Goya Robles stars in GET SHORTY as “Yago,” Amara’s violent nephew. He’s insecure and obsessed with proving himself, which makes him incredibly dangerous. Yago recently got an online degree from a community college and was promoted to a commanding position in Amara’s crime ring, much to the dismay of those now under him. Petty and volatile, you do not want to be on his bad side.
Goya Robles is an American actor of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian descent. His portrayal of heart breaking, volatile, vulnerable characters are a stamp in all of his work. He has starred in numerous independent films, including a lead role in the feature, 11:55, starring John Leguizamo, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Victor Almanzar, David Zayas and Julia Stiles. He also guest starred as Franklin Morales in the CBS show The Mentalist and guest starred in IFC’s The Whitest Kids You Know.
Goya played the role of Jackie in the Actors Studio production of The Motherfucker with the Hat in Los Angeles, CA. He starred in the LAByrinth Theater Barn Series staged reading of Mark Borkowski’s play, Valentino’s Wing, starring Michael Shannon and Annabella Sciorra, and directed by Ellen Burstyn. He also played Raul in Extremities and Richard in Crystal Clear, both off- Broadway productions at the Dance New Amsterdam Theater in New York City.
Goya is also a poet and teaches slam poetry at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, CA; his first compilation of poems was released at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe under the title, Spit My Soul. He is a Lifetime member of The Actors Studio and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City.