Benito Martinez

Actor
As Captain David Aceveda on FX's gritty police drama "The Shield" (2002 - ), Benito Martinez has brought dimension and inner conflict rarely seen in conventional law enforcement authority figures. Although it's the ... Read more »
Born: 06/27/1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

American Crime 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

Jesse Soria (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Graceland 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2014 (Tv Show)

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Almost Human 2013 (Tv Show)

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Bless Me, Ultima 2013 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

Castle 2013 (Tv Show)

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NCIS: Los Angeles 2013 (Tv Show)

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Major Crimes 2012 (Tv Show)

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Sons of Anarchy 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Supernatural 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Covert Affairs 2011 (Tv Show)

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Torchwood 2011 (Tv Show)

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24 2010 (Tv Show)

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Burn Notice 2010 (Tv Show)

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Lie to Me 2010 (Tv Show)

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Saving Grace 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Takers 2010 (Movie)

Officer in Charge (Actor)

The Dry Land 2010 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Not Forgotten 2009 (Movie)

Sanchez (Actor)

The Shield 2001 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The Unit 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Shark 2008 (Tv Show)

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Standoff 2007 (Tv Show)

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Bones 2006 (Tv Show)

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Kill Your Darlings 2006 (Movie)

Officer Jones (Actor)

Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

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Million Dollar Baby 2004 (Movie)

Billie's Manager (Actor)

Saw 2004 (Movie)

Brett (Actor)

Karen Sisco 2003 (Tv Show)

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New Suit 2003 (Movie)

Juan (Actor)

American Family 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Firefly 2002 (Tv Show)

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For the People 2002 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Reasonable Doubts 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Safe Night USA 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The X-Files 1998 (Tv Show)

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My Family, Mi Familia 1995 (Movie)

Young Paco (Actor)

Outbreak 1995 (Movie)

Dr Julio Ruiz (Actor)

The New Zorro 1989 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Her Costly Affair (TV Show)

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Lies in Plain Sight (TV Show)

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Mandrake (TV Show)

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The Ultimate Lie (TV Show)

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Biography

As Captain David Aceveda on FX's gritty police drama "The Shield" (2002 - ), Benito Martinez has brought dimension and inner conflict rarely seen in conventional law enforcement authority figures. Although it's the role for which he's best known, Martinez has also branched into movies, most notably a small part in the Oscar-winning "Million Dollar Baby" (2004).

EDUCATION

Hollywood Performing Arts Magnet

Los Angeles , California
high school for theatre arts

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

attended a three year program

Milestones

2004

Cast as a rival boxing trainer/manager in Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby"

2004

Appeared in the popular indie horror film "Saw"

2003

Starred in the independent comedy "The New Suit," opposite Marissa Coughlin and Jordan Bridges; helmed by acclaimed French director Francois Valle

2002

Starred in the pilot episode of the acclaimed PBS series "American Family"

2002

Cast as Captain David Aceveda on FX’s police drama "The Shield"

1995

Cast as Young Paco in Gregory Nava’s critically acclaimed film "My Family/Mi Famila"

1995

Cast as a doctor in the feature "Outbreak" starring Dustin Hoffman

1988

Television debut in the short lived NBC drama "The Bronx Zoo"

Began acting at the age of nine in a bilingual repertory theater, "La Compania," founded by his mother

Played bit parts on shows such as "The X Files," (Fox) "Chicago Hope" (CBS) and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (UPN)

Acted in theater companies in New York, Arizona, Seattle and Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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Helps children in his community through "The Educational Theater Company" and the "Will and Company"; two theater groups geared toward youth

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