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Nicholas Edward Gonzalez (born January 3, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Alex Santiago on the Showtime television series Resurrection Blvd. and Dr. Neil Melendez on the ABC television series The Good Doctor.
Gonzalez in 2016
Nicholas Edward Gonzalez
January 3, 1976
Kelsey Crane (m. 2016)
Gonzalez was born in San Antonio, Texas, where he was a student at Central Catholic High School. He became an accomplished cross-country and track runner, winning the Texas State Championship in the mile and two mile. After graduating in 1994 and turning down a presidential appointment to West Point, Gonzalez pursued an English degree at Stanford University in California.
He attended two terms at Oxford University in England. The following summer, he returned to Europe on a research grant where he studied at Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin to complete his thesis on James Joyce's Ulysses.
Alma Martinez, an actress and Stanford professor, encouraged him to become a professional actor. With her help, he connected with the theatrical movement in San Francisco. He polished his skills by performing in classic and contemporary theatre.
Gonzalez is of Mexican descent.
Gonzalez then appeared as Fidel Castro's son in the Lifetime Original Movie, My Little Assassin, starring Joe Mantegna and Gabrielle Anwar. But it was his role as Andy, the gay yuppie on MTV's Undressed that first garnered widespread attention, where he appeared for six episodes.
Gonzalez wrapped production of two films in 2000. The first, Scenes of the Crime, premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, and starred Jeff Bridges, Jon Abrahams, and Noah Wyle. It was directed by Dominique Forma. The second film was an independent project titled Spun, starring Mena Suvari, Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy, and John Leguizamo. It played at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Gonzalez's also landed the lead in Showtime's original series, Resurrection Blvd., which premiered June 26, 2000. Gonzalez played Alex Santiago, a pre-med student who dropped-out of school to become a professional boxer. The movie was successful and immediately expanded to become a regular weekly series on the network.
While continuing his work on Resurrection Blvd., Gonzalez appeared in episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger and That '70s Show. He also appeared in the film The Princess and the Barrio Boy (released as She's in Love in Europe) with his Resurrection Blvd. co-star, Marisol Nichols.
Gonzalez continued his career in films with two more titles. The first, Sea of Dreams, was filmed in Veracruz, Mexico, in May, 2003. Nick then went to Fiji for the summer, where he completed production of Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, which opened in theaters August 27, 2004. Gonzalez also appeared in Melrose Place (2009). In 2011, he played Mateo on the ABC show Off The Map.
Gonzalez also provided the physical Performance (motion capture) of Nick Mendoza in the video game Battlefield: Hardline.
Gonzalez appears as the role of Dr. Neil Melendez in The Good Doctor.
Gonzalez finished 2nd at the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational in 2009.
|2001||Scenes of the Crime||Marty|
|2002||Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu||Young Marco||Voice role|
|2004||Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid||Dr. Ben Douglas|
|2006||Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil||Lt. Robert James||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Down for Life||Officer Gutierrez|
|2011||S.W.A.T.: Firefight||Justin Kellogg||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Water & Power||Power|
|2014||The Purge: Anarchy||Carlos|
|1999||Undressed||Andy||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|1999||My Little Assassin||Andre Castro||Television film|
|2000||The Princess and the Barrio Boy||Sol Torres||Television film|
|2000||Walker, Texas Ranger||Juan Guerrero||Episode: "Golden Boy"|
|2000–2002||Resurrection Blvd.||Alex Santiago||Main role; 53 episodes|
|2002||That '70s Show||Thomas||Episode: "Jackie Says Cheese"|
|2004||The O.C.||D.J.||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2004–2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Detective Mike Sandoval||2 episodes|
|2005||Ghost Whisperer||Teo de la Costa||Episode: "Shadow Boxer"|
|2006||Ugly Betty||Carlo Medina||Episode: "Fey's Sleigh Ride"|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Clark West||Episode: "Love/Addiction"|
|2008||Brothers & Sisters||Mario||Episode: "Compromises"|
|2008||True Blood||Jerry||Episode: "Mine"|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Alfonso Reyes||Episode: "Presumed Guilty"|
|2009||Mental||Dr. Arturo Suarez||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2009–2010||Melrose Place||Detective Rodriguez||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2010||After the Fall||Eugene Gibbs||Television film|
|2011||Off the Map||Mateo||Recurring role; 9 episodes|
|2011||The Glades||Raphael Dominga||Episode: "Family Matters"|
|2011||Memphis Beat||Dominic||Episode: "Ten Little Memphians"|
|2011||Charlie's Angels||Roman Stone||Episode: "Bon Voyage, Angels"|
|2011||We Have Your Husband||Raul||Television film|
|2012||Grimm||Ryan Showalter||Episode: "Tarantella"|
|2012–2013||Underemployed||Keith Powers||4 episodes|
|2012||Left to Die||Alex||Television film|
|2013–2014||Sleepy Hollow||Detective Luke Morales||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2013||Witches of East End||Anthony||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2013||Christmas Belle||Hunter Lowell||Television film|
|2014||Resurrection||Deputy Connor Cupit||Episode: "The Returned"|
|2014||BoJack Horseman||Cartel Man||Voice role, Episode: "BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Story, Chapter One"|
|2014||Modern Family||Diego||Episode: "Queer Eyes, Full Hearts"|
|2014–2015||Jane the Virgin||Marco Esquivel||3 episodes|
|2015–2016||The Flash||Dante Ramon / Rupture, Savitar||3 episodes|
|2015||Bones||Eric Morales||Episode: "The Senator in the Street Sweeper"|
|Main role, voice role|
|2016||Bosch||Detective Ignacio Ferras||Episode: "Trunk Music"|
|2016||Lucifer||Detective Dan(iel) Espinoza||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016–2017||Pretty Little Liars||Detective Marco Furey||Recurring role; 12 episodes|
|2016||NCIS||David Silva||Episode: "Rogue"|
|2016||Frequency||Ted Cardenas||3 episodes|
|2016||American Dad!||Ricky||Voice role, Episode: "Stan-Dan Deliver"|
|2017||How to Get Away with Murder||Dominic||3 episodes|
|2017||Being Mary Jane||Orlando Lagos||5 episodes|
|2017–present||The Good Doctor||Dr. Neil Melendez||Main role|
|2017||Narcos||Agent Lopez||2 Episodes|
|2015||Battlefield: Hardline||Nick Mendoza|
- "Nicholas Gonzalez- Biography". Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
- Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2012). "Nicholas Gonzalez Nabs Series Regular Role On Lifetime's 'Witches Of East End' Pilot; Brooke Lyons To Do Arc On 'Psych'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
- "Nicholas Gonzalez for PETA". Retrieved 2017-08-25.
- Olya, Gabrielle (April 17, 2016). "The Flash's Nicholas Gonzalez Marries Kelsey Crane". People. Retrieved 2017-08-25.