TONY MARTINEZ started his career at Paradigm, then spent 10 years as an agent at GVA and 7 at KMR before joining Calliope West as a talent manager. He has represented series regulars on shows like For the People, Man in the High Castle, MacGyver, Desperate Housewives, 30 Rock, CSI, Heroes, Criminal Minds, Lost, and many more.
Tony is a graduate of the film department at The School of Visual Arts in New York. During his twenties, he produced music videos for high profile groups like The Black Crowes, Run-DMC, The Beastie Boys, and many others.
After moving west, Tony was accepted into the agent training program at Paradigm Agency. Since then, he has worked at several respected companies, including GVA, Lovestone, and Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates.
Tony is also a Courtesy Instructor at Florida International University and the author of “An Agent Tells All”, a well-reviewed and top selling book about the business of acting.
He feels the key to a successful career as an actor is simple: “Work hard on your craft, empower yourself with knowledge, and don’t get in your own way.” Tony was born in Washington Heights, Manhattan, and schooled in The Bronx; he’s of 100% Cuban descent, and speaks fluent Spanish.