Photos with Izzy Martinez
Izzy Martinez was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and moved to Phoenix, AZ with his mother and sister when he was ten. Initially he performed in folkloric dances as a youngster and always had that special feeling for dance. He decided that Salsa dancing was his calling. It was around 97 when he made the step to become a semi-pro Salsa dancer/instructor. However, his dancing career didn't really take off until around the turn of the century. He met many great dancers from, PR, NY and LA... which lead him in the right direction to pursue this passion. Read more... danced with different local dance groups in Phoenix. Finally in late 2000 he met Rene Delgadillo (Paragons of Salsa Magic) a dance company based upon Magic and Salsa dancing, originally from Las Vegas, in Scottsdale, AZ. He joined the group and had many performances in AZ, LA and Las Vegas. In a snap of a finger he packed up his belongings and took off to Miami, Fl to find a different life style. Little did he know where this journey would take him. The acting bug decided to take a bite and he had the acting fever. Since being a performer all his life his inclinations was for theater but the love of movies and TV lead him to go for films. This started by taking classes with The Actors Studio, coached by Sherry Faith in North Miami, Fl. He learned the method style with Mrs. Faith and continues to develop his craft by taking classes and workshops with the Miami Acting Studio under the direction of Ralph Kinnard. He was also coached by Daniel Urdanivia and recently is involved with the Sociedad Actoral Hispanoamericana a group of musical theater actors. He still has love for the theater and his favorite acting instructor from the past is Chekov. Izzy Martinez has appeared in over 15 short films which in many was the lead actor, five feature films and three theater plays. Most recent he completed three short film as a director/actor; 30 Days, Deadly Fast and his latest En Soledad.
Character: Himself - Guest
Camino a la 6ta entrega de los Miami Life Awards con Mundo Urbano TV 2012