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Gomez, during Miss Ormoc 2018 last June 29
|Mayor of Ormoc City|
June 30, 2016
|Leo Carmelo Locsin (2016-present)|
|Edward C. Codilla|
|Born||Richard Frank Icasiano Gomez|
April 7, 1966 (age 52)
Lucy Torres (m. 1998)
|Alma mater||UPHSD, UP Open University|
|Occupation||Actor, model, athlete, television presenter, director, politician|
Richard Gomez (born Richard Gomez April 7, 1966) is an athlete, television presenter, director and politician who was a former contract artist of GMA Network who now returned to ABS-CBN since 2011. 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 (Masters in Business Administration, 2016). Gomez is still a Kapamilya.
Gomez is one of the top leading actors in the Philippines reigning supreme as a leading actor in movies in the early 90s and winning several awards and nominations from 1990-1999 he won best actor from the MMFF in the film "Sa'yo Lamang" which started him and Aiko Melendez in 1997 he was nominated again for the film "Kahit Kailan" starring Aiko Melendez Giselle Toengi and Jomari Yllana but lost to co star Jomari Yllana. In 1998 he would do a controversial film starring Rosanna Roces called Babae Sa Bintana starring Rosanna Roces which coveted the MMFF 1998 film festival in 1999 he hit a milestone with doing two more movies such as Linlang with Pops Fernandez and Joyce Jimenez as his leading women through Viva Films and Minsan Minahal Kita with Sharon Cuneta through Star Cinema
Gomez was raised by his grandmother. 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 network 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.
From 1990-1999 and through the new millennium Gomez has coveted box office success as a dramatic actor in his own right in 1990 with Nagsimula sa Puso with Hilda Koronel in 1991 with Dawn Zulueta in the titular success of Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit and showered more success in 1992 with Saan Ka Man Naroroon through Reyna Films more box office success with 1992 Ngayon At Kailanman with leading lady turned girlfriend Sharon Cuneta in 1994 his first team up with Maaalala Mo Kaya the Movie with the actress Aiko Melendez broke grounds the movie was suppose to win Best film until the 1994 film fest scandal broke out 1995 he hit box office grounds with Sa'Yo Lamang which won all multiple awards and box office standards which hauled the Filipino press in 1997 Kahit Kailan was his box office success with MMFF as well in 1998 he was nominated again as well for Babae Sa Bintana with Rosanna Roces and 1999 for Linlang which ended the decade strong
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.
After 17 years since his last appearance on his former sitcom, Tondominium, Gomez returned to the Kapatid Network The 5 Network (formerly ABC 5, then TV5) 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 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.
In 2015, he starred in the mystery drama "You're My Home" with Dawn Zulueta and an ensemble cast.
Gomez started his political career as a nominee of Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga (MAD) Partylist in the Congressional election of 2001. Their party won but eventually disqualified due to failure to present proof of sectoral representation. He initially planned to run as governor of Bulacan province  but since he still lacks the residency requirements of Malolos being a former resident of Horseshoe, Quezon City, he decided to run instead as a Senator in the 2007 elections. Running independent without a political party endorsing, he lost in that election.
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.
|2016||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Traysikel||Raphael|
|2015-2016||You're My Home||Gabriel Fontanilla|
|2015||Sabado Badoo||Cameo Featured Footage|
|2014-2015||Quiet Please!: Bawal ang Maingay||Host|
|2013-2014||Top Gear Philippines||Host|
|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|
|2009||All About Eve||Frederico Gonzales|
|Codename: Asero||Ibsen Abesamis/Agent Zeus|
|The Sweet Life||Guest|
|2006-2007||Captain Barbell||Viel Villan / The General|
|2006||Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas||Raquim|
|2004-2005||Forever in My Heart||Raphael Cruzado|
|2003-2007||Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita||Ric|
|2002-2003||Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw
Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin
|1998-2001||Richard Loves Lucy||Richard/Goma|