Thomas Gomez

Actor
After beginning his career as a stage actor, Thomas Gomez went on to appear in an impressive number of features and television series during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. His first film role was as Meade, the leader of a ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1905 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

Stay Away, Joe 1968 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

The Rifleman 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer and Smoke 1961 (Movie)

Papa Zacharias (Actor)

But Not For Me 1958 (Movie)

Demetrius Bacos (Actor)

John Paul Jones 1958 (Movie)

Esek Hopkins (Actor)

Caesar and Cleopatra 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Conqueror 1956 (Movie)

Wang Kahn (Actor)

Trapeze 1956 (Movie)

Bouglione (Actor)

Las Vegas Shakedown 1955 (Movie)

Sirago (Actor)

The Magnificent Matador 1954 (Movie)

Don David (Actor)

Macao 1952 (Movie)

Lt. Sebastian (Actor)

Kim 1951 (Movie)

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I Married a Communist 1950 (Movie)

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Sorrowful Jones 1949 (Movie)

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Angel in Exile 1948 (Movie)

Dr. Estaban Chavez (Actor)

Force of Evil 1948 (Movie)

Leo Morse (Actor)

Key Largo 1948 (Movie)

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Phantom Lady 1944 (Movie)

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The Climax 1944 (Movie)

Count Seebruck (Actor)

Pittsburgh 1941 (Movie)

Joe Malneck (Actor)

A Night in Paradise (Movie)

King Croesus (Actor)

Captain from Castile (Movie)

Father Bartolome Romero (Actor)

Casbah (Movie)

Louvain (Actor)

Come to the Stable (Movie)

Luigi Rossi (Actor)

Corvette K-225 (Movie)

Smithy (Actor)

Crazy House (Movie)

Wagstaff (Actor)

Dead Man's Eyes (Movie)

Capt. Drury (Actor)

In Society (Movie)

Drexel (Actor)

Pony Soldier (Movie)

Natayo Smith (Actor)

Ride the Pink Horse (Movie)

Pancho (Actor)

Shadow Over Elveron (TV Show)

Actor

Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (Movie)

R.F. Meade (Actor)

Singapore (Movie)

Mr. Mauribus (Actor)

Sombrero (Movie)

Don Homero Calderon (Actor)

That Midnight Kiss (Movie)

Guido Betelli (Actor)

The Daltons Ride Again (Movie)

McKenna (Actor)

The Furies (Movie)

El Tigre (Actor)

The Harlem Globetrotters (Movie)

Abe Saperstein (Actor)

The Sellout (Movie)

Sheriff Kellwin C. Burke (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

White Savage (Movie)

Sam Miller (Actor)

Who Done It? (Movie)

Col. J.R. Andrews (Actor)

Biography

After beginning his career as a stage actor, Thomas Gomez went on to appear in an impressive number of features and television series during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. His first film role was as Meade, the leader of a band of Nazi spies who infiltrate Great Britain during the '40s in "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror." This part set the tone for much of Gomez's big-screen legacy. Indeed, while his stage work included the lead in "A Man for All Seasons" on Broadway, when it came to movies he got cast mostly as bad guys, supporting characters, or both. During the '40s, he seemed a natural fit for the film noir genre, appearing in "Force of Evil" as a small-town numbers runner who stands in the way of a gangster boss's takeover of New York's rackets. He also landed a supporting role in John Huston's legendary "Key Largo," and played a carnival owner who helps a blackmailer out in the '47 "Ride the Pink Horse," which netted him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The next few decades brought guest-star appearances in various television series and two of his more notable film roles; the commercial hit "Trapeze," in which he played an eminently-practical circus owner; and the John Wayne epic "The Conqueror."

Milestones

1924

stage actor

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