Hunter Gomez

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Hunter Gomez (born December 20, 1991 in Mesa, Arizona) is an American actor. He is probably most widely recognized for his work in films and guest appearances in American television.

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Career

Since beginning his career in the entertainment business in 2003 at the age of 12, Gomez has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Christopher Plummer, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, James Belushi, Robert Picardo and Seth MacFarlane.

Gomez played the younger version of Nicolas Cage's character Benjamin Franklin Gates in the 2004 Disney blockbuster film National Treasure. He has also played the younger versions of actual celebrities Justin Timberlake, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Goose Gossage in films and on television. John Henson once remarked on television that Gomez reminded him of a "young DeNiro."[citation needed]

Gomez was most recently in a movie called Last Ounce of Courage. He played a main roll as the grandson of a man still grieving over his son's death. The movie was released in 2012 in the drama/family genre.

His appearances on TV include episodes of According to Jim, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Ghost Whisperer. He has also voiced several characters on Family Guy.

Gomez currently lives in Arizona, attending Arizona State University, while commuting to California on a regular basis to work.

Gomez has just completed a pilot called Surf Chefs for Robert Lawrence Productions. He is currently preparing for his role as Joey Sorrento in the series Proper Manors, set to shoot on location in Utah. He is also currently recording the 11th season of Family Guy, set to air in 2012.

Charity work

He donates some of each paycheck to charity. In 2006 he started a charity food drive called The Gomez Family Food Drive with his siblings. Hunter put up $5,000 of his own money to offer as thank you donations to the groups that brought in the most cans. [1] The food drive raised over 100,000 cans for the less fortunate. He supports many children's charities and even recently used the money from various television appearances such as on The Suite Life to sponsor a child through Compassion. Gomez has said that while he might not have the kind of money that big stars have he will use the money he does have and his time to help anyone.

He has also been involved in politics both on a local and national level. In one of his first press conferences at the Capitol with Rick Schroder, Hunter Gomez spoke about the film industry in hopes of getting a bill passed to offer incentives to film makers.[citation needed]

Gomez has also donated thousands and appeared at fundraising events for Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. He has read letters to Senator McCain at a fundraising dinner. These letters had been sent to Gomez from young military personnel with hopes that he could share them with his hometown senator from Arizona. These letters from the young service men thanked Senator McCain for his support of the troops and shared their support for the senator. Senator McCain said he was very touched, humbled and honored by what the letters said and thanked Gomez for sharing them with him.[citation needed]

Family

Hunter is the youngest of 6 children. His parents Dr. Ernesto Gomez and Linda Gomez were "Arizona Parents of the Year" in 2006 and in 2007 they were honored as "National Parents of the Year" by the National Parents' Day Coalition.[2]

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  2. ^ National Parents Day Coalition - Parents of the Year 2007

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