Rick Gonzalez
Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog

Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog on “Arrow”

Rick Gonzalez stars in The CW’s hit series “Arrow” as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog.

Of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, Gonzalez was trained at New York’s High School of the Performing Arts. While in the city, he appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions at the Harold Clurman Theatre.

Gonzalez starred on The CW series “Reaper,” played the lead in “Rush” and had a recurring role on “Mr. Robot.”  He stays busy with guest turns on a number of popular shows, including “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Rosewood,” “NCIS,” “Blue Bloods,” “Bones,” “The Closer,” “The Protector,” “Castle,” “Medium,” “CSI Miami,” “CSI,” “The Shield,” “ER” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

Hollywood first noticed Gonzalez when he won the role of Rudy opposite Dennis Quaid in Disney’s box-office hit; “The Rookie.” He followed this memorable role by winning the role of Primo, opposite Laurence Fishburne, in the motorcycle actioner “Biker Boyz.”  Additional big screen credits include “Guilt Trip” alongside Seth Rogen, Paul Haggis’ “In the Valley of Elah,” the drama “Pride and Glory,” “The Promotion” and “For Your Consideration” with Christopher Guest. Gonzalez’s other film credits include the independent films “November Rule,” “Flying Lessons,” “Apartment 143,” “First Snow,” “What We Do is Secret” and “Laurel Canyon,” with Frances McDormand and Kate Beckinsale.

Gonzalez has created many memorable roles both on the silver screen and on television, including a leading role in the thriller “Illegal Tender” from producer John Singleton, as well as supernatural thriller “Pulse.” Gonzalez received critical acclaim for his star-making performance as Timo Cruz in “Coach Carter,” opposite Samuel L. Jackson. In the ensemble comedy “Old School,” Gonzalez played the role of Spanish opposite Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell. He followed this by playing the lead as Naps in “Roll Bounce.” Gonzalez was seen in Steven Spielberg’s updated version of the H.G. Wells’ classic “War of the Worlds,” in which he starred opposite Tom Cruise.

Gonzalez currently resides in Los Angeles.

August 2019