‘The Good Doctor’: Before Dr. Melendez Was a Surgeon, He Was a Bad Guy on ‘NCIS’




It looks like The Good Doctor’s Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) lived a life of crime before joining San Jose Bonaventure Hospital (well, not really). Before playing Melendez on The Good Doctor, Gonzalez made an appearance on NCIS. Here’s everything Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about his stint as a guest star on the popular crime drama.

Nicholas Gonzalez’s movies and TV shows

Nicholas Gonzalez made his television acting debut in a 1998 episode of Dharma & Greg titled “Brought to You in Dharmavision.” He played the role of young Juan. The following year, Gonzalez landed a recurring role in the TV series Undressed, in which he played the role of Andy for six episodes. He made his film debut in the 2001 movie Scenes of the Crime.


Gonzalez became a series regular in the television series Resurrection Blvd. He played Alex Santiago from 2000 to 2002. His other acting roles include appearances in The O.C.Ugly BettyGrey’s AnatomyPretty Little Liars, and Being Mary Jane. Gonzalez joined The Good Doctor cast when the show first aired in 2017. His first episode (season 1, episode 1) was titled “Burnt Food.”

Nicholas Gonzalez on ‘NCIS’

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