Chaz Mena has just recently taped his one-person play "Yo Solo"...Bernardo Galvez on the Stage of the American Revolution at WSRE in Pensacola, a PBS affiliate station. This performance will be distributed nationally by PBS in 2012-13. Chaz has just been selected to host "The Quincentennial Minute", celebrating Florida's 500-year anniversary; a time-line in 100, one-minute episodes in Florida history will be delivered by Chaz in both English and Spanish, then aired on all PBS stations in the state. Chaz is a regular in this season's smash hit in Venevision's Spanish language detective series, "Lucia's Secrets"; he recently co-starred in ABC's new series (and ill-fated, as it turned out) remake of "Charlie s Angels" that was slated for next season as an episodic; he appears opposite Mark Wahlberg in "Pain No Gain". He co-stared as "Andrew Thompson" on Season 9 of Burn Notice, Lifetime and as "Rafael Mendez" on Magic City on Starz Channels. This season, he is "Agent Scott", co-starring, in Venevsion's "Lucia's Secrets", slated for 2014.
Chaz Mena is an accomplished actor with an array of off-Broadway, and regional theaters credits, film and television. He is a graduate of Barry University (BA - English Literature), and earned an MFA in Drama from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1996. In 1997, he was invited to study and perform at Studio Tabakova, Moscow Arts Theatre School, Moscow, Russia.
NEW YORK: Nominated for an ACE Award for his work in Becoming Bernarda, a prequel to Lorca s House of Bernarda Alba, at Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and as “Estanfor” in Spanish Repertory s Te Juro Juana Que Tengo Ganas; The Flea Theatre; New York Theatre Workshop, New Georges Theatre; INTAR; American Place Theatre and The Cherry Lane Theatre; Young Playwrights; Spanish Repertory.
REGIONAL: Laguna Playhouse (Laguna, CA), Centerstage (Baltimore), Arena Stage (D.C.), Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Inter-Act Theatre (Philadelphia), Eugene O Neill Theater Center, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Theatre Virginia (Richmond), Coconut Grove Playhouse, American Stage (St. Pete), Gables Stage and Actors Playhouse in Miami (Coral Gables).
FILM & TELEVISION: Recent credits include "Lucia's Secrets" (Venevisíon, in production), “Pain & Gain” (Paramount, opposite Mark Wahlberg), “Grachi” (Nickelodeon, post production), “Yo Solo…” (PBS, post production), "Magic City" (Starz, co-starring), “An Uncle’s Request” (lead, in post production), “Danny and the Lions” (lead). Older credits include “Muñeca” (lead role), “Miami Rhapsody”, “Ace Ventura”, “Miami Hustle”, and both recurring and co-starring roles on “Charlie's Angels,” “Third Watch “, “Law & Order” , “Tracey Takes On”, “Wise Guys” and “Miami Vice”.
Chaz divides his time between New York and Florida. He is most proud of his marriage to Ileana Musa Mena and being a dad to his daughter, Anabella Ileana Mena.
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