Javier E. Gomez is a producer, award-winning journalist, and actor based in New York.
As an actor, Javier appeared Off Broadway in “No Dogs Allowed”, a musical based on Sonia Manzano’s children’s book, at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Other New York Theater credits include “My Favorite Year” (Village Light Opera, Dir. Evan Pappas), “Rocky Horror Show” (Centerstage), “Apathy: The Gen X Musical,” “Measure for Measure” (Lookinglass Theatre, Dir. Glory Kadigan) and “The Smell of Popcorn”.
In regional theater, Javier has appeared in Spanish-language productions of “The Wiz”, “Man of La Mancha”, and most recently David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow” (which he also translated), directed by Luis Salgado.
Javier is a co-Founder of Enuff Productions, a film and television production company that provides opportunities for emerging and multicultural artists. The organization’s first project, a slasher comedy film called “Don’t Look” (2018) was acquired for world distribution by Wild Eye Releasing and has already won 6 awards: best special effects (Toronto’s Spring of Horror), best produced screenplay (Crimson Screen, South Carolina), Audience Favorite (Rock Horror in Rio de Janeiro), Best Actress (Luciana Faulhaber, NYC Horror Film Fest), Special Jury Award (Caribbean International Horror Film Festival – LUSCA, Puerto Rico), and Spotlight Silver Award for Independent Horror Filmmaking. “Don’t Look” premiered at the North Hollywood Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Also a journalist with over 20-years experience covering New York City and Hispanic affairs, Javier currently hosts “Dialogo Abierto,” the Spanish-Language public affairs program on BronxNet Community Television. He won four National Hispanic Publications Print Awards for reporting during his tenure at “El Diario/La Prensa”, the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States. His journalism work has also appeared in “El Nuevo Día Newspaper”, “Norwood News”, Cablevision’s “News 12 The Bronx”, “Norwood News”, Reuter’s “Dollar’s & Sense Magazine” and “El Puente Latino”.
In 2008 he founded High Pitch, a firm focused on media relations and strategic communications. The company’s current clients include The MirRam Group and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Spanish-language media representation). Recent projects include “Hamilton: An American Musical” in Puerto Rico, “Ghetto Klown”, “Rocky”, Disney’s “Lion King”, “Aladdin” and “Newsies” on Broadway; the Spanish-language production of “Lion King” in Mexico City, R.Evolución Latina (a program of Equity Flights AIDS) and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
As a stage producer, Javier was co-produced the 2011 Broadway revival of “Godspell.”
Javier’s numerous awards include a special proclamation from the New York City Council (for over 20 years’ work in communications, arts, community and culture), the “El Award” (granted by El Diario to NYC’s most influential Hispanic men), and the Comité Noviembre Community Spirit Award, among many others.
A graduate of the two year Meisner conservatory program by William Esper, he also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in journalism from the City University of New York (CUNY).
Before transitioning full time into acting, producing and entrepreneurship, Javier served as press officer for New York Governor George E. Pataki, New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and Bronx Borough Presidents Fernando Ferrer and Adolfo Carrión, as well as the Latino International Theater Festival of New York (TeatroStageFest), the National Puerto Rican Day Parade and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity.