Richard Gomez

Richard Gomez (born April 7, 1966) is an athlete, television presenter, director and politician. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine cinema and television, more known in the field of comedy. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Open University (Associate in Arts, 2009) and the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA[1] (Masters in Business Administration, 2016). He earned a doctorate in public administration from the Cebu Technological University in 2019.[2]

Richard Gomez
Gomez as Ormoc Mayor in 2020
Mayor of Ormoc
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
Vice MayorLeo Carmelo Locsin (2016–present)
Preceded byEdward C. Codilla
Personal details
Richard Frank Icasiano Gomez

(1966-04-07) April 7, 1966 (age 54)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyPDP-Laban
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
m. 1998)
ChildrenJuliana Marie Beatriz T. Gomez
Alma materUPHSD, UP Open University
OccupationActor, model, athlete, television presenter, director, politician

Gomez ran for mayor of Ormoc City during the 2016 general elections and was proclaimed the winner on May 10, 2016. He assumed office on June 30, 2016.[3]

Gomez is one of the top leading actors in the Philippines reigning supreme as a leading actor in movies in the early 90s and winning several awards and nominations from 1990-1999 he won best actor from the MMFF in the film “Sa’yo Lamang” which started him and Aiko Melendez in 1997 he was nominated again for the film “Kahit Kailan” starring Aiko Melendez Giselle Toengi and Jomari Yllana but lost to co star Jomari Yllana. In 1998 he would do a controversial film starring Rosanna Roces called Babae Sa Bintana starring Rosanna Roces which coveted the MMFF 1998 film festival in 1999 he hit a milestone with doing two more movies such as Linlang with Pops Fernandez and Joyce Jimenez as his leading women through Viva Films and Minsan Minahal Kita with Sharon Cuneta through Star Cinema

Biography and careerEdit

Gomez was raised by his grandmother. Before his entry in show business, he worked at McDonald's. His dream came true when his modelling career began. After modelling, he pursued an acting career. He is fondly called by his fans as "Goma". His mother was the screen siren of 60s Philippine cinema, Stella Suarez. His cousin is Stella Suarez, Jr. (also known as Pinky Suarez), who was adopted by his parents and raised as his sibling.

His movie career started when he was cast as the love interest of Maricel Soriano in the 1985 movie "Inday Bote". His relationship with Sharon Cuneta was highly publicised during that time as well as with his former girlfriend Dawn Zulueta. He also had a relationship with Patricia Borromeo, a model, who died in 2003 due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In 1998, he married Lucy Torres with whom he has a daughter. In 2002, Goma transferred to GMA network via his first melodrama show of the said network, Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw with its sequel Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin as well as a presenter of S-Files when he added or joined. His first GMA sitcom at that time was Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita, aired from 2003 to 2007.

From 1990-1999 and through the new millennium Gomez has coveted box office success as a dramatic actor in his own right in 1990 with Nagsimula sa Puso with Hilda Koronel in 1991 with Dawn Zulueta in the titular success of Hihintayin Kita sa Langit and showered more success in 1992 with Saan Ka Man Naroroon through Reyna Films more box office success with 1992 Ngayon At Kailanman with leading lady turned girlfriend Sharon Cuneta in 1994 his first team up with Maaalala Mo Kaya the Movie with the actress Aiko Melendez broke grounds the movie was supposed to win Best film until the 1994 film fest scandal broke out 1995 he hit box office grounds with Sa’Yo Lamang which won all multiple awards and box office standards which hauled the Filipino press in 1997 Kahit Kailan was his box office success with MMFF as well in 1998 he was nominated again as well for Babae Sa Bintana with Rosanna Roces and 1999 for Linlang which ended the decade strong

On May 1, 2008, Richard and Lucy celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary (April 28, 1998, St. Peter and Paul Parish Church, Ormoc City, Leyte).[4][5]

He is an athlete and excels in sports like fencing and basketball. He was a Gold Medalist in fencing at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. He is also an organizer for "Goma Cup" and MAD (Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga), a campaign against use of illegal drugs. He is a model for Bench with his wife and other celebrities. Goma ventured into the restaurant business and became one of the owners of "FELIX", a restaurant in Greenbelt 5 Makati.

Richard hosted the Philippine edition of Family Feud which aired on GMA Network. He is a GMA Network contract artist under GMA Artist Center.[6]

After his last movie Filipinas in 2003, Gomez made his comeback in the indie film Bente which starred Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Iza Calzado.

Gomez planned to run for the congressional seat of the 4th district of Leyte, however he was disqualified and was replaced by his wife Lucy; while Dingdong Dantes replaced him as Family Feud host.

Gomez briefly returned to GMA 7 in the weekly drama anthology, Claudine with Claudine Barreto.

