Richard Gomez

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Richard Frank Icasiano Gomez (born April 7, 1966) is a Filipino athlete, television presenter, actor, director and politician. 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). He earned a doctorate in public administration from the Cebu Technological University in 2019.[2]

Gomez assumed office as mayor of Ormoc City on June 30, 2016.[3]

Gomez was a leading actor in movies in the early 1990s and won several awards and nominations.

Biography and entertainment career

He is the only child of race car driver Eddie Kelly Gomez and Josephine Icasiano (also known as, Stella Suarez), an actress in the 1960s. His cousin is Stella Suarez Jr. (also known as, Pinky Suarez) who was adopted by his parents and raised as his sibling. He was raised by his grandmother after his parents separated.Template:Cn

He was working at McDonald's when he was discovered by his late talent manager Douglas Quijano. He then became one of the faces of Bench, a Philippine clothing brand. He debuted in acting in the 1984 movie Hindi Mo Ako Kayang Tapakan.[4]

In 1998, he married Lucy Torres with whom he has a daughter. In 2002, he transferred to GMA network with his first melodrama show, Ang Iibigin ay Ikaw and its sequel Ang Iibigin ay Ikaw Pa Rin as well as presenting S-Files. His first GMA sitcom was Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita which aired from 2003 to 2007.Template:Cn

He was a gold medalist in fencing at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games and is the president of the Philippine Fencing Association.[5] He is an organizer for "Goma Cup" and MAD (Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga), a campaign against use of illegal drugs. He became one of the owners of "FELIX", a restaurant in Greenbelt 5 Makati.

Gomez hosted the Philippine edition of Family Feud on GMA Network. He is a GMA Network contract artist under GMA Artist Center.[6]

After his movie Filipinas in 2003, Gomez made a comeback in the indie film Bente which starred Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Iza Calzado. He briefly returned to GMA Network in the weekly drama anthology, Claudine, and returned to the Kapatid Network The 5 Network after 17 years by hosting the weekend variety show, P.O.5.. He appeared in the drama show, My Driver Sweet Lover, and Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak. Gomez was part of the teleseries Walang Hanggan from January 16, 2012. He co-hosted The Biggest Game Show In The World (Asia) with Joey de Leon, and appeared in the comedy-drama, Madam Chairman. In 2015, he starred in the mystery drama You're My Home with Dawn Zulueta and an ensemble cast.Template:Cn

Aside from his native tongue Tagalog, Gomez is also fluent in English and Cebuano.Template:Cn

Political career

Gomez was a nominee of Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga (MAD) Partylist in the Congressional election of 2001. Their party won but was disqualified for failing to present proof of sectoral representation. He planned to run as governor of Bulacan province [7] but, lacking the residency requirements, ran instead as an independent in the 2007 elections which he lost.

In 2010, he was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for failing to 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.Template:Cn

In 2013, he ran for mayor of Ormoc City but lost. In 2016, he ran again and won, and in May 2019 was reelected.Template:Cn




  • Hindi Mo Ako Kayang Tapakan - Jun


  • Naked Paradise
  • Inday Bote - Edward Salameda
  • Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang ("Zombie" segment) - Zombie
  • I Can't Stop Loving You - Alvin Laurel


  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Blusang Itim - Angelo
  • When I Fall in Love - Dong
  • Balimbing: Mga Taong Hunyango
  • Paalam...Bukas ang Kasal Ko - Paul Raymundo
  • Super Islaw and the Flying Kids - Islaw/Super Islaw
  • Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita - Dinky
  • Tuklaw


  • Once Upon a Time - Rommel
  • Tagos ng Dugo - Pepito
  • Forward March - Danny
  • Ibigay Mo sa Akin ang Bukas
  • Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko - Cesar 'Shawie' Arroyo
  • Paano Kung Wala Ka Na - Sonny
  • Kumander Gringa


  • Fly Me to the Moon - Prinsipe Dax
  • Stupid Cupid ("Forever My Love" segment) - Ruel
  • Nasaan Ka Inay - Donald
  • Buy One, Take One
  • Nagbabagang Luha - Bien
  • Sa Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas
  • Lamat sa Kristal (TV movie)
  • Babaing Hampaslupa - Jimmy


