THE “MAGIC CITY” ACTOR WILL PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT TO SUPPORT U.S. VETERANS
Miami, Fl. (September 19, 2012) Actor Yul Vazquez is poised to be one of the presenters in the event MIAMI ROCKS OUR TROOPS which supports thousands of disabled U.S. Veterans wounded in recent wars. The actor, who plays Victor Lazaro in the Starz series “Magic City,” immediately accepted the invitation to be a part of project HONORVET- a foundation that collects funds that benefits veterans who have sustained wartime injuries.
“These soldiers left everything behind to defend our national stability. However, today they are the ones who need us. As a Hispanic, with Cuban roots, I appreciate their hard work and that’s why I’m proud to contribute with my participation. I hope that Latinos in turn also respond to this event that expresses gratitude toward this country that shelters us,” said Vazquez.
MIAMI ROCKS OUR TROOPS shall take place on September 29th at the Bank United Center in the University of Miami. Other notable Hispanics participating in the event include: José Feliciano, Jon Secada, Jorge Villamizar, Angel and Khriz; As well as other notable artists the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Danielle Peck, Kris Allen, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), among others. All of them are dedicated to raising funds for HONORVETA in its task of returning hope and recovery to these ex-soldiers, many of them Hispanic.
Magic City is filmed in its entirety in Miami, where Vazquez plays the protagonist’s best friend and confidant. The series brilliantly recreates the ambiance of games, excesses, politics, glamour and the mafia of the late 50’s, early 60’s in the sunny city. Filming for the second series kicked off this month.
Vazquez recently received a Tony nomination for his participation in the musical “The Motherf***er With The Hat” and he’s also a cast member of HBO’s Treme.
Last June, Vazquez shot scenes for the film Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks and based on the real life kidnapping of captain Richard Phillips by Somolian pirates in 2009. He recently wrapped his participation in the film Runner Runner, shot in Puerto Rico alongside Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.
Needless to say Yul Vazquez is one of the most active Latino actors in the big screen today.
Although Yul Vazquez began his career in music, as part of several important bands, he has without a doubt become one of the most important and versatile Hispanic actors in the industry. In films, he has worked under the direction of some of the greatest, including Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, among others. He’s participated in films such as “The A-Team,” “Amigo,” “Little Fockers,” “War of the Worlds,” “Bad Boys II,” “Runaway Bride,” “Nick of Time,” “American Gangster” and “Traffic.”
He’s also had notable participation in the small screen, with “Seinfeld,” where he played an ill-humored, gay Puerto Rican and in “Sex and the City,” as one of Samantha’s attractive lovers. He’s also participated in HBO’s “The Sopranos,” “Louie” and “Law & Order: SVU.
On stage Vazquez also holds a significant trajectory in plays such as “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” “The Stendhal Syndrome” (with Isabella Rossellini and Richard Thomas) and “The Floating Island Plays.” Most recently he participated in “The Motherf**cker with the Hat,” where he received a Tony Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in his spectacular performance as cousin Julio.
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