Richard Gomez

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Biography


Richard Gomez has always been the talk of the town. He is, after all, every woman’s
dream. He is someone who fits the top three male descriptions: tall, dark, and
extremely handsome. He is armed with the good looks, acting prowess, and business
as well as sports acumen. Anybody could say that he surely has it all and much
more.



His real name is Richard Frank Gomez and was born on April 7, 1966. Growing up,
he was raised by his loving grandmother. Among his favorite sports, where he truly
excels, are basketball, badminton, and fencing. But in case you don’t know,
he also likes to bury himself in books. He admits that he is friendly and playful
at times. When it comes to fashion, he always looks up to Paul Smith and Giorgio
Armani. But more than anything else in the world, his most treasured item is his
family: his wife, Lucy Torres-Gomez , and his daughter, Julianna.

It seems like Richard Gomez is born to be an actor. For one, he has almost
74 films in his resume. These include award-winning movies, including Ibigay
Mo Sa Akin ang Bukas, Bakit Pa Kita Minahal, Paminsan-Minsan, Kapantay ay Langit,
Wating, Saan Ka Man Naroroon, Dahas, Aking ang Pangarap Mo, Lumayo Ka Man Sa
Akin, Lover’s Delight, Inday Bote, I Want to Live, as well as Shake, Rattle,
and Roll, to name a few. He also had a chance working with the most captivating
and in-demand actresses in Philippine cinema such as Maricel Soriano , Maricel
Laxa, Carmina Villaroel , and Aiko Melendez, among others. Two of her leading
ladies became her real-life sweethearts. These are Sharon Cuneta and Dawn Zulueta
. Neither relationship ended in the altar.

Richard’s presence is also so much felt in the boob tube. Who can forget
his playful character in Palibhase Lalake? This was one of the most successful
TV shows in the Philippines, lasting for so many years. He also appeared in
Your Honor, playing a no-nonsense lawyer, trying to protect the rights of the
oppressed. Today, Richard is one of the most vocal talk show hosts. His portrayal
as Don Sergio Santibañez in Marimar is always looked forward to every
day.

However, Richard doesn’t stop dreaming. He hopes that in time, he’ll
be given an opportunity to host his own investigative show, similar to that
of Emergency. This way, he may be able to tackle different kinds of subjects,
which he basically loves doing. Richard is also an advocate against drug addiction,
even launching his own group called MAD or (Mamamayang Ayaw sa Droga). His concern
for his Filipino people prompted him to run for independent senator. Unfortunately,
he lost.

Despite his success, though, Richard is still hounded by different kinds of
intrigues, one of them his being charged for tax evasion . The case is still
in court, but his friends and family are hoping that he’ll be free of such
accusations very soon. Nevertheless, with his competitive but compassionate
spirit, there’s no way that Richard will ever falter.