  • Kailan Mahuhusgahan ang Kasalanan - Robert Quintana
  • Kahit Wala Ka Na - Patrick
  • Impaktita - Rudy
  • Eastwood and Bronson - Eastwood
  • Rape of Virginia P.
  • Isang Araw Walang Diyos - Lt.Cary Altamonte
  • Rosenda - Efren


  • Dyesebel - Edward
  • Nagsimula Sa Puso - Carlo
  • Hanggang Saan ang Tapang Mo - Ruben Alejandro
  • Kapag Langit ang Humatol - Hector
  • Iputok Mo....Dadapa Ako - Tricycle Driver
  • Lover's Delight - Machete
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll II ("Aswang" segment) - Tricycle Driver


  • I Want to Live
  • Para sa Iyo ang Huling Bala Ko - Quintin
  • Hihintayin Kita sa Langit - Gabriel
  • Buburahin Kita sa Mundo - Rodel Segovia


  • Your Dream Is Mine
  • True Confessions (Evelyn, Myrna & Maggie)
  • Lumayo Ka Nga sa Akin - Raul
  • Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin - Cesar
  • Iisa Pa Lamang - Arman
  • Buddy en Sol (Sine Ito)
  • Ang Siga at ang Sosyal
  • Paminsan-minsan
  • Ngayon at Kailanman - Edwin Torres
  • Ikaw Pala ang Minahal - David


  • Saan Ka Man Naroroon - Miguel


  • Wating - Ardo
  • Bakit Pa Kita Minahal - Teddy
  • Maalaala Mo Kaya: The Movie - Mike
  • Sana'y Mapatawad Mo - Bong
  • Kapantay ay Langit - Steve



  • Kahit Kailan
  • Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin - Mike Reyes


  • Walang Katumbas ang Dugo
  • Ang Babae sa Bintana - Mitch


  • Linlang - Lance


  • Minsan Minahal Kita - Albert Simone


  • Ikaw Lamang Hanggang Ngayon - Ryan
  • Mano Po - Raf


  • Walang Kapalit - Dennis Rustia
  • Filipinas - Samuel Filipinas


  • Eternity - Fencing Instructor


  • Bente - Roman







Year Title Role Network
2017 Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho Guest
GMA Network
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Traysikel Raphael ABS-CBN
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 ABS-CBN
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
The 5 Network
2011 My Binondo Girl Yong Shu Syneryn ABS-CBN
100 Days to Heaven Tagabantay(an ice cream vendor)
Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak Apollo Ortega The 5 Network
2010-2011 My Driver Sweet Lover Delfin
P.O.5 Host
2009 All About Eve Frederico Gonzales GMA Network
2008-2009 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 ABS-CBN
1998-2001 Richard Loves Lucy Richard/Goma
1998–2002; 2011–2016 ASAP Host
1987-1998 Palibhasa Lalake Goma/Ricky/Ricardo

Awards and nominations


  • FAMAS Award for Best Actor for The Love Affair (nominee)
  • Gawad TANGLAW Awards 2015 for Best Supporting Actor for The Trial
  • 17th Gawad PASADO Awards 2015 for PinakaPASADOng Katuwang na Aktor for The Trial
  • FAMAS Award for Best Actor for Filipinas (nominee)
  • FAMAS Award for Best Actor for Dahas
  • FAP Award for Best Actor for Dahas (tied with Fernando Poe Jr. for Kahit Butas ng Karayom)
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Dahas (nominee)
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Waiting
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin (nominee)
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Saan Ka Man Naroroon
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Nagsimula sa Puso (nominee)
  • Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor for Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit
  • Metro Manila Film Festival 2003 for People's Choice Awards for Best Actor for Filipinas
  • Metro Manila Film Festival 1995 for Best Actor for Dahas
  • Star Awards for Movies: Actor of the Year for Dahas (1996)



  • 2005 Southeast Asian Games for fencing (Men's Team Épée) - Gold Medalist



External links

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