Richard Gomez

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The middle name or maternal family name is Icasiano and the surname or paternal family name is Gomez.
Richard Gomez
Mayor of Ormoc City
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
Preceded by Edward C. Codilla
Personal details
Born Richard Frank Icasiano Gomez
April 7, 1966 (age 50)
Manila, Philippines
Spouse(s) Lucy Torres
(m. 1998–present)
Children Juliana Gomez
Alma mater UPHSD, UP Open University
Occupation Actor, model, athlete, television presenter, director, politician

Richard Gomez (born Richard Frank Icasiano Gomez on April 7, 1966) is a Filipino actor, model, athlete, television presenter, director and politician who was a former contract artist of GMA Network. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine cinema and television. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Open University (Associate in Arts, 2009) and the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA[1] (Masters in Business Administration, 2016). Gomez is one of ABS-CBN's contract actors.

Gomez ran for mayor of Ormoc City during the 2016 general elections and was proclaimed the winner on May 10, 2016. He assumed office on June 30, 2016.[2]

Biography and career[edit]

Gomez was raised by his grandmother. He has European ancestry on his paternal side, his grandfather was Irish and his great-great grandfather was Spanish. Before his entry in show business, he worked at McDonald's. His dream came true when his modelling career began. After modelling, he pursued an acting career. He is fondly called by his fans as "Goma". His mother was the screen siren of 60s Philippine cinema, Stella Suarez. His cousin is Stella Suarez, Jr. (also known as Pinky Suarez), who was adopted by his parents and raised as his sibling.

His movie career started when he was cast as the love interest of Maricel Soriano in the 1985 movie "Inday Bote". His relationship with Sharon Cuneta was highly publicised during that time as well as with his former girlfriend Dawn Zulueta. He also had a relationship with Patricia Borromeo, a model, who died in 2002 due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In 1998, he married Lucy Torres with whom he has a daughter. In 2002, Goma transferred to GMA 7 via his first melodrama show of the said network, Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw with its sequel Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin as well as a presenter of S-Files when he added or joined. His first GMA sitcom at that time was Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita, aired from 2003 to 2007.

On May 1, 2008, Richard and Lucy celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary (April 28, 1998, St. Peter and Paul Parish Church, Ormoc City, Leyte).[3][4]

He is an athlete and excels in sports like fencing and basketball. He was a Gold Medalist in fencing at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. He is also an organizer for "Goma Cup" and MAD (Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga), a campaign against use of illegal drugs. He is a model for Bench with his wife and other celebrities. Goma ventured into the restaurant business and became one of the owners of "FELIX", a restaurant in Greenbelt 5 Makati.

Richard hosted the Philippine edition of Family Feud which aired on GMA Network. He is a GMA Network contract artist under GMA Artist Center.[5]

After his last movie Filipinas in 2003, Gomez made his comeback in the indie film Bente which starred Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Iza Calzado.

Gomez planned to run for the congressional seat of the 4th district of Leyte, however he was disqualified and was replaced by his wife Lucy; while Dingdong Dantes replaced him as Family Feud host.

Gomez briefly returned to GMA 7 in the weekly drama anthology, Claudine with Claudine Barreto.

After 17 years since his last appearance on his former sitcom, Tondominium, Gomez returned to the Kapatid Network TV5 (formerly ABC 5) by hosting a new weekend variety show, P.O.5..

Gomez continued his appearance on the Kapatid Network with a drama show, My Driver Sweet Lover, with co-stars Danita Paner and fellow former Kapuso star JC de Vera and with veteran actors Elvis Presley of the Philippines Eddie Gutierrez and Asia's Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales. After his drama show, he once again returned for TV5 Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak with his new co-star former Kapuso mainstay Arci Muñoz and former beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez.

Gomez returned to ABS-CBN 2 after 10 years since his last teleserye Your Honor, a first Pinoy courtroom drama in 2001. He was part of the successful defunct teleserye Walang Hanggan which began on January 16, 2012. It was also his reunion project with his former girlfriend Dawn Zulueta.

Afterwards, Gomez returned to TV5 to host the defunct game show, The Biggest Game Show In The World (Asia) with his main host veteran comedian Joey de Leon. This was Gomez's 2nd over-all game show hosting job since his last one Family Feud Philippines formerly aired on GMA in 2009. His new game show was launched around February 2012.

Goma is working on a new comedy-drama, Madam Chairman, where he plays an ex-boyfriend of Madam Chairman, who is played by Megastar Sharon Cuneta and was currently aired in 2014.

In 2015, he starred in the mystery drama "You're My Home" with Zulueta and an ensemble cast.

Political career[edit]

Gomez started his political career in the 2007 elections when he ran as a senator but lost.

In 2010, he ran as a congressman but was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) because of his failure to sufficiently establish residency in Ormoc City. His wife, Lucy Torres-Gomez, took his place and won. He served as his wife's chief of staff during her term as congresswoman.

In 2013, he ran for mayor of Ormoc City in the May 2013 local elections but lost. In 2016, he ran again for mayor of Ormoc City in the May 2016 local elections and won.

Filmography[edit]

1984

  • Hindi Mo Ako Kayang Tapakan - Jun

1985

  • Naked Paradise
  • Inday Bote - Edward Salameda
  • Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang (Segment:Zombie) - Zombie
  • I Can't Stop Loving You - Alvin Laurel

1986

  • Yesterday ,Today And Tomorrow (1986 Movie)
  • Blusang Itim - Angelo
  • When I Fall In Love - Dong
  • Balimbing: Mga Taong Hunyango
  • Paalam...Bukas Ang Kasal Ko - Paul Raymundo
  • Super Islaw And The Flying Kids - Islaw/Super Islaw
  • Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita - Dinky
  • Tuklaw

1987

  • Once Upon A Time - Rommel
  • Tagos Ng Dugo - Pepito
  • Forward March - Danny
  • Ibigay Mo Sa Akin Ang Bukas
  • Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko - Cesar 'Shawie' Arroyo
  • Paano Kung Wala Ka Na - Sonny
  • Kumander Gringa

1988

  • Fly Me To The Moon - Prinsipe Dax
  • Stupid Cupid :Segment-Forver My Love - Ruel
  • Nasaan Ka Inay - Donald
  • Buy One ,Take One
  • Nagbabagang Luha - Bien
  • Sa Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas
  • Lambat Sa Kristal (Tv Movie)

1989

  • Babaeng Hampaslupa - Jimmy
  • Kailan Mahuhusgahan Ang Kasalanan - Robert Quintana
  • Kahit Wala Ka Na - Patrick
  • Impaktita - Rudy
  • Eastwood And Bronson - Eastwood
  • Rape Of Viginia P
  • Virginia P.
  • Isang Araw Walang Diyos - Lt.Cary Altamonte
  • Rosenda - Efren

1990

  • Dyesebel - Edward
  • Nagsimula Sa Puso - Carlo
  • Hanggang Saan Ang Tapang Mo - Ruben Alejandro
  • Kapag Langit Ang Humatol - Hector
  • Iputok Mo....Dadapa Ako - Tricycle Driver
  • Lover's Delight - Machete
  • Shake Rattle & Roll 2 Segment: Aswang - Tricycle Driver

1991

  • I Want To Live
  • Para Sa Iyo Ang Huling Bala Ko - Quintin
  • Buburahin Kita Sa Mundo - Rodel Segovia
  • Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit - Gabriel

1992

  • Your Dream Is Mine
  • True Confessions (Evelyn,Myrna & Maggie)
  • Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin - Raul
  • Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin - Cesar
  • Iisa Pa Lamang - Arman
  • Buddy En Sol (Sine ito)
  • Ang Siga At Ang Sosyal
  • Paminsan-Minsan
  • Ngayon At Kailanman - Edwin Torres
  • Ikaw Pala Ang Minahal - David

1993

  • Saan Ka Man Naroroon - Miguel

1994

  • Wating - Ardo
  • Bakit Pa Kita Minahal - Teddy
  • Maalaala Mo Kaya: The Movie - Mike
  • Sana'y Mapatawad Mo - Bong
  • Kapantay Ay Langit - Steve

1995

  • Sa'yo Lamang - Andrew
  • Dahas - Jake
  • Eskapo - Serge Osmeña, III

1997

  • Kahit Kailan
  • Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin - Mike Reyes

