Richard Gomez

For the artist from the United States, see Rick Gomez.
This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Icasiano and the second or paternal family name is Gomez.
Richard Gomez
Mayor of Ormoc City
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
Preceded by Edward C. Codilla
Personal details
Born Richard Frank Icasiano Gomez
April 7, 1966 (age 50)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party PDP-Laban
Spouse(s) Lucy Torres
(m. 1998–present)
Children Juliana Gomez
Alma mater UPHSD, UP Open University
Occupation Actor, model, athlete, television presenter, director, politician

Richard Gomez (born Richard Frank Icasiano Gomez on April 7, 1966) is a Filipino actor, model, athlete, television presenter, director and politician who was a former contract artist of GMA Network. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine cinema and television. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Open University (Associate in Arts, 2009) and the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA[1] (Masters in Business Administration, 2016). Gomez is one of ABS-CBN's contract actors.

Gomez ran for mayor of Ormoc City during the 2016 general elections and was proclaimed the winner on May 10, 2016. He assumed office on June 30, 2016.[2]

Biography and career

Gomez was raised by his grandmother. He has European ancestry on his paternal side, his grandfather was Irish and his great-great grandfather was Spanish. Before his entry in show business, he worked at McDonald's. His dream came true when his modelling career began. After modelling, he pursued an acting career. He is fondly called by his fans as "Goma". His mother was the screen siren of 60s Philippine cinema, Stella Suarez. His cousin is Stella Suarez, Jr. (also known as Pinky Suarez), who was adopted by his parents and raised as his sibling.

His movie career started when he was cast as the love interest of Maricel Soriano in the 1985 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, who died in 2002 due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In 1998, he married Lucy Torres with whom he has a daughter. In 2002, Goma transferred to GMA 7 via his first melodrama show of the said network, Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw with its sequel Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin as well as a presenter of S-Files when he added or joined. His first GMA sitcom at that time was Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita, aired from 2003 to 2007.

On May 1, 2008, Richard and Lucy celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary (April 28, 1998, St. Peter and Paul Parish Church, Ormoc City, Leyte).[3][4]

He is an athlete and excels in sports like fencing and basketball. He was a Gold Medalist in fencing at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. He is also an organizer for "Goma Cup" and MAD (Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga), a campaign against use of illegal drugs. He is a model for Bench with his wife and other celebrities. Goma ventured into the restaurant business and became one of the owners of "FELIX", a restaurant in Greenbelt 5 Makati.

Richard hosted the Philippine edition of Family Feud which aired on GMA Network. He is a GMA Network contract artist under GMA Artist Center.[5]

After his last movie Filipinas in 2003, Gomez made his comeback in the indie film Bente which starred Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Iza Calzado.

Gomez planned to run for the congressional seat of the 4th district of Leyte, however he was disqualified and was replaced by his wife Lucy; while Dingdong Dantes replaced him as Family Feud host.

Gomez briefly returned to GMA 7 in the weekly drama anthology, Claudine with Claudine Barreto.

After 17 years since his last appearance on his former sitcom, Tondominium, Gomez returned to the Kapatid Network TV5 (formerly ABC 5) by hosting a new weekend variety show, P.O.5..

Gomez continued his appearance on the Kapatid Network with a drama show, My Driver Sweet Lover, with co-stars Danita Paner and fellow former Kapuso star JC de Vera and with veteran actors Elvis Presley of the Philippines Eddie Gutierrez and Asia's Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales. After his drama show, he once again returned for TV5 Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak with his new co-star former Kapuso mainstay Arci Muñoz and former beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez.

Gomez returned to ABS-CBN 2 after 10 years since his last teleserye Your Honor, a first Pinoy courtroom drama in 2001. He was part of the successful defunct teleserye Walang Hanggan which began on January 16, 2012. It was also his reunion project with his former girlfriend Dawn Zulueta.

Afterwards, Gomez returned to TV5 to host the defunct 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.

Goma is working on a new comedy-drama, Madam Chairman, where he plays an ex-boyfriend of Madam Chairman, who is played by Megastar Sharon Cuneta and was currently aired in 2014.

In 2015, he starred in the mystery drama "You're My Home" with Zulueta and an ensemble cast.

Political career

Gomez started his political career in the 2007 elections when he ran as a senator but lost.

In 2010, he ran as a congressman but was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) because of his failure to sufficiently establish residency in Ormoc City. His wife, Lucy Torres-Gomez, took his place and won. He served as his wife's chief of staff during her term as congresswoman.

In 2013, he ran for mayor of Ormoc City in the May 2013 local elections but lost. In 2016, he ran again for mayor of Ormoc City in the May 2016 local elections and won.




























Year Title Role Network
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Traysikel Raphael
2015-2016 You're My Home Gabriel Fontanilla
2015 Sabado Badoo Cameo Featured Footage
GMA Network
2014-2015 Quiet Please!: Bawal ang Maingay Host
2014 Madam Chairman Ex-Boyfriend
2013-2014 Top Gear Philippines Host
2013 It's Showtime Guest
2012 Toda Max Ricky
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Guest
Walang Hanggan Marco Montenegro
The Biggest Game Show In The World (Asia) Host
2011 My Binondo Girl Yong Shu Syneryn
100 Days to Heaven Tagabantay
Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak Apollo Ortega
2010-2011 My Driver Sweet Lover Delfin
P.O.5 Host
2009 All About Eve Frederico Gonzales
GMA Network
2008-2010 Family Feud Host
2008 Obra Guest
Codename: Asero Ibsen Abesamis/Agent Zeus
The Sweet Life Guest
Q (now GMA News TV)
2007-2008 MariMar Renato Santibañez
GMA Network
2006-2007 Captain Barbell Viel Villan / The General
2006 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Raquim
2005 Encantadia Raquim
Balikbayan Guest
QTV (now, GMA News TV)
2004-2005 Forever in My Heart Raphael Cruzado
GMA Network
2003-2007 Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita Ric
2002–2007 S-Files Host
2002-2003 Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw
Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin
Waldo Sandoval
2001 Your Honor
1998-2001 Richard Loves Lucy Richard/Goma
1995-2006; 2015-present ASAP
1987-1998 Palibhasa Lalake Goma/Ric

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