Dr. Neil Melendez

Played by Nicholas Gonzalez
Character Biography

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.

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Actor Biography

Nicholas Gonzalez has starred on several hit shows, including ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder," Freeform's smash hit "Pretty Little Liars." Additionally, he has also appeared on hit show "Narcos," "Frequency," critically acclaimed series "Bosch," "The Flash" and "Being Mary Jane." His next project is starring as Dr. Neal Melendez in ABC's highly anticipated new series "The Good Doctor" in the fall.

Nicholas is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in English. Gonzalez is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and currently resides in L.A. with his wife, actress Kelsey Crane and their newborn daughter, Ever Lee Wilde. Charities dear to him include Friends of El Faro and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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