Gomez in 2012
December 24, 1965|
New York City, New York, U.S.
(m. 1994; div. 2018)
On The Drew Carey Show from 1994–2005, Gomez played Larry Almada, a co-worker of Drew Carey's character (also named Drew Carey) at Winfred-Louder. He also worked with Carey in 1999 on the show Whose Line is it Anyway? From 1998–2002, he played Javier Clemente Quintata on the WB show Felicity.
In 2002, Gomez starred in Alanis Morissette's "Hands Clean" music video. In the same year, he appeared with Jeff Greene, Ted Danson, Michael York, and Hugh Mellon in two episodes of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he played the "bald chef", hired by Larry to cook in the restaurant he owned.
Gomez appeared in ABC's Jake in Progress (2005–2006), which starred John Stamos. 2006 saw Gomez appear in the fourth episode of Lost's 2006 third season, "Every Man for Himself", and as a therapist in the April 2006 episode "Here We Go Again" of Reba.
Gomez took the part of Andy Torres in the ABC and later TBS comedy Cougar Town alongside fellow The Drew Carey Show castmate Christa Miller, from 2009–2015. In 2016, Gomez and his wife, Nia Vardalos, co-presented The Great American Baking Show, a revival of The Great Holiday Baking Show.
He is married to actress-writer Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame. He appeared in her films My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Connie and Carla, My Life in Ruins, I Hate Valentine's Day, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Gomez is of Puerto Rican and Russian Jewish descent, and converted to the Greek Orthodox Church upon marrying Vardalos, which is mirrored as a plot element in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. In 2008, the two adopted a daughter. It was announced on July 3, 2018 that Vardalos filed for divorce from Gomez after 23 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences.
|1993||Rookie of the Year||Odd bellman|
|1997||'Til There Was You||Scott|
|2001||The Center of the World||Delivery Man|
|2002||My Big Fat Greek Wedding||Mike|
|2002||Meet Prince Charming||Gino|
|2002||Get A Clue||Mr. Orlando Walker|
|2003||Street of Pain||Beau|
|2003||Chasing Papi||Doctor Chu|
|2003||Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||Strange Man|
|2004||Connie and Carla||Stanley|
|2004||The Last Shot||Agent Nance|
|2005||Getting To Know You||Russ|
|2006||You Did What?||Dr. Bob|
|2007||Love Shack||Mo Saltzman|
|2009||My Life in Ruins||Motel Clerk|
|2009||I Hate Valentine's Day||KJ Ken|
|2013||Dealin' with Idiots||Commissioner Gordon|
|2014||Free Fall||Ronald Taft|
|2015||Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant||Captain Felder|
|2016||My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2||Mike|
|2018||Spare Room||Mr. Larry||In post-production|
|1993||Missing Persons||Pete, the Morgue Technician||6 episodes|
|1995||Married... with Children||Employee#1||1 episode: "Get the Dodge Outta Hell"|
|1995–1996||Murphy Brown||Secretary#77, Mimicking Secretary||2 episodes: "Bad Company", "Defending Your Life"|
|1995–2004||The Drew Carey Show||Larry Almada||38 episodes|
|1998||Melrose Place||Hotel Employee||2 episodes: "Divorce Dominican Style", "A Long Way to Tip-A-Rory"|
|1998||Smart Guy||Art Bruno||1 episode: "Achy Breaky Heart"|
|1998–2002||Felicity||Javier Clemente Quintata||Recurring (Season 1–3) |
Main Cast (Season 4): 45 episodes
|1999||Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Himself||Season 1, episode 14|
|1999–2001||The Norm Show||Danny Sanchez||54 episodes|
|2000||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Basilio||1 episode: "Robinita Hood"|
|2001||Danny||Martinez||1 episode: Pilot|
|2002||Get a Clue||Mr. Orlando Walker||TV Movie|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Joel Robinson||1 episode: "One in the Nuts"|
|2002||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Bald Chef||2 episodes: "The Corpse-Sniffing Dog", "The Grand Opening"|
|2003||Exit 9||Gary||TV Movie|
|2003||Lucky||Pete||1 episode: "Lie, Cheat & Deal"|
|2003||The Lyon's Den||Special Agent Sasser||1 episode: "The Fifth"|
|2004||George Lopez||Jewelry Salesman||1 episode: "George of the Rings"|
|2005–2006||Jake in Progress||Adrian||Main cast|
|2006||Reba||Therapist||1 episode: "Here We Go Again"|
|2006||Lost||Munson||1 episode: "Every Man for Himself"|
|2006–2007||Campus Ladies||Roger||2 episodes: "Spring Break", "Psych 101"|
|2006||7th Heaven||Psychologist||1 episode: "Don't Ax, Don't Tell"|
|2007||The Beast||Ron||TV Movie|
|2007||Heroes||Art Dealer||1 episode: "Parasite"|
|2007||My Boys||Turk Vardell||1 episode: "Off Day"|
|2008||According to Jim||Detective||1 episode: "The Rendezvous"|
|2008||Reaper||Jack King||1 episode: "Coming to Grips|
|2008–2009||Rita Rocks||Owen||25 episodes|
|2008||Gary Unmarried||Paulie||1 episode: "Gary and Allison's Restaurant"|
|2009||Life||Asst. Coroner Tom Santos||1 episode: "5 Quartz"|
|2009–2015||Cougar Town||Andy Torres||Main cast: 88 episodes|
|2009||True Jackson, VP||Jobi Castanueva||1 episode: "Fashion Week"|
|2010||Royal Pains||Mac||1 episode: "Comfort's Overload"|
|2011||Grey's Anatomy||Doctor||1 episode: "Love, Loss and Legacy"|
|2011||The Middle||Neighbor||1 episode: "Bad Choices"|
|2012||Doc McStuffins||Ricardo race car (voice)||1 episode: "Out of the Box/Run Down Race Car"|
|2012||Touch||Wade||1 episode: "Gyre, Part 1"|
|2012||Drop Dead Diva||Warren Patton||1 episode: "Road Trip"|
|2015–present||The Great American Baking Show||Co-presenter (with wife Nia Vardalos)||Baking competition|
|2016||The Real O'Neals||Michael-Gregory||Episode: "The Real Spring Fever"|
|2016||Angel from Hell||The Oyster King||Episode: "Funsgiving"|
|2016–2017||Supergirl||Snapper Carr||7 episodes|
|2017||Fresh Off the Boat||Robert||2 episodes|
|2018||Living Biblically||Father Gene||Main cast|
- "Ian Gomez Biography (1964-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- The Great American Baking Show (ABC); accessed December 9, 2016.
- "ZMTV - Ian Gomez from Cougar Town Interview". YouTube. 20 July 2010.
- https://www.gov.mb.ca/iedm/archive/people/vardalos.html[dead link]
- Failla, Annemarie. "Nia Vardalos My Big Fat Greek Wedding". www.femail.com.au. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
- Mike Vulpo (2018-07-03). "Nia Vardalos Files for Divorce From Ian Gomez After 23 Years of Marriage". eonline.com. Retrieved 2018-07-03.