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Born: June 30, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, rapper

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New York City native Rick Gonzalez is a living, breathing testament to the spirit of the hit 1980s TV series and film "Fame." After attending the very same performing arts high school that inspired the Debbie Allen franchise, he eventually ventured west to Hollywood and landed a co-starring role opposite Dennis Quaid in the 2002 family drama "The Rookie." His ticket to that role was a four-episode arc on the 2000-01 season of "Boston Public." Gonzalez's other major career highlight is a regular role on the CW series "Reaper," about a young man who discovers his parents had transacted to put him in servitude to Lucifer. Gonzalez had a nice 2007-09 run on that show as namesake character Ben Gonzalez. Around these two career milestones, Gonzalez has appeared in a "Lie to Me" here and a "CSI: Miami" there. In 2008, he received a Best Actor nomination from the Imagen Awards for his work in the 2007 crime drama film "Illegal Tender."

New York City native Rick Gonzalez is a living, breathing testament to the spirit of the hit 1980s TV series and film "Fame." After attending the very same performing arts high school that inspired the Debbie Allen franchise, he eventually ventured west to Hollywood and landed a co-starring role opposite Dennis Quaid in the 2002 family drama "The Rookie." His ticket to that role was a four-episode arc on the 2000-01 season of "Boston Public." Gonzalez's other major career highlight is a regular role on the CW series "Reaper," about a young man who discovers his parents had transacted to put him in servitude to Lucifer. Gonzalez had a nice 2007-09 run on that show as namesake character Ben Gonzalez. Around these two career milestones, Gonzalez has appeared in a "Lie to Me" here and a "CSI: Miami" there. In 2008, he received a Best Actor nomination from the Imagen Awards for his work in the 2007 crime drama film "Illegal Tender."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bad Dad Rehab (2016)
2.
 Make Your Move (2013)
3.
 Guilt Trip, The (2012)
4.
 Pride and Glory (2008)
5.
 Promotion, The (2008)
6.
7.
 Illegal Tender (2007)
8.
 Pulse (2006)
9.
 Coach Carter (2005) Cast
10.
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2002:
Played Rudy Bonilla in "The Rookie," starring Dennis Quaid
2003:
Breakout role as the woman-crazy Primo in "Biker Boyz"
2003:
Cast alongside Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell in the comedy "Old School"
2007:
Cast in the John Singleton-produced "Illegal Tender"
2006:
Starred in "Pulse," a remake of the cult Japanese helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Kairo"
2005:
Cast as Timo Cruz in the movie "Coach Carter"
1999:
Feature debut as Ricky in the movie "Mambo Cafe"
1998:
Acting debut in the made for TV-movie "Thicker Than Blood"
2005:
Cast in Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds," based on H.G. Wells' novel
2001:
Had a small part as a gangbanger in "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles"
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Education

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts: New York - 1994

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