Big shock of the day -- Chuck's Gomez is a gaming wonk
Joshua Gomez, Morgan on the NBC action-comedy Chuck, loves his video games. And, when I say 'loves' I really mean 'LOVES'. He's a man who can spout philosophically about the difference between Halo and Halo 2, and can spend 12 straight hours on the couch playing Xbox. Now, that's dedication! Especially since he never mentions anything about bathroom breaks.
So, being cast as a die hard gaming wonk on Chuck was probably the best thing that could have happened to him. That, and he was able to find a kindred gaming spirit in the show's star, Zach Levi. In an article at the gaming website Kotaku, Gomez talks about the game references that are liberally sprinkled throughout an episode. He mentions that many of those references are ad-libbed because the writers aren't actually gamers, themselves.
He also talks about the voice work that he has done for various video games (he comes from a commercial and voiceover background). Some of the games he has worked on are Final Fantasy, Call of Duty and Armored Core. He can also be heard in BioShock and the upcoming release of Turok by Disney Interactive. Apparently, Gomez's friends are more impressed with his voice gigs on these games than his Hollywood gigs. That's probably because there isn't a video game connected to the Hollywood gig. So, why bother?