Miguel Gomez (actor)

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Miguel Gomez
Miguel Gomez by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Gomez at the San Diego Comic Con 2015
Background information
Also known as Aztek Escobar, Tek
Born (1985-08-20) August 20, 1985 (age 31)
Santiago de Cali, Colombia
Origin Houston, Texas, U.S., Cartagena, Colombia, Madrid, Spain
Genres Southern hip hop, latin hip hop, gangsta rap
Occupation(s) Actor, Rapper
Years active 2005—present
Associated acts Wolfpack Coalition

Miguel Gomez[1] (also known by his Rap Alias Aztek Escobar[2]) is an actor and a former hip hop artist born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia.[3] Aztek Escobar was the first artist officially signed to Jay-Z's Roc La Familia Label. Aztek is no longer on Roc La Familia, yet a reason for his departure has not been provided by Aztek nor Def Jam.

Acting[edit]

He currently stars in The Strain as Augustin "Gus" Elizalde.[4] He also appeared in the big budget movie Southpaw as Miguel "Magic" Escobar. He plays the main rival of the film's protagonist Billy Hope, played by Academy Award nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal.[5] In 2012, Gomez guest starred in a season 3 episode of the FX comedy series Louie, in which he received positive reviews for his performance.[6][7]

Music career[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2005: King Of Kings
  • 2006: Rise To Power
  • 2007: Blood In Blood Out
  • 2009: I Swear To God

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
"Draped Up" (Remix)
(Bun B featuring Lil' Keke, Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Aztek, Lil' Flip and Z-Ro)
2007 45 Trill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodriguez, Rolando (24 February 2010). "Forever Roc La Familia". Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "No Hablo Español with actor Miguel Gomez from 'Southpaw'". ESPN. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Rapper Aztek Escobar Joins Roc La Familia June 2005, latinrapper.com. Retrieved 7 January 2011
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (11 June 2013). "Miguel Gomez Joins FX Pilot 'The Strain', Roger Howarth To Recur On 'Californication'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Kaitlyn Dever Joins 'The Greens Are Gone'; Miguel Gomez Cast In 'Southpaw'; Richard Cabral Books 'Blood Father'". Deadline.com. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  6. ^ Lyttelton, Oliver (July 13, 2012). "Recap: 'Louie' Has A Brief Encounter In Miami In A Gentle, Slight Episode". Indiewire. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ Dionne, Zach (July 13, 2012). "Louie Recap: Mano a Mano". Vulture. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 

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