Thomas Gomez


Actor
Thomas Gomez

About

Also Known As
Sabino Thomas Gomez, S. Thomas Gomez
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
July 10, 1905
Died
June 18, 1971

Biography

After beginning his career as a stage actor, Thomas Gomez went on to appear in an impressive number of features and television series during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. His first film role was as Meade, the leader of a band of Nazi spies who infiltrate Great Britain during the '40s in "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror." This part set the tone for much of Gomez's big-screen legacy. ...

Biography

After beginning his career as a stage actor, Thomas Gomez went on to appear in an impressive number of features and television series during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. His first film role was as Meade, the leader of a band of Nazi spies who infiltrate Great Britain during the '40s in "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror." This part set the tone for much of Gomez's big-screen legacy. Indeed, while his stage work included the lead in "A Man for All Seasons" on Broadway, when it came to movies he got cast mostly as bad guys, supporting characters, or both. During the '40s, he seemed a natural fit for the film noir genre, appearing in "Force of Evil" as a small-town numbers runner who stands in the way of a gangster boss's takeover of New York's rackets. He also landed a supporting role in John Huston's legendary "Key Largo," and played a carnival owner who helps a blackmailer out in the '47 "Ride the Pink Horse," which netted him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The next few decades brought guest-star appearances in various television series and two of his more notable film roles; the commercial hit "Trapeze," in which he played an eminently-practical circus owner; and the John Wayne epic "The Conqueror."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Minister
Stay Away, Joe (1968)
Grandpa
Summer and Smoke (1961)
Zacharias
John Paul Jones (1959)
Commodore Esek Hopkins
But Not for Me (1959)
Demetrios Bacos
The Conqueror (1956)
Wang Khan
Trapeze (1956)
Bouglione
Night Freight (1955)
Editor Haight
The Looters (1955)
George Parkinson
Las Vegas Shakedown (1955)
Al "Gimpy" Sirago
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
Osman Aga
The Gambler from Natchez (1954)
Capt. Antoine Barbee
The Sellout (1952)
Kellwin C. Burke
Macao (1952)
Lt. Sebastian
Pony Soldier (1952)
Natayo Smith
The Merry Widow (1952)
King of Marshovia
Kim (1951)
Emissary
Anne of the Indies (1951)
Blackbeard
The Harlem Globetrotters (1951)
Abe Saperstein
The Furies (1950)
El Tigre
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950)
Vanning
The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)
General Liguras
That Midnight Kiss (1949)
Guido Russino Betelli
Force of Evil (1949)
Leo Morse
Come to the Stable (1949)
Luigi Rossi
Sorrowful Jones (1949)
Reardon
Captain from Castile (1948)
Father Bartolomé
Key Largo (1948)
Curly Hoff
Casbah (1948)
Louvain
Angel in Exile (1948)
Dr. Esteban Chavez
Swell Guy (1947)
Dave Vinson
Singapore (1947)
Mr. Mauirbus
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Pancho
Johnny O'Clock (1947)
Pete Marchettis
A Night in Paradise (1946)
Croesus
The Daltons Ride Again (1945)
J. K. McKenna
Patrick the Great (1945)
Max Wilson
I'll Tell the World (1945)
J. B. Kindell
Frisco Sal (1945)
Dan [Martin]
Follow the Boys (1944)
Can't Help Singing (1944)
[Jake] Carstairs
In Society (1944)
Drexel
The Climax (1944)
Count Seebruck
Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
Captain Drury
Phantom Lady (1944)
Inspector Burgess
Bowery to Broadway (1944)
Tom Harvey
Corvette K-225 (1943)
Smithy
Frontier Badmen (1943)
Ballard
Crazy House (1943)
[N. G.] Wagstaff
White Savage (1943)
Sam Miller
Arabian Nights (1942)
Hakim
Pittsburgh (1942)
Joe Malneck
Who Done It? (1942)
Colonel J. R. Andrews
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
Meade

Cast (Special)

