of Nazi spies who infiltrate Great Britain during the '40s in "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror." This part set the tone for much of Gomez's big-screen legacy. Indeed, while his stage work included the lead in "A Man for All Seasons" on Broadway, when it came to movies he got cast mostly as bad guys, supporting characters, or both. During the '40s, he seemed a natural fit for the film noir genre, appearing in "Force of Evil" as a small-town numbers runner who stands in the way of a gangster boss's takeover of New York's rackets. He also landed a supporting role in John Huston's legendary "Key Largo," and played a carnival owner who helps a blackmailer out in the '47 "Ride the Pink Horse," which netted him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The next few decades brought guest-star appearances in various television series and two of his more notable film roles; the commercial hit "Trapeze," in which he played an eminently-practical circus owner; and the John Wayne epic "The Conqueror."

Highest rated movies

Force of Evil
Ride the Pink Horse
Key Largo
The Furies
Phantom Lady
Arabian Nights




37% 38% Beneath the Planet of the Apes Minister (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 42% Stay Away, Joe Grandpa (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Over Elveron Arturo Silvera (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 56% Summer and Smoke Papa Zacharias (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 60% The Power and the Glory Delgado (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 71% But Not for Me Demetrios Bacos (Character) - 1959
71% 63% Trapeze Bouglione (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 11% The Conqueror Wang Khan (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Matador Don David (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gambler From Natchez Capt. Antoine Barbee (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 17% The Adventures of Hajji Baba Osman Aga (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sombrero Don Homero Calderon (Character) - 1953
44% 59% Macao Lt. Sebastian (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 56% The Merry Widow King of Marshovia (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 15% Pony Soldier Natayo Smith (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 58% Anne of the Indies Captain Edward Teach aka Blackbeard (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 43% The Sellout Sherrif Kellwin C. "Casey" Burke (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harlem Globetrotters Coach Abe Saperstein (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eagle and the Hawk Gen. Liguras (The Hawk) (Character) - 1950
78% 57% Kim Emissary (Character) - 1950
91% 80% The Furies El Tigre (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 76% Come to the Stable Luigi Rossi (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 41% That Midnight Kiss Guido Russino Betelli (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 71% Sorrowful Jones Reardon (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casbah Louvain (Character) - 1948
100% 76% Force of Evil Leo Morse (Character) - 1948
97% 88% Key Largo Richard 'Curly' Hoff (Rocco's goon #1) (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel in Exile Dr. Estaban Chavez (Character) - 1948
100% 85% Ride the Pink Horse Pancho (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 60% Captain From Castile Father Bartolome Romero (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 17% Singapore Mr. Mauribus (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night in Paradise King Croesus (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frisco Sal Police Capt. Dan Martin (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daltons Ride Again "Professor" J.K. McKenna (Character) - 1945
89% 72% Phantom Lady Inspector Burgess (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 48% Can't Help Singing Jake Carstairs (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 61% In Society Drexel (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 86% Who Done It? Col. J.R. Andrews (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 54% Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Meade (Character) - 1942
67% 80% Arabian Nights Hakim (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 45% Pittsburgh Joe Malneck (Character) - 1942


No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Agustin (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Hector Costa (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Garcia (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Peter Sykes (Character) 1959 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955