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Richie Gaona

Richie grew up in Venice, Florida, attending Epiphany Catholic School and Venice High School (Class of 1976). His family worked with Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus during most of that time period. Venice was the Winter home of the Circus during that time. The Gaona family actually lived in Venice before being hired by Ringling ... See full bio »


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 2017 Mad Families (stunt double) (filming)
 2017 Sandy Wexler (stunt performer) (filming)
 2016 Jane the Virgin (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Forty-Four (2016) ... (stunt performer)
 2015 Shangri-La Suite (stunts)
 2014 Gang Related (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Entre dos tierras (2014) ... (stunts)
 2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (TV Mini-Series documentary) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Hiding in the Light (2014) ... (stunts)
 2013 Southland (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Hats and Bats (2013) ... (stunt performer - uncredited)
 2012 Act of Valor (stunts)
 2011 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Greed (2011) ... (stunt performer - uncredited)
 2011 Beautiful Wave (stunts)
 2010 Numb3rs (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- And the Winner Is... (2010) ... (stunt performer)
 2008 Iron Man (utility stunts)
 2008 Superhero Movie (stunts)
 2007 Bratz (stunts)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (stunt performer)
 2007 Delta Farce (stunts)
 2006 E-Ring (TV Series) (stunts - 2 episodes)
- Isolation (2006) ... (stunts)
- Fallen Angels (2006) ... (stunts)
 2004 The Dust Factory (trapeze choreography)
 2004 Van Helsing (stunt performer)
 2004 The Alamo (stunt performer)
 2003 Big Fish (stunt performer)
 2003 Monk (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Mr. Monk Goes to the Circus (2003) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 2002 Minority Report (stunts)
 2001 Shallow Hal (stunts)
 2001 Swordfish (stunt performer) / (stunts)
 2001 The Animal (stunts)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (stunt player - as Richard Gaona)
 2000 Gun Shy (stunts)
 2000 The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (Video) (stunts)
 1999 Three Kings (stunts)
 1998 The Adventures of Ragtime (stunt double: Lester)
 1998 Enemy of the State (stunt player)
 1998 What Dreams May Come (stunts - as Rich Gaona)
 1998 The Odd Couple II (stunts)
 1997 Flubber (stunts)
 1997 L.A. Confidential (stunts)
 1997 Volcano (stunts - uncredited)
 1997 L.A. Heat (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Strange Currencies (1997) ... (stunt performer)
 1997 Black Dawn (stunts)
 1996 Raven (Video) (stunts)
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Leo's Big Score (1996) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 1996 Bulletproof (utility stunts)
 1996 Fled (stunt player)
 1996 Spy Hard (stunts)
 1996 Thrill (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (stunts - as Ricardo Gaone)
 1995 Donor Unknown (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1995 JAG (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- A New Life: Part 2 (1995) ... (stunts)
 1995 Waterworld (utility stunts)
 1995 Desperado (stunts)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger (stunts)
 1994 New Nightmare (stunts)
 1994 The Mask (stunt player)
 1994 North (stunts)
 1994 Ice (stunts)
 1993 Addams Family Values (utility stunts)
 1993 Surf Ninjas (stunt player)
 1993 Coneheads (stunt performer)
 1993 Poetic Justice (utility stunts)
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux (stunts)
 1993 Falling Down (stunts)
 1992 Mission of Justice (stunts)
 1992 Out on a Limb (stunts)
 1992 Batman Returns (utility stunts - uncredited)
 1992 American Me (stunts)
 1992 Poison Ivy (stunts)
 1991 Hook (stunts)
 1990 Kindergarten Cop (stunts)
 1989 Tango & Cash (utility stunts - uncredited)
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (stunts - as Richard Gaona)
 1989 Blind Fury (stunts - uncredited)
 1988 Purple People Eater (utility stunts)
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Alternate Names:

Richard Gaona | Rich Gaona | Ricardo Gaone

Did You Know?


The Flying Gaonas - father Victor Gaona, sons Armando Gaona, Tito Gaona and Richie Gaona, sister Chela Gaona and cousin Lalo Gaona - are one of the greatest trapeze acts of all time. Known as the First Family of the Air, they received the prestigious Golden Clown Award as top performers at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, presented by The Royal Family of Monaco. See more »

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