Actor Martin Ferrero

Martin Victor Ferrero (born September 29, 1947) is an American actor. His most well known role is Donald Gennaro in the 1993 film Jurassic Park and Izzy in Miami Vice (1984-1989).

Life and career

Ferrero was born in Brockport, New York. He joined the California Actors Theater in Los Gatos, California. In 1979, he moved to Los Angeles and began to act in Hollywood. He is widely remembered for his role as the ill-fated lawyer Donald Gennaro in Jurassic Park (1993). He appeared as a regular on the 1980s TV series Miami Vice for playing the comic relief character Izzy Moreno, an informant with a malapropism infused Cuban accent and involved in a variety of outlandish business ventures. He initially appeared in the pilot episode as assassin Trini DeSoto.

He also guest-starred on an episode of Cheers (“Rescue Me”, season 3), playing the role of an Italian waiter. In addition, he has appeared in Get Shorty (1995), Gods and Monsters (1998), and The Tailor of Panama (2001). As of 2008, Ferrero is a member of the Antaeus Company, a Los Angeles classical theater ensemble. In 2011, Ferrero reprised the role of Donald Gennaro in a CollegeHumor parody of Jurassic Park.



Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman Guard
Knightriders Bontempi
1982 I Ought to Be in Pictures Monte Del Rey
1986 Gung Ho Crandall
Band of the Hand Hardware Clerk Uncredited
Modern Girls Music Video Director
1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles Second Motel Clerk
1988 High Spirits Malcolm
1991 Oscar Luigi Finucci
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Paulie
1993 Reckless Kelly Ernie the Fan
Jurassic Park Donald Gennaro
1995 Get Shorty Tommy Carlo
Heat Construction Clerk
1998 Gods and Monsters George Cukor
The Naked Man Sammy
2001 Air Bud: World Pup Snerbert Voice
The Tailor of Panama Teddy, the Reporter


Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Ropers Salesman Episode: “Puppy Love”
Soap Waiter Episode: “Episode #3.6”
1981 M*A*S*H Wounded man in jeep Episode: “That’s Show Biz”
1982 Mork & Mindy The Salesman Episode “I Don’t Remember Mama” (#4.15)
1983 Diff’rent Strokes Coach Episode “The Goat”
1984 Alice Bart Episode “Romancing Mr. Stone”
1985 Hill Street Blues Alan “Rambo” Branford Episode: “Somewhere Over The Rambo”
Cheers Waiter Episode: “Rescue Me”
1986 Moonlighting Peter Macy Episode: “Yours, Very Deadly”
1984–1989 Miami Vice Izzy Moreno/Trini DeSoto 18 episodes/1 episode
1988 L.A. Law Julius Goldfarb / The Salamander Episode: “Leapin’ Lizards”
1990 Shannon’s Deal Lou Gondolf
1996 Nash Bridges Vincenzo ‘Vince’ Diamond Episode: “Javelin Catcher”
1997 The Practice Sam Feldberg Episode: “Save the Mule”
1998 The X-Files Shooter Episode: “The End”
2000 Ali: An American Hero Angelo Dundee (TV movie)
2011 CollegeHumor Originals Donald Gennaro Episode: “Jurassic Park Character’s Awful Realization”
2017 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself
Donald Gennaro
Episode: David Muir, Pedro Pascal, Music from Mariah Carey

External Links

Actor Martin Ferrero – Wikipedia

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