Rudy and his family lived in the hills north of Mulholland Drive. The Gomezes often shared food and supplies with their neighbor Ben Walker. Rudy was the owner of a lucrative burger franchise until he lost it in the wake of the economic recession. Because of this, Rudy carried a glum demeanor.
After the detonation of the Korean EMP, electronics of all kinds were disabled. As food grew scarce, Rudy fell into a deep depression, refusing to leave the house. Eventually, he killed his wife, son and daughter before shooting himself with a shotgun. Ben Walker soon discovered the grisly scene after he became concerned of the Gomezes.