Hunter Gomez

Hunter Gomez (born December 20, 1991) is an American former actor. He is most widely recognized for his work in films and guest appearances in American television.

Hunter Gomez
Born (1991-12-20) December 20, 1991 (age 29)
Alma materArizona State University
George Washington University
OccupationActor, political consultant
Years active2003-2018
Known forPlaying the younger version of famous actors

CareerEdit

Gomez was born in Mesa, Arizona. He began his entertainment career in 2003 at age 12. He has worked with actors including Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Christopher Plummer, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, James Belushi, Robert Picardo, Seth MacFarlane, Jodie Sweetin, David Henrie and most recently Sam Heughan.[citation needed]

Gomez got his start playing the younger version of Nicolas Cage's character Benjamin Franklin Gates in the 2004 Disney film National Treasure. Playing the younger version of famous actors became a career staple for Gomez. He portrayed the younger versions of Justin Timberlake, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Luke Wilson, Goose Gossage, and Hugh Harman in films and on television.[1]

Gomez' recent films include Last Ounce of Courage, where he played the lead role as the grandson of a man grieving over his son's death. The movie was released in 2012. Gomez recently played Hugh Harman in Walt Before Mickey produced by Arthur L. Bernstein and Armando Gutierrez.[2] In 2015, Gomez completed When the Starlight Ends starring Sam Heughan. In 2018, he played Johnny Boy in The Little Mermaid, which marked his final film role before ending his acting career permanently without notice to focus on becoming a communications director for a major corporation.[3]

His TV appearances include episodes of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, According to Jim, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, The John Henson Project, The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Ghost Whisperer. He voiced several characters on Family Guy.[1]

EducationEdit

Gomez finished his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in 2014.[4]

He currently studies at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he also works as a political consultant.

PhilanthropyEdit

Gomez became known for his charity work. He founded the Gomez Family Food drive which raised over 130,000 pounds of food for local food banks. He sponsored two students through Compassion International.[5]

For his 18th birthday, Gomez organized a soccer match called "The Children's Cup" that took place at the Scottsdale Sports Complex. All proceeds went to the charity HopeKids.[6]

He was involved in politics both on a local and national level. In one of his first press conferences at the Capitol with Rick Schroder, Gomez spoke in hopes of getting a bill passed to offer incentives to film makers.[7]

FamilyEdit

Hunter is the youngest of 6 children. His parents Ernesto Gomez and Linda Gomez were "Arizona Parents of the Year" in 2006 and in 2007. They were honored as "National Parents of the Year" by the National Parents' Day Coalition.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hunter Gomez at IMDb
  2. ^ "Walt Before Mickey (2015)". AOL Moviefone.
  3. ^ https://www.gwhatchet.com/2018/02/20/student-actor-reflects-on-national-treasure-role-current-film-projects/
  4. ^ "Home". Hunter Gomez.
  5. ^ "Page 1". gomezfamilyfooddrive.
  6. ^ "Hunter Gomez Celebrates Birthday By Raising Money For HopeKids". Melindaverse. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  7. ^ Jones, Jeff. "Looking Back - Hunter Gomez". Teen Stars Online. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  8. ^ National Parents Day Coalition - Parents of the Year 2007 Archived April 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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