J.R. Martinez Describes His Long Road to 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

J.R. Martinez has traveled a long road in the past eight years. He's gone from suffering major burns on his body and face as a U.S. Army soldier serving in Iraq to acting on 'All My Children' and then, to 'Dancing With the Stars.' Martinez stopped by 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) to talk about how he wound up on the dance competition show and how he thinks he'll do.

Martinez had considered 'Dancing With the Stars' before 'All My Children' was canceled in April, and after the cancelation, he made a few phone calls. "I talked to a couple of friends of mine and they said, no, it really would be a great opportunity for you, and we think you'd do great on it," he said.



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