Biography

From Wikipedia

Thomas Gomez (July 10, 1905 – June 18, 1971) was an American actor.

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.

Thomas Gomez died in Santa Monica, California, from injuries sustained in a car accident.

From Wikipedia

Thomas Gomez (July 10, 1905 – June 18, 1971) was an American actor.

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.

Thomas Gomez died in Santa Monica, California, from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 81

Birthday 1905-07-10

Day of Death 1971-06-18

Place of Birth New York, City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1997 Bogart: The Untold Story
1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes as Minister
1968 The Outsider (1 episode)
1968 Stay Away, Joe as Grandpa
1968 Shadow Over Elveron as Arturo Silvera
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1965 Laredo (1 episode)
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1964 The Bing Crosby Show (1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (2 episodes)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1961 Summer and Smoke as Papa Zacharias
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 Mister Ed (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (2 episodes)
1960 The Islanders (1 episode)
1960 The Aquanauts (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (2 episodes) as Peter Sykes
1959 Riverboat (1 episode)
1959 But Not for Me as Demetrios Bacos
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1956 Trapeze as Bouglione
1956 The Conqueror as Wang Khan
1955 Playwrights '56 (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1955 Night Freight as Haight
1955 The Magnificent Matador as Don David
1955 Las Vegas Shakedown as Al 'Gimpy' Sirago
1955 The Looters as George Parkinson
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 The Adventures of Hajji Baba as Osman Aga
1954 The Gambler from Natchez as Antoine Barbee
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 The Merry Widow as King of Marshovia
1952 The Sellout as Sherrif Kellwin C. 'Casey' Burke
1952 Macao as Lt. Sebastian
1952 Pony Soldier as Natayo Smith
1951 Anne of the Indies as Captaine Edward Teach alias Blackbeard
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 The Harlem Globetrotters as Coach Abe Saperstein
1950 Kim as Emissary
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 The Eagle and the Hawk as Gen. Liguras - The Hawk
1950 The Furies as El Tigre
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1949 The Woman on Pier 13 as Vanning
1949 That Midnight Kiss as Guido Russino Betelli
1949 Come to the Stable as Luigi Rossi
1948 Force of Evil as Leo Morse
1948 Angel in Exile as Dr. Esteban Chavez
1948 Key Largo as Richard 'Curly' Hoff
1948 Casbah as Louvain
1947 Captain from Castile as Father Bartolome Romero
1947 Ride the Pink Horse as Pancho
1947 Singapore as Mr. Mauribus
1947 Johnny O'Clock as Pete Marchettis
1946 Swell Guy as Dave Vinson
1946 Night in Paradise as King Croesus
1945 The Daltons Ride Again as 'Professor' J.K.McKenna
1945 I'll Tell the World as J.B. Kindell
1945 Patrick the Great as Max Wilson
1945 Frisco Sal as Police Capt. Dan Martin
1945 Enemy Bacteria
1944 Can't Help Singing as Carstairs
1944 Dead Man's Eyes as Police Capt. Drury
1944 Bowery to Broadway as Tom Harvey
1944 The Climax as Count Seebruck
1944 In Society as Drexel
1944 Phantom Lady as Inspector Burgess
1943 Crazy House as N.G. Wagstaff
1943 Corvette K-225 as Smithy
1943 Frontier Badmen as Ballard
1943 White Savage as Sam Miller
1942 Arabian Nights as Hakim
1942 Pittsburgh as Joe Malneck (miners union president)
1942 Who Done It? as Col. J.R. Andrews
1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror as R.F. Meade

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