Caesar and Cleopatra (1956)
Pothinus

Life Events

1924

stage actor

Videos

Movie Clip

The Harlem Globetrotters (1950) — (Movie Clip) We’ve Got A College Man Catching up with Coach Abe Saperstein (Thomas Gomez) and the team after wrapping up his college affairs, new recruit Billy (pro-basketball player Billy Brown) gets introduced to the real-life stars, and a practice exhibition, directed by MGM shorts specialist Will Jason, in The Harlem Globetrotters, 1951.
The Harlem Globetrotters (1950) — (Movie Clip) Open, Start The Music A little schtick about life on the road, Thomas Gomez as the team founder and coach Abe Saperstein with the real Harlem Globetrotters, a nod to their genuine barnstorming occupation, greeted by Al Eben, then performing to the “Sweet Georgia Brown” theme, in The Harlem Globetrotters, 1951, from Columbia and producer Buddy Adler.
Summer And Smoke (1961) - Come Watch The Birdie Motivated partly by guilt for standing her up days earlier, fun-loving Mississippi doctor Johnny (Laurence Harvey) brings his neighbor, patient and life-long admirer Alma (Geraldine Page) to the casino (run by Thomas Gomez), where his paramour Rosa (Rita Moreno) dances, in Summer And Smoke, 1961, from the Tennessee Williams play.
Phantom Lady (1944) - Too Spoiled And Too Beautiful We learn here that Alan Curtis is professional engineer Henderson, returning home after a date with a mystery woman, with whom he shared a Broadway ticket after his wife stood him up, greeted by cops Regis Toomey, Joseph Crehan, and Thomas Gomez as Burgess, early in Robert Siodmak’s Phantom Lady, 1944.
Key Largo (1948) - He Wants More Ensemble scene from Key Largo 1948, in which moll Gaye (Claire Trevor) trembles, Temple (Lionel Barrymore) fumes, and Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) dares McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) to shoot, John Huston directing from Maxwell Anderson's play.
Key Largo (1948) - You Won't Kill Me McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) isn't bothered when Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) threatens to use Toots (Harry Lewis) as a method of persuasion, shortly after the hurricane in John Huston's Key Largo, 1948.
Key Largo (1948) - Champagne And Pompano Director John Huston reveals Rocco (Edward G. Robinson, with aide Thomas Gomez), explaining why the thugs downstairs just pulled guns on Nora (Lauren Bacall), her Florida Keys innkeeper father-in-law (Lionel Barrymore) and their guest McCloud (Humphrey Bogart), the former C-O of their late husband and son, in Key Largo, 1948, screenplay by Huston and Richard Brooks from the Maxwell Anderson play.
John Paul Jones (1959) - Your Audacity Amazes Me Denied a command in the Continental Navy, but seconded to the shrewd Commodore Hopkins (Thomas Gomez), Robert Stack (title character) offers a brainy plan and bold attack in the Bahamas, a fictional event in a roughly accurate context, in producer Samuel Bronston's John Paul Jones, 1959.
Who Done It? (1942) -- Now Playing, Alcatraz! Would-be mystery writers Chick and Mervyn (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) in the studio for the radio show, bothering writer Patrick Knowles, producer Louise Albritton, executive Thomas Gomez, Paul Dubov the radio actor, Mary Wickes with an exclamation, in Universal’s Who Done It?, 1942.
Come To The Stable (1949) - Santa Anita French nuns in New York (Loretta Young as Margaret, Celeste Holm as Scolastica) undeterred by meatball Sam (Mike Mazurki) as they seek audience with kingpin Rossi (Thomas Gomez), who owns the land they want for their school, Marion Martin his manicurist, in Henry Koster's Come To The Stable, 1949.
Night In Paradise, A (1946) - Made For Each Other Even wider shot of the lavish sets in the kingdom of Lydia, Thomas Gomez as the king Croesus (a historical figure), Merle Oberon as his arriving bride from Persia, Turhan Bey as itinerant storyteller Aesop, early in A Night In Paradise, 1946.tbd
Trapeze (1956) - The Girl Looks Good Injured trainer and trapeze-catcher Mike (Burt Lancaster) is annoyed to find acrobat Lola (Gina Lollobrigida) working his partner Tino (Tony Curtis) for a spot in their act, supported by circus boss Bouglione (Thomas Gomez), in Trapeze, 1956.

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