Chaz is a 2017 “Revolutionary in Residence” at Colonial Williamsburg, VA and commissioned to write full-length play on Juan de Miralles, America’s 1st Spanish ambassador. He is recurring as “Vicente Cruz” in Netflix’s new, hit show, Bloodline. His nationally televised, one-person play Yo Solo… , was distributed by PBS from 2012-14. It won the Freedom Foundation’s “George Washington Honor Medal for Media” and official, Congressional Recognition in 2014.
He recently co-starred opposite Kyle Chandler on Sony/Netflix’s Bloodline. Worked opposite Mark Wahlberg in Pain No Gain, as “Andrew Thompson” on Season 9 of Burn Notice on Lifetime, as “Rafael Mendez” on Magic City on Starz, and “Dr. Hunter” in Graceland (Starz). His Spanish-language work includes recurring as “Agent Scott” in Lucia’s Secrets (Venevision, 2014) and as “Larson” on Criminal Master Mind (Venevision, 2015).
NEW YORK: Twice 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 for “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), Miami New Drama (Colony Theatre, Miami Beach). He is a company member of Zoetic Stage, a theatre company partnering within the Adrienne Arsht Performance Arts Center. Chaz is a Carbonell Award Winner for Best Actor, with numerous other nominations from this same, Florida Theatre Critics’ Award.
TELEVISION: His BellaBoo Productions, in partner ship with Van Guardia Films, continually produces films in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Recent credits include “Bloodline” (NetFlix & Sony Productions), “Graceland” (Starz), “Demente Criminal” & “Lucia’s Secrets” (Venevisíon), “Pain & Gain” (Paramount, opposite Mark Wahlberg), “Grachi” (Nickelodeon, post production), “Yo Solo…” (PBS), “Magic City” (Starz, co-starring). Older credits include “Muñeca” (lead role), “Miami Rhapsody”, “Ace Ventura”, “Miami Hustle”, and both recurring and co-starring roles on “Charlies Angels,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order” , “Tracey Takes On”, “Wise Guys” and “Miami Vice”. He has appeared in many independent movies, too many to mention here (for more credits, see http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0578645/ ).
Chaz divides his time between New York and Florida. He is a published poet in some leading poetry journals around the country and has written four, 1-person shows that he performs at any given time. Along with Vanguardia Films, Chaz produces independent feature film shot in Puerto Rico, mainly. He is most proud of his 21-year marriage to Ileana Musa Mena and his daughter, Anabella Mena. Chaz is represented by the Avalon Artists Group in New York City and Los Angeles, CA.