Levy was born in Cojimar, Cuba, and is the oldest of four siblings. He is of Jewish ancestry on his paternal grandfather’s side. Levy migrated to Miami, Florida, when he was 14. He attended high school, after which he studied business administration on a baseball scholarship. He subsequently went to Los Angeles to study acting and continued his acting studies in Miami and Mexico City (CEA, Televisa).
In 2003, he began a relationship with Mexican-American actress Elizabeth Gutierrez. The two met during their participation on Protagonistas de Novela 2. In 2006, they had a son, Christopher Alexander. On March 6, 2010, Gutierrez gave birth to a daughter, Kailey Alexandra.
On July 11, 2009, Levy converted to Catholicism.
Levy worked as a model for the agency Next Models and was featured later in two reality shows broadcast by Telemundo: Isla de la Tentación and Protagonistas de Novela 2.In 2005 he performed at the Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan Puerto Rico, starring in the play La Nena Tiene Tumbao.
He was invited by television producer Carla Estrada to star in Pasión, his breakthrough in Mexican soap operas. His performance was so well received that Televisa later cast him as the lead in Cuidado con el Angel with actress and ex-RBD singer Maite Perroni.The show was first broadcast in Mexico in June 2008 and began airing in the United States in September 2008 on Univision. It averaged 45.7 million viewers per evening.
Levy finished filming Sortilegio with actress Jackqueline Bracamontes on October 9, 2009.Sortilegio aired on Univision, and the finale drew 6.6 million viewers, beating ABC and CBS.
Dancing with the stars
Levy has been a show fan favorite and an overnight sensation ever since he began shaking his hips and unbuttoning his shirt as half of "Team Fuego" with professional dance partner Cheryl Burke.
South Florida fans tuned in each week, and Levy's relatives gathered for viewing parties at restaurants on the Broward-Miami-Dade border and ate Cuban food in his honor.
South Florida was one of his biggest fan bases, and the region has contributed to the show's rating success nationally and locally. One episode this month drew 218,000 total viewers in the Fort Lauderdale-Miami TV market. The show has been the second or third most-watched locally.
2005: Mi vida eres Tu as Federico (supporting role)
2006: Olvidarte Jamas as German (supporting role)
2007: Acorralada as Larry (supporting role)
2007–2008: Pasion as Vasco (supporting role)
2008–2009: Cuidado con el Angel as Juan Miguel San Roman (lead role)
2009: Sortilegio as Alejandro Lombardo (lead role)
2010-2011: Triunfo del Amor as Max Sandoval (lead role)
2010: Mujeres Asesinas as Conde Fonsi (victim)
2010: Por Derecho de Sangre (lead role)
2008: Retazos de Vida as Thiago.
2011: I’m Into You by Jennifer Lopez
2009–2010: Un Amante a la Medida/Un Amante Perfecto. Mexico, United States and Puerto Rico.
2011: Premios Juventud “Esta buenisimo”
2010: Bravo Mejor actor 2010 (Best actor for Sortilegio)
2010: Premios Juventud “Esta buenisimo”
2009: Premios Juventud “Esta buenisimo”
2008: Bravo Actor revelación 2008 (Best new actor for Pasion).
On August 17, 2010, a female minor filed a lawsuit against Levy in Los Angeles alleging that Levy had sexually abused her. Levy has denied the allegations and countersued for $10 million alleging extortion and defamation.