Martin is thrilled to be a part of the Gray Talent family.A native Chicagoan,Martin has been an actor for well over 35 years.A proud member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, Martin just completed a very long and successful run of ASSASSINATION THEATER where critics noted,"Martin Yurek incredibly captures and presents the characters of VincentBugliosi,Arlen Specter and U.S Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren,among others." "Mr.Yurek displays an incredible chameleonic performance with clarity,conviction and total believability.''Describing Mr.Yurek's performance as Iago,The Wall Street Journal writes ''Martin Yurek is more than equal to the challenge of bringing Shakespeare's vengeful monster to horrific life.His demeanor is modern but not anachronistically so, and he steers clear of mustache twirling melodrama,coolly confiding his maligned purpose to the audience.''With film,commercial,industrial and print credits to his name,his theatre credits are as follows:The Museum of Broadcast Communications;Lyric Opera;Writer's Theatre;Goodman Theatre;Chicago Shakespeare;Court Theatre;Drurylane Oakbrook;Northlight;Marriott Theatre;Illinois Theatre Center;Ravinia Festival;Victory Gardens;Chicago Dramatists;Shaw Chicago;Buffalo Theatre Ensemble;Theatre at the Center;and the Theatre Building Chicago;Regionally his extensive body of work includes:Orlando Shakespeare;the Denver Center Theatre Company;The Maltz-Jupiter Theatre;the Utah,Illinois and Wisconsin Shakespeare Festivals;American Players Theatre;Riverfront Playhouse;Indiana Repertory;Madison Repertory;Kansas City Repertory;New American Theatre;Milwaukee Shakespeare;Riverside Shakespeare;and five seasons with NotreDame Summer Shakespeare where he served as both associate artistic director and actor.Off broadway he appeared at the New Victory Theatre.Martin was a member of the award winning ensemble of TWELVE ANGRY MEN directed by Frank Galati and garnering a Carbonell award for best ensemble.Martin received his training from the Theatre School at Depaul University(founded as the Goodman School of Drama in 1925.)Martin is an avid collector and player of vintage role playing games.(yes,you read that correctly.)His inner nerd has amassed a collection of well over 500 pieces of TSRhistory.Come on over and we'll roll some dice!