Gonzalez at the 2017 Heroes and Villains Fan Fest
Rick Gonzalez (born June 30, 1979) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Timo Cruz in the motion picture Coach Carter , as Ben Gonzalez on the CW supernatural drama television series Reaper , and as Naps In Roll Bounce . He currently portrays the superhero vigilante character Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog on the CW superhero drama series Arrow .
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Gonzalez was born in New York City, of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent.His parents met in Washington, DC, where they married. They moved and settled down in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn where they raised Gonzalez. His parents were later divorced. He attended elementary and junior high school while living in Brooklyn. Ever since he was a young child, Gonzalez would put on improvised "shows" for his family and participate in all of his school's plays. His teachers were instrumental in convincing Gonzalez to apply and try out for the High School of the Performing Arts, on which Fame was based, in Manhattan. He did as suggested and was accepted. In 1997, he graduated and began to pursue a career in acting.
The Dominican Republic is a country located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area at 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq mi), and third by population with approximately 10 million people, of which approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.
Bushwick is a working-class neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The town was first founded by Europeans during the Dutch colonization of the Americas in the 17th century. In the 19th century, the neighborhood became a community of Germanic immigrants and their descendants; by the late 20th century, it became predominantly Hispanic as another wave of immigrants arrived. Formerly Brooklyn's 18th Ward, the neighborhood is now part of Brooklyn Community Board 4. It is policed by the NYPD's 83rd Precinct and is represented in the New York City Council as part of Districts 34 and 37.
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Gonzalez started his acting career in New York where he landed a small role in the made for television movie Thicker Than Blood (1998) as Sanchez. In 1999, he made his feature movie debut as Ricky in the movie Mambo Cafe, which was released in the year 2000. He followed that by participating in the film Prince of Central Park (2000) before heading for Los Angeles, California. [ dead link ]
Television (TV), sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment and news.
In Hollywood, he landed a small part as a gangbanger in the 2001 film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. He followed that with the roles of Rudy Bonilla in The Rookie , starring Dennis Quaid and as the sex-crazed Primo in the 2003 movie Biker Boyz . In 2005, he played the role of Timo Cruz in the movie Coach Carter . Gonzalez also appeared in Twista's video "Hope", which is the lead single off the Coach Carter movie soundtrack. He played the male lead in Mashonda's "Back of Tha Club" video; and has also starred in the video to the Obie Trice song "Snitch", where he plays a member of a group who successfully pull off a bank robbery, and then snitches on them. Gonzalez was also in Red Cafe's video for "All Night Long" which was also in the Coach Carter movie soundtrack.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California, notable as the home of the U.S. film industry including several of its historic studios. Its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people associated with it.
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Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, some of his notable credits include Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), The Parent Trap (1998), Frequency (2000), Traffic (2000), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Vantage Point (2008), Footloose (2011), and Soul Surfer (2011). For his role in Far from Heaven (2002) he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor among other accolades.
Gonzalez has appeared in the 2003 comedy Old School (alongside Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell) as "Spanish", Laurel Canyon (2003) as Wyett, Subway Cafe (2004) as Vincent Young, War of the Worlds (2005) as Vincent, Roll Bounce (2005) as Naps, Pulse (2006) as Stone, First Snow (2006) as Andy Lopez, Illegal Tender (2007) as Wilson DeLeon Jr., What We Do Is Secret (2007) as Pat Smear. He also appears in Apartment 143 as Paul Ortega.
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Luke Cunningham Wilson is an American actor known for his roles in films such as Idiocracy, Old School, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Blue Streak, Bongwater, and Legally Blonde. He was a member of the cast of the HBO television series Enlightened (2011–13). He is the younger brother of actors Andrew Wilson and Owen Wilson.
Vincent Anthony Vaughn is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian.
His TV guest appearances have been in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000), Touched by an Angel (2001) as Ramone, ER (2001) as Jorge Escalona, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002) as Tomas, The Shield (2002), CSI: Miami (2006), Castle (2010), Lie to Me (2010), and Bones (2011). Most recently, he co-starred in the CW television series Reaper as Ben Gonzalez. Gonzalez had a blog about the 2008 MLB Post Season and was nicknamed the "October Gonzo". He co-starred in Lady Gaga's 2011 music video for her single "Judas" where he portrays Jesus. In 2013, Gonzalez appeared in the NCIS episode "Oil & Water", as Lenny Machaca.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf for NBC. It stars Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler and Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson, the lead detectives of the Special Victims Unit in a fictionalized version of the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department, until the former left the cast after twelve seasons, unable to come to an agreement on his contract.
