Joshua Gomez

Active - 2001 - 2010  |   Born - Nov 20, 1975 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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With his coal-black hair, frequent beard, and Hispanic descent, American actor Joshua Gomez appeared tailor-made for Hollywood character roles when he initially emerged during the early 2000s, yet producers rarely seemed to typecast or pigeonhole him. Gomez made his first significant appearance on a 2001 episode of Law & Order entitled "Possession," and shortly thereafter teamed up with his actor brother, Rick Gomez, and tyro director Damon Santostefano for second billing in the slice-of-life picture Last Man Running (2003). In that film, the Gomez brothers played siblings who join forces to try to realize the one brother's dream of competing in a demolition derby; unfortunately, that film received extremely limited distribution. In the mid-2000s, Gomez also took on recurring roles in the series Invasion and Without a Trace. It was in 2007, however, that he scored his first regular role, playing Morgan Grimes, the goofy best friend of the titular character, on the spy comedy series Chuck.

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  • At a young age, traveled with the national tour of Beatlemania, in which his father played George Harrison.
  • Started his acting career with commercials for IBM, Volkswagen and T-Mobile.
  • First major TV appearance came with a 2001 episode of NBC's Law & Order.
  • Costarred with his brother Rick in indie drama Last Man Running (2003).
  • Voiced characters in a number of video games, including Call of Duty 2 and BioShock.
  • Best known for playing Morgan Grimes on the NBC's espionage series Chuck from 2007 to 2012.
  • Is a vegetarian and an avid runner.