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Thomas Gomez Overview:

Character actor, Thomas Gomez, was born Sabino Tomas Gomez on Jul 10, 1905 in New York City, NY. Gomez died at the age of 65 on Jun 18, 1971 in Santa Monica, CA .


Although well into his thirties before he tried films, scowling American actor, Thomas Gomez, whose greasy black hair fitted his oily characters, was soon a staple part of villainy in numerous 1940s Hollywood thrillers. The 1950s only proved that he was less effective when used as comic relief, and he faded from the scene. He received an Academy Award nomination for "Ride the Pink Horse".

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



Although Gomez was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best Supporting ActorRide the Pink Horse (1947)PanchoNominated

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Thomas Gomez Quotes:

Esek Hopkins: Whoever heard of sending Marines to fight on the land?

Ole Olsen: Universal's most sensational comedy team's outside.
N.G. Wagstaff: Abbott & Costello - send them in!

Leo Morse: The money I made in this rotten business is no good for me, Joe. I don't want it back. And Tucker's money is no good either.
Joe Morse: The money has no moral opinions.
Leo Morse: I find I have, Joe. I find I have.

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