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Thomas Gomez

Highest Rated:   100% Kim (1951)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
43% 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
60% 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
100% Kim
  • Emissary
1951
No Score Yet 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
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 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Sykes Cadwallader
  • 1961
  • 1959

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