With his deft acting skills and charismatic screen presence, Carlos Gomez enjoyed a long career as a character actor in both film and television. Born in New York in 1962 but raised in Miami, Gomez moved back to the Big Apple at age 19, where he began pursuing a professional acting career. His first big break came to him thanks to his unusual skills as a breakdancer when he was cast as Slammer in the dance film "City Rhythms" (1989). He would remain an in-demand working actor, memorably appearing as the "Right Hand" of the villain Bucho in "Desperado" (1995), and playing Paramedic Raul Melendez in a six episode arc on the medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). Gomez appeared in movies like "The Peacemaker" (1997) and "Enemy of the State" (1998), while simultaneously taking on recurring TV roles like Mayor Manuel Delgado on the series "Shark" (CBS, 2006-08). Then in 2008, Gomez used his skills as a singer and dancer to originate the role of Kevin Rosario in the hit Lin Manuel-Miranda Broadway musical "In The Heights." After ending his run with the show, Gomez returned to television, starring as Carlos Sanchez on the popular show "The Glades" (A&E, 2010-13) before moving on to the political drama "Madam Secretary" (CBS, 2014-) and the procedural "Law & Order: True Crime" (NBC, 2017-).
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"Landed his first onscreen role, starring in the film ""City Rhythms."" "
Played Creep in the musical biopic "Mambo Kings."
Played Paramedic Raul Melendez in a six episode arc on the medical drama "ER."
Played Right Hand to the villain Bucho in "Desperado."
Appeared in the thriller "The Peacemaker."
Made a three-episode guest appearance on "24."
Played SAC Edgar Diaz on the series "Sleeper Cell."
Played the recurring role of Mayor Manuel Delgado on the series "Shark."
Originated the role of Kevin Rosario in the Broadway musical "In The Heights."
Began starring on the crime drama series "The Glades."
Began co-starring on the political drama "Madam Secretary."
Starred in the acclaimed off-Broadway play "Daphne's Dive."
Took on the role of Jose Menendez on "Law & Order: True Crime."