Born in New York to Cuban parents, Carlos Gomez is one of the busiest character actors working today, crossing from television to studio films with great ease. "I've learned most of my craft by observing and learning from great actors that I've had the pleasure of working with". His range of projects reflects this versatility.
Audiences will remember him most as "Chuy" the ex boyfriend of the talented and beautiful Salma Hayek in the hit romantic comedy Fools Rush In. He also appeared in the action packed movie Desperado directed by the great Robert Rodriguez as right hand to actor Joaquim de Almeida. Other film credits include The Negotiator, Enemy of the State, The Replacement Killers, and A Day without a Mexican among others.
In 2003 he appeared as Lieutenant Alvarez in the Academy Award nominated film HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG starring Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley, Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly and Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo.
In television he was nominated for an Alma Award playing Adam Marquez in the NBC mini series Asteroids. His recurring part as paramedic Raul Melendez in the hit series ER garnered him a SAG Award for best ensemble for his episode "The Healers".
He has portrayed an extensive variety of roles in some of the highest rated TV shows like Friends, NYPD Blue, New York Undercover, Resurrection Blvd., CIS, and The West Wing just to name a few. Gomez had a recurring role in the highly acclaimed FOX series 24, and more recently displayed his talent in the CBS drama series Without a Trace, as well as in Criminal Minds (CBS) and the pilot for Fox's series Vanished.
This has been a very exciting year for Carlos: he is currently working on the second season of the critically acclaimed Showtime series Sleeper Cell, an impact drama dealing with a terrorist sleeper cell planning an attack in Los Angeles, playing Special Agent in Charge Diaz.
Gomez also plays Mayor Manuel Delgado on the new hit CBS show Shark starring James Woods, a character inspired by real life L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "Playing a positive Latino character on national television is probably up to now one of the highlights of my career to this date", says Carlos.