A Martinez

Actor, Singer
Although primarily known to soap opera fans for his heartthrob role as Cruz Castillo on "Santa Barbara" (NBC 1984-1993), A Martinez had a long and varied television acting career, having appeared in recurring roles and ... Read more »
Born: 09/27/1948 in Glendale, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (85)

Kroll Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy P. 2014 (Movie)

Catatonic Indian (Actor)

Longmire 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Once Upon A Wedding 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Night Shift 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

California Solo 2012 (Movie)

Warren (Actor)

Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raines 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Huff 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ordinary Sinner 2003 (Movie)

Father Eduardo Rey (Actor)

Behind the Fame: L.A. Law/Hill Street Blues 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

What's Cooking? 2000 (Movie)

Daniel Aviala (Actor)

Wind River 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

L.A. Law 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Profiler 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Welcome to Paradox 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Dreams 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Grand Avenue 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

One Night Stand 1995 (Movie)

Jack Gilman (Actor)

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual Soap Opera Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 19th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Not of This World 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Testing Dirty 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Soap Opera Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Powwow Highway 1989 (Movie)

Buddy Red Bow (Actor)

She-Devil 1989 (Movie)

Garcia (Actor)

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Host

The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Host

The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

Daytime Lovers... A Soap Opera Special 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Presenter

Walking the Edge 1985 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Whiz Kids 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond the Limit 1983 (Movie)

Aquino (Actor)

Born to the Wind 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Cassie and Company 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young Pioneers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Exo-Man 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Joe Panther 1975 (Movie)

Billy Tiger (Actor)

Starbird and Sweet William 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Abduction of Saint Anne 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cowboys 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Take 1973 (Movie)

Tallbear (Actor)

Once Upon a Scoundrel 1972 (Movie)

Luis (Actor)

Search 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Storefront Lawyers 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Hunters Are For Killing 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cowboys 1970 (Movie)

Cimarron (Actor)

A Memory in My Heart (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Behavior (TV Show)

Actor

Cruel Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Death Among Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Deconstructing Sarah (TV Show)

Actor

Desolation Canyon (TV Show)

Actor

Double Tap (TV Show)

Actor

In the Nick of Time (TV Show)

Actor

Last Rites (TV Show)

Actor

Mega Python vs Gatoroid (TV Show)

Actor

Roughnecks (TV Show)

Actor

Seguin (TV Show)

Actor

She Led Two Lives (TV Show)

Actor

The Cherokee Kid (TV Show)

Actor

Where's the Money, Noreen? (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Starbird and Sweet William 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

Although primarily known to soap opera fans for his heartthrob role as Cruz Castillo on "Santa Barbara" (NBC 1984-1993), A Martinez had a long and varied television acting career, having appeared in recurring roles and guest spots on dozens of shows going back all the way to the late 1960s. Among his more notable performances, Martinez landed recurring parts on the early '80s science fiction series "Whiz Kids" (CBS 1983-84), as well as memorable roles on such primetime dramas as "L.A. Law" (NBC 1986-1994) and "Profiler" (NBC 1996-2000). Martinez returned to soap operas in the 2000s, nabbing recurring roles on "One Life to Live" (ABC 1968-2012; Hulu 2013- ) and "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS 1987- ), before returning to more serious television fare in 2012 with a recurring role on A&E's crime drama "Longmire" (2012- ). He may not have been a household name (or initial), but with a career that spanned several decades and a multitude of different roles, A Martinez proved to be one of the most prolific television actors of his generation.

Relationships

Leslie Bryans

Wife
Married 1982

Devon Martinez

Daughter
born c. 1989

Ren Martinez

Daughter
born September 13, 1993

Dakota Martinez

Son
born c. 1986

Mare Winningham Actor

Wife
Briefly married 1981 Divorced 1981

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

2012

Joined the cast of A&E's "Longmire"

2011

Played Dr. Ramon Montgomery on "The Bold and the Beautiful"

2008

Recurring role on "One Life to Live"

1996

Played Agent Nick Cooper on "Profiler"

1994

Recurring role on "L.A. Law"

1984

Breakout role as Cruz Castillo on "Santa Barbara"

1972

Appeared alongside John Wayne in "The Cowboys"

Bonus Trivia

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Played five seasons of semi-pro baseball prior to becoming a professional actor.

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Has Native American ancestry.

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Is also a singer, having released an album, Fragrance and Thorn.

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Won a singing competition at the Hollywood Bowl at the age of 12.

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Had a chance to work with one of his acting heroes, John Wayne, in 1972's "The Cowboys."

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