Mariano Mendoza is an MMA Fighter, Actor, Stuntman, Veteran and deemed as the WORLD'S STRONGEST LATINO and rated in the top 100 fighters in the WORLD!
He has 111 acting credits as of right now on IMDb along with 23 stunt credits as well as credits as himself on several other movies and shows. His Autobiography "The Untold Story of Mariano Mendoza" was released this last year and is now available to rent and buy on Amazon (just click the green text). He has several current projects he's working on in 2018 and is in post production of "Duel of Legands"(2018), "The Pining"(2018), "Voyeur"(2018), "Compton's Finest"(2017) and is currently filming "Pontius Pilate". Past TV shows and Movies he has appeared on include "Better Call Saul", "Training Day", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" just to name a few. You can expect to see more and more of Mariano on the big screen and on your TV this year because he is getting hit after hit in and not just in MMA!
Mariano Mendoza was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a U.S Navy Veteran. He is considered the Hispanic version of Debo/Van Damme Martial Artist and Thug. He is the first Hispanic Heavyweight Cage Fighter to fight in the W.V.C in Brazil and Jamaica. He is know as OLEG in the video game "Saints Row 3" He was also featured in the "MMA Supremacy" as Mariano "Big Dawg" the boxer. He has numerous world record titles such as Muscle Beach Strong Man 1995 and 1996. He has the World Record at 220 lbs with the Strict Curl and it is undefeated. He has been a stunt coordinator for a scene on the T.V. show "The Mentalist" and featured as a coach in the episode called "Blood Sport". In 2012 he was featured as Junior the thug in the movie "School Dance", with Nick Cannon as the director. With Wilmer Valderrama as his brother in the movie, featuring Kevin Hart, George Lopez and Efren Ramirez which will be coming out in 2014. He has most recently had a reoccurring part on Eastbound and Down as Rodney "Hammer" Garcia in Season 4.
TUNE in and WATCH my EXCLUSIVE interview with Mariano and his wife Dawn Mendoza BELOW and follow him on IG and Twitter to keep up with what he's got coming up!
WATCH Mariano in the speed reel BELOW for his acting clips.
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13 is a Hip Hop Artist, U.S. Army Veteran, Actor and Advocate for Homeless Veteran's. Every purchase made on his physical album now 20% goes to help homeless veteran's!
Born in Buffalo, NY 13 grew up being fostered by his grandmother and they moved to the South Bronx when he was just 4 months old. At the age of 13 finding himself in trouble more often than not, he wound up in a group home. He found himself in and out of the group home and eventually ended up homeless and living in a car. Just six months before graduating High-School he dropped out. He did end up going back and getting his G.E.D..
He started getting into making music as he was getting out of the group homes. He spent much of his time in rap battles while living in the streets.
Though a U.S. Veteran his lifestyle choices led 13 back to homelessness and he was in and out of shelters for a few years. A prolific writer, 13 was able to capture his experiences and write them down. These notes became song lyrics. In 2008, he entered and won a contest landing him on Manhattan Rappers MIMS album MIMS Open Bars CD, released by American King Music on Dec 04, 2011 with a track called Vroom Vroom (Produced by Super Producer Lex Luger)
From 2009 until 2012, 13 was able to scrounge enough money to record several songs that he placed on Reverb Nation. It was there that Goomba Music heard him and offered him a recording contract.
His debut album "13" is available on Etsy and 20% of his sales goes to help homeless veteran's. His next album "Ascension Asylum " 13 should be released this year.
You can follow 13 on Twitter & Facebook, LISTEN to his music and interview BELOW and watch his music video too.
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