Sancho Martin

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Sancho Martin
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Sancho Martin, November 16th 2015
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
Other names Sancho Martin
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Known for Discover Card “Freeze It” National Campaign, Glee, Community, American Horror Story

[1] Sancho Martin is an actor who resides in Los Angeles, California. In 2010 Sancho’s extraordinary talent was discovered by renowned film director and producer Brett Ratner. Mr. Ratner immediately placed him in the Nabisco’s Oreo Cookie national commercial campaign entitled “DSRL Team” starred Shaquille O'Neal, Venus Williams, Eli Manning and Apolo Ohno.

[2] In 2015 Peter Berg cast Sancho in the Discover Card national commercial campaign entitled “Freeze It” which has aired during the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, 74th Golden Globe Awards and 59th Annual Grammy Awards and it’s set to be airing until August 2018.

[2] Sancho also has huge passion for Motion-capture acting and movement. He has starred as a motion capture actor-suit performer in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) The Real Cost anti-smoking national commercial campaign entitled "The 7000 Chemicals" where he worked with the A-list American actor and former contortionist Doug Jones (actor) and American special effects studio Legacy Effects. He was remarkably Body FX Live Casted on the critically acclaimed horror TV series, American Horror Story and had a contortionist solo on Fox's hit Glee (TV series). He has also performed as a motion capture actor for VICON House of Moves.

[2] In January 2017 Sancho has wrapped currently Undisclosed Project starring Jeffrey Wright and directed by Oscar winning British film and television director Tom Hooper.

Early life[edit]

[3] Sancho's mother has Slovakian, Spanish and Native American ancestry and his father is Slovakian descent. His mother is a former gymnast-dancer and his father is a holistic-nutritionist and a national champion in powerlifting. Sancho was greatly influenced by his father's and mother's athleticism and optimum lifestyle. Since his early childhood he knew he wanted to become an actor, role model and to motivate and positively inspire others to live balanced life.

[4] In 2007, Sancho graduated from the Associated Secondary School of Hotel Services and Commerce with a major in Hotel Services and Culinary Arts. He completed four semesters at the University of Zilina Faculty of Science with a major in Mass Media Communication. While studying at the University, Sancho decided to study holistic nutrition following his father's footsteps. He is still passionately encouraging people to healthy eating and life choices in order to flourish holistically and live wholly.

Hollywood 2017


Sancho Martin’s professional career started in 1999, and almost instantly he began to win countless awards in the areas of movement and contortionist. Recognized for his outstanding and unique movement skills and achievements, Sancho participated as a judge at the international talent competition, “The Big Bang” in Brugge, Belgium (2009).[5] In 2010 Sancho won 1st place at the Talent Awards, the Biggest European Talent Competition, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic.

[6] His career began to expand after he came to the U.S in 2008, landing a prominent role on[7] Comedy Central's, “The Gong Show with Dave Attell" as a contestant, where he won the ultimate prize after being in the U.S for only two weeks. Some of his notable roles came from NBC’s hit TV sitcom “Community (TV series)” starring Golden Globe nominated Chevy Chase, “I Met a Producer and Moved to LA” comedy TV pilot produced by “Todd Stevens”.

Much of his work came from enviable national commercial campaign work such as Coca-Cola’s Vitamin Water entitled ‘Prehistoric' produced and directed by MTV’s Punk’d executive producer Billy Rainey, 2014 Super Bowl’s Time Warner entitled “Grandma’s” hosted by American rapper and record producer Sean John Combs known as P. Diddy and Major League Baseball (MLB) Brian Wilson’s entitled “In The Beard” directed by Chris Nelson. Sancho’s career continued to expand with a wealth of television programming, film, television commercials and music video opportunities. His exotic appeal coupled with his unique skills, have caught the eye of casting directors and others within the entertainment industry.[8] Sancho Martin has also been featured in branding events and music videos for Chris Brown 2011 BET Awards Winner single "Look at Me Now", Mick Jagger Super Heavy single, “Miracle Worker” directed by Scottish music video director Paul Boyd (director), One Direction’s hit single “Steal My Girl” directed by iconic actor and director Danny DeVito and Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s single “A Quien Quiero Mentirle”. Sancho Martin has also performed as movement character actor at “One Drop Foundation” Red Carpet events for the world-renowned entertainment group, Cirque du Soleil.

[9] Filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Gong Show Winner Contestant Ep#107
2011 I Met a Producer and Moved to L.A. Mover#2
2011 Glee Cheerios Tryout “The Purple Piano Project”
2011 American Horror Story Native American Warrior Ep#111 “Birth”
2012 Bite Me Community Center Zombie "Breakout”
2013 Millionaire Matchmaker Cafe Rivva Waiter Ep#508
2013 Treelore Theater Looney Episode:“No Books” and “Circus Two”
2014 The Blacklist Principal ADR/VO Ep#119 "The Kingmaker"
2016 Fight or Die Mangusto Episode: "The Mission"
2016 Westworld Ghost Nation Warrior (Skinny Braid) Ep#1.7


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver Roller Skate Breakdancer
2011 Nerd Wars B-Boy Alfonso Short film
2011 The Rehearsal Dinner Kevin Short film
2013 Nikolai Sandokan Gypsy Short film
2013 Centurion AD Hazel Son 4
2013 Fried: The Autobiography of Louie B. Mayer Ape (Lead Movement Actor) Completed
2015 Fried Freaky Completed
2015 If Not for His Grace Jose Dog's Gang
2017 Apache Wife Tarak

[2] Commercial[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Nabisco Oreo Cookie Apolo Ohno Double "DSRL Team” National Campaign
2011 MLB Brian Wilson Ninja "In The Beard” National Campaign
2011 Eastpak Hipster Player “Play The Game” International Campaign
2012 ISOEMO Motion Capture Actor Vicon-House of Moves
2012 Famous Footwear Gingerbread-Elf/Suit Performer “Christmas” National Campaign
2013 Coca-Cola: Vitamin Water Caveman “Prehistoric" National Campaign
2013 Toyota Prius v Gladiator “Gladiatores" National Campaign
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Renaissance Prince “Wedding” National Campaign
2014 Home Depot Husky Tools Trick Motorcycle Rider “Chopper" National Campaign
2014 Nissan Soccer Player “Bring The Game” FIFA World Cup International Campaign
2014 Time Warner Soccer Player “Grandma’s” Super Bowl National Campaign
2014 FDA The Real Cost Motion Capture-Suit Performer-Creature 'The 7000 Chemicals’ Anti-smoking National Campaign
2014 Workaholics Lead Telenovela Blake Season 4 Promo
2015 Acura MDX Hippie “Festival” National Campaign
2015 Discover Card Guy in the club “Freeze It” National Campaign
2016 Geico Angry Pirate “Pirate Ship Parrot” National Campaign

[8] Music Video[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Big Time Rush Actor “Til I Forget about You”
2011 Chris Brown Actor-Breaker “Look At Me Now” 2011 BET Award Winner
2011 Colbie Caillat Florist “Brighter Than The Sun”
2011 Marc Anthony Actor "A Quien Quiero Mentirle”
2011 SuperHeavy: Mick Jagger PIMP “Miracle Worker”
2012 Lonsdale Boys Club Actor “Light Me Up”
2014 3BallMTY Actor “La Noche Es Tuya”
2014 The Madden Brothers Portrait Actor “We Are Done”
2014 Big Sean Pirate “I Don’t F**** With You”
2015 Travis Scott Actor in the hamster wheel “Antidote”


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