1998

  • Walang Katumbas Ang Dugo
  • Ang Babae sa Bintana - Mitch

1999

  • Linlang - Lance

2000

  • Minsan Minahal Kita - Albert Simon

2002

  • Ikaw Lamang Hanggang Ngayon - Ryan
  • Mano Po - Raf

2003

  • Walang Kapalit - Dennis Rustia
  • Filipinas - Samuel Filipinas

2006

  • Eternity - Fencing Instructor

2009

  • Bente - Roman

2013

  • Sonata (2013 film) w/Cherie Gil

2014

  • She's Dating The Gangster - Old Kenji
  • The Janitor w/Dennis Trillo
  • The Trial (2014 film) - Julian Bien

2015

  • The Love Affair - Vince Ramos

2016

  • Love Me Tomorrow - Cameo Role

Television[edit]

| Year || Title || Role || Network |- | 2016 || Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode: Traysikel || Raphael |- | 2015-2016 || You're My Home || Gabriel Fontanilla || ABS-CBN |- | 2015 || Sabado Badoo || Cameo Featured Footage || GMA Network |- | 2014–2015 || Quiet Please!: Bawal ang Maingay || Host|| TV5 |- | 2014 || Madam Chairman || Ex-Boyfriend of Madam Chairman |- | 2013-2014 || Top Gear Philippines || Host|| |ABS-CBN |- | 2013 || It's Showtime || Guest |- | 2012 || Toda Max || Ricky |- | Gandang Gabi, Vice! || Guest |- | Walang Hanggan || Marco Montenegro |- | The Biggest Game Show In The World (Asia) || Host || TV5 |- | 2011 || My Binondo Girl || Yong Shu Synery || rowspan=2|ABS-CBN |- | 100 Days to Heaven || Tagabantay |- | Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak || Apollo Ortega || TV5 |- | |2010–2011 || My Driver Sweet Lover || Delfin |- | P.O.5 || Host |- | 2009 || All About Eve || Frederico Gonzales || |GMA Network |- | 2008–2010 || Family Feud || Host |- | |2008 || Obra || Guest |- | Codename: Asero || Ibsen Abesamis/Agent Zeus |- | The Sweet Life || Guest || Q (now GMA News TV) |- | 2007–2008 || MariMar || Renato Santibañez || rowspan=4|GMA Network |- | 2006–2007 || Captain Barbell || Viel Villan / The General |- | 2006 || Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas || |Raquim |- | 2005 || Encantadia |- | Balikbayan || Guest || QTV (now GMA News TV) |- | 2004–2005 || Forever in My Heart || Raphael Cruzado || |GMA Network |- | 2003-2007
2002–2003 || Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita || Ric |- | Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw/Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin || Waldo Sandoval |- | 2001 || Your Honor || ABS CBN |- | 1999–2001 || Richard Loves Lucy || Richard/Goma |- | 2002–2007 || S-Files|| |Host || GMA Network |- | 1995–2006; 2015–present || ASAP (variety show) ||ABS CBN |- | 1987–1998 || Palibhasa Lalake || Goma/Ric |}

Awards and nominations[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Gawad TANGLAW Awards 2015 || Best Supporting Actor || The Trial || Nominated
  • 17th Gawad PASADO Awards 2015 || PinakaPASADOng Katuwang na Aktor || The Trial - Won
  • FAMAS Award for Best Actor for Filipinas - Nominee
  • FAMAS Award for Best Actor for Dahas - Won
  • FAP Award for Best Actor for Dahas - Won (tied with Fernando Poe Jr.'s Kahit Butas ng Karayom)
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Dahas - Nominee
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Waiting - Won
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin - Nominee
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Saan Ka Man Naroroon - Won
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Nagsimula Sa Puso - Nominee
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit - Won
  • Metro Manila Film Festival 2003 for People's Choice Awards for Best Actor for Filipinas - Won
  • Metro Manila Film Festival 1995 for Best Actor for Dahas - Won
  • Star Awards for Movies: Actor of the Year for Dahas in 1996 - Won

Television[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • 2005 Southeast Asian Games for fencing (Men's Team Épée) - Gold Medalist

Others[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]