J.R. Martinez is famous for his winning dance moves on "Dancing with the Stars" and his acting role in the long-running soap opera "All My Children."
However, one of Martinez's biggest achievements was fighting for the U.S. in Iraq, where he was was severely injured when his vehicle hit a landmine in 2003.
Martinez suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body, and during his recovery he discovered that he could help motivate other burn patients and help them heal.
Now, Martinez is taking his inspirational story a step further, and he'll be running in the New York City marathon on behalf of Timex to help raise money for the New York Road Runners' youth program.
The actor and motivational speaker sits down with the Starting Point team this morning to discuss his new initiative and to explain why he decided the run the race.