Ian Gómez

Active - 1993 - Present  |   Born - Dec 27, 1964 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Met wife Nia Vardalos when both were in Chicago performing with the Second City comedy group.
  • Says the day he was hired for Second City (which also featured Chris Farley at the same time) was one of the happiest of his life.
  • Made film debut in 1993's Rookie of the Year.
  • His endearing performance as Javier, the flamboyant coffee-shop manager on The WB's Felicity, was originally supposed to be temporary. His character became so popular that he was rescued from deportation and made a permanent fixture.
  • During the same period when he was appearing on Felicity, he held roles as a goofy sidekick on ABC's Norm and as a conniving ladder-climber on The Drew Carey Show.
  • Appeared in wife Nia Vardalos' hit comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), a film she wrote and based on their relationship.
  • In 2008, he and his wife adopted a daughter.