Nicholas Gonzalez or Nicholas Edward Gonzalez (born January 3, 1976) is an American actor, best known for playing Alex Santiago in the TV series Resurrection Blvd.
Nicholas Gonzalez was a student at San Antonio’s Central Catholic High School. He became an accomplished cross-country and track runner, winning the Texas State Championship in the mile and two mile. After graduating in 1994 and turning down a presidential appointment to West Point, Nicholas pursued an English degree at Stanford University in California. His interest and love of literature, history, and poetry led him to two terms at Oxford University in England. The following summer, he returned to Europe on a research grant where he studied with scholars at Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin to complete his thesis on James Joyce’s Ulysses.
In 1998, Nicholas Gonzalez moved to Los Angeles, where he quickly landed small parts in television series such as ABC’s Dharma and Greg and NBC’s One World. Gonzalez then appeared as Fidel Castro’s son in the Lifetime Original Movie, My Little Assassin, but it was his role as Andy, the gay yuppie on MTV’s Undressed that received great attention.
Nicholas Gonzalez most well-known role also came his way in 2000, when he landed the lead in Showtime’s original movie, Resurrection Blvd., which premiered June 26, 2000. Gonzalez played Alex Santiago, a pre-med student who dropped out of school in order to become a professional boxer. The movie was successful and immediately expanded to become a regular weekly series on the network. While continuing his work on Resurrection Blvd, Nicholas appeared in episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger and That 70’s Show. He also appeared in the film The Princess and the Barrio Boy, released as She’s in Love in Europe. He also play in film, Sea of Dreams, where was filmed in Veracruz, Mexico, in May, 2003. And also in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, which opened in theaters August 27, 2004.