With his brooding good looks, well-scrubbed image, and friendly smile, it might seem ironic that actor Luke Goss made his big-budget Hollywood film debut as Nomak, one of the revoltingly menacing Reapers in the vampire-action extravaganza Blade II. Born in London, England, in 1968, Goss spent his early years preparing for a career in music. His childhood dreams would come true soon enough when, at the age of 20, Goss' band Bros spent 16 weeks in the U.K. charts with their hit single "When Will I Be Famous." Since that question had already been answered by the overwhelmingly positive reception of the single both in his homeland and overseas, it would come as no surprise that Bros' debut album Push also topped the international charts and sold 4.5 million albums worldwide. Subsequently releasing two more albums and performing to packed arena crowds throughout Europe, Goss next topped the best-seller lists with his book I Owe You Nothing. It was only a matter of time before Goss began seeking out further venues for his talents, and with his stage debut in the musical Plan Nine From Outer Space (based on Ed Wood's screenplay that spawned the infamous 1958 film of the same name), the successful singer/author began to develop his acting talents. He followed up his successful debut with roles in other musical plays such as What a Feeling and Grease. After branching with appearances on numerous MTV and VH1 specials, Goss made his film debut in 2000 with Two Days, Nine Lives. Becoming increasingly comfortable in front of the camera in Zigzag, Nine Tenths, and Love Life (all 2001), Goss took a turn for the gruesome with his role as a new breed of "suckhead" in the eagerly anticipated sequel Blade II.
Biography by Jason Buchanan
- In 1986, played drums in the pop trio Bros (rhymes with "cross"), with twin brother, Matt (vocals), and Craig Logan (bass), and the former schoolmates scored eight consecutive Top Ten hits in the U.K., including the chart-topping "I Owe You Nothing."
- Bros split up for good in the early 1990s: Logan had left in 1989, moving on as a music producer, songwriter and manager; Matt launched a solo singing career; and Luke became an actor.
- Published an autobiography called I Owe You Nothing in 1993; his brother's, More Than You Know, came out in 2005.
- Early theater experience in the U.K. includes a musical adaptation of Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space (1996) and Grease, as Danny Zuko, in 1998.
- Had breakthrough film role as the villain Jared Nomak in Guillermo del Toro's Blade II (2002), and the director also recruited him to play Prince Nuada in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).
- In 2009, launched a film and TV production company called G Productions.