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Rick Gonzalez
Born June 30, 1979 (1979-06-30) (age 28)
Flag of New York Brooklyn, New York City

Rick Gonzalez (born June 30, 1979) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the films Coach Carter, Biker Boyz, Pulse, and Roll Bounce. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Coach Carter is a 2005 film, directed by Thomas Carter. ... Biker Boyz is a 2003 film about a predominantly African-American group of underground motorcycle racers. ... Pulse is an American film released on August 11, 2006, based on the 2001 Japanese horror film Kairo directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. ... Roll Bounce is a 2005 comedy-drama film starring rapper Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Kellita Smith and Jurnee Smollett. ...

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Biography

Early life

Gonzalez was born in New York City of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent. His parents met in New York City where they married. They settled down in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn where they raised Rick. There, he attended elementary and Jr. high school. Ever since he was a young child, Rick would put on improvised "shows" for his family and participate in all of his school's plays. His teachers were instrumental in convincing Rick to apply and try out for the High School of the Performing Arts, on which the movie Fame was based, in Manhattan. He did as suggested and was accepted. In 1997, he graduated and began to pursue a career in acting.[1] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Bushwick is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck, it is the site of some of the earliest settlements in Brooklyn that date to the middle of the 17th century. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, also officially known as H.S. 485 and informally as LaGuardia Arts, is located near the Juilliard School in the Lincoln Center district of Manhattan, on Amsterdam Avenue between 65th Street and 64th Street. ... Fame is a 1980 musical film conceived and produced by David De Silva, directed by Alan Parker. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...


Career

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.[1] Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


In Hollywood, he landed a small part as a gangbanger in the 2001 film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. His reputation as an actor started to grow 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. Rick 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 Obie Trice's song Snitch, where he plays a member of a group who successfully pull off a bank robbery, and then snitches on them.[1] ... The Rookie is a 2002 drama, directed by John Lee Hancock. ... Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor. ... Biker Boyz is a 2003 film about a predominantly African-American group of underground motorcycle racers. ... Coach Carter is a 2005 film, directed by Thomas Carter. ... Cavalier Terrell Mitchell, (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper that held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to rap 11. ... Mashonda on the cover of her debut January Joy (2005) Mashonda Tifrere-Dean, professionally known just as Mashonda, is an R&B singer signed to Full Surface/J Records, which her husband of 4 years, Swizz Beatz, has a partnership with. ...


Among the other movies in which Rick has participated in are 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, and Pulse (2006) as Stone.[2] Old School is a comedy motion picture released by DreamWorks SKG in 2003, about three thirty-somethings who seek to re-live their college days by starting a fraternity, and the tribulations they encounter in doing so. ... Luke Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American film actor. ... Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor. ... John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967[1]) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, actor and writer who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career. ... War of the Worlds is a 2005 science fiction disaster film based on H. G. Wells original novel starring Tom Cruise. ... Roll Bounce is a 2005 comedy-drama film starring rapper Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Kellita Smith and Jurnee Smollett. ... Pulse is an American film released on August 11, 2006, based on the 2001 Japanese horror film Kairo directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. ...


His TV guest appearances have been in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000), Touched by an Angel (2001), ER (2001), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002) The Shield (2002) and CSI (2006)."Illegal Tender (2007).[2] See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... This section contains a list of trivia items. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... This article is about the TV series. ... Illegal Tender (2007) - A motion picture from Producer John Singleton and Director Franc. ...


He is currently co-starring as Ben in the CW television series Reaper. Reaper is an American supernatural television comedy-drama created by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, who also serve as executive producers alongside Mark Gordon, Deborah Spera and Tom Spezialy. ...


He also has modeled for LRG clothing company. Lifted Research Group or LRG (pronounced L-R-G, as three separate letters) was founded in Orange County, California in 1999 by Jonas Bevacqua and MC Robert Wright. ...


See also

list of famous Puerto Ricans in alphabetical order by last names, where applicable. ... This is a list of famous people from the Dominican Republic. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c From Brooklyn
  2. ^ a b Rick Gonzalez

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