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Victor Hurtado


Military Service

U.S. Army Sergeant


6 years served


Seeking a career in arts & entertainment


Oxnard, CA

About Victor

I'm Victor Hurtado (and Holly my Service Dog). I'm a first generation Mexican-American, LGBTQ, Service Disabled Veteran. My first 13 years were spent growing up in the inner city (Compton, California) so I also feel a very close kinship to the African-American Culture. I've been in the Entertainment Field in one way or another my entire life as a performer, producer, writer and artistic director. I was in the Army for 6 years and stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. First in an Artillery Unit and later as the first Army Vocalist in a Division Band with the Second Armored Division. During my time in the Army I was cast in the U.S. Army Soldier Show, the touring show started by SGT Irving Berlin, carrying on the tradition of "Entertainment for the Soldier by the Soldier". In 2001 I got a call from Army Entertainment asking me to help them with the Soldier Show by coming in as Artistic Director. I answered the call and was the Artistic Director until it was terminated in early 2016. This event sent me into a tailspin mentally and I was hospitalized. Thus began my diagnosis with Complex PTSD resulting in TBI. My trauma team really stayed with me and in 2017 I produced the "Blue Print Specials", made up of works by Frank Loesser for the Public Theatre and presented on the USS Intrepid to sold out audiences As music and theatre programs are all but non-existent in the Department of Defense today, I have continued to be a catalyst for Veteran and Active Duty Artists. I put together the group 4TROOPS at the behest of Sony Music in 2010, made up of Veterans with a successful release and coming in at #36 on the Billboard Charts in it's first week. I also created the American Military Spouses Choir for David Foster.

Music, Theatre and the Entertainment Media are in my DNA and I wish to give of every molecule to assist Veterans and Servicemembers by helping bridge the gap that service implemented on their future artistic prospects. I want to be able to continue to engage in collaborative and organic projects between the less than 1% of the population that makes up the Veteran Community and the 99% that makes the rest of the United States.

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3 months ago

I’m looking for music distribution for my media company.

I have ready to release assets and will be producing new music with A level veteran and active duty military...

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