Miguel Gomez: The Strain Actor – Shirtless Photos

Miguez Gomez Shirtless Photos. The Strain is a new TV show in town which is getting excellent reviews. Currently with 15 TV reviewers chiming in, the new FX show — scheduled to premiere this coming Tuesday (July 13) — boasts of a 93% “fresh rating” on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s a big endorsement which is why we will be watching the premiere when it airs. Another, arguably more important, reason why we look forward to this show is the guycandy in the person of Latino hunk Miguel Gomez. Check him out:

There’s something wrong with your eyes, if you see the above photo and not say, “Hubba! Hubba!” Hehe.


Miguel is really, really new in the TV world but this is not his first acting gig. In fact back in 2012, he played the role of a lifeguard in another FX show, Louis CK’s Louie. Check out these still photos from his Louie appearance:

miguel gomez - latino hunk on louie

Hubba! Hubba!

miguel gomez - lifeguard - louie

Miguel is a regular cast member in The Strain and he will be playing the role of Augustin “Gus” Elizalde. According to deadline.com Gus is a “badass gangbanger whose one redeeming trait is his love for his mother. Fresh out of juvenile hall after serving 18 months for manslaughter, he becomes one of humanity‚Äôs most effective warriors in the struggle against the vampires.”

Here’s the promo material for Miguel as Gus:

Miguel Gomez as Augustin Gus Elizalde in the strain

According to IMDB, Miguel’s other acting gigs are: Bless Me, Ultima (a war drama released in February this year), The Domino Effect (released in 2012), Southpaw (a boxing movie which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams), and Pacific Standard Time. The last two movies are still in the filming stage with no date of release yet.

Miguel Gomez as the rapper Aztek Escobar. Although he’s relatively new as an actor, Miguel has been rapping since 2005 as Aztek Escobar. We learn more about Miguel/Aztek’s rapping caeer in this interview excerpt from latinrapper.com:

LatinRapper.com: Many people, myself included, don’t really know anything about you. How long have you been rhyming, and where did you come up?
I grew up rhyming off five years, I’m from all over Houston. I aint representing Northside, East Side, West Side, South Side. I lived all over there, I just represent Houston.

Would you say you’re well known in Houston?
Yeah, definitely, I had big buzz in Houston before any of this. To the point where the DJs were playing my freestyles during their mixshow on the radio. They were doing that for no other artist.

Most people assume you’re Mexican from your pseudonym, but you’re Colombian, correct?
Yeah, I’m Colombian . I got the name Aztek because I been real strong with Mexican people, and a lot of Mexicans in Houston. An OG Mexican had given me the name because he said I was a warrior. And Aztec, an old tribe, they used some guerilla tactics, I was always fighting so he called me Little Aztek. When he passed away, I took that name as a real personal thing. But I always had a real strong bond with the Mexican people.

Big Question: How does an up and coming MC from Houston end up getting signed by Jay Z to the Roc?
Well, I cant speak for all the artist in Houston, but as far as me, I never took no for an answer. I never doubted myself, I knew who I was. I hustled, any means necessary, I did what I had to do to get where I’m at. A lot of Houston people in general have that hustler spirit in them, it’s no surprise that Houston is blowing up the way it is, its about time its due.

So you’ve done at least one track with Jay-Z, what are some of the other collaborations you’ve been involved with so far?
I aint really done no collaboration with anyone yet, to tell the truth. I could do no collaborations the rest of my life, the song with Jay-Z, I’d be completely satisfied [having done only that]. There are a lot of artists id like to work with.