After 17 years since his last appearance on his former sitcom, Tondominium, Gomez returned to the Kapatid Network The 5 Network (formerly ABC 5, then TV5) by hosting a new weekend variety show, P.O.5..

Gomez continued his appearance on the Kapatid Network with a drama show, My Driver Sweet Lover, with co-stars Danita Paner and fellow former Kapuso star JC de Vera and with veteran actors Elvis Presley of the Philippines Eddie Gutierrez and Asia's Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales. After his drama show, he once again returned for TV5 Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak with his new co-star former Kapuso mainstay Arci Muñoz and former beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez.

Gomez returned to ABS-CBN after 10 years since his last teleserye Your Honor, a first Pinoy courtroom drama in 2001. He was part of the successful defunct teleserye Walang Hanggan which began on January 16, 2012. It was also his reunion project with his former girlfriend Dawn Zulueta.

Afterwards, Gomez returned to TV5 to host the defunct game show, The Biggest Game Show In The World (Asia) with his main host veteran comedian Joey de Leon. This was Gomez's 2nd over-all game show hosting job since his last one Family Feud Philippines formerly aired on GMA in 2009. His new game show was launched around February 2012.

Goma worked on a comedy-drama, Madam Chairman, where he played an ex-boyfriend of Madam Chairman, played by Megastar Sharon Cuneta and was aired in 2014.

In 2015, he starred in the mystery drama "You're My Home" with Dawn Zulueta and an ensemble cast.

Aside from his native tongue Tagalog, Gomez is also fluent in English and Cebuano.

Political careerEdit

Gomez started his political career as a nominee of Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga (MAD) Partylist in the Congressional election of 2001. Their party won but eventually disqualified due to failure to present proof of sectoral representation. He initially planned to run as governor of Bulacan province [7] but since he still lacks the residency requirements of Malolos being a former resident of Horseshoe, Quezon City, he decided to run instead as a Senator in the 2007 elections. Running independent without a political party endorsing, he lost in that election.

In 2010, he ran as a congressman but was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) because of his failure to sufficiently establish residency in Ormoc City. His wife, Lucy Torres-Gomez, took his place and won. He served as his wife's chief of staff during her term as congresswoman.

In 2013, he ran for mayor of Ormoc City in the May 2013 local elections but lost. In 2016, he ran again for mayor of Ormoc City in the May 2016 local elections and won. In 2019, he ran again for reelection as mayor of Ormoc City in the May 2019 local elections and won.




  • Hindi Mo Ako Kayang Tapakan - Jun


  • Naked Paradise
  • Inday Bote - Edward Salameda
  • Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang (Segment:Zombie) - Zombie
  • I Can't Stop Loving You - Alvin Laurel


  • Yesterday ,Today And Tomorrow (1986 Movie)
  • Blusang Itim - Angelo
  • When I Fall In Love - Dong
  • Balimbing: Mga Taong Hunyango
  • Paalam...Bukas Ang Kasal Ko - Paul Raymundo
  • Super Islaw And The Flying Kids - Islaw/Super Islaw
  • Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita - Dinky
  • Tuklaw


  • Once Upon A Time - Rommel
  • Tagos Ng Dugo - Pepito
  • Forward March - Danny
  • Ibigay Mo Sa Akin Ang Bukas
  • Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko - Cesar 'Shawie' Arroyo
  • Paano Kung Wala Ka Na - Sonny
  • Kumander Gringa


  • Fly Me To The Moon - Prinsipe Dax
  • Stupid Cupid :Segment-Forver My Love - Ruel
  • Nasaan Ka Inay - Donald
  • Buy One ,Take One
  • Nagbabagang Luha - Bien
  • Sa Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas
  • Lambat Sa Kristal (Tv Movie)


  • Babaeng Hampaslupa - Jimmy
  • Kailan Mahuhusgahan Ang Kasalanan - Robert Quintana
  • Kahit Wala Ka Na - Patrick
  • Impaktita - Rudy
  • Eastwood And Bronson - Eastwood
  • Rape Of Virginia P
  • Virginia P.
  • Isang Araw Walang Diyos - Lt.Cary Altamonte
  • Rosenda - Efren


  • Dyesebel - Edward
  • Nagsimula Sa Puso - Carlo
  • Hanggang Saan Ang Tapang Mo - Ruben Alejandro
  • Kapag Langit Ang Humatol - Hector
  • Iputok Mo....Dadapa Ako - Tricycle Driver
  • Lover's Delight - Machete
  • Shake Rattle & Roll 2 Segment: Aswang - Tricycle Driver


  • I Want To Live
  • Para Sa Iyo Ang Huling Bala Ko - Quintin
  • Hihintayin Kita sa Langit - Gabriel
  • Buburahin Kita Sa Mundo - Rodel Segovia


