Biography

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. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi