Panchito Gómez (b. November 2, 1963) played Antonio, Rafael's son on Sesame Street Season 3, becoming the first child performer to receive billing in the credits. Gómez joined the show in 1971, when he was eight years old.
Gómez was born in New York City; his parents are from Dominican Republic and Ecuador. He appeared in several films and television shows before joining Sesame Street, including Triangle, a 1969 English-language film shot in Puerto Rico, Pepito, a 1970 Spanish-language film made in Colombia, and The Street of the Flower Boxes, an NBC special that aired in 1971.
As a teenager and young adult, Gómez later played a variety of hoods and Latino gang members on Baretta, CHiPs, Simon & Simon, Barney Miller, Cagney & Lacey, and Hill Street Blues. Gomez's film work includes Selena and Mi Vida Loca.
- ↑ Muppet Central Forum post by Panchito Gomez
- ↑ Children's Television Workshop press release for Season 3, November 1971.