Richard Gomez Profile
- AKA: Goma
- Real Name: Richard Frank Gomez
- Origin: Philippines
- Age: 46 years old
- Birthdate: April 7, 1966
- Nationality: Filipino
- Height: 6' (1.83 m)
- Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Model, Athlete, Television presenter, Director
- Civil Status: Married
- Spouse: Lucy Torres
- Hobbies: singing and acting
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Richard Gomez Biography
Richard Gomez was raised by his grandmother, before he was discovered in show business, he worked at McDonalds and a part time model. After modelling, he pursued an acting career. His mother is the screen siren of 60s Philippine cinema, Stella Suarez. His cousin is Stella Suarez, Jr. aka Pinky Suarez, who was adopted by his parents and raised as his sibling. His father has Spanish-Mexican blood.
He excels in sports like fencing and basketball. His movie career started when he was cast as the love interest of Maricel Soriano in the 1984 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, but his girlfriend died in 2002 due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In 1998, he married Lucy Torres with whom he has a child. In 2002, GOMA transferred to GMA 7 via his first GMA show, Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw. His first GMA sitcom, Lagot Ka Isusumbong Kita aired in 2003 to 2005.
On May 1, 2008, Richard and Lucy celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary (April 28, 1998, St. Peter and Paul Parish Church, Ormoc City, Leyte). He is fondly called "Goma". He is an organizer for "Goma Cup" and MAD (Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga), a campaign against use of illegal drugs and a model of Bench with his wife and other celebrities. He was a Gold Medalist in fencing at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. Goma has his own restaurant called "FELIX" where he's one of the owners in Greenbelt 5 Makati. Richard is the host of the Philippine edition of Family Feud which aired on GMA Network. He is a GMA Network contract actor.
After his last movie Filipinas in 2003, Gomez makes his comeback in the indie film Bente which stars Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Iza Calzado. Gomez is planning to run for the congressman of 4th district of Leyte, but he was disqualified and briefly replaced by his wife Lucy, after Dingdong Dantes replaces him as Family Feud host.
Gomez returned to drama in Claudine with Claudine Barreto aired on Channel 7. Gomez returns to hosting via a new weekend variety show, P.O.5. aired on TV5 (formerly ABC 5). This was his returning to Kapatid Network after 17 years since his last appearance on his former sitcom, "Tondominium". Gomez returns to drama with My Driver Sweet Lover formerly aired on TV5, with his co-stars Danita Paner and fellow former Kapuso star JC De Vera, with veteran actors Elvis Presley of the Philippines Eddie Gutierrez and Asia's Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales.
Gomez returns again to drama for TV5 for his former show Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak with his new co-star former Kapuso mainstay Arci Munoz and former beauty queen and current actress Ruffa Gutierrez was recently aired channel 5.
Gomez returned to ABS-CBN 2 after 10 years since his last teleserye Your Honor a first Pinoy courtroom drama in 2001. He is part of the new teleserye Walang Hanggang which began on January 16, 2012. It is also his reunion project with his former girlfriend Dawn Zulueta
Gomez returned to TV5 for his new 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.
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