Rick Gonzalez

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Actor

Birth Date: June 30, 1979

Age: 44 years old

Birth Place: New York, New York

A personable character actor, Rick Gonzalez was featured in both comic and dramatic roles in theatrical releases like "Coach Carter," but more frequently on television series like "Reaper" (The CW, 2007-2009) and "Arrow" (The CW, 2012- ).

Born June 30, 1979 in New York City, he was raised by parents of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. A performer from an early age, he was encouraged by teachers to parlay his interests into education at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, from which he graduated in 1997.

Soon after, Gonzalez began working in features and on television, and quickly moved from bit parts as hoods and wayward teens in projects like "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001) and "Biker Boyz" (2003) to character parts in the school drama "Coach Carter" (2003) and major hits like "Old School" (2003) and Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" (2005).

In 2007, he was cast as an accident-prone teen turned demon hunter in the cult sitcom series "Reaper" (The CW, 2007-2009), which helped him branch into comedy projects like Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration" (2006) and "The Guilt Trip" (2012). Gonzalez balanced these projects with more dramatic fare on television, and alternately between mediums for the next half-decade; television eventually became his most prolific showcase, and Gonzales remained in the public eye thanks to turns in high-profile projects like the Netflix feature "Deuces" (2017) and a recurring role on "Arrow" as the DC Comics anti-hero Wild Dog which was elevated to series regular in the action-adventure series' sixth season.

Credits

Lake Lavon

Cinematography
Movie
2022

Dan Brown's The Lost SymbolStream

Actor
Nunez
Series
2021
60%

Law & Order: Organized CrimeStream

Guest Star
Det. Bobby Reyes
Series
2021

Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye

Actor
Show
2020

Victor

Actor
Show
2018

DC's Legends of TomorrowStream

Guest Star
Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog
Series
2016
89%

Bad Dad Rehab

Actor
Pierre
Movie
2016

Deuces

Actor
Papers
Movie
2016

RosewoodStream

Guest Star
Series
2015
9%

Mr. RobotStream

Guest Star
Series
2015
94%

Battle CreekStream

Guest Star
Omar
Series
2015
96%

Victor

Actor
Pablo
Movie
2015

RushStream

Actor
Manny Maquis
Series
2014
39%

ArrowStream

Actor
Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog
Series
2012
86%

ArrowStream

Guest Star
Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog
Series
2012
86%

Traffic Light

Guest Star
Show
2011

Emergo

Actor
Paul Ortega
Movie
2011

Blue BloodsStream

Guest Star
Ricky
Series
2010

The Whole Truth

Guest Star
Show
2010

CastleStream

Guest Star
Mickey Carlson
Series
2009
82%

Lie to MeStream

Guest Star
Raul Campos
Series
2009

Pride and GloryStream

Actor
Eladio Casado
Movie
2008
35%

The Promotion

Actor
Ernesto
Movie
2008

ReaperStream

Actor
Ben Gonzalez
Series
2007
80%

In the Valley of Elah

Actor
Gabriel
Movie
2007

Illegal Tender

Actor
Wilson De Leon, Jr.
Movie
2007

What We Do Is Secret

Actor
Pat Smear
Movie
2007

First Snow

Actor
Andy Lopez
Movie
2006

Pulse

Actor
Stone
Movie
2006

BonesStream

Guest Star
Rick Cortez
Series
2005
90%

The CloserStream

Guest Star
Bruno Perez
Series
2005
83%

MediumStream

Guest Star
Series
2005

Coach CarterStream

Actor
Timo Cruz
Movie
2005
64%

War of the WorldsStream

Actor
Vincent
Movie
2005
76%

Roll Bounce

Actor
Naps
Movie
2005

Cold CaseStream

Guest Star
Series
2003

NCISStream

Guest Star
Lenny Machaca
Series
2003

Biker BoyzStream

Actor
Primo
Movie
2003
22%

CSI: MiamiStream

Guest Star
Series
2002

The RookieStream

Actor
Rudy Bonilla
Movie
2002
84%

Laurel Canyon

Actor
Wyatt
Movie
2002

Boston Public

Guest Star
Series
2000

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationStream

Guest Star
Series
2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

Guest Star
Alfonso
Series
1999
78%

Mambo Cafe

Actor
Ricky
Movie
1999

Thicker Than Blood

Actor
Sanchez
Movie
1998

Buffy the Vampire SlayerStream

Guest Star
Tomas
Series
1997
85%

Touched by an AngelStream

Guest Star
Series
1994

News aboutRick Gonzalez

Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler and Dean Norris as Randall Stabler in 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' Season 4 Episode 2
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‘Law & Order: OC’ Gets Messy With Stabler Brothers Reunion & Detectives’ Affair (RECAP)

Ainsley Seiger as Det. Jet Slootmaekers, Danielle Moné Truitt as Sgt. Ayanna Bell, and Rick Gonzalez as Det. Bobby Reyes
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‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: How Jet & Reyes Are Coping With Grief Is Helping and Hurting Them

Tate Ellington, Danielle Moné Truitt, Christopher Meloni, and Ainsley Seiger in the 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' Season 4 Premiere
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‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Premiere Sneak Peek: Meet New Team Member — Who’s Not Happy? (VIDEO)

Danielle Moné Truitt in 'Law & Order: Organized Crime'
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‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Sneak Peek: Bell’s Good News Is Bad for Task Force (VIDEO)

Rick Gonzalez in 'Law & Order: Organized Crime'
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‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Says Bobby Will ‘Take Matters Into His Own Hands’

Rick Gonzalez in 'Law & Order: Organized Crime'
Q&A

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: Rick Gonzalez Says Bobby ‘Thrives in Chaos’ & You’ll See ‘What Makes Him Tick’

Ashley Zukerman as Robert Langdon, Eddie Izzard as Peter Solomon in Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol
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‘Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol’ Premiere: Will You Follow Robert Langdon’s New Adventure? (POLL)

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol - Ashley Zukerman, Sumalee Montano, Rick Gonzalez

‘Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol’ Sets Premiere Date for Weekly Rollout on Peacock

Stephen Amell Arrow Finale Farewell

‘Arrow’ Cast Says Goodbye With Heartfelt Tributes (PHOTOS)

Arrowverse Stars

How 13 Arrowverse Stars Have Broken Out on the Big Screen (PHOTOS)

Starling City

Colin Donnell & Susanna Thompson Return in ‘Arrow’s Season 8 Premiere (PHOTOS)

Arrow S8 BTS

‘Arrow’: Behind the Scenes of the Final Season With the Cast (PHOTOS)

Arrow - Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez

‘Arrow’ Ups Black Canary and Wild Dog to Series Regulars for Season 6

Echo Kellum on Arrow - 'Lost Souls'
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‘Arrow’: Mr. Terrific Ain’t Doing So Terrific in Midseason Return (VIDEO)