Eddie Martinez stars as Vic Soto in USA Network’s series, “The Sinner,” as a former Marine and rising star detective who works alongside Ambrose (Bill Pullman) at the Dorchester Police Department. The Sinner’s third installment follows Detective Harry Ambrose along with Detective Vic Soto as they begin a routine investigation of a tragic car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester, in upstate New York. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career.
Martinez was originally born and raised in Colombia, but his family relocated to the United States when was nine years old and grew up in New York City. In this interview, Martinez talks about his began his acting career and he started acting in live theater. Martinez’s first break was getting a role on Law & Order and he has television credits include guest star roles on Orange Is The New Black, Narcos: Mexico, Hawaii Five-0, Colony, and more. Additionally, we get to hear more about how he gets into his roles, why it was important to play a traditionally “good” character, and why he connects to Vic Soto. Plus, we get into talking about his ideal roles, representation, and he even shares excitement for Netflix’s Gentefied since he stared in the original web-series it’s based on.
Martinez’s film credits include the critically acclaimed “A Better Life”, SXSW award-winning film “The Abduction of Eden,” “Powder & Gold,” “The Night Stalker” starring Lou Diamond Phillips, “Flavor Of Life” opposite veteran actor Pepe Serna, and “Bel Canto” starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. Recently, Eddie starred in feature films the “Kill Chain” and the 2019 Sundance Film Festival award-winning film “The Infiltrators” which was also the opening night film at the 2019 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival LALIFF.
Want to follow Eddie Martinez’s work? Follow him on Twitter at @Jeddiemartinez. And to catch him as Vic Soto, tune into USA for The Sinner, airing every Thursday at 10/9pm CT.
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