Touched by an Angel is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994, and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and executive produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese, as her supervisor Tess. Throughout the series, Monica is tasked with bringing guidance and messages from God to various people who are at a crossroads in their lives. From Season Three onward, they are frequently joined by Andrew, the angel of death. The series went into syndication in 1998, and has been shown on Ion Television, Hallmark Channel, CBS Drama, Up, Disney Channel UK, Me-TV and Start TV.
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist and medical doctor Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009, with a total of 331 episodes spanning over 15 seasons. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room (ER) of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show is the second longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history behind Grey's Anatomy, and the 4th longest medical drama across the globe. It won 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series. As of 2014, ER has grossed over $3 billion in television revenue.
On May 24, 2011 Gonzalez released his mixtape album hosted by DJ G-Spot titled "The Invisible Man" citing "I called it the invisible man because of my frustration trying to get my music career going for at least 7 years and feeling ignored by the industry. So I felt invisible to them (music industry)."[ This quote needs a citation ] He also appeared on the song "Bully Rap" off of Sean Price's last album Mic Tyson , it was released on October 30, 2012.
|1998||Thicker Than Blood||Sanchez||Television movie|
|Prince of Central Park||Gangbanger|
|2001||Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles||Gang Banger|
|2002||The Rookie||Rudy Bonilla|
|2004||Subway Cafe||Vincent Young|
|2005||Coach Carter||Timo Cruz|
|War of the Worlds||Vincent|
|2006||First Snow||Andy Lopez|
|For Your Consideration||Chillaxin' Host|
|2007||Game of Life||Gerardo|
|What We Do Is Secret||Pat Smear|
|Illegal Tender||Wilson DeLeon Jr.|
|In the Valley of Elah||Phone Technician|
|Pride and Glory||Eladio Casado|
|2011||Apartment 143||Paul Ortega|
|2012||Bad Girls||Rodrigo||Television film|
|The Guilt Trip||Mark|
|2013||Make Your Move||Rene|
|Blame It On The Streets||Braze||Short film|
|2016||179th Street||Chelo Santiago|
|2016||"Bad Dad Rehab"||Pierre||Television Movie|
|1997||F/X: The Series||Episode: "Spanish Harlem"|
|2000||Law and Order: Special Victims Unit||Alfonso||Episode: "The Third Guy"|
|Touched by an Angel||Ramone||Episode: "Living the Rest of My Life"|
|2000-2001||Boston Public||Juan Figgis||4 episodes|
|2001||Nash Bridges||Hector||Episode: "Slam Dunk"|
|ER||Jorge Escalona||Episode: "Quo Vadis?"|
|2002||The Shield||Lucas||Episode "Pay in Pain"|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Tomas||Episode: "Help"|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Marcus||Episode: "Poppin' Tags"|
|CSI: Miami||Hector Rivera||Episode: "Backstabbers"|
|2009||Medium||Juan Espinosa||Episode: "The Future's So Bright"|
|2010||Castle||Mickey Carlson||Episode: "The Third Man"|
|Cold Case||Tut' 82||Episode: "Bombers"|
|Lie to Me||Raul Campos||Episode: "Headlock"|
|Dark Blue||Manny Aguilar||Episode: "Shelter of the Best"|
|The Whole Truth||Ronnie Soto||Episode: "Cold Case"|
|2011||Traffic Light||Charlie||Episode: "No Good Deed"|
|The Protector||Jamie Sosa||Episode: "Help"|
|The Closer||Bruno Perez||Episode: "Star Turn"|
|Bones||Rick Cortez||Episode: "The Prince in the Plastic"|
|2012-2014||Dark Prophet||DJ Rashnu||2 episodes|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Ricky||Episode: "The Bitter End"|
|Ironside||Episode: "Uptown Murders"|
|NCIS||Lenny Machacha||Episode: "Oil & Water"|
|2015||Battle Creek||Omar||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2015||Mr. Robot||Isaac Vera||2 episodes|
|2016–present||Arrow||Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog||Recurring role (Season 5), series regular (Season 6-)|
|2017||Legends of Tomorrow||Episode: "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4"|
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