Carlos Gómez (actor)
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Gómez at the 2014 Alma Awards
|Born||Carlos Gómez II
January 1, 1962
New York City, New York, U.S.
Life and career
Gómez was born in New York, to Latino American parents, the son of Cora Gomez. He is a versatile character actor who has starred in both film and the small screen since the late 1980s. His first part in a film came in the form of a dancer looking to make it big in "Dance to Win (1989)". One of his more notable performances is considered to be as gay paramedic Raul Melendez in ER (1995–1996).
He has, among other roles, guest-starred as a repeating support villain on the hit television show Charmed as the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Internal Affairs Department Inspector (and undercover demon) Rodriguez pressuring the regular character Andy Trudeau. He first appeared in the 20th episode of the first season "The Power of Two", and his final appearance was in the 22nd episode of the season (its finale) "Deja Vu All Over Again".
He has also starred alongside Salma Hayek in two films, the first being Desperado, where he plays the Right Hand of Bucho, the man Antonio Banderas spends the film looking for, and also, in Fools Rush In, where he plays Salma's ex-boyfriend, Chuy. Carlos can also be seen in the CBS drama Shark, where he plays Mayor Manny Delgado, alongside James Woods and Jeri Ryan.
Gomez appeared in the 2008 Broadway musical In the Heights as Kevin, and was a cast member of the A&E television series The Glades for all four seasons. He also played the part of officer Navarro in the Criminal Minds episode "Machismo."
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