"I buy American music as it's like the last bastion of music. I sound like an old bastard but that's how I feel. I listen to people like Sting or George Michael from the UK and Missy Elliot from the US - they're people that you know care about the music." Luke Goss.
England-born singer-turned-actor Luke Goss, who started his career with the highly successful 1980s boy band Bros, broke Hollywood scene with the supporting role as Nomak, the new breed of stronger, faster and more agile Reaper in Guillermo del Toro's box office hit Blade II (2002; starring Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson). The 6' 1" tall actor with brooding good looks, well-scrubbed image and friendly smile later starred in such films as Charlie (2004), The Man (2005), Something in the Clearing (2006) and One Night with the King (2006). His upcoming films include Bone Dry, Unearthed, Shanghai Baby, Deep Winter, and The Dead Undead.
"I did a Navy SEAL training program and kung fu which got me in shape. I was down to 5% body fat. There's a scene in Charlie where I get out of bed and have my underpants on - it's not that glamorous, they're the unsexiest Y-fronts you've ever seen." Luke Goss.
Childhood and Family:
In London, England, UK, Luke Goss was born on September 29, 1968. He has a twin brother Matt Goss, and a step-brother named Adam. He is currently married to singer Shirley Lewis and becomes stepfather to her daughter, Carli.
"I have a home in LA and one in London. To be honest, I spend most of my time in LA. The past 14 months, I've only been in the UK for about 15 days and probably about 2 months in LA. There's not that much filming goes on there so you end up going all over the world and hardly spending any time at home at all." Luke Goss.
One Night with the King
"In the UK now you can have a hit record by selling 20 records. It's a cliche but it is like the fast food industry. There are so many brilliant artists out there but in the UK they aren't being signed. I know the Pop Idol thing is big but the turnover is ridiculous. If you have 10 decent artists everybody is making money and the consumer is happy. With Pop Idol the music is shit and they don't sell a biscuit outside of the UK. What keeps it going is beyond me." Luke Goss.
Along with twin brother Matt Goss, Luke Goss started his career with the highly successful 1980s boy band Bros with whom he spent 16 weeks in the U.K. charts with their hit single "When Will I Be Famous." Their debut album Push also peaked the charts worldwide and sold 4.5 million albums internationally. The subsequently released two more albums and went to perform in front of crowds throughout Europe. The band eventually split in the early 1990s. Goss then tried a solo career and founded Luke Goss and the Band of Thieves. He also penned an autobiography, "I Owe You Nothing," which reached the top 10 best seller book.
Goss subsequently branched out in acting, making his first theatre role in “Plan Nine From Outer Space,” which was adapted from the Ed Wood screenplay that spawned the infamous 1958 film of the same name. He also appeared in stage musicals, including Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's “Grease” and the touring musical “What a Feeling!” And After performing on several MTV and VH1 specials, Goss made his film debut in 2000 with a starring role as Saul in director Simon Monjack's drama, Two Days, Nine Lives (alongside Sienna Guillory). He followed it up with supporting roles in Ray Brady's romantic comedy film Love Life (2001; with Des Backhouse-Brady and Galit Hershkovitz), Jon Gritton's horror/thriller Nine Tenths (2002; opposite Sarah Cartwright and Phil Craven) and David S. Goyer's adaptation of Landon J. Napoleon's drama/thriller novel, ZigZag (2002; with Sam Jones III, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo and Natasha Lyonne).
In 2002, made a notable co-starring role as Jared Nomak, the new breed of stronger, faster and more agile Reaper in Guillermo del Toro's box office hit Blade II, starring Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson. His performance in the vampire-action film received a nomination for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award - Male from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Two years later, he co-starred opposite Michelle Yeoh in Jingle Ma's action/adventure Fei ying (a.k.a. Silver Hawk; The Masked Crusader), portrayed the title role in Malcolm Needs' crime action drama Charlie and starred as "the creature" in the Hallmark Channel's miniseries version of Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein."
Goss added to his film acting resume with starring roles as a good cop whose loyalty and ethics are challenged after a series of bizarre underworld murders in Andrew Goth's horror/thriller Cold and Dark, as Lucien in Jag Mundhra's romantic drama Private Moments, and as the villainous Joey/Kane in Les Mayfield's comedic action The Man, opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy (all three in 2005). The next year, he starred in Sonnie Hamner's Hitchcock's style drama-thriller Something in the Clearing, based upon actual events in a rural community, and in Michael O. Sajbel's epic adventure film adaptation of the novel by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen, One Night with the King, co-starring as the fiercely handsome King Xerxes who has a relationship with a young Jewish girl named Hadassah (played by Tiffany Dupont).
Goss just wrapped Brett A. Hart's drama/thriller film Bone Dry and will soon complete Berengar Pfahl's drama film inspired by Zhou Wei Hui's novel, Shanghai Baby, in which he co-stars as Mark, the blond, physically very attractive business consultant who begins a passionate affair with Coco (played by Bai Ling). He will also star in the upcoming films Deep Winter, an action-adventure by Mikey Hilb, The Dead Undead, a vampire movie by Matthew R. Anderson, and Unearthed, a horror by Matthew Leutwyler.
"Americans find my accent difficult. When you're in a diner and you say 'vinegar' they're like 'what?' Then you say it with an American accent and they get what you mean. It's not like you're in an office supply store though - you're in a diner, work it out for God's sake!" Luke Goss.