Gomez's decision to focus on acting began when he was a member of the famed Second City comedy group, where he spent seven years. He made weekly appearances at Chicago's ImprovOlympics, developing his improvisational skills which he showcased when he guest-starred on the hit improv series, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Other television credits include guest starring roles on George Lopez, Curb Your Enthusiasm, NYPD Blue and the television movie Get a Clue, among others.
A self-proclaimed Russian-Puerto Rican-Jewish Greek Orthodox born and raised in Manhattan, Gomez credits diversity as a key to his success. He is married to another Second City alum, actress Nia Vardolos, acclaimed for her feature film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was based on the couple's wedding and Gomez's introduction to this wife's family. He and his wife make their home in Los Angeles.
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Ian Gomez Facts
|December 27, 1964 (59)
|New York, New York, USA
|Beauty and the Beast
|Ramona and Beezus
|My Big Fat Greek Wedding
|Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
|My Big Fat Greek Wedding: 10th Anniversary Special Edition
|The Boris Karloff Collection