Dr. Neil MelendezPlayed by Nicholas Gonzalez
The attending surgeon overseeing surgical residents at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. He is brilliant and highly skilled who expects perfection. He recognizes Dr. Shaun Murphy's skills, but is not ready to take a chance on him yet. He is also engaged to Jessica Preston, the hospital's in-house attorney and Vice President of Risk Management.
Nicholas Gonzalez continues to impress with a substantial list of hits. On television, he presently stars as Dr. Neil Melendez on last fall's No. 1 new drama series, ABC's The Good Doctor. The show will return this fall for season 2. He also recently co-starred on ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, Netflix's hit show Narcos, the CW series Frequency, and the Amazon series Bosch. Additionally, he recurs on CW's The Flash as Cisco's brother Dante Ramon and BET's Being Mary Jane. He is also known for playing sexy Detective Marco Furey on Freeform's beloved Pretty Little Liars.
A graduate of Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Gonzalez first burst onto the scene in the critically acclaimed Showtime series Resurrection Blvd., where he played boxer/medical student Alex Santiago. He followed that with a steady stream of roles, most notably as Detective Mike Sandoval in NBC's Law & Order: SVU and as Detective Luke Morales in Fox's hit Sleepy Hollow. Additional television roles include appearances on Jane the Virgin, Modern Family, Bojack Horseman, Bones, Bordertown, True Blood and Grey's Anatomy.
On the big screen, Gonzalez recently starred as Nico Reynoso in the film Pray for Rain, opposite Jane Seymour. He also appeared in The Purge: Anarchy, Anacondas, Dirt, SWAT: Firefight and Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil. He also can be seen as the lead in Battlefield: Hardline, the fifth installment of the celebrated video game series "Battlefield" from Electronic Arts (EA).
Gonzalez is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Kelsey Crane and their daughter, Ever Lee Wilde. Charities dear to him include Friends of El Faro and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.