  • Your Dream Is Mine
  • True Confessions (Evelyn,Myrna & Maggie)
  • Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin - Raul
  • Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin - Cesar
  • Iisa Pa Lamang - Arman
  • Buddy En Sol (Sine ito)
  • Ang Siga At Ang Sosyal
  • Paminsan-Minsan
  • Ngayon At Kailanman - Edwin Torres
  • Ikaw Pala Ang Minahal - David


  • Saan Ka Man Naroroon - Miguel


  • Wating - Ardo
  • Bakit Pa Kita Minahal - Teddy
  • Maalaala Mo Kaya: The Movie - Mike
  • Sana'y Mapatawad Mo - Bong
  • Kapantay Ay Langit - Steve



  • Kahit Kailan
  • Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin - Mike Reyes


  • Walang Katumbas Ang Dugo
  • Ang Babae sa Bintana - Mitch


  • Linlang - Lance


  • Minsan Minahal Kita - Albert Simone


  • Ikaw Lamang Hanggang Ngayon - Ryan
  • Mano Po - Raf


  • Walang Kapalit - Dennis Rustia
  • Filipinas - Samuel Filipinas


  • Eternity - Fencing Instructor


  • Bente - Roman


  • Sonata (2013 film) w/Cherie Gil


  • She's Dating The Gangster - Old Kenji
  • The Janitor w/Dennis Trillo
  • The Trial - Julian Bien





Year Title Role Network
2017 Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho Guest
GMA Network
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Traysikel Raphael
2015-2016 You're My Home Gabriel Fontanilla
2015 Sabado Badoo Cameo Featured Footage
GMA Network
2014-2015 Quiet Please!: Bawal ang Maingay Host
2014 Madam Chairman Ex-Boyfriend
2013-2014 Top Gear Philippines Host
2013 It's Showtime Guest
2012 Toda Max Ricky
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Guest
Walang Hanggan Marco Montenegro
The Biggest Game Show In The World (Asia) Host
The 5 Network
2011 My Binondo Girl Yong Shu Syneryn
100 Days to Heaven Tagabantay(an ice cream vendor)
Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak Apollo Ortega
The 5 Network
2010-2011 My Driver Sweet Lover Delfin
P.O.5 Host
2009 All About Eve Frederico Gonzales
GMA Network
2008-2010 Family Feud Host
2008 Obra Guest
Codename: Asero Ibsen Abesamis/Agent Zeus
The Sweet Life Guest
Q (now GMA News TV)
2007-2008 MariMar Renato Santibañez
GMA Network
2006-2007 Captain Barbell Viel Villan / The General
2006 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Raquim
2005 Encantadia Raquim
Balikbayan Guest
QTV (now, GMA News TV)
2004-2005 Forever in My Heart Raphael Cruzado
GMA Network
2003-2007 Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita Ric
2002–2007 S-Files Host
2002-2003 Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw
Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin
Waldo Sandoval
2001 Your Honor
1998-2001 Richard Loves Lucy Richard/Goma
1998-2002; 2011–2016 ASAP Host
1987-1998 Palibhasa Lalake Goma/Ricky/Ricardo

Awards and nominationsEdit


  • Gawad TANGLAW Awards 2015 || Best Supporting Actor || The Trial || Nominated
  • 17th Gawad PASADO Awards 2015 || PinakaPASADOng Katuwang na Aktor || The Trial - Won
  • FAMAS Award for Best Actor for Filipinas - Nominee
  • FAMAS Award for Best Actor for Dahas - Won
  • FAP Award for Best Actor for Dahas - Won (tied with Fernando Poe Jr.'s Kahit Butas ng Karayom)
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Dahas - Nominee
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Waiting - Won
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin - Nominee
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Saan Ka Man Naroroon - Won
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Nagsimula Sa Puso - Nominee
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit - Won
  • Metro Manila Film Festival 2003 for People's Choice Awards for Best Actor for Filipinas - Won
  • Metro Manila Film Festival 1995 for Best Actor for Dahas - Won
  • Star Awards for Movies: Actor of the Year for Dahas in 1996 - Won



  • 2005 Southeast Asian Games for fencing (Men's Team Épée) - Gold Medalist



  1. ^ "2009 Nescafé Gold Spot awarding ceremony". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  2. ^ LOOK: Richard Gomez earns doctoral degree in public administration
  3. ^ "Richard Gomez proclaimed Ormoc City mayor". Rappler.
  4. ^ "Richard, Lucy celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary". GMA News.
  5. ^ "Robin Padilla OKs love team for daughter Queenie". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  6. ^ Inquirer, Richard Gomez faces tax evasion charges
  7. ^ "Richard Gomez Running For Bulacan Governor".
  8. ^ "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Retrieved 2014-05-19.

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