The star is also known for his work with the Circle of Care Burn Foundation, a charitable organization based in Encino. Martinez is a veteran who suffered burns to 40 percent of his body when his Humvee hit a landmine in Iraq.
The organization's Facebook page frequently posts shout outs to Martinez for his charitable work. In October, it presented Martinez with its 'Spirit of Hope' award (see video, above).The award was created to honor burn survivors who inspire others. Martinez also recently helped host CNN's Heroes of the Year.