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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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A personable character actor, Rick Gonzalez was featured in both comic and dramatic roles in theatrical releases like "Coach Carter," but more frequently on  television series like "Reaper" (The CW, 2007-2009) and "Arrow" (The CW, 2012- ). Born June 30, 1979 in New York City, he was raised by parents of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. A performer from an early age, he was encouraged by teachers to parlay his interests into education at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, from which he graduated in 1997. Soon after, Gonzalez began working in features and on television, and quickly moved from bit parts as hoods and wayward teens in projects like "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001) and "Biker Boyz" (2003) to character parts in the school drama "Coach Carter" (2003) and major hits like "Old School" (2003) and Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" (2005). In 2007, he was cast as an accident-prone teen turned demon hunter in the cult sitcom series "Reaper" (The CW, 2007-2009), which helped him branch into comedy projects like Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration" (2006) and "The Guilt Trip" (2012). Gonzalez balanced these...

A personable character actor, Rick Gonzalez was featured in both comic and dramatic roles in theatrical releases like "Coach Carter," but more frequently on  television series like "Reaper" (The CW, 2007-2009) and "Arrow" (The CW, 2012- ). Born June 30, 1979 in New York City, he was raised by parents of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. A performer from an early age, he was encouraged by teachers to parlay his interests into education at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, from which he graduated in 1997. Soon after, Gonzalez began working in features and on television, and quickly moved from bit parts as hoods and wayward teens in projects like "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001) and "Biker Boyz" (2003) to character parts in the school drama "Coach Carter" (2003) and major hits like "Old School" (2003) and Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" (2005). In 2007, he was cast as an accident-prone teen turned demon hunter in the cult sitcom series "Reaper" (The CW, 2007-2009), which helped him branch into comedy projects like Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration" (2006) and "The Guilt Trip" (2012). Gonzalez balanced these projects with more dramatic fare on television, and alternately between mediums for the next half-decade; television eventually became his most prolific showcase, and Gonzales remained in the public eye thanks to turns in high-profile projects like the Netflix feature "Deuces" (2017) and a recurring role on "Arrow" as the DC Comics anti-hero Wild Dog which was elevated to series regular in the action-adventure series' sixth season.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bad Dad Rehab (2016)
2.
 Deuces (2016)
3.
 Make Your Move (2014)
4.
 Guilt Trip, The (2012)
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 Promotion, The (2008)
7.
 Pride and Glory (2008)
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 Illegal Tender (2007)
10.
 Pulse (2006)
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2002:
Played Rudy Bonilla in "The Rookie," starring Dennis Quaid
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:
Brief appearance opposite Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds"
2001:
Had a small part as a gangbanger in "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles"
2003:
Breakout role as the woman-crazy Primo in "Biker Boyz"
1999:
Feature debut as Ricky in the movie "Mambo Cafe"
1998:
Acting debut in the made for TV-movie "Thicker Than Blood"
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Made TV debut in an episode of "FX: The Series"
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Landed feature film appearance in "Mambo Café"
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Played an aspiring high school basketball player in "Coach Carter"
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Became regular as a teenaged demon hunter on "Reaper"
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Landed recurring, then series regular role as vigilante Wild Dog on "Arrow"
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Education

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

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