Juan Bago was born in 2006 when Michael Diaz wrote, directed, produced and starred in his first independent film, “The Story of Juan Bago.” The movie was created out of sheer frustration with lack of roles for latino actors. The film was a hit at the 2006 NY International Latino Film Festival attracting the interest of fellow filmmakers. He appeared in HBO’s Habla and featured in season 2 of NuvoTv Latino 101 Juan Bago when on to continue working and starring in various short films, features and comedy skits such as Room28. www.Dailymotion.com/Room28comedy
Juan Bago is also involved with peers in supporting Latino professionals through the Bago Bago which he co-founded. The Bago Bunch specializes in networking brunches/mixers and marketing in the arts.
Early 2011, Juan Bago became a viral sensation when he joined forces with Oscar Martinez aka “O” to
star in the music video “Pan con Queso”, a Spanish parody of rapper Wiz Khalifa’s hit song, “Black and
Yellow.” The “Pan con Queso” (literally meaning bread with cheese) video is about the journey of 2
guys enjoying a typical Latino breakfast that consists of Bread and cheese and coffee. Which has been
featured in The New York Daily News, Telemundo, Yahoo News, Billboard.com and was on rotation on
Mun2, MtvTr3s and Music Choice.
Juan Bago and his partner in crime “O” recently worked on a popular spoof, “Dominis in the Heights,” of cheapskates who go dutch on their double date due to hard times, a remake of Jay Z and Kanye West’s new song, “Ni**as in Paris.”
Oscar E. Martinez is a recent college graduate with a knack for making people laugh. This charismatic Dominican from the Bronx, undoubtedly has a love for entertaining. He’s been featured in an official television commerical for Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus and hosted a variety of social University events.
In April of 2010, he was offered an amazing opportunity to play the lead in a new Aloe Blacc music video,”I Need A Dollar,” the theme song to HBO’s How To Make It In America. Later that year, Oscar submitted a video entry to become an official video host for the 2010 New York International Latino Film Festival. The fans voted and Mr. Martinez was seen on various social platforms, including the NYILFF website, clearly stealing the scene with the hottest Latino stars on the red carpet and at exclusive events. 2010 got even better for Oscar when the New York Jets noticed his confident on-screen presence and invited him to be an official correspondent for “Los Jets en Español” during the Meadowlands Hispanic Heritage Game.
Be on the lookout for Oscar Martinez…he’ll be on a screen near you in no time!