|Date of birth:||April 13, 1963|
|Place of birth:||Somerville, Massachusetts, United States|
Gomez was born in 1963 in Somerville, Massachusetts. He left school in the sixth grade after being charged with assault, but he eventually received a high school equivalency diploma and went on to study film at the prestigious State University of New York at Purchase. Before directing his own films, Gomez edited two films for indie filmmaker Hal Hartley.
Gomez became well known for his films Laws of Gravity and New Jersey Drive. The former was his first feature-length film, released in 1992; it won several prestigious awards at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Valencia International Film Festival. The latter was a crime-drama released in 1995; it was screened and competed for a Grand Jury Prize during that year's Sundance Film Festival. Outside of feature films, Gomez has been involved with a number of television and film productions.