Javier E. Gómez is an award-winning actor, producer and journalist based in New York. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in broadcast journalism from the City College of New York, a Master’s Degree in business journalism from Baruch College, and a Conservatory Degree in Meisner acting from the William Esper Studio.
Javier is currently the host of Diálogo Abierto, the Spanish-language news and talk show on BronxNet TV. He just completed principal photography for Don’t Look, a new horror feature film directed by Luciana Faulhaber. He is a co-executive producer of the project, and a co-founder of Enuff Productions, a film company established to nurture the work of multicultural artists.
On stage, Javier was most recently seen as “Bobby Gould” in the new Spanish language production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow (Jala-la-Pala), directed by Luis Salgado (Broadway’s In The Heights, Rocky, Women on the Verge, and On Your Feet.)
Javier appeared Off Broadway as “Papi”, the charming yet tough dad, in Sonia Manzano’s (of “Sesame Street” fame) musical No Dogs Allowed, at the Atlantic Theatre. Other New York stage credits include Día de Los Muertos (a new bilingual play by Anthony Pennino, dir. Alberto Bonilla), The Smell of Popcorn (dir. Jorge B. Merced), My Favorite Year (Village Light Opera, dir. Evan Pappas), Apathy: The Gen X Musical (dir. Paula D’allesandris), Measure for Measure (Lookinglass Theatre, dir. Glory Kadigan), The Rocky Horror Show (Centerstage Playhouse), Passion (dir. Michael Mirlas) and Threepenny Opera (dir. Rachel Kranz).
Spanish language stage work: IATI, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Teatro Círculo, Repertorio Español and Danisarte. On television, Javier had a recurring role (“Father David”) in “Psychosis”, a Sunday primetime series directed by Sonia Valentín for Telemundo.
In 2011, Javier was also a co-producer of the Broadway revival of Godspell.
Paralleled to his acting and production work, Javier has worked as a journalist with El Diario/LA PRENSA, Pie Derecho Magazine, El Nuevo Día Newspaper, and Reuter’s Dollars and Sense Magazine, among other outlets. He also served as Press Officer for Governor George E. Pataki, NY State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, and Bronx Borough Presidents Fernando Ferrer and Adolfo Carrión. In addition, he served as Communications Director for the Latino International Theater Festival of New York (TeatroStageFest) and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity.
Winner of four National Hispanic Publications’ Print Award for outstanding reporting while at El Diario, Javier is the founder of High Pitch, a public relations firm specialized in Hispanic Media, Latino community/public affairs, government, political campaigns, special events, and not-for-profit organizations. Strongly committed to public service and community work, Javier often volunteers his time to different cultural and educational organizations. In 2010 he received the Excellence in Community Service Award, granted by Comité Noviembre.