|Born||Sabino Tomas Gomez
July 10, 1905
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||June 18, 1971
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||car accident|
Life and career
Born Sabino Tomas Gomez in New York City, Gomez began his acting career in theater during the 1920s and was a student of the actor Walter Hampden. He made his first film Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror in 1942 and by the end of his career had appeared in sixty films.
Gomez was the first Hispanic-American to be nominated for an Academy Award when he was nominated for his performance in the 1947 film Ride the Pink Horse. Directed by and starring Robert Montgomery, it was later used as the basis for an episode of the same name for the television series Robert Montgomery Presents in which Gomez reprised his role.
His other film roles include Who Done It? (1942), Key Largo (1948), Force of Evil (1948), The Conqueror (1956) and his final film Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970). A frequent performer on television, Gomez also appeared in guest roles in such series as The Twilight Zone, Route 66, Dr. Kildare, Mr. Ed, Burke's Law, The Virginian, It Takes a Thief, Bewitched, The Rifleman, and Gunsmoke.
Gomez had many notable stage roles, such as the one in the original Broadway run of A Man for All Seasons.
|Who Done It?||Colonel J.R. Andrews|
|Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror||R.F. Meade, Nazi agent|
|1943||Crazy House||N.G. Wagstaff|
|White Savage||Sam Miller|
|1944||Dead Man's Eyes||Captain Drury|
|Bowery to Broadway||Tom Harvey|
|The Climax||Count Seebruck|
|Phantom Lady||Inspector Burgess|
|1945||I'll Tell the World||J.B. Kindell|
|Patrick the Great||Max Wilson|
|Frisco Sal||Police Captain Dan Martin|
|Can't Help Singing||Jake Carstairs|
|1946||Swell Guy||Dave Vinson|
|Night in Paradise||King Croesus|
|The Daltons Ride Again||McKenna|
|1947||A Double Life||Voice of Cassio|
|Ride the Pink Horse||Pancho|
|Johnny O'Clock||Guido Marchettis|
|1948||Force of Evil||Leo Morse|
|Angel in Exile||Dr. Estaban Chavez|
|Key Largo||Richard "Curly" Hoff|
|Captain from Castile||Father Bartolome Romero|
|1949||I Married a Communist||Vanning|
|That Midnight Kiss||Guido Russino Betelli|
|Come to the Stable||Luigi Rossi|
|The Furies||El Tigre|
|The Eagle and the Hawk||General Liguras|
|1951||Harlem Globetrotters||Coach Saperstein|
|Anne of the Indies||Blackbeard|
|1952||Pony Soldier||Natayo Smith|
|The Merry Widow||King of Marshovia|
|The Sellout||Sheriff Kellwin C. Burke|
|1953||Sombrero||Don Homero Calderon|
|1954||The Adventures of Hajji Baba||Osman Aga|
|The Gambler from Natchez||Captain Antoine Barbee|
|The Looters||George Parkinson|
|The Magnificent Matador||Don David|
|Las Vegas Shakedown||Al "Gimpy" Sirago|
|The Conqueror||Wang Kahn|
|1959||But Not for Me||Demetrios Bacos|
|"Stranger at Night" (The Rifleman episode) (TV)||Artemus Quarles|
|"Escape Clause" (Twilight Zone episode) (TV)||Mr. Cadwallader|
|John Paul Jones||Esek Hopkins|
|1961||Summer and Smoke||Papa Zacharias|
|The Power and the Glory (TV)||Delgado|
|"Dust" (Twilight Zone episode) (TV)||Sykes|
|1968||Stay Away, Joe||Grandpa|
|Shadow Over Elveron (TV)||Arturo Silvera|
|1970||Beneath the Planet of the Apes||Minister|
- Obituary Variety June 23, 1971.
- Obituary New York Times, June 20, 1971; page 50.
- "Thomas Gomez, Veteran Actor, Dies at 65 After Brief Illness" Los Angeles Times, June 21, 1971; page 3.