Gonzalez Lands Series Regular Role on ABC Family’s Comedy Pilot “Tough Cookie”

Rick Gonzalez has a sweet new role…

The 35-year-old Dominican and Puerto Rican actor has landed a series regular role on ABC Family’s comedy pilot Tough Cookie. 

Rick Gonzalez

From Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich and David Janollari, it centers on a young mother who isn’t ready to parent and her daughter who doesn’t want to be parented. It takes a village to raise a child — or, rather, a child to raise a village.

Gonzalez will portray Seth Whitfield, who works for the San Francisco Department of Children’s Services.

Gonzalez was a series regular on Rush, as well as Reaper. His other credits include appearances on Medium, Castle, Lie to Me, The Protector and The Closer.

His film credits include Coach Carter, The Guilt Trip and War of the Worlds.

Gonzalez Starring in the USA Network’s Drama Pilot “Rush”

Rick Gonzalez is about the feel The Rush

The 34-year-old Dominican and Puerto Rican actor has been cast in USA Network’s drama pilot Rush.

Rick Gonzalez

Written and directed by Jonathan Levine, the project is in the vein of USA’s Royal Pains, as it follows an on-call doctor.

It centers on Dr. William Rush (portrayed by Tony Ellis) who is not your average on-call doctor — he’s not attached to any hospital, he’s highly discreet no matter what the ailment as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium and the doctor can party with the best of them.

The Coach Carter star will portray Manny Maquis, a well-connected dealer, who considers Rush a friend, as well as a client.

Gonzalez’s most recent credits include co-starring in Lady Gaga’s “Judas” music video, a guest-starring role on NCIS and a starring role on the CW series Reaper.

Ashanti to Star on Lifetime’s “Army Wives” Next Season

It’s ten-hut time for Ashanti

The 32-year-old part-Dominican singer/actress is joining the cast of Lifetime’s Army Wives for its upcoming seventh season.

Ashanti

Ashanti – who joins the cast as a series regular – will play Latasha Durant, an optimistic mother of three, a sexy, fun woman who knows how to keep a husband – and how to keep him in line.

It’s the first series regular role for Ashanti, whose previous television credits include appearances on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Las Vegas.

She’s also appeared on film in the John Tucker Must Die, Coach Carter and Resident Evil Extinction.

Filming on Army Wives’ seventh season will begin in mid-December in Charleston, South Carolina.

Gonzalez Cast in NBC’s Bad Girls Pilot

He may have recently portrayed Jesus in Lady Gaga‘s music video for “Judas”… But now Rick Gonzalez is preparing to go bad.

The 32-year-old half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican actor has joined the cast of NBC’s drama pilot Bad Girls.

Rick Gonzalez

Adapted from the long-running U.K. series of the same name, the project follows the ins and outs of a group of unlikely women in a federal prison: a scandalous female warden, her new protégé and a host of inmates — some mothers, some friends — who struggle with loyalties to people on the inside and outside.

Gonzalez, best known for his role as Timo Cruz in the movie Coach Carter, will play a hot, tattooed ex gang-banger who is now a correctional officer at the women’s prison and the object of lust among